WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oct. 11, 2021 – Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, introduces GhostEye® MR
, a new medium-range radar for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System
, or NASAMS.
The increased range and altitude coverage provided by GhostEye MR expands NASAMS capability to detect, track and identify enemy aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems, and cruise missile threats. The extended range of this new sensor also maximizes the capabilities of the family of effectors
employed by NASAMS.
GhostEye MR leverages commonality with the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor
that the company is building for the U.S. Army. It is a scalable Active Electronically Scanned Array radar providing 360-degree surveillance and advanced fire control capabilities. Raytheon’s name for the family of radars based on LTAMDS is GhostEye. GhostEye MR is a separate, but concurrent, radar development program funded by Raytheon Missiles & Defense that leverages LTAMDS technology.
“GhostEye MR makes NASAMS even more capable for our current and future customers around the globe,” said Tom Laliberty, vice president of Land Warfare & Air Defense, a Raytheon Missiles & Defense business area. “We’re leveraging the best of our technology development from the U.S. Army’s most advanced radar to give the U.S. and our allies a robust sensor that can defend against a wide range of threats.”
Building on the progress of the LTAMDS program, GhostEye MR is on an accelerated path to availability. The sensor’s capabilities and performance were tested through a series of modeling and simulation-based threat scenarios. The radar will undergo open air testing in 2022, followed by customer demonstrations.
Raytheon Missiles & Defense, in partnership with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, produces and supports NASAMS. The system has been chosen by 12 countries for their air defense needs and has been integrated into the U.S. National Capital Region’s air defense system since 2005. In addition to the U.S., Norway, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, Oman, Lithuania, Indonesia, Australia, Qatar, Hungary and one undisclosed country have selected NASAMS for defense of their homeland and critical assets.
Part of the GhostEye family of radars
As the latest sensor in the GhostEye® family of radars
, GhostEye MR leverages commonality with the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor
, or LTAMDS, that Raytheon Missiles & Defense is building for the U.S. Army. LTAMDS is the first in Raytheon's GhostEye family of radars.
Both sensors share a baseline of advanced technologies, including active electronically scanned array, or AESA – which boosts detection, targeting and tracking – and military-grade gallium nitride
, or GaN – which strengthens the radar signal and enhances its sensitivity for longer range, higher resolution and increased capacity.
Plus, the open architecture design of LTAMDS and GhostEye MR enables technology adaptations to counter new and evolving threats, so that nothing goes unseen.