Lockheed Martin and technology firm PT CMI Teknologi are jointly pursuing a national airspace surveillance program to produce 20 radars for a defense revitalization initiative in Indonesia.
Lockheed said the companies, who signed a teaming agreement earlier this year, recently completed a production readiness review that qualifies CMI to begin in-country manufacturing of TPS-77 and FPS-117 long-range surveillance radars in Indonesia.
“CMI’s workforce is ready to begin the assembly of radar row receivers, which is a major step in the qualification process,” said James Gribbon, Lockheed Asia-Pacific regional president.
Gribbon also said these radars operate in 25 countries and are assemblies in the solid-state design and L-band operation.
NATO ran a test with the TPS-77 radar last month, evaluating compatibility between the radar and the alliance’s missile defense architecture.
The production readiness review supports the Indonesian government’s efforts to build an air sovereignty and surveillance system over the country and grow Indonesia’s industrial base.
CMI is a privately-owned technology company based in Bandung, Indonesia that specializes in microwave design and manufacturing.
That company holds contracts to develop military radar systems in Indonesia.
In August, Lockheed issued a subcontract to CMI to begin the qualification process in building radar row receivers.