Sensis ground-based radar demonstrated for U.S. Air Force

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., 8 Jan. 2011. Sensis Corp. has completed the demonstration of critical technologies for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR). Sensis demonstrated the capabilities of its full-scale 3DELRR prototype in a relevant expeditionary environment to military and civilian participants from the Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

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EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., 8 Jan. 2011. Sensis Corp. has completed the demonstration of critical technologies for the U.S. Air Force Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR). Sensis demonstrated the capabilities of its full-scale 3DELRR prototype in a relevant expeditionary environment to military and civilian participants from the Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

3DELRR will replace the U.S. Air Force's AN/TPS-75 radar, the principal USAF long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, tracking, and reporting aircraft and missiles with a modern, highly expeditionary air surveillance and theater ballistic missile detection radar. The Sensis 3DELRR is a cost effective, fully compliant open architecture system built from the ground-up.

"The demonstration of our full-scale prototype validates that the Sensis 3DELRR solution fully supports the 3DELRR mission requirements," says Dave Kovarik, Sensis Corp.’s vice president of ground based radar. "Our 3DELRR development initiatives, which were initiated in 2002, have paid off by substantially reducing the program risk and culminating in the development of a full-scale operational prototype in 19 months. This was achieved by a dedicated Sensis team committed to delivering cost effective advanced air surveillance capability to the warfighter."

The Sensis team includes Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) and Moog, Inc.

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