Lockheed Martin to provide of Ground Based Radar System for Malaysia


Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $25,111,798 firm-fixed-price contract for the Malaysia Ground-Based Radar System. This contract provides a standalone radar system, ancillary equipment, spares, training, and an interim contract support option.
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TPS-77 MRR (Picture source: Lockheed Martin)


This contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $25,718,050. The work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2025. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales to Malaysia. U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

The US will provide two Lockheed Martin mobile radars to Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), as revealed by a notice of contract action dated 9 June 2020 on the US government’s System for Award Management website. This effort is to acquire up to three transportable solid-state long-range surveillance radars. These radars must be capable of simultaneously performing air surveillance and maritime surveillance missions in the South East Asia Theatre. The objective is to provide secure interoperable C3I (Command Control Communications and Intelligence) and Sensor systems supporting U.S. Joint Air Operations to US Government FMS (Foreign Military Sales) customers.

The TPS-77 MRR is equipped with the latest technology that is quickly adaptable to a variety of surveillance missions. 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 easier 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.

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. 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.


 

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