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Northrop receive contract to replace Patriot radars

BALTIMORE  Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Army's Lower Tier Program Office to perform risk reduction for radar technology and associated mission capabilities intended to replace the Army's 50-year-old Patriot radars, the company announced.

LTAMDS will be the Army's first net-centric radar to be added to the Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense enterprise controlled by the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS), which Northrop Grumman also develops. IBCS is the advanced command and control system that integrates air and missile defense sensors and weapons, including Patriot, to generate a real-time comprehensive threat picture and enable any-sensor, best-shooter operations, Northrop Grumman said in a news release.

Northrop Grumman's next-generation sensors will potentially benefit from decades-long experience in delivering rapidly deployable ground based radars, such as the high-performance AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR active electronically scanned array production radar to the Marine Corps, the company said. G/ATOR capabilities include comprehensive, real-time, 360-degree multi-threat detection and tracking.

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