A General Dynamics C4 Systems-led team has been awarded a contract to develop and deploy modernized range instrumentation radars, replacing an aging and outdated fleet of radar systems currently operating at U.S. Army test ranges. The Range Radar Replacement Program has a total potential value of $385 million over 10 years if all options are exercised.
The initial award, valued at $29 million, provides funding for the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the program and initial production and integration of the new radar systems at White Sands Test Center, N.M.; Yuma Test Center, Ariz.; Aberdeen Test Center, Md.; and Redstone Test Center, Ala. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics.
The General Dynamics RRRP solution leverages the XSTAR family of instrumentation radars developed by STAR Dynamics.
“Capable of tracking up to 40 test objects simultaneously, the XSTAR instrumentation radars provide extremely accurate time, space and position information and significantly reduce the time required to deliver high-quality test data and results,” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. “The team offered the most cost-effective combination of technologies, systems and program management expertise available to meet the Army’s goal of modernizing instrumentation radar systems at test ranges and expanding the scope of their test-related services.”
The General Dynamics team is led by General Dynamics C4 Systems, based in Scottsdale, and includes STAR Dynamics of Hilliard, Ohio; Georgia Tech Research Institute of Atlanta; and EO Imaging of Melbourne, Fla. Work will be performed in Scottsdale; Kilgore, Longview and Richardson, Texas; State College, Penn.; Hilliard, Ohio; Reston, Va.; Fort Walton Beach and Melbourne, Fla.; and Atlanta.