In this TATV Spotlight programme we talk to retired US General Jon Norman, now the vice-president of requirements and capabilities for air power at Raytheon missiles and defense.
General Norman explains the value of early warning radar in the current climate allowing allies to work together in an integrated defence system with a better knowledge of the threats. “In today's world, a threat can come from any direction,” he says. An early warning system developed by Raytheon Technologies over the past 25 years is being fielded in Qatar and could be adopted by others in the Gulf. The system allows the defence forces to differentiate between the thousands of commercial aircraft that ply the skies across the region and potential threats. “We are able to detect and track with this early warning radar and to investigate if we need to.”
In this TATV Spotlight Norman explains how the system works and combines with other systems like the THAAD missiles to counter the ever-changing threats.
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