SYRACUSE, N.Y., 31 May 2005. Lockheed Martin received a contract valued at approximately $40 million from the Air Material Command (AMC) of the Royal Danish Air Force for two long-range AN/TPS-77 transportable radar systems and a four-year logistic support package.
The new radars will enhance air surveillance within Denmark and over surrounding seas. Although the radars will be stationed at fixed sites within radomes, the mobility of the AN/TPS-77 allows the systems to be quickly redeployed as needed.
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.
These two radars now under contract will represent the 26th and 27th AN/TPS-77 radar sets produced to date. In addition, there are 127 AN/FPS-117 systems operational in 14 countries. Many have operated for years in remote areas, completely unmanned and in a wide range of operational environments.
"The radar's performance, reliability and transportability offers Denmark unprecedented mission flexibility," said Dr. Denny Beres, vice president for Airborne and Land-Based Radars at Lockheed Martin in Syracuse. "We're pleased to provide these systems to one of our nation's strategic allies."
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