Dubai - 25/2/2017--Raytheon has been awarded a $1.1B.contract to provide Qatar with an early warning radar system) A/N FPS-132 Block 5. The early warning radar system will be part of Qatar integrated air and missile defense enterprise.
Raytheon will provide Qatar with one A/N FPS-132 Block 5 Early Warning Radar (EWR) to include Prime Mission Equipment package, technical and support facilities, communication equipment, encryption devices, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, and all other logistic support needed to make this system fully integrated and operational by June 30, 2021.
Despite the initial Defense Security Cooperation Agency notification regarding possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of one A/N FPS-132 Block 5 Early Warning Radar (EWR). The Qatari radar is expected to be an upgraded warning radar system (UEWR).
The UEWR provides early detection and precise tracking of incoming ballistic missiles up to 3000 km, as well as quick, accurate determination of threat versus non-threat objects. Qatari UEWR is going to be a key sensor for Qatar Ballistic Missile Defense System, supporting the intercept of threatening ballistic missiles above the atmosphere and well away from their intended targets while concurrently performing the early warning mission.
UEWR enhances the layered defense system with a stronger architecture by joining the multi-band radars with a range of specialized interceptors, each matched against a specific type of threat. The Qatari Ballistic Missile Defense System based on THAAD and Patriot missile systems shall have a greater system-level discrimination and stronger defense against mass raids.