Lockheed Martin's AN/TPS-77 ground-based radar is a deployable version of the AN/TPS-117 radar that can be set up within 30 minutes. (Lockheed Martin)
The Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition Logistics Organisation (Forsvarsministeriets Materiel: FMI) has contracted Lockheed Martin to extend the life of the Royal Danish Air Force's two AN/TPS-77 long-range transportable radars.
According to the FMI on 31 May, the two radars will receive a mid-life upgrade (MLU) that was planned as part of the Danish Defence Agreement 2018–2023. The MLU is expected to be completed by mid-2025.
Lockheed Martin was awarded a USD40 million contract in 2005 for the provision of two AN/TPS-77 radars to enhance Denmark's air surveillance capabilities. The systems are stationed at fixed sites within radomes but can be quickly redeployed when required.
The AN/TPS-77 is a 3D active electronically scanned array (AESA) transportable air surveillance radar operating in the 1,215–1,400 MHz frequency band. The system has a range of 470 km and a detection altitude of 100,000 ft. It is in service with a number of countries including Australia, Brazil, Estonia, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Latvia, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, the UK, and the US.
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