The Missile Defense Agency is working to develop and deliver the congressionally mandated Long Range Discrimination Radar, or LRDR, as described in the Fiscal Year 2014 and 2016 National Defense Authorization Acts. The LRDR will be a component of the United States layered Missile Defense System (MDS) with the primary mission to provide continuous and precise tracking and discrimination of missile threats to the United States. Discrimination is a critical capability of missile defense, which will provide data to distinguish lethal objects from debris and decoys around the lethal object. The LRDR will be integrated into the MDS command and control system and will assist with assessing incoming threats to more efficiently activate MDS weapons to intercept such threats.
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