Raytheon announced on Tuesday that the company has completed technical testing for the U.S. Army’s ring Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) sense-off at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The two-week missile defense demonstration highlighted Raytheon's readiness to deliver mission-critical LTAMDS capability.
During the sense-off, Raytheon’s LTAMDS solutions include demonstrating the key mission and advanced capabilities to service members, validating the maturity of the LTAMDS design, acquiring and tracking a variety of threat-representative targets and showcasing the ease of maintenance and sustainment to U.S. soldiers.
"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," said Tom Laliberty, vice president of integrated air and missile defense at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Cummings Aerospace, IERUS Technologies, Kord, Mercury Systems and nLogic were integral to achieve the U.S. Army’s timetable along with significant investments from Raytheon.
“Our industrial partners contributed the unique technology and capabilities necessary to ensure our LTAMDS solution supports service members,” said Doug Burgess, Raytheon's LTAMDS program director.
During the next phase of the competition, Raytheon will develop and deliver a final proposal addressing the Army's key evaluation criteria.
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