MDA Chooses Lockheed Martin to Develop Homeland Defense Radar

On December 18, U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Lockheed Martin a $585 million contract to design, develop, and deliver the Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii (HDR-H). According to the contract statement, the radar will provide “autonomous acquisition and persistent precision tracking and discrimination to optimize the defensive capability of the BMDS and other evolving threats.” Representatives from Lockheed commented on the new radar, saying that it would be based on the Long-Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR), leveraging this system’s technology to counter a wider array of threats. The new HDR-H is scheduled to be delivered in 2020 to Oahu, Hawaii.