LRDR plans operational test do-over in FY-25 while readying early space detection role

By Jason Sherman / March 19, 2024 at 10:38 AM
The Defense Department, which last summer was unable to determine the efficacy of the Long Range Discrimination Radar's ability to detect ballistic missile targets, is pressing ahead with plans to begin early fielding of space domain awareness capabilities as soon as this year. The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2025 budget seeks $100.8 million for the new radar based at Clear Space Force Station, AK, in support of the sensor’s contribution to providing persistent long-range midcourse target discrimination, precision tracking and hit...

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