Lockheed Martin (LMT)
delivered its Multi-Mission Surveillance Radar (MMSR) system to
the U.S. Navy for use at its Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center
AUTEC is the U.S. Navy's undersea warfare systems test complex, located at
Andros Island in the Bahamas
. The new MMSR system will measure the location of
aircraft and surface ships in support of submarine testing at the AUTEC test
range. This single MMSR radar replaces existing radars that were distributed
along the test range coast.
"Lockheed Martin MS2 recently delivered an important radar system for use
at AUTEC in the Bahamas," said John H. Visneuski, AUTEC Program Manager.
"That provides us with the capability to localize a large number of air and
sea targets across the full area of the test range."
"The MMSR system has mid-range surveillance capability - 50 nautical miles
(approximately 57 statute miles) - with clutter cancellation and stationary
target detection features that provide the Navy with the very accurate
positioning information that it needs in all types of weather," said Rich
Bulak, Lockheed Martin program manager.
The MMSR radar was produced at Lockheed Martin's facility in Syracuse, NY,
following a $5.5 million contract awarded by the Naval Underwater Warfare
Center in 2002.