Progress on Gallium nitride-based ballistic missile defense radar

March 12, 2019

Construction is moving forward on a U.S. military project to build a new ballistic missile defense system in Central Alaska that involves a gallium nitride (GaN)-based solid-state active electronically scanned array (AESA) early warning radar.

Officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Anchorage, Alaska, announced a $128.7 million contract Friday to ASRC Construction Holding Co. LLC in Anchorage, Alaska, to build the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) power plant at Clear Air Force Station near Fairbanks, Alaska.

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