LRDR Launch Equipment Shelter

LRDR Launch Equipment Shelter

Start Date: 6/2018
Completion Date: 4/2020
Owner: Lockheed Martin

The LRDR Equipment Shelter is being constructed by Haskell Corporation Davis Constructors Joint Venture (HDJV).

The Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) program is the backbone of the Missile Defense Agency’s layered defense strategy to protect the U.S. homeland from ballistic missile attack.

LRDR is a long range radar that will provide precision metric data to improve ballistic defense discrimination and replace existing sensors in the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). With a mission of protecting the homeland, LRDR will keep pace with evolving ballistic missile threats and increase the effectiveness of ground based interceptors.

The program is built upon the U.S. government’s long-term investment in S-Band radar, ground-based radar, and systems integration, as evident in such Lockheed Martin technologies as the Aegis Combat System, Space Fence and Aegis Ashore.   This solid state, gallium nitride (GaN)-based radar utilizes Lockheed Martin’s Open GaN Foundry model, which leverages relationships with strategic GaN suppliers.

LRDR combines proven solid-state radar technologies with proven ballistic missile defense algorithms, all based upon an open architecture platform capable of meeting future growth.

Lockheed Martin is the Prime Contractor for LRDR Radar.

As a proven world leader in systems integration and development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, Lockheed Martin delivers high-quality missile defense solutions that protect citizens, critical assets and deployed forces from current and future threats. The company’s experience spans missile design and production, hit-to-kill capabilities, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, and communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, radar and signal processing, as well as threat-representative targets for missile defense tests.