SYRACUSE, N.Y., 24 Aug. 2008. The Lockheed Martin Corp. Radar Systems segment in Syracuse, N.Y., has completed upgrading radar signal processing and data processing capability on the first two of five AN/FPS-117 long-range, air surveillance radars for the Romanian air force.
Work included upgraded platform electronics cabinets, displays, and remote maintenance centers. Lockheed Martin won a contract by the Romanian Ministry of Defense in December 2006 to upgrade five AN/FPS-117s originally delivered to Romania in 1998 and 1999.
The radars are for air traffic control and strategic air surveillance. The AN/FPS-117 radar is a three-dimensional (3-D) solid-state L-band radar that provides surveillance on air targets at ranges out to 250 miles. There are 127 AN/FPS-117 systems operational in 14 countries.
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