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BAE Systems to Help Develop US Air Force DDR

By gguarino | September 26, 2012
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Raytheon has selected BAE Systems to assist in developing dismount detection radar (DDR) for the U.S. Air Force.

BAE Systems said it would lead the development of the DDR command, control, processing, exploitation, dissemination and mission planning modules.

The Air Force uses DDR primarily to deliver accurate information in adverse weather for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

“Our Ground Moving Target Indicator’s exploitation capability and integrated radar control technology enables the DDR to robustly find and track potential threats to warfighters, vehicles, and individuals in near real-time, day and night,” said David Logan, vice president and general manager of technology solutions at BAE Systems. “We look forward to working closely with our teammate Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force to quickly deliver this mission-enabling capability.“

Raytheon was originally awarded the DDR contract to produce radar pods for the MQ-9 Reaper in July.

 (Credit: BAE Systems) 

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