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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Maiden Flight: 25 August 2009
Total Production: 16
Unitary Cost: USD$533 million
Total Cost: USD$8.5 billion
Also Known As: Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted SensorSystem
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon* and TCOM   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: JLENS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Maiden Flight: 25 August 2009
Total Production: 16
Total Cost: USD$8.5 billion
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Description: The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Senor System (JLENS) is a tactical, theater based, advanced sensor system. The system is elevated by tethered aerostats to increase battlefield area coverage against land attack cruise missiles and to provide detection of enemy surface units. Te JLENS aerostats could be on station during up to 30 days, providing over-the-horizon detection, tracking and targeting capability against attack missiles. JLENS' secondary missions are: combat identification, communication relays and attack operations.

The JLENS consists of a tethered aerostat, a long range, IFF-capable, surveillance radar and a track and illumination radar. The electrical power is supplied to the aerostat by ground stations through the tether. It is being developed to support air defense systems based upon the AMRAAM, Patriot and Standard missiles.

On December 16, 2004, Raytheon was awarded a $770 million increment as part of a previous $1.3 billion contract awarded on December 29, 2003, for two complete JLENS systems less surveillance radar. The US Army is the contracting activity, the work will be performed at Raytheon facilities at Bedford, Massachusetts, and the two systems less surveillance radar will be completed by July 31, 2010.

In November 2005 Raytheon received a $1.3 billion contract for JLENS development and demonstration from the US Army. Under the new contract testing on JLENS was planned to begin in 2009 and program completion two years later, in 2011.

JLENS Applications

Artillery Systems HUMRAAM

JLENS Specifications

Length: 74 meter (243 foot)
Ceiling: 4,500 meter (14,764 foot)
Flight Endurance: 30 day (720 hour)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 25 news between
15 Nov 2005 and 27 Dec 2014
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Saturday, December 27, 2014US Army JLENS Aerostat-Based Radar Deployed on East Coast
Monday, October 13, 2014US Army's JLENS Integrated with NORAD
Wednesday, August 7, 2013US Army, US Air Force Intercept Cruise Missile for First Time with JLENS-guided AMRAAM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013US Army Completes First Phase of Testing on JLENS Warning System
Tuesday, February 19, 2013JLENS Airship Demonstrates Tactical Ballistic Missile Defense Capability
Monday, January 14, 2013Operators Use JLENS-mounted Sensor to Observe Role-players Planting IEDs
Wednesday, December 5, 2012JLENS Simultaneously Tracks Swarming Boats, Cars and Aircraft
Tuesday, October 23, 2012US Army Test Proves JLENS Can Target Swarming Boats
Friday, September 21, 2012US Army, Navy Demonstrate JLENS Sensor Ability to Defeat Anti-ship Cruise Missiles
Monday, September 10, 2012JLENS Proves Capable of Tracking Swarming Boats

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