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9 Lynx Radars for Predator UAVs

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Lynx SAR, Housing Off General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems in San Diego, CA received a $13.9 million firm-fixed-price/ cost-plus fixed-fee contract to provide for 9 Lynx Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) for the MQ-1 Predator UAV, Ground Support Equipment and Spares, and a option for training manuals. The Lynx radar, designed and developed by Sandia National Laboratories for General Atomics, provides unmatched performance for reconnaissance and surveillance in adverse weather conditions… The sensor offers one-foot to ten-foot resolution stripmap capability and spotlight resolutions of four inches to ten feet. Depending on weather conditions and imaging resolution, the sensor can operate at a maximum range of 25 to 85 kilometers. In addition to synthetic aperture radar, the Lynx radar includes ground moving target indication (GMTI) and near-real-time coherent change detection capability. The radar is packaged in two subassemblies weighing less than 50 kg. Work will be complete by November 2007. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8620-05-C-3013).

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