TPY-4 Multi-mission Ground-based Radar
TPY-4 Multi-mission Ground-based Radar

Lockheed Martin’s First TPY-4 Multi-mission Ground-based Radar Completes Production

The world’s most advanced and capable transportable or fixed air defense long-range radar, Lockheed Martin’s first AN/TPY-4 radar – recently selected by the U.S. Air Force for the Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR) Rapid Prototyping program – has completed production marking availability to the world. The technology that enables TPY-4 provides the capability required for today’s threats and unprecedented flexibility to adjust quickly to those that emerge over time. In March, the U.S. Air Force selected the TPY-4 radar as the best radar for the 3DELRR program.

“Lockheed Martin is committed to investing in advanced defense technology, and the TPY-4 radar is a direct result of those investments. TPY-4 meets the needs of a rapidly changing battlefields, marked by technological growth and the emergence of increasingly challenging threats,” said Rick Herodes, Director of Ground Based Air Surveillance Radars at Lockheed Martin.

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TPY-4 Multi-mission Ground-based Radar
TPY-4 Multi-mission Ground-based Radar

The 3DELRR contract includes production options for 35 long-range radar systems, planned to reach Initial Operational Capability. In July 2021, the radar received official nomenclature from the U.S. Government and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) delivered the Platform Electronics Subsystem (PES) for the first TPY-4 radar. The Lockheed Martin and KDA partnership leverages Lockheed Martin’s state of the art radar technology and KDA’s experience in defense industry solutions, resulting in a next generation sensor that meets and exceeds current long range surveillance requirements.

TPY 4 is intentionally designed as a multi-mission system capable of tracking current and emerging threats, and will integrate seamlessly into existing air defense systems. TPY-4 is an internationally available, transportable, multi-mission radar that can operate in contested RF environments. The radar integrates the latest mature commercial technologies to create a revolutionary radar architecture. The radar system is fully digital at every transmit/receive element with an unprecedented software-defined sensor architecture, allowing the radar to quickly adjust to tomorrow’s threats and missions.

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