Raytheon’s solution to the competitive development of the U.S. Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS, combines five decades of integrated air and missile defense leadership with unmatched radar expertise across all domains.

Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS)

Raytheon’s solution to the U.S. Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS, is a brand new radar designed from the ground up with the increasingly complex and technologically advanced threats of tomorrow in mind. It combines five decades of integrated air and missile defense leadership with unmatched radar expertise across all domains. The result is expanded battlespace that sees threats coming from all directions at all times while continuously maintaining target tracks. 

Our approach to LTAMDS draws from a portfolio of combat-proven capabilities and radar building blocks that ultimately fit together like Legos. These technologies and capabilities are scalable, modular and configurable to meet the LTAMDS requirements and mission at the speed of relevance. Having already accumulated significant testing hours in our open-air test range and by drawing on the successes of other Raytheon programs, our LTAMDS solution is mature and ready to meet the timeline and stringent requirements as defined by the U.S. Army.

Designed to be fully operable as part of the Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense architecture, Raytheon’s LTAMDS leverages its leadership in gallium nitride, or GaN, technology to ensure increased performance, yield and reliability for our advancing radar technologies. Having invested more than $300 million since 1999, the result is a fully vertically integrated Department of Defense accredited Category 1A Trusted Foundry with MRL-8 GaN capability. Our maturity in GaN technology provides the agility to bring advanced capability to soldiers faster than ever before.

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