The Royal Norwegian Air Force has chosen Lockheed Martin’s TPY-4 next generation ground-based air surveillance radar to enhance the country’s long-range surveillance capability.
“Norway joins the U.S. Air Force as our first NATO partners for the TPY-4 radar, and we look forward to offering this radar to solve evolving challenges of international partners,” said Chandra Marshall, vice president of Radar and Sensor Systems at Lockheed Martin.
The radar can be adapted to new missions via simple software enhancements without any architectural or hardware changes. The TPY 4 radar can identify and track smaller threats at longer ranges than ever before. This multi-mission system will integrate into existing air defense systems and can operate in contested environments.
Norway’s TPY-4 radars will be integrated into Lockheed Martin’s active production line, making this a low risk option for the Norwegian Defence Material Agency.
In March, the U.S. Air Force selected the TPY-4 radar system for its Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar program.
Lockheed Martin’s relationship with Norwegian company KONGSBERG Defense & Aerospace resulted in the production of the first TPY-4 which included the Platform Electronics SubSystem (PES).
The TPY-4 radar has significant commonality with the U.S. Army’s new Sentinel A4 radar, which will replace the Sentinel A3.