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USN calls EASR development “critical” for FFG(X)

19 August 2019
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The successful development and integration of the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) will be vital for future operations of the US Navy (USN) proposed guided-missile frigate (FFG[X]), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted in a recent report.

“Navy officials stated that EASR—a complex radar system expected to provide long-range detection and engagement of advanced threats—is critical to FFG(X)’s air and surface warfare missions,” the GAO said in a report released 9 August on the ship programme.

EASR, as the GAO points out, is a scaled down version of the navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) that is in production and scheduled for initial integration with the Aegis combat system on a DDG 51 Flight III destroyer in fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020).

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