Lockheed Martin has signed a contract for the production of three AN/TPS-77 MRR mobile radars for the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The contract is anticipated to be completed by February 28, 2027. The introduction of the new AN/TPS-77 radars will significantly enhance the surveillance and airspace protection capabilities of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. Currently, Lithuanian military relies on AN/FPS-117 stationary radars. Lithuania is procuring AN/TPS-77 radars from the United States through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The agreement is valued at USD 52.6 million, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Defence. Washington is partially financing this acquisition, allocating over USD 29 million under the Building Partner Capacity program.
The TPS-77 MRR is the latest version in Lockheed Martin’s successful product line of surveillance radars and was developed in response to the evolving needs of armed forces on the battlefield. The radar’s multi-role single scan technology allows operators in specific sectors to select roles for the radar such as long range or medium range low-level flight surveillance, including helicopter detection. As the radar rotates through each 360-degree scan, the system automatically adjusts to the operator selected mission. Changes can be made easily if the system is moved or if the mission is changed. The design also incorporates Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology. GaN provides for ultra-low power consumption and high reliability that ensures radar operation over extended time periods.
The MRR combines the best performance and reliability in the surveillance industry into a mobile and cost effective package. The radar can be truck mounted for rapid deployment at unprepared sites and can also be dismounted for use at fixed sites. This gives the user more options and mobility on the ever-changing battlefield. No system has ever been taken out of service and the radars regularly advance through new technology and sustainment opportunities. The radars have demonstrated they are capable of performing well past their original service lives. They can operate in all environments, are available in highly mobile configurations, and are deployed worldwide.
All of Lockheed Martin’s TPS-59, FPS-117, TPS-77 and TPS-77 MRR radar systems, of which there are over 180 in the world, continue to operate as designed. Multi-mission capable with the ability to simultaneously detect ultra-low to high altitude targets while performing its normal surveillance mission; Lockheed Martin’s long range and medium range radars set the industry standard for ground-based air surveillance. With more than 60 years of experience developing and delivering ground-based radar solutions to our customers, our high-performing, high-reliability, solid state radar systems specialize in early warning, situational awareness, tactical ballistic missile surveillance, and defense. It’s why Lockheed Martin ground-based air surveillance radars are the choice of more than 30 nations on six continents.