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Lockheed Martin wins USAF radar contract

7th November 2011 - 15:26 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force (USAF) to begin modernizing 29 long-range radars which provide advanced warning and air traffic control surveillance over North America's airspace, according to a company statement released on 7 November 2011.

The contract, worth $46.8 million, will see Lockheed Martin complete engineering planning and begin to upgrade 29 geographically disbursed AN/FPS-117 long-range surveillance radars under options of the Essential Parts Replacement Program (EPRP). The FPS-117 radars were originally installed by Lockheed Martin in the early 1980s, and the company has provided several technology upgrades since then.

Frank Mekker, EPRP program manager for Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems & Sensors business said, ‘Signal processing upgrades like EPRP are leveraged across this fleet, including the TPS-59, FPS-117, TPS-77, and even our Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR), to provide significant lifecycle cost savings for our customers.’

According to the company the upgrade will replace and update all the radars' signal and data processors to current commercial technology standards, cost effectively extending their operational lives through 2025.

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