The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has begun installing long-range radar panels at its new facility in US state of Alaska, Lockheed Martin said Wednesday in a press release.
MDA Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) program has completed the delivery of its first radar panel at Clear, Alaska, as well as the implementation of the final beam on the radar shelter, as the program continues to reach all the milestones and progress in 2020, “the release said.
The new radar system is expected to function as a critical sensor in MDA’s layered defense program, said Lockheed Martin. LRDR will provide 24-hour data on the acquisition, tracking and discrimination of threats to lock in ballistic missile threats, the release added.
The 27-foot panel is just one of 20 that will be shipped to Alaska in the coming months, with manufacturing and site construction going according to plan, according to the release.
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