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IN BRIEF: Lockheed Martin to provide Army with radar sensors for missile guidance

U.S. Army missile experts needed advanced radar missile seekers for air- and ground-based systems across several frequencies. They found their solution from the Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control segment in Orlando, Fla. The Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., awarded Lockheed Martin an $8.2 million contract for Affordable Phased Array Sensor Systems (APASS) technology for a variety of applications. The APASS Ka-Band Medium Power Development program, sponsored by the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) at Redstone Arsenal, is developing phased-array radar technology for sensors guidance using RF and millimeter wave technologies. The program is developing affordable, solid-state, all-weather active electronically steered array (AESA) radar seekers to enable missiles to attack enemy ground targets, cruise missiles, unman-ned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and helicopters, and to serve as a building block for future radar technologies for surveillance or fire control.

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