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Lockheed Martin adopts a new approach with ARES radar

11 August 2017

Lockheed Martin is showcasing a new air and missile defence radar designed to enable rapid and affordable upgrades.

With its active electronically scanned array (AESA) Radar for Engagement and Surveillance (ARES) system, Lockheed Martin is developing a modular open-architecture capability incorporating a software-defined radar system approach, Lockheed Martin's director for ground-based radars, Mark Mekker, told Jane's from the annual Space and Missile Defense symposium in Huntsville, Alabama.

The system on display at the symposium is a representative full-scale prototype to support a modern, 360° capable sensor that the US Army could employ to address current and emerging air and ballistic missile threats, the company said in a statement.

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