Unlike Patriot, LTAMDS can watch for drones, missiles, and planes coming from all directions at once. A single LTAMDS side panel is twice as powerful as the entire Patriot radar.
By Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One: "Unlike the current Patriot radar, which is also built by the Massachusetts firm, this one — which the Army calls the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor — can see objects approaching it from all directions."
By Sydney Freedberg, Breaking Defense: "The Army is intensely interested in issuing the system to its foot troops, especially for urban warfare."
Will Require Rethinking How It Partners With Industry
By Dan Gouré, Lexington Institute: "The Pentagon and the Military Services want to modernize faster and cheaper. This means reforming all parts of the acquisition process, from requirements definition and engineering development to contracting, testing and life cycle management."