Better weather information

August 09, 1999

On August 27, the Office of Naval Research, under a cost-shared cooperative agreement with Lockheed Martin, will begin a month-long demonstration of a weather radar capability that uses the Navy's SPY-1 phased array radar. This system delivers at-sea weather information potentially superior to current National Weather Radar systems while improving tactical radar performance by removing weather-related clutter. Navy benefits from the system will be direct weather feedback to the SPY-1, onboard tactical use of weather information, and input to tactical weather forecasts. The National Weather Service and the Federal Aviation Administration have expressed interest in the technology as a follow-on capability to current NEXRAD WSR-88D weather radar systems. The system will be tested aboard the U.S.S. O'KANE.
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