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16 August 2016

Lockheed Martin Pursues PATRIOT Radar Replacement

Lockheed Martin is responding to an US Army RfI for a replacement for the PATRIOT air defence system radar. Known as the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS), the sensor is intended to provide a radar solution for the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) network.

The competition is industry-wide and aims at upgrading or replacing current radar solutions to improve operational effectiveness and reduce sustainment costs of the current radar. The specification calls for high mobility and transportability, improved availability reliability and maintainability, all within a tightly defined target cost.

Leveraging our existing technology, a multi-function, 360° IAMD radar can be developed to exceed the LTAMDS requirement on a better schedule than a costly PATRIOT upgrade solution,” Brad Hicks , Vice President, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, said. “Our radar solution will meet the Army's specific requirements and extend our strong collaboration within the missile defense community.”

Lockheed Martin already produces AESA radars for the Army and is producing and exporting AESA radars based on Gallium Nitride (GaN) components. The company will leverage the U$3 billion invested in radar technology programmes that include AEGIS and MEADS.