U.S. Air Force’s GaN based 3DELRR to replace AN/TPS-75 PESA air search radar

Raytheon had proposed a C-band gallium nitride (GaN)-based radar for the original 3DELRR competition. GaN technology helps increase the radar’s range, sensitivity, and search capabilities, while operating in C-band offers increased flexibility because that portion of the spectrum is relatively uncongested, Raytheon officials say.

The award is worth nearly $52.7 million and is a fixed-price-incentive-firm contract. This is a result of a competitive bid, as the Air Force received two offers.

3DELRR is to be the principal Air Force long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, tracking, and reporting aerial targets for the Joint Force Air Component Commander through the Theater Air Control System, Air Force officials say.

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Raytheon said its 3DELRR is one of the first U.S. systems built from the ground-up. It’s a C-band gallium nitride-based radar, allowing users to detect, identify and track a variety of objects accurately, at great distances. The company said C-band is a relatively uncongested portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the solution is interoperable with coalition systems and can meet requirements for many foreign militaries.

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