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JLENS tracks targets

Raytheon Company's JLENS (Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System) has successfully demonstrated tracking targets of opportunity in the Salt Lake City air space. Testing and integration of the system is being conducted at the Utah Test and Training Range. This successful test follows a number of program milestones.
“The JLENS program continues to demonstrate significant system maturity during real-world testing in Utah,” said Dave Gulla, vice president, Global Integrated Sensors at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. “JLENS is a game-changing system for war fighters, providing enhanced situational awareness and surveillance capabilities in the detection and deterrence of cruise missile and unmanned aerial threats.”
JLENS is the first aerostat platform featuring long-duration, wide-area, over-the-horizon detection and tracking of low-altitude cruise missiles and other threats. Additionally, its capabilities provide the battlefield commander with enhanced situational awareness and elevated communications, enabling sufficient warning to engage air defense systems and defeat threats.
 


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