Lockheed Martin shipped the first antenna for the US Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) to Clear, Alaska, in August, Paul Lemmo, Lockheed Martin's vice-president and general manager for Integrated Warfare Systems & Sensors, told reporters at the annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference in Washington, DC.
The gallium nitride-based S-band radar is currently in full-rate production and slated to deploy in 2020, Lemmo added.
Meanwhile, MDA has requested USD274.7 million in fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) to continue development of the Home Defense Radar in Hawaii (HDR-H), which Lockheed Martin is also working on and is scheduled to be available in 2023.
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