Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: 17
Unitary Cost: USD$40 million
Also Known As: AN/TPS-59(V)3 and AN/TPS-59(V)3B
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: AN/TPS-59
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: 17
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Description: The AN/TPS-59 is a lightweight, air-transportable, long-range, solid-state, L-band air surveillance radar system suitable for air defense systems. In 1992, the US Marine Corps awarded Lockheed-Martin a contract to develop a theater ballistic missile capable variant called the AN/TPS-59(V)3. The all solid-state new variant was completed in 1996 with 'live fire' tests at White Sands Missile Range.

The AN/TPS-59(V)3B radar system currently available is capable of detecting and tracking theater ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. Calculating the launch and impact point for the air defense missiles and cueing defensive missile batteries in support of successful intercepts. In addition, it can detect and track small air breathing targets such as aircraft and cruise missiles.

The AN/TPS-59(V)3 radar system is being offered to upgrade older Hawk air defense systems adding improved theater ballistic missile and cruise missile capabilities as well as multiple tracking capability. It can support the Patriot air defense system as well. It can be netted with other sensors for improved launch and impact point prediction, extended range capabilities, cooperative engagement and joint tactical information distribution. It is said that the -59(V)3B model can detect incoming ballistic missiles at ranges of up to 400 nautical miles (740 km) and 500,000 feet (152 km) in altitude.

AN/TPS-59 Applications

Artillery Systems MIM-23 Hawk

AN/TPS-59 Specifications

Max Detection Range: 740 kilometer (400 nautical mile)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AN/TPS-59 News

There are 6 news between
27 Jan 2005 and 17 Nov 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015Lockheed Martin Introduces Next-Generation Radar Technology
Tuesday, January 4, 2011Lockheed Martin Completes Next-Generation Long-Range Surveillance Radar Demonstrations
Wednesday, October 20, 2010Lockheed Martin Completes Preliminary Design for 3DELRR Long-Range Surveillance Radar
Tuesday, October 2, 2007Bahrain Takes Delivery of AN/TPS-59 Missile Defense Radar
Tuesday, November 22, 2005CLAWS Completes Operational Tests
Thursday, January 27, 2005CLAWS Completes Development Testing

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