Lockheed Martin Successfully Transitions Long Range Discrimination Radar To The Missile Defense Agency

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The Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) at Clear Space Force Station in Clear, Alaska, has achieved the DD250 final acceptance milestone and has been officially transferred to the Missile Defense Agency, marking a significant step toward its operational capability baseline decision and final transition to the Warfighter. Before this transition, the system has already commenced Space Domain Awareness data collection activities for the United States Space Force, showcasing its multifaceted capabilities.

LRDR’s completion underscores Lockheed Martin’s commitment to safeguarding the homeland through advanced radar technology. With its ability to conduct simultaneous search and tracking of multiple small objects, including various classes of ballistic missiles, LRDR enhances threat detection and discrimination, thereby conserving the homeland defense interceptor inventory. Moreover, LRDR’s open systems architecture enables adaptability to evolving threats, exemplified by its support for hypersonic defense and Space Domain Awareness, where it monitors and identifies satellites, rocket bodies, and debris orbiting the Earth, showcasing its versatility and effectiveness in various defense applications.

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