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Special Ops Command advances new helo terrain-avoiding radar | Defense Systems
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Special Ops Command advances new helo terrain-avoiding radar | Defense Systems

U.S. Special Operations Command is advancing work on a radar system that for the first time combines grounding mapping and weather detection technology that allows special operations force pilots to improve low-level maneuvering, target comprehension, and air-ground coordination.

The project is the Silent Knight Radar system, being developed through a USSOCOM contract with Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems.  It was recently modified to include an additional $45 million investment, which signals that the Silent Knight Radar system is approaching full production and operational use, and specifies an expected completion date of June 2019.

Source: Special Ops Command advances new helo terrain-avoiding radar — Defense Systems