U.S. Air Force selects Sensis, Raytheon, Moog team for 3DELRR program

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., 27 May 2009. U.S. Air Force officials selected the team of Sensis Corp., Raytheon Company, and Moog Inc. for the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program technology development phase. The Sensis-led team brings radar system design, development, manufacturing, test, and support experience to the 3DELRR program, says a representative.

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., 27 May 2009. U.S. Air Force officials selected the team of Sensis Corp., Raytheon Company, and Moog Inc. for the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program technology development phase. The Sensis-led team brings radar system design, development, manufacturing, test, and support experience to the 3DELRR program, says a representative.

The U.S. Air Force's 3DELRR program is designed to replace the AN/TPS-75 radar. The primary mission of the 3DELRR is long-range surveillance, control of aircraft, and theater ballistic missile detection. The 3DELRR will provide air traffic controllers with a precise, real-time view of the surrounding airspace to conduct close control of individual aircraft under a wide range of environmental and operational conditions, says a representative. In addition, 3DELRR will provide the capability to detect and report highly maneuverable, small radar cross section targets as well as classify and determine the type of a non-cooperative aircraft, he continues.

"The Sensis team's proposal of an entirely new radar system from the ground-up means every facet of our solution is designed with only the 3DELRR's requirements in mind," says Dave Kovarik, vice president and general manager of Sensis Defense & Security Systems. "The program also follows the DoD's acquisition strategy of the armed services working together on significant programs to realize the most cost-effective, technologically-sound solutions for our fighting forces."

Sensis, as the prime contractor, is responsible for program management, systems engineering, integration, and test, as well as the digital electronics, software, and mechanical structures.

The company is currently supporting the development and production of the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system, a new ground-based radar for the U.S. Marine Corps.

For 3DELRR, Raytheon is responsible for the development and production of the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA).

Moog Inc.'s Space and Defense Group is producing, testing, and integrating 3DELRR's motion-control subsystems.

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