USA—Operational Testing Of New Missile Defense Radar Pushed Back A Year

Defense News | 05/04/2021

The novel coronavirus pandemic has pushed back the operational testing of a new missile defense radar for a year, reports Defense News. The Long-Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR), built by Lockheed Martin, is being assembled at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska, where it will support the Ground-Based Missile Defense (GMD) system. The radar was initially scheduled to conduct its first operational flight test in the third quarter of fiscal 2021, but this has been postponed to the fourth...

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