GhostEye MR, an advanced medium-range air and missile defense radar, detects, tracks and identifies a broad range of threats, from cruise missiles and drones to fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. And the new 360-degree surveillance and fire-control sensor leverages commonality with the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS, that Raytheon is making for the U.S. Army.
Testing and integration
Since completing design and development of GhostEye MR’s hardware and software in mid-2021, the program team has built a full system prototype.
“Utilizing our open-air testing facility in New England, we’ve integrated our search/track capabilities with the hardware and have successfully tracked targets of opportunity,” Hartford said.
Through hardware and software simulation and live-tracking results, the team has started to verify the system’s performance and validate its full capability.
“Given the rapid development and integration our team has achieved, we are ready to showcase GhostEye MR to more potential customers and partner with the U.S. government for multi-mission experimentation in 2023,” Hartford added.
In the coming months, the GhostEye MR team will conduct additional hardware and software tests and utilize instrumented targets to verify the accuracy of the system’s fire control.
“It’s crucial that we maintain our momentum,” said Rob Lescanec, Director of Requirements & Capabilities for Land Warfare & Air Defense at RMD. “The United States and its allies are facing increasingly sophisticated threats, such as cruise missiles and advanced aircraft as well as unmanned aerial vehicles, such as drones. This has driven high demand for medium range air defense solutions to defend that space.”
GhostEye MR for next-level NASAMS