BAE Systems has been selected by Raytheon to help develop the U.S. Air Force’s Dismount Detection Radar (DDR). The company will lead the development of the system’s radar command, control, processing, exploitation, dissemination, and mission planning modules.
“Our Ground Moving Target Indicator’s exploitation capability and integrated radar control technology enables the DDR to robustly find and track potential threats to warfighters, vehicles, and individuals in near real-time, day and night,” said David Logan, vice president and general manager of Technology Solutions at BAE Systems. “We look forward to working closely with our teammate Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force to quickly deliver this mission-enabling capability. “
Serving as the operator’s control interface to the radar, this deployable, mission-ready software leverages years of investment in advanced radar exploitation and automation, and eliminates the burden on the operators who find themselves overloaded in sensor input data.
“The dismount detection radar will help soldiers, intelligence analysts and commanders in the field make critical decisions,” said Lt. Col. Ed Byrne, DDR project manager for the U.S. Air Force. “This innovative radar represents a true team effort between government and industry.”
It is anticipated that the BAE Systems designed modules will be in operation in DDR Ground Stations when the system is fielded in late 2014.
Source: BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)
Date: Sep 25, 2012