Made by Raytheon, the GhostEye MR radar is a 360-degree surveillance and fire control sensor designed to detect, track and identify a wide variety of threats. Among them: cruise missiles and drones, fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.

The GhostEye MR radar also helps to counter sophisticated long-range mass attacks. It is adaptable to multiple missions: integrated air and missile defense, counter-UAS and defense of critical infrastructure, such as air bases.

GhostEye MR radar integrates with the NASAMS system

While the GhostEye MR radar can operate as a standalone radar, it is also seen as a future sensor for the NASAMS™ system, also known as the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, a highly adaptable medium-range air defense solution. Raytheon has produced and supported the NASAMS system in partnership with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace for more than 30 years.

The GhostEye MR radar can integrate with the NASAMS system. This radar will provide increased range and altitude coverage that will expand the defended-area capabilities of the NASAMS system. Its extended range also maximizes the capabilities of the family of Raytheon effectors employed by the NASAMS system, including the AMRAAM® missile or AMRAAM® -ER missile. 

Part of the GhostEye family of radars

As the latest sensor in the GhostEye® family of radars, the GhostEye MR radar leverages commonality with the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS, that Raytheon is building for the U.S. Army. LTAMDS is the first in Raytheon's GhostEye family of radars.

Both sensors share a baseline of advanced technologies, including active electronically scanned array, or AESA – which boosts detection, targeting and tracking – and military-grade gallium nitride, or GaN – which strengthens the radar signal and enhances its sensitivity for longer range, higher resolution and increased capacity.

Plus, the open architecture design of LTAMDS and the GhostEye MR radar enables technology adaptations to counter new and evolving threats, so that nothing goes unseen.