Australia’s defense science and technology organization has partnered with Lockheed Martin to develop radar technologyÂ for detecting and trackingÂ small, fast-moving targets at a very long range, Defense News reported Friday.
Nigel Pittaway writes the Australian DST GroupÂ and Lockheed completed the first phase of validation work onÂ ‘over-the-horizon’ radar technology as part ofÂ Project Coorong.
The report saidÂ LockheedÂ invested in theÂ projectÂ with the goalÂ to market the resulting technology inÂ the international defense market.
“If the experiment proves true over the next year, potentially this type of system would have a direct appeal to the U.S.,”Â Jack Mahoney,Â general manager of Lockheed’s Australian subsidiary, told Defense News.
MahoneyÂ cited a BrazilianÂ maritime awareness program calledÂ Sistema de Gerenciamento do Amazonia Azul as an example of a potential application forÂ OTHR technology, according to the report.