Northrop Grumman demos GaN-based LTAMDS to US Army
360-degree coverage, GaN-based LTAMDs successfully demonstrated during a two-week 'Sense Off'
Northrop Grumman has demonstrated its in-production, innovative solution for the US Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defence Sensor (LTAMDS) program during an open 'Sense Off; competition at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico from May 16 – June 1.
Northrop Grumman’s 360-degree coverage, GaN-based LTAMDs capability was successfully demonstrated to the US Army during a two-week 'Sense Off' at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
“Our mature, GaN-based design demonstrated an advanced system with our current capabilities aligned with the Army’s requirements,” said Christine Harbison, vice president, land and avionics C4ISR division, Northrop Grumman. “Our solution supports the need for rapid deployment with an architecture that allows for significant margin of capability growth to protect our warfighters today and in the rapidly changing threat environment.”
Northrop Grumman’s LTAMDS solution demonstrated a mission capable system with growth potential leveraging advanced, affordable, low-risk, in-production and fielded technologies from across the company’s active electronically scanned array (AESA) portfolio. The system provides a 360-degree full-sector mission capability. Designed from the outset to meet the warfighters’ current and future needs, Northrop Grumman’s LTAMDS solution aligns with the Army’s top requirements, including speed to field. An embedded logistics capability enables quicker and more affordable modernisation and better sustainability over the life-cycle of the program.
The company’s offering is the latest Northrop Grumman sensor product to incorporate and use GaN high power density radio frequency components for greater performance.
Having successfully completed the demonstration phase, the company will deliver its final LTAMDS proposal to the Army in the coming weeks for evaluation.