Lockheed Wins Air Force’s Ground-Based Radar Replacement Competition

The U.S. Air Force has chosen Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to replace a tactical ground-based radar system used to carry out airspace defense operations.

USAF said Wednesday it will exercise an option of a previously awarded contract to procure the company’s AN/TPY-4(V)1 technology for the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar production effort as part of the “SpeedDealer” middle-tier acquisition approach.

The service branch awarded separate integration contracts to Lockheed and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) in 2021 to develop and demonstrate data transmission interfaces under the 3DELRR rapid prototyping program.

“Both companies have impressive systems,” said Col. Erik Rhylander, senior materiel leader of the Theater Battle Control Division at Hanscom AF Base.

“After assessing radar capabilities, costs for production and sustainment, and residual technical risks to meeting the Air Force’s requirements, the AN/TPY-4(V)1 system provides the best overall value for the Air Force.”

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