Raytheon says it has completed initial testing of a portion of its new Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, the Army's Patriot replacement radar.
The first "partially populated" radar antenna array completed an assessment that included calibrating the sensor in an indoor, climate-controlled test range and an evaluation against a simulated target, the company said in a March 17 statement.
"Concluding these initial tests brings Raytheon one step closer to putting LTAMDS into the hands of service members," Tom Laliberty, Raytheon vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense, said in a statement. "Raytheon and our supplier partners continue to make the right investments in people, technology and manufacturing capability to ensure we meet the U.S. Army's Urgent Materiel Release."
With the indoor assessment complete, the sensor is being readied for integration and further evaluation in preparation for testing at an outdoor range, according to the company.