In the USA, a new radar for the Patriot air defense system was tested

In the USA, a new radar for the Patriot air defense system was tested

In the United States, the first tests of the LTAMDS radar for the Patriot anti-aircraft missile system took place. As stated by Raytheon, the first tests of the radar, recognized successful, were carried out in laboratory controlled conditions.


The development of a new radar for Patriot systems has been underway since the fall of 2019 as part of the LTAMDS project. This project involves the creation of systems that will allow the organization of a unified system of air defense and missile defense.

According to the report, during the first tests of the elements of a promising radar station, the settings of the transceiver modules were carried out, and their operation was checked by simulating various targets. Now Raytheon specialists will have to assemble all the elements of the radar in a single building, after which field tests of the prototype of the station will begin, including using real targets.

The promising radar station for the Patriot complexes received an active phased antenna array and transceiver modules based on gallium nitride, rather than gallium arsenide, traditional for modern radar systems.

Reportedly, the new promising LTAMDS radar, although developed as part of the Patriot air defense system upgrade program, will be included in the new Integrated Air and Missile Defense System missile system, which will subsequently replace the Patriot air defense system. The Americans are not much spread about the new system, it is known that the new radar has a circular view (thanks to two additional rear installations), an increased detection range, which is enough "even for promising missiles of the air defense system" and "is capable of detecting hypersonic targets."

The first radar model will be tested as part of the Patriot air defense system; by the end of 2022, Raytheon will have to deliver six pre-production radar samples for testing. The timing of the adoption of a new radar in service and the start of mass production has not yet been reported.
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  1. Terenin 18 March 2020 17: 24 New
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    In the USA, a new radar for the Patriot air defense system was tested
    around this time winked a secret representative of the Yemenite Hussites reassured everyone with a statement that “in cooperation with noble people within the kingdom” of Saudi Arabia, they can always try new home-made drones to strike at large oil storage tanks that will protect the new American Patriot air defense systems yes
    1. maidan.izrailovich 19 March 2020 06: 18 New
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      ... a secret representative of the Yemenite Hussites ...

      Husits ​​to this topic which side?
      The main thing is the news that:
      ... "capable of detecting hypersonic targets"

      This is against promising Russian weapons.
      1. Terenin 19 March 2020 10: 30 New
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        Quote: maidan.izrailovich
        ... a secret representative of the Yemenite Hussites ...

        Husits ​​to this topic which side?
        The main thing is the news that:
        ... "capable of detecting hypersonic targets"

        This is against promising Russian weapons.

        Well, why take everything "literally" request
        By the way, I don’t know what hypersonic targets they can detect in the future, but in the past, all the drones and drones of the Hussites could not wake these air defense systems no
      2. Starover_Z 19 March 2020 10: 35 New
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        Quote: maidan.izrailovich
        This is against promising Russian weapons.

        And the worst part is that they have real models of samples of our equipment, and we have fragments at best. They check on flying models, and ours probably on computer models, that’s not very good.
  2. Vladimir61 18 March 2020 17: 25 New
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    It looks as if it consists of 90% air conditioners alone ...
  3. Nikolay3 18 March 2020 17: 27 New
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    The arms race does not lead to good, but it makes its armed forces stronger. The pursuit of the ghost of superiority ...
    1. Jack O'Neill 18 March 2020 17: 54 New
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      You have a compuctor and Internet access thanks to the arms race.
      Smartphone, navigation and much more, all this gave us an arms race!
      Therefore:
      Arms race - does not lead to good

      at least not true.
      1. Nikolay3 18 March 2020 18: 41 New
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        Quote: Nikolay3
        The arms race does not lead to good ...

        Quote: Jack O'Neill
        ... at least not true

        Respected! Availability of nuclear weapons and delivery vehicles, according to the arms race, as well as rash actions by the governments of the USA and the USSR, could lead to the death of mankind during the Caribbean crisis in 1962.
        1. Nikolay3 18 March 2020 19: 42 New
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          The photo of the new radar is just a picture, the irrational use of the AFAR radar is obvious. Although in the manufacture of 6 pre-production samples, everything can change ...
        2. Jack O'Neill 18 March 2020 20: 08 New
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          Respected! The presence of nuclear weapons and delivery vehicles, according to the arms race, as well as rash actions by the governments of the USA and the USSR, could lead to the death of mankind during the Caribbean crisis in 1962.

