Lockheed Martin has secured a contract to supply three TPS-77 multi-role radars to Latvia for use in aircraft surveillance operations.
The companyÂ 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 radarâ€™s amplifiers.
The radar is built to beÂ detached and mounted on trucks for use at both fixed and unprepared sites, according to the company.
Raimonds Bergmanis, Latviaâ€™s defense minister, said Latvia will use the new radars to boost the armed forcesâ€™ defense capabilitiesÂ against modern threats.
â€œThis multi-role radar program builds upon a 15-year partnership of radar development and training between Latvia and Lockheed Martin,â€ 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.