Lockheed Martin makes long-range radars for Pakistan

SYRACUSE, N.Y., 8 Nov. 2005. The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin an $89 million contract to provide six long-range AN/TPS-77 transportable radar systems for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Nov 8th, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y., 8 Nov. 2005. The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin an $89 million contract to provide six long-range AN/TPS-77 transportable radar systems for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Under the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contract, Lockheed Martin will provide to Pakistan the mobile radar systems; support equipment; spare and repair parts; publications and technical data; personnel training and equipment; and logistical support services.

The AN/TPS-77 is the latest configuration of the world's most successful three-dimensional (3-D) solid-state radar design, the AN/FPS-117. This L-band, tactical radar provides continuous high-quality 3-D surveillance on air targets at ranges out to 280 miles and at elevations up to 100,000 feet.

"The new radars will provide more responsive and timely information for Pakistani air defense operations, and the mobility of the AN/TPS-77 will also allow Pakistan to quickly redeploy the systems as needed," said James Fosnaugh, Lockheed Martin's director for Ground Based Radar.

Including these six radars now under contract, 33 AN/TPS-77 radar sets have been produced to date. In addition, there are 127 AN/FPS-117 systems (the fixed land-based version) operational in 14 countries. Many have operated for years in remote areas, completely unmanned and in a wide range of operational environments.

"As the fight against terror continues, this significant contract again demonstrates just how much the United States government relies upon the defensive technology and the people of Lockheed Martin," said Rep. James Walsh (R-NY-25). "We're proud that a Central New York company is providing these systems to protect one of our nation's strategic allies."

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 135,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.
For more information, see www.lockheedmartin.com/ms2.

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