Ballistic-missile defense radar passes crucial milestone

November 17, 2017

Military Embedded Systems:

MOORESTOWN, N.J. Lockheed Martin has completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) portion of testing with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR). Passage of this goal means that the LRDR has demonstrated compliance to all technical performance measures and requirements. The radar system will be part of a layered ballistic-missile defense strategy to protect the U.S. from ballistic-missile attacks.

Successful completion of CDR, say Lockheed Martin officials, validates that the LRDR system is ready to move into fabrication, demonstration, and test and certifies that the hardware and software component have achieved Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 and Manufacturing Readiness Level 7.

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