$112 million contract awarded for construction of new missile defense radar

May 1, 2017


According to a Pentagon release, an Alaska construction company has been awarded a $112 million dollar contract to being construction of the control facility for the Long Range Discrinimation Radar (LRDR) at Clear Air Force Station in Alaska.

Unit-ASRC Construction LLC, an Anchorage based company is expected to be finished with the first package of work by August 2019.

The LRDR will allow for increased detection of ballistic missile threats, and uses solid-state gallium nitride (GaN) technology. GaN allows for the radar to perform tasks faster and effectively gives it more power. It is an S-band radar.

LRDR’s main selling point is that the powerful radar will be able to discriminate (hence the title) between actual incoming missiles and decoys. That will allow the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system to effectively engage incoming missiles…

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