Radar Love: How Raytheon Uses New Technology to Detect Threats

 Radar Love: How Raytheon Uses New Technology to Detect Threats

Advanced countermeasures, maneuverable re-entry vehicles, electronic-attack jamming and long-range cruise missiles are among the fast-evolving threats to the United States. The Army identified those threats in a published 2019 report titled Army Air and Missile Defense 2028. During the two years following that vision statement, this threat equation has become more significant and advanced. 

The Army’s efforts to engineer a new generation of highly sensitive, long-range, paradigm-changing ground radar systems appear to be a response to these concerns. This Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS), known as Ghost Eye by its maker Raytheon, is engineered with overlapping 120-degree arrays intended to seamlessly track approaching threats using a 360-degree protection envelope. After all, the Army Air and Missile Defense 2028 outlines the rationale and concepts of operation informing LTAMDS….

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