Lockheed awarded $858M to deliver HDR-H radar in N.J., Hawaii

Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin announced Tuesday it has been awarded a $585 million contract by the Missile Defense Agency to develop and deliver its Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii in Moorestown and Oahu, Hawaii.

The HDR-H radar will provide autonomous acquisition and precision tracking and discrimination to optimize the defense capability of the Ballistic Missile Defense System and counter evolving threats, Lockheed said.

“Lockheed Martin will leverage the development of our Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) to provide the lowest risk and best value HDR-H solution to MDA, which includes open, scalable architecture for future growth,” Chandra Marshall, program director for Lockheed Martin’s Missile Defense Radars market segment, said.

LRDR is currently under construction in Alaska and is scheduled to be delivered in 2020.

“LRDR completed a key milestone in August, successfully searching for, acquiring and tracking numerous satellites, known as a closed loop track, confirming our design is complete, mature and ready for full rate production in 2019,” Marshall said.