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Latvia Purchases 3 Lockheed Air Surveillance Radars; Raimonds Bergmanis, Greg Larioni Comment

Latvia Purchases 3 Lockheed Air Surveillance Radars; Raimonds Bergmanis, Greg Larioni Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin BlueLockheed Martin has secured a contract to supply three TPS-77 multi-role radars to Latvia for use in aircraft surveillance operations.

The company said Monday the TPS-77 MRR consists of a single, multirole scan platform that works to allow users to choose specific flight surveillance functions for the radar and a Gallium Nitride system designed to reduce power consumption of the radar's amplifiers.

The radar is built to be detached and mounted on trucks for use at both fixed and unprepared sites, according to the company.

Raimonds Bergmanis, Latvia's defense minister, said Latvia will use the new radars to boost the armed forces' defense capabilities against modern threats.

“This multi-role radar program builds upon a 15-year partnership of radar development and training between Latvia and Lockheed Martin,“ said Greg Larioni, vice president of radar surveillance systems at Lockheed.

Latvia has three TPS-77 radars at several locations and plans to upgrade one of the radars under its 2015 modernization program.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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