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UK resumes air defence infrastructure upgrade after COVID-related hiatus

16th June 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by Thomas Withington in Toulouse

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The RAF plans by the end of the year to complete upgrade work to the physical infrastructure supporting a ground-based air surveillance radar in northeast England.

Shephard understands from the UK MoD hat the COVID-19 pandemic had delayed work to rehouse the RAF-operated Lockheed Martin AN/TPS-77 L-band (1.215-1.4 GHz to 1/4GHz) ground-based air surveillance radar in a new radome at Remote Radar Head (RRH) Brizlee Wood near the Northumberland coast.

With an instrumented range of 250nm (470km), the radar monitors the northeastern air approaches to England, feeding imagery into the RAF UK Air Surveillance and Control System (UKASACS). This constitutes the …

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