The radar that Raytheon Missiles & Defense is building for the U.S. Army is known as the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS.
Now, as the first in a family of radars Raytheon Missiles & Defense is calling GhostEye®, it is being developed for the U.S. Army’s LTAMDS program. It is a radar designed to defeat advanced and next-generation threats, including hypersonic weapons, or those that fly faster than a mile a second.
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Nothing goes unseen
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 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. The radar 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.