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Dynetics to Develop Aerial Threat Sensor for US Marine Corps

MELPS system

Dynetics to Develop Aerial Threat Sensor for US Marine Corps

Dynetics, a Leidos subsidiary, is developing advanced sensors that would help the U.S. Marine Corps detect airborne threats without emitting electromagnetic signals.

The solution, dubbed the Marine Expeditionary Long-range Persistent Surveillance system, is a 360-degree field-of-view sensor comprising digitized antennas and receivers that give operators a clear image of the airspace. The solution, based on the Dynetics Army Long Range Persistent Surveillance system, is rapidly deployable and transportable.

The sensor platform will be displayed at the upcoming Space & Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, Leidos said Thursday.

Matt Becker, vice president and division manager for integrated tech solutions at Leidos, said MELPS will ensure that Marines can detect aircraft without being exposed to adversaries. He also noted that the sensors use high-performance computing, allowing them to process heavy workloads, algorithms and data quickly.

Dynetics has been working on various mission support systems for the U.S. military.

In mid-June, the Leidos subsidiary completed a large-scale test for its Multi-Service Advanced Capability Hypersonic Test Bed, a platform designed to increase hypersonic system testing. MACH-TB gives the military a centralized testbed capacity for the U.S. Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike missile and the U.S. Army’s Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon.

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