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First radar station delivered to Latvia from USA

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In Latvia, the acceptance tests of the Lockheed Martin TPS-77 MRR (Multi-Role Radar), the first multi-functional three-coordinate radar station from the United States, completed bmpd.


Lockheed Martin TPS-77 MRR multifunction radar during acceptance tests in the Ventspils area, 01.03.2018.

Now the radar will be supplied to the Armed Forces of Latvia, where it will solve the tasks of controlling the airspace.

The contract for the supply of three portable radar TPS-77 MRR was concluded in 2015 year. The cost of the transaction was not reported.

“Latvia has become the first customer of the TPS-77 MRR radar using solid-state gallium nitride (GaN) based solid-state transceiver modules, which allows increasing reliability and significantly reducing the power consumption of AFAR station,” the article says.

The delivery dates of the two other stations were not disclosed. Although radars are mobile, in Latvia they will be deployed in semi-stationary radar stations.

Reference bmpd: “The Latvian Air Force, as part of the airspace control squadron, has two radars of the previous AN / TPS-77 modification, purchased under the 2007 contract of the year and deployed in 2011 and 2013 at radar posts in the Kala (Ventspils) and Lielvarde areas, as well as one the radar of the fully stationary AN / FPS-2003 version acquired at 117 year at the radar station in the Audrini area. In the summer of 2015, Lockheed Martin entered into a contract to repair and upgrade the Latvian AN / FPS-117 radar. ”
Photos used:
US Army (via Jane's)
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  1. Alex_Rarog
    Alex_Rarog 22 March 2018 14: 42
    +1
    Maybe now they’ll stop yelling that we are flying into their space) now there are already controls and not so much by eye)
    1. Yrec
      Yrec 22 March 2018 14: 50
      +1
      That is, if they put them in front of them, back to Russia. Then yes, control your airspace. Something tells me that they will put them on their border and deploy them in our direction. Their aggressive radar radiation will treacherously invade our sovereign space. Comrade Warrant Officer, may we fuck?
      1. siberalt
        siberalt 22 March 2018 16: 27
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        “Listen, I’ll tell you one clever thing, but don’t be offended” (film “Mimino”)
        Suppose our well-known "TU" are on flight duty to the Atlantic. Now we have cruise missiles with a nuclear engine and an almost unlimited flight resource that can bypass air defense zones. So, is it not the time to make sure that they are “on duty” all over the “ball” in a continuous, round-the-clock mode and monitor everyone who monitors our borders by any means. In addition, it is not necessary for everyone to declare that our "attendants" have "a bit of a bite." And such is needed on the second floor to "monitor" everyone who monitors us in the near space. Then we’ll talk to those who don’t want to talk with us! winked
    2. cats
      cats 22 March 2018 18: 46
      +2
      Quote: Alex_Rarog
      Maybe now they’ll stop yelling that we are flying into their space

      On the contrary .. Striped specialists threw, now Latvians will squeal even more,
      before then at least they did not see achresor .. laughing
  2. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 22 March 2018 15: 00
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    __________________________________ is designed to detect air targets at ranges of up to 400 km and altitudes up to 30 km.
  3. novel66
    novel66 22 March 2018 15: 11
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    Latvian Air Force ?? what kind of beast?
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 22 March 2018 15: 27
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      Quote: novel xnumx
      Latvian Air Force ?? what kind of beast?

      An-2, L-410, Mi-17, Mi-2, TPS-117 semi-stationary radar (photo), PS-70 viewing radar for the RBS-70 air defense system (photo), NATO liaison officers connecting Latvians into a single network.
      1. novel66
        novel66 22 March 2018 15: 28
        0
        An-2 in the version of the night bomber? lol
      2. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 22 March 2018 15: 28
        +1
        -----------------------------------------
    2. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 22 March 2018 17: 39
      +3
      Quote: novel xnumx
      Latvian Air Force ?? what kind of beast?

      This beast is not interesting to anyone. But the fact that the airspace surveillance system, aka BaltNet - Baltic air surveillance, is integrated into the air defense system of Western Europe, this requires attention.
      1. novel66
        novel66 22 March 2018 18: 15
        +1
        I mean, another rocket? okay, for a nice friend and .... turn from DShK
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 24 March 2018 11: 15
          +3
          Quote: novel xnumx
          in the sense of another rocket

          No, one rocket is not enough. It’s necessary to destroy all infrastructure in a precise way, starting from the regional center in Lithuanian Zoknyaya and further down the list: the national centers of Latvia and Estonia, radar installations, data transmission lines ..., a little, but you have to tinker.
          1. novel66
            novel66 24 March 2018 15: 55
            +1
            I'm afraid! enough rockets?
            1. Pete mitchell
              Pete mitchell 24 March 2018 16: 34
              +3
              Yes no, by and large not so much lol
  4. chingachguc
    chingachguc 22 March 2018 15: 14
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    the coolest thing is that these stations do not add anything to the defense of Latvia itself since Latvia does not have its own air defense and air forces. But for NATO and for monitoring the air situation in Russia, they are very useful. Latvians for their own money provide protection to Poland and Germany, despite the fact that if it comes to a heated conflict, there will be a wet spot from this radar.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 24 March 2018 14: 57
      +4
      Quote: chingachguc
      if it comes to a heated conflict, the wet spot will remain from this radar

      Believe me, they were warned about this. But even then it was clear - there is no choice, you have to pay ..
  5. rruvim
    rruvim 22 March 2018 15: 24
    +2
    TPS-77 is not a bad machine. Just what functions will it perform in peaceful Latvia? In general, this unit for global war ...
    1. Lycan
      Lycan 22 March 2018 15: 55
      +4
      This is done like this:
      - we have parliamentary elections this year;
      - Further, having a radar (and having some long-standing for example Polish Mig), you can fabricate the results of border crossing - this will already be a device-confirmed precedent;
      - because international. the attitude is not so hot anyway (and the Social Democratic Party with the Russian mayor of Riga, from her, gaining popularity), then spoil them [relationship] is not scary. But You can get a big benefitforcing people to fall again to elect liberal green-nationalist the national coalition, already using the “iron” (radar data) argument about the attempt of the Russian military aviation on the integrity of the borders of Latvia.
      PS>: (NATO member states, by the way, but about this fact, the hunters from parliament try not to shout, because the image "completely defenseless" the limitrophe in front of the "toothy bear from the east" by the locals is perceived with simply charming drama). crying
      1. rruvim
        rruvim 22 March 2018 16: 11
        +1
        But how could the green nationalists “sing” with the liberals, and the green with the nationalists? Just wondering. I'm not from here...
        1. Lycan
          Lycan 22 March 2018 16: 37
          +1
          These are all just names.
          > Liberals need money and power-they are ready to "snyuhatsya" with anyone who is against cooperation with the Russian Federation and unity. a centrist party chaired by a Russian man (who was miraculously elected as mayor of the capital).
          > The green ones are partly businessmen and secret functionaries (significant electoral potential, but without constructive intentions for the development of the state), part of the same leavened nationalists, but without ideas about "rassstreah" Russian-speaking people.
          > Brown (nationals) party of experienced nationals and the party of young radicals (with the legitimization of the executions of Russians-the first will go to the punitive detachments), openly supporting the annual processions of veterans of the "Latvian SS Volunteer Legion" on