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$585 M Contract Awarded for Defense Radar-Hawai‘i

December 19, 2018, 8:53 AM HST
* Updated December 24, 10:07 AM
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The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $585 million contract to Lockheed Martin to design, develop and deliver its Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaiʻi.

According to the Lockheed announcement, the HDR-H radar “will provide autonomous acquisition and persistent precision tracking and discrimination to optimize the defensive capability of the Ballistic Missile Defense System and counter evolving threats.”

Work on the radar is being performed in New Jersey and on Oʻahu, with plans for delivery of the Long Range Discrimination Radar set for 2020.

“As a proven world leader in systems integration and development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, Lockheed Martin delivers high-quality missile defense solutions that protect citizens, critical assets and deployed forces from current and future threats. The company’s experience spans missile design and production, hit-to-kill capabilities, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, and communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, radar and signal processing, as well as threat-representative targets for missile defense tests,” according to the company announcement.

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