20 Apr '17, 8pm

New Missile Defense Radar Passes Key Stage: Lockheed LRDR

New Missile Defense Radar Passes Key Stage: Lockheed LRDR

The Long-Range Discrimination Radar will be better able to tell apart different types of targets, as illustrated here. As anxiety rises over North Korean rocket tests, the Missile Defense Agency needs better radar to tell threats apart. Which of those distant blips is an InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) warhead capable of hitting the US? Which is a burnt-out rocket boaster coasting harmlessly through space? Which is a decoy warhead designed to make MDA waste some of its limited supply of interceptor missiles? Clear Air Force Station in central Alaska. Telling targets apart better is the mission of the $784 million Long-Range Discrimination Radar . Today, contractor Lockheed Martin announced LRDR had passed a major milestone, the Preliminary Design Review. (Critical Design Review is scheduled for September and Final Design Review for December). Lockheed already has...

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2017/04/missile-defense-radar-...

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