Army approaches industry for ways to upgrade or replace Patriot missile-defense radar system

July 8, 2016

Military and Aerospace Electronics:

U.S. Army missile experts want to upgrade or replace the radar systems on the Patriot air-defense missile system, and they are surveying industry to find companies able to do this.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., issued a request for information Wednesday (W15QKN16X06UY) for the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) project to consider upgrades or replacements to the Patriot missile radar.

The Army wants to upgrade or replace the current Patriot radar to improve its effectiveness against emerging threats and reduce maintenance costs.

The Army Raytheon Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) that uses the Raytheon AN/MPQ-53 phased-array radar for high- to medium-altitude air defense against enemy aircraft and ballistic missiles. Army leaders want to keep Patriot in the field until at least 2040.

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