Raytheon selected BAE Systems for assisting in the development of the U.S. Air Force’s Dismount Detection Radar (DDR).
BAE Systems will direct and manage the development of the system’s radar command, processing, control, dissemination, exploitation, and also in creating the mission planning modules of the system.
According to BAE Systems VP and General Manager of Technology Solutions, David Logan, the exploitation potential and integrated radar control technology of Ground Moving Target Indicator allows the DDR to dynamically detect and monitor potential threats in near real-time, and both during day and night to warfighters, individuals, and vehicles. BAE Systems anticipates working with Raytheon, its teammate and the U.S. Air Force for rapid delivery of this mission-enabling capability.
This operational, mission-ready software will be the operator’s control interface to the radar. It also capitalizes on the years of investment in advanced radar exploitation and automation, and serves as the simple and efficient solution to operators who are overloaded with sensor input data.
DDR project manager for the U.S. Air Force, Lt. Col. Ed Byrne said that the dismount detection radar will be a reliable tool for intelligence analysts, soldiers, and commanders in the field, enabling them to take critical decisions. This innovative radar results from a dedicated team effort between both the industry and the government.
BAE Systems-designed modules are expected to be in operation in DDR Ground Stations following the fielding of the system during 2014 end.