Indra has received a contract for the delivery of two Lanza 3D long-range deployable air defence radars (LTR-25) to Nato Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency).
The 38-month contract is valued at €22m. It also includes options for a third radar and some optional equipment. The exercise of the option will bring the total contract value up to €36m.
The deployable air defence radar (DADR) is part of Nato’s Air Command and Control System (ACCS), which is a significant element of its integrated air and missile defence system (NATINAMDS) capability.
Indra’s LTR-25 radars will be completely integrated into Nato’s ACCS, supporting the existing static installations and reinforcing surveillance in areas of special interest.
In addition, it will offer enhanced capability for deploying international missions and the capability to detect and monitor ballistic missiles.
The LTR-25 units include a primary radar integrated with a secondary radar and an operation and power generation shelter.
The system is designed to perform transportability and deployment in non-prepared sites. It can be accommodated either into one single Hércules C130-type aircraft or in two trucks.
LTR-25 is the fifth-generation of L-band Lanza radar family and the most advanced of its class, including digital beamforming, direct radio frequency sampling, monopulse technique in elevation and azimuth, anti-clutter capabilities, signal processing, ballistic missile detection and tracking and an innovative design that reduces maintenance costs.
The deployable version of the Lanza 3D long range radar began development in 2012. It is part of a pre-commercial procurement programme of the Spanish Ministry of Defence with the support of industrial technology development centre (CDTI).
Image: Officials during the signing ceremony. Photo: courtesy of Indra Sistemas, SA.