Lockheed Martin this week said that it will deliver a long-range air surveillance radar system to the United Kingdom that will overcome sensor performance issues commonly caused by the rotating blades of wind turbines. The new radar system will provide reliable air defense surveillance capabilities for the U.K. Ministry of Defense (MoD) and allow the nation to move forward with aggressive plans to install some 924 turbines along England's east coast.

In a related story, the U.S. Department of Energy recently selected Lockheed Martin to receive two grants totaling US $1 million to advance the technology commercialization of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC).