C4iSR: Maritime

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

19 August 2019

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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