Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Long Range Discrimination Radar
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: LRDR
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: 3
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Description: The Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) is a United States of America (USA) Department of Defense (DoD) sensor intended to provide target discrimination capability for its Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). The new radar will differentiate between countermeasures and actual threats in support of the ground-based mid-course defense (GMD) which interceptors are located in Alaska and California. The Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) was moving ahead with the design and development phase of the radar in May 2015. The LRDR located at Clear Air Force Station, an Air Force Space Command radar station in Alaska, is expected to enter service by 2020. Lockheed Martin was awarded a $784 million contract for the development of the new radar on October 21, 2015.
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