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Lockheed Martin Introduces Next Gen Radar Technology

GaN-based Digital Array Row Transceiver (DART) provides greater performance and lowers costs

Lockheed Martin has announced its next generation radar technology, the Digital Array Row Transceiver (DART), a unit that uses GaN transmit/receive modules.

According to the company, the GaN-based design results in greater performance within current Lockheed Martin radar products and lowers life-cycle costs due to an increase in energy efficiency.

"This technology is based in part on feedback we have received from customers with whom we've developed strong partnerships with over decades," says Mark Mekker, Lockheed Martin director, surveillance radar. "We are excited to offer this enhanced technology to all our ground-based radar customers."

Lockheed Martin has produced and maintains more than 175 surveillance-range radars, all of which are operational around the world detecting targets at ranges up to 250 miles, 24 hours a day. These radars are capable of operating unmanned and many have performed for decades in remote areas and in a wide range of operational environments.



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