At AUSA 2021, Washington DC Defense Show, Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a company of Raytheon Technologies, presents GhostEye â¢ MR, a new medium-range radar for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, or NASAMS. The new radar is on display at the Association of the US Army’s annual meeting and exhibition, at booth # 2147 of NASAMS partner Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace.
Raytheon Missiles & Defense, in collaboration with Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, presents its new GhostEye â¢ MR, a new medium-range radar for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, NASAMS. (Image source Raytheon)
The increased range and altitude coverage provided by GhostEye MR extends NASAMS the ability to detect, track and identify enemy aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems and cruise missile threats. The extended range of this new sensor also maximizes the capabilities of the family of effectors employed by NASAMS.
GhostEye MR is a variation of the lower level air and missile defense sensor that the company builds for the US military. It is a scalable electronically scanned active array radar offering 360 degree surveillance and advanced fire control capabilities. Raytheon’s name for the LTAMDS-based radar family is GhostEye. GhostEye MR is a separate, but concurrent, radar development program funded by Raytheon Missiles & Defense that takes advantage of core LTAMDS technology and common manufacturing processes.
âGhostEye MR makes NASAMS even better for our current and future customers around the world,â said Tom Laliberty, vice president of Land Warfare & Air Defense, a business line of Raytheon Missiles & Defense. âWe are leveraging the best of our technological development from the US military’s most advanced radar to give the United States and our allies a robust sensor capable of defending against a wide range of threats. “
Building on the progress of the LTAMDS program, GhostEye MR is on an accelerated path to availability. The capabilities and performance of the sensor were tested through a series of modeling and simulation-based threat scenarios. The radar will be tested in the open air in 2022, followed by customer demonstrations.
Raytheon Missiles & Defense, in partnership with Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace, produces and supports NASAMS. The system was chosen by 12 countries for their air defense needs and has been integrated with the air defense system of the National Capital Region of the United States since 2005. Besides the United States, Norway, Finland, the He Netherlands, Oman, Lithuania, Indonesia, Australia, Qatar, Hungary, and one undisclosed country have selected NASAMS for the defense of their homeland and critical assets.
Raytheon’s GhostEye MR is the latest program in the company’s extensive portfolio of sophisticated radar systems, extending a legacy of technological innovation and manufacturing expertise that spans decades. GhostEye radar family will improve capabilities