IAI’s subsidiary ELTA Systems and Lockheed Martin successfully completed a demonstration of their radar solution for the US Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS).
The demonstration was held during a Sense Off event at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The ELTA radar used for the event was the ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radar (MMR).
ELTA’s MMR is a 3D multi-beam AESA radar system that detects and tracks both aircraft and ballistic targets while providing fire control guidance for missile interception or artillery air defense. The operational and combat-proven MMR is used, among others, as part of the Iron Dome, David’s Sling, and Barak weapon systems.
During the two-week demonstration, the Lockheed-ELTA team completed a series of air and missile defense exercises showcasing the radar’s capabilities and how it will meet the Army’s requirements for the LTAMDS system while providing additional deployment strategies for the air and missile defense mission.
“The LTAMDS program requires mature technology specifically designed to address the threat, which Lockheed Martin and ELTA both bring to the program. We are demonstrating and proposing an innovative approach,” said Dr. Rob Smith, vice president and general manager of Radar and Sensor Systems at Lockheed Martin. “We will leverage technology that is production ready and proven in the field, allowing us to meet the Army’s requirements quickly and provide qualified systems within 24 months after the initial contract award.”
Yoav Turgeman, IAI VP and CEO of ELTA, said, “ELTA is collaborating the most advanced and mature solution for LTAMDS with some of the world’s strongest leaders in the market by sharing our know-how and technology accumulated by ELTA during decades of defense and aerospace operations. The MMR is one of our most successful products with over 100 systems supplied worldwide. We are confident that this cooperation with Lockheed Martin can provide the Army with a reliable solution.” It is an operational system proven daily facing unprecedented threats.”