SENSORS: U.S. Army selects ThalesRaytheonSystems Sentinel Battlefield radars to detect, track, identify, and report airborne threats

U.S. Army officials recognized the need for a radar able to detect airborne threats. They found their solution at ThalesRaytheonSystems in Fullerton, Calif. ThalesRaytheonSystems won an Army contract to deliver 56 of its Sentinel Battlefield Air Defense AN/MPQ-64 radars. The AN/MPQ-64 three-dimensional, phased-array radar system operates in the X-band frequency range and is designed to detect, track, identify, and report airborne threats, including aircraft, cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The Sentinel radar is well suited to a wide range of missions, including air defense and missile systems coordination, homeland defense, and infrastructure, asset, and special event protection. ThalesRaytheonSystems provides short-, medium-, and long-range radar systems, including ground-based radars capable of detecting conventional and unconventional threats for homeland and tactical air defense, counter-battery, and weapons system coordination.

“The Sentinel battlefield radar not only meets the needs of today’s soldier, but will grow and evolve as requirements, threats, and the mission changes,” explains Kim Kerry, chief executive officer, ThalesRaytheonSystems, U.S. Operations. “With a low-risk modernization roadmap, the Sentinel radar is one of the most cost-effective and reliable radar systems available to our armed forces.”

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