Lockheed Martin Demos Next Generation Aegis Ashore Solution
Lockheed Martin demonstrated the ability to greatly increase operational performance, efficiency and reliability of Aegis Ashore, by connecting key components of its Aegis Ashore and Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) technologies.
Connecting the two mature systems, amounts to a low risk ‘technology refresh’ of the legacy SPY-1 antenna, resulting in ability to detect targets at longer distances, to combat larger numbers of targets simultaneously, additional target engagement opportunities, higher performance in complicated land environments, minimized interference with civilian or military radio emitters and receivers and increased use of the new SM-3 Block IIA missile’s performance.
Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar (SSR) is a scalable Gallium Nitride (GaN) based radar building block, which in addition to cutting edge performance provides increased efficiency and reliability. The Department of Defense’s newest Ballistic Missile Defense sensor, LRDR, will use thousands of Lockheed Martin SSR building blocks to provide enhanced target acquisition, tracking and discrimination data to the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System.