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Bahrain Receives TPS-59 Missile Defense Radar

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Bahrain(click to view full) In addition to its strategic location athwart the Persian Gulf shipping lanes, Bahrain is also the base for the US 5th fleet. In May 2004, the U.S. Marine Corps awarded Lockheed Martin a $43.6 million contract to provide the AN/TPS-59(V)3B ballistic missile defense radar system, along with associated supplies, equipment and services, to the Kingdom of Bahrain as a foreign military sale. The production line was restarted, and a new radar was produced. Earlier in 2007, members of the Bahrain Defence Force were trained how to operate and maintain the system at Lockheed Martin’s Radar Systems facility in Syracuse, NY. An Oct 2/07 Lockheed Martin release noted that he Kingdom’s TPS-59 radar proceeded smoothly through a site acceptance test in August 2007, and is now being used by the Bahrain Defence Force for air surveillance. AN/TPS-59 radar(click to view larger) Originally built in the 1980s, the TPS-59v3 is a tactically mobile all solid-state L-Band, 3-dimensional air defense radar with long-range surveillance and intercept capability. It supports enroute traffic control to a distance of 300 nautical miles, and its full 360 degree azimuth scan over a 740 km/ 400 nautical mile range results in a surveillance volume […]

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