Going 360 degrees: Patriot radar concept awards due out soon

The Army is planning to award up to four efforts to generate concepts for a missile defense radar capable of seeing 360 degrees within weeks, according to Barry Pike, the Army’s program executive officer for missiles and space.

“Before the end of the month, we should have four concept definitions contracts underway and those should help inform our risk reduction and prototyping phase that we will go into next,” Pike told Defense News in an interview at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual convention.

“We expect or hope to carry at least three vendors into that depending on how things shake out into that prototyping phase,” he added.

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