Lockheed Martin completes MMSR system for U.S. Navy

SYRACUSE, N.Y., 29 March 2006. Lockheed Martin has delivered its Multi-Mission Surveillance Radar (MMSR) system to the U.S. Navy. The MMSR will be employed at the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) located at Andros Island in the Bahamas.

Mar 29th, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y., 29 March 2006. Lockheed Martin has delivered its Multi-Mission Surveillance Radar (MMSR) system to the U.S. Navy. The MMSR will be employed at the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) located at Andros Island in the Bahamas.

AUTEC, the U.S. Navy's undersea warfare systems test complex, will use the new MMSR system to measure the location of aircraft and surface ships in support of submarine testing at the AUTEC test range. The single MMSR radar replaces radars that exist along the test range coast.

"The MMSR system has mid-range surveillance capability -- 50 nautical miles (approximately 57 statute miles) -- with clutter cancellation and stationary target detection features," says Rich Bulak, Lockheed Martin program manager.

The MMSR radar was produced at Lockheed Martin's facility in Syracuse, NY, according to a $5.5 million contract awarded by the Naval Underwater Warfare Center in 2002.

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