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Lockheed Martin and ELTA Systems announced they successfully completed a demonstration of their radar solution for the U.S. 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 chosen ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radar (MMR) provides air defence capabilities to known solutions like “Iron Dome”, “David’s Sling” and IAI’s land-based “Barak” weapon systems. The U.S. Army is actively procuring the Iron Dome system that includes the ELTA’s MMR system.

“The LTAMDS program requires mature technology specifically designed to address the threat, which Lockheed Martin and ELTA both bring to the programme. 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, added: “The MMR is one of our most successful products with over 100 systems SUPLIED 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.”

Dorothee Frank