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MDA awards contracts to improve radar ability to track maneuverable targets

December 05, 2017 |
Jason Sherman
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The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a pair of research contracts that aim to develop an ability for radar and other sensors to track hypersonic glide vehicle threats which both China and Russia are testing. On Nov. 15, MDA awarded the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA, and Numerica Corp. in Ft. Collins, CO, contracts worth nearly $1 million for research projects. Draper Labs, under this contract, is to design algorithms and software to support tracking of "highly maneuverable...

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