To replace obsolete tracking radars at Aberdeen Test Center, Redstone Test Center, White Sands Missile Range, and Yuma Proving Ground with modern digital instrumentation radars.
The Army Test and Evaluation Command operates and maintains a fleet of large tracking and surveillance radars. After four decades of service, these radars are experiencing decreased reliability and require a large, highly-skilled workforce to operate and maintain them. To keep pace with test requirements and overcome obsolescence, the ranges used limited funds to make sporadic modifications and upgrades over the years. In spite of these modifications, the technical capability, maintenance, operational costs and failure rates have reached unacceptable levels. The inability of these radars to keep pace with current and emerging test customer requirements has resulted in increased flight safety risk and reduced customer satisfaction.
RRRP will develop and deploy modern radar designs that provide improved radar resolution, sensitivity, accuracy, clutter suppression and reliability. These radars will also require smaller crew sizes and reduce operational costs through remote control operations. Significantly improved radar mobility will also increase the operational tempo of the radar fleet, allowing increased missions. Rapid relocation of radars will optimize radar placement and improve technical performance for the wide variety of test scenarios each test center supports.