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AN/TPS-77  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 46
Unitary Cost: USD$22 million
Also Known As: TPS-117 and TPS-B34
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: AN/TPS-77
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 46
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Description: The AN/TPS-77, formerly known as the TPS-117, is a mobile, active phased array, long range, L-band, 3D solid-state radar designed to perform airspace surveillance missions. It shares about 80-90% Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) and maintenance activity with the AN/FPS-117 fixed position radar system, and similar performance than the FPS-117 and the TPS-59 radars. The TPS-77 incorporates COTS technology.

The TPS-77 radar can be deployed in a single C-130 and by only two medium trucks. It can be operated by a crew of 6 and set up can be done in less than 30 minutes. The radar system provides detection and tracking against targets ranges out to 280 miles (+450 km) and at elevations up to 100,000-ft (30,000).

On August 23, 2004, the US Air Force awarded Lockheed-Martin a $14.7 million contract for the supply of a second AN/TPS-77 transportable radar system for the Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the largest supersonic training area in the United States. The Air Force will control the two radars remotely from Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks. The radar system will be supplied with a straight-forward software upgrade that enables tactical ballistic missile tracking. The radar was deployed in September 2006.

On 31 May 2005, the Royal Danish Air Force awarded Lockheed-Martin a $40 million contract for the supply of two long range TPS-77 transportable radar systems along with logistics services for a four years period. These radars were aimed at improving air surveillance over Denmark and surrounding seas. By default, these two systems will be stationed at fixed sites.

In early November 2005 the US Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin an $89 million contract for the production and delivery of six long range AN/TPS-77 transportable radar systems to Pakistan. The TPS-77 military items were provided to Pakistan under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. TPS-77s were ordered in support of Pakistan's air defense operations.

AN/TPS-77 Specifications

Crew: 6
Performance
Max Detection Range: 250 nautical mile (463 kilometer)
Max Detection Range in Altitude: 30,500 meter (100,066 foot)
Time
SetUp Time: 30 minute (0.02 day)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AN/TPS-77 News

There are 13 news between
3 Sep 2003 and 13 Oct 2016
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Thursday, October 13, 2016FMS: Kuwait Requests Ground-Based Radar Systems
Monday, February 22, 2016Romania Places Order for Two AN/TPS-77 Ground-based Radars
Tuesday, November 17, 2015Lockheed Martin Introduces Next-Generation Radar Technology
Monday, October 5, 2015Latvia Buys Three TPS-77 Multi-Role Radars
Monday, August 5, 2013FMS: Iraq Seeks Integrated Air Defense System
Thursday, January 12, 2012UK MoD Goes Ahead with Installation of Three TPS-77 Air Defense Radars
Monday, April 11, 2011Lockheed Martin and Atmos Sistemas Team to Pursue Brazilian Air Surveillance Enhancement Radar Program
Wednesday, April 15, 2009Lockheed Martin to Support Long-Range Surveillance Radars in the Amazon
Tuesday, December 18, 2007Latvia Purchases Two Long-Range AN/TPS-77 Surveillance Radars
Tuesday, August 21, 2007Royal Danish Air Force Accepts Two TPS-77 Long-Range Surveillance Radars

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Denmark2
YearHoldings
20132
Latvia6
Three additional radars ordered in October 2015
Thailand1
Radar system owned by the Royal Thai Air Force

Grand Total 4611
 
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