The massive phased-array early warning radar at Thule AB, Greenland, that Raytheon is upgrading successfully tracked a satellite for the first time in its new configuration during a recent operational space surveillance mission, the company announced yesterday. This event was an important milestone as the upgraded radar progresses towards operational status, the company said. Raytheon is adding leading-edge electronics, computer hardware, and mission software to increase the radar’s ability to detect and track ballistic missiles so that it may support ballistic missile defense missions. The upgraded radar will continue to serve in additional roles, such as tracking space objects.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile apparently fell short of expectations, but the AIr Force isn't saying how, reporting only that the test met "several of the objectives" of the test. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control recently said he company is "ready to go" to…