Monday, November 29, 2010


The AN/FPS-117 is a long-range solid-state radar developed by Lockheed Martin. This 3-dimensional air search radar offers superior performance even in high-clutter environments thanks to its state-of-the-art solid-state design and L-band operation. Designed to operate on twenty frequencies channels up to 1400 MHz, the AN/FPS-117 features an advanced pencil beam architecture which provides exceptional detection and tracking as well as outstanding adaptability to changing environmental conditions.

The AN/FPS-117 also provides both air surveillance and en route air traffic control. More AN/FPS-117 systems are in operation today than all other competitive radars combined, assuring worldwide support as they have a low maintainance and personnel costs. The AN/FPS-117 radar is in use as part of the American-Canadian North Warning System and is in operation in several other countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, etc. In 1999 the AN/FPS-117 Radar completed a major Modification, to include replacement of the Beacon Radar portion of the system and upgrades to the remote operations of the unmanned sites.