The U.S. Missile Protection Company (MDA) introduced the completion of navy development and set up of radar arrays for the Lengthy Vary Discrimination Radar (LRDR) throughout a ceremony declaring the preliminary fielding of the radar right here on December 6. LRDR is a multi-mission, multi-face radar with a large area of view. Its huge arrays, every measuring 60 ft excessive by 60 ft huge, and superior gallium nitride expertise make this radar extra highly effective, extra succesful, extra persistent, and extra dependable than at the moment accessible radars. The LRDR operates in S-band frequencies and contains a scalable, open methods structure designed to mitigate evolving threats. It’s built-in into the Missile Protection System via the Command and Management, Battle Administration, and Communications parts.

“In the present day marks an especially essential milestone for U.S. homeland protection,” stated MDA Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill. “The Lengthy Vary Discrimination Radar has completed development, and we will now start the testing section that can result in the total operational use of this important system. LRDR will permit Northern Command to higher defend the US from ballistic missile threats.”


The U.S. Missile Protection Company (MDA) Lengthy Vary Discrimination Radar (LRDR) at Clear House Power Station, Alaska features a mission management facility, energy plant and upkeep facility.

As soon as totally operational, LRDR will present unparalleled skill to concurrently search and monitor a number of small objects, together with all lessons of ballistic missiles, at very lengthy ranges, beneath steady operation. Its discrimination functionality will permit it to establish deadly objects, corresponding to enemy warheads, and differentiate them from non-lethal decoys. This may improve the defensive capability of the homeland protection interceptor stock by conserving the variety of Floor-Based mostly Interceptors required for menace engagement. Extremely adaptable, LRDR could have the flexibility to handle extra threats in future configurations.

Along with missile protection, the LRDR helps house area consciousness by monitoring satellites orbiting the earth, detecting, monitoring, and figuring out energetic or inactive satellites, spent rocket our bodies, and fragmentation particles. Adaptable to future threats, the radar might be scaled and prolonged to counter evolving threats with out altering the {hardware} design. MDA’s mission is to develop and deploy a layered Missile Protection System to defend the U.S., its deployed forces, allies, and pals from missile assaults of all ranges in all phases of flight.

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR)
The U.S. Missile Protection Company (MDA) Lengthy Vary Discrimination Radar (LRDR) at Clear House Power Station, Alaska, features a multi-face radar designed to offer search, monitor and discrimination functionality in assist of homeland protection.