Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability (DARC)

The DARC program is expected to follow the Middle-Tier Acquisition (MTA) pathway to include Rapid Prototyping followed by Rapid Fielding, and is expected to provide 24/7, all-weather capabilities that increases the ability to detect, track, identify and characterize objects in deep space.  DARC offers higher sensitivity, better accuracy, increased capacity, and more agile tracking than current radars capable of tracking objects at geosynchronous earth orbit altitudes.  The 24/7 all-weather capability and higher radar power at geostationary orbit is an advantage over current radar and optical sensors.  DARC offers the ability to track launches to geosynchronous orbit altitudes. If fielded, the program requires three permanent, geographically dispersed sites, of which the locations are yet to be determined.

When released, this opportunity will be for SpEC members only. Please log in to your membership dashboard to learn more about the DARC Opportunity under the SpEC Opportunities tab.

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