Air Force Ready to Recompete 3DELRR Air-Defense Radar Project to Defend Against Enemy Missiles and UAVs

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February 25, 2020 | Originally published by Date Line: February 25 on

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, MA – U.S. Air Force tactical radar experts are moving forward with a quick-turnaround plan to recompete an air-defense radar system intended to detect, identify, and track enemy missiles, as well as manned and unmanned aircraft.

Officials of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom Air Force Base issued a draft solicitation Friday (3DELRR_02) for the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) project, won in 2014 by Raytheon Co.

Even before its award to Raytheon, the 3DELRR program was in hot contention among three of the nation”s most prominent radar houses – Raytheon, Northrop Grumman Corp., and Lockheed Martin Corp.