US Modernizing its FPS-117 Surveillance Radars
The L-band, solid-state, 3-D AN/FPS-117 remains a very popular air surveillance radar around the globe, and can support both military and civilian functions. They’re designed for relatively good range and minimal maintenance, even in extremely harsh environments like northern Alaska and Greenland.
Lockheed Martin MS2 Radar Systems in Liverpool, NY has long since taken over from GE as the contractor who makes and maintains them, while the Air Logistics Center at Hill AFB, UT handles contracts, with a goal of maintaining current system coverage until 2025…
Aug 8/11: A $30.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for modernization of 29 AN/FPS 117 long range radars via the essential parts replacement program. Work will be performed at Liverpool, NY (FA8217-11-C-0005, PO 0002)
June 20/11: A $16.7 million firm-fixed-price contract for the modernization of 29 AN/FPS-117 long-range radars, via the essential parts replacement program (FA8217-11-C-0005).