LTAMDS: Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor

LTAMDS radar on a grassy field.

The Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, commonly called LTAMDS, is a radar designed to defeat advanced and next-generation threats including hypersonic weapons, or those that fly faster than a mile a second.

No Blind Spots

LTAMDS has three antenna arrays – a primary array on the front, and two secondary arrays on the back. They work together, detecting and engaging multiple threats from any direction at the same time. The effect: A battlefield without blind spots.

Powerful performance

LTAMDS' primary array is about the same size as the array for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System, but it has more than twice the power. It is designed for the U.S. Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense system, but it will also preserve existing military customers' investment in the Patriot system.