C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

LTAMDS wraps initial round of programme tests, prepares for live target drills

19 March 2020

Raytheon has competed initial tests of the US Army's Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) and is preparing to test the new radar antenna array platform against live targets ahead of official evaluations of the system by service officials in fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021).

The initial evaluations of the LTAMDS were conducted in the company's indoor test range against simulated targets at its research and development (R&D) facility in Andover, Massachusetts, said Bob Kelley, Raytheon's director of domestic integrated air and missile defence programmes for business development and strategy. Future field tests of the complete radar system and a new mobile, trailer-based enclosure will be carried out against "real world targets" soon, Kelley told Jane's on 16 March.

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