Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force (USAF) to upgrade early-warning long-range surveillance radars as part of the Essential Parts Replacement Program (EPRP) contract.

Under the $46.8m contract, the company will begin modernising 29 AN/FPS-117 radars, which are installed in Alaska, Hawaii and Utah, US, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico.

The contract also includes the replacement of the radar site’s secondary surveillance radar, which is used for air traffic control purposes.

The three-dimensional, solid-state FPS-117 radars provide early-warning surveillance over North America’s airspace and are also capable of operating in remote and hostile environments.

The L-band radar provides seamless surveillance capabilities such as detection and tracking air targets at ranges up to 250 miles.

Work under the contract is expected to be completed by 2014.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData