Lockheed Embarks on Radar Tech Upgrade Effort for Military Customers

Lockheed Martin is updating its radar technology offerings in a push to help military clients to defend against threats from drones and hypersonic weapons, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday.

Paul Lemmo, vice president and general manager of Lockheed’s integrated warfare systems and sensors group, told reporters at a media briefing the company works throughout its portfolio as the U.S. military faces both asymmetric and near-peer threats.

He added a project to modernize the Aegis combat system will incorporate a radar technology intended to detect hypersonic missiles.

Tish Rourke, head of Lockheed’s radar system business development division, said the company is also exploring approached to track swarms of unmanned aerial systems.

The company won a potential $928M contract from the U.S. Air Force in April of last year to design, build and test a hypersonic conventional strike weapon and received a separate $480M contract nearly four months later to support the military branch’s Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon program.

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