Raytheon successfully completed technical testing during the US Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor sense-off at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the company said in a press release
. Raytheon announced plans to participate in the sense-off back in February. The sense-off is supposed to help come up with design concepts for a new missile defense radar since the Army decided last year to reset the approach for the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS, program that has struggled to bring about a new radar for well over a decade. 5 days ago it was reported
, that the Army has begun competition for a new air and missile defense system with the release of a request for proposals asking for prototypes to replace the Patriot AMD
system. „Raytheon's clean-sheet approach and decades-long investments in gallium nitride technology allowed us to demonstrate and deliver a mature solution that will meet the Army's initial operational capability“, vice president of integrated air and missile defense at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business, Tom Laliberty said in the company’s news release. Raytheon’s LTAMDS demonstrated key mission capabilities to service members, validated the maturity of its design, acquired and tracked a variety of threat-representative targets, demonstrated advanced capabilities, and showcased ease of maintenance and sustainment during the sense-off.