Raytheon tested a radar capable of detecting hypersonic missiles. This is stated in the message of the American company.
Raytheon radar will be installed on the Patriot anti-aircraft missile system. The development of the radar has been under the LTAMDS project since the fall of 2019. According to the project documentation, within its framework, developers must create systems with which you can organize a unified system of air defense and missile defense.
Raytheon is due to collect six innovative radars for Patriot by 2022. The value of the company’s contract with the US military is not disclosed.
Patriot anti-aircraft systems must detect targets at a distance of up to 180 km and simultaneously conduct 125 pieces. At the same time, the complex itself must provide simultaneous shelling of six targets that fly at altitudes from 60 m to 24 km at a speed of up to 2 thousand m per second.
The first tests of the radar took place under laboratory controlled conditions. During testing, the specialists of the complex set up the sensors for receiving and transmitting information, and also checked their work by simulating various goals.