          AND? Humanity is still alive.
          But nuclear power is a very necessary product that gives light to many people!
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    3. The popuas 18 March 2020 19: 59 New
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      Note Nicholas, now America is trying to cut down radars, that is, defensive weapons that are gut bully
  4. Vita vko 18 March 2020 17: 34 New
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    Judging by the transition of the transmitting modules to gallium nitride, the new LTAMDS system implies a significant increase in the radar potential, which is natural for simultaneously solving air defense and missile defense problems, but it is far from economical, and this radar will be "seen" from the neighboring continent. The homing head from PRLR can be installed on any cruise missile or a primitive drone with a grenade. That's just the development is underway for a whole year and is still at the element base stage. Before the start of full-fledged tests, another 3-5 years will pass. During this time, a lot of “water can leak”, possibly even with America itself.
    1. Romario_Argo 18 March 2020 18: 14 New
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      LTAMDS radar does not have a tower type 40V6 (M / MD) (25-39 meters) like the S-300 / S-400, so the range for small targets at heights of 5-10 meters is limited to a radio horizon of 25-30 km.
      Regarding the LTAMDS channel, not a word? - I think at the level of S-300MPU1, RPN 30N6 = 12 channels
      (Well, I hope at least not like the ZRPK Shell-C1 cm-range = 4 channels)
      S-300PMU2 Favorite on RPN (illumination and guidance radar) 30N6E2 = 72 channels
    2. spectr 18 March 2020 18: 55 New
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      Yes, there are a lot of questions in the picture.
      And how are they going to provide escorts at low altitudes to ensure that the air-conditioned unit is pushed under the grate. Will it work autonomously? can a diesel engine take such a fool (or is a new source of energy planned here)? And judging by the number of air conditioners, it is unclear how it will behave in the same Middle East.
  5. Vasyan1971 18 March 2020 17: 40 New
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    It was already something like February 25th, sort of ...
    And the picture is the same
    https://topwar.ru/168285-amerikanskij-zrk-patriot-poluchit-novyj-radar.html
  6. Thrifty 18 March 2020 18: 18 New
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    By that time, the patriot is hopelessly tired, but in general the United States needs to go our own way — the creation of an integrated air defense system!
    1. dvina71 18 March 2020 18: 56 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      creation of an integrated air defense system!

      In a complex they solve everything with one aviation ..
    2. bars1 18 March 2020 18: 57 New
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      No, really! There is nothing for the Americans to make monkeys, let them go their own way as it should be, an “exceptional” nation!
  7. Prisoner 18 March 2020 18: 49 New
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    Yeah. The old ones screwed up in full.
  8. Givi_49 18 March 2020 19: 15 New
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    The antenna is clearly not spinning.
  9. bars1 18 March 2020 19: 15 New
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    The message is not quite the topic, but I think it will be interesting, since about gallium nitride.
    In the issue of the newspaper ,, Independent Military Review "from 14.08.2009g. tells about the radar for PAK FA, the anti-aircraft missile system of which is based on the gallium arsenal (GaAs)
    On bmpd post from 29.11.2013 The PAK FA RLC report states that the PMPs are based on gallium nitride (GaN).
    Maybe initially the MRP for RAC PAK FA was made on the basis of GaAs, and then they decided to make on the basis of GaN?
    Perhaps the RF Ministry of Defense decided to make AFAR with the anti-aircraft missile system precisely on the basis of (GaN), hence the delay in equipping the Russian fighter aircraft with the AFAR radar.
    For reference, F-35 radar and other foreign fighters based on GaAs
  10. Cowbra 18 March 2020 20: 00 New
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    Well, as always, "the best in the world", "new generation" and "breakthrough technology" laughing Before the first attack of the Hussites - it will punish for the herd
    1. bouncyhunter 18 March 2020 20: 45 New
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      Quote: Cowbra
      bites for the herd

      T-s-s-s! Do not shoot! wink