Lockheed and Atmos Sistemas have signed an agreement to jointly pursue the Brazilian Air Force’s future 3D long-range radar procurement programme.

The Brazilian Air Force surveillance enhancement radar programme will upgrade and enhance air space control over Brazilian airspace.

The agreement will allow technology transfer and provide local, long-term support of the new 3D medium and long-range solid-state surveillance radars.

Brazilian Air Force modernisation plans include a network of more than 60 sensors, including ground-based long-range radars.

Lockheed’s six TPS-77 3D solid-state transportable radar systems are currently supporting the air force in air surveillance and air traffic control missions.