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    Pentagon Orders Next-Gen Long-Range Surveillance Radar for Air Force, Marines

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    The Pentagon has ordered a production of a long-range surveillance and ballistic missile defense radar for US Air Force and US Marine Corps.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Raytheon has been awarded a $53 million contract to deliver Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar systems to the Air Force, the US Department of Defense said in a press release.

    "Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $52,686,179 engineering and manufacturing development contract for Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) System," the release stated on Thursday. "Contractor will provide three 3DELRR production representative units [to the US Air Force]."

    The next-generation radar is set to become the Air Force and US Marine mobile, long-range surveillance and ballistic missile defense radar, according to published reports.

    Radar upgrades within the 3DELRR include enhanced detection methods for newer targets, stronger clutter rejection, electronic protection, anti-radiation missile countermeasures and an open systems architecture design.

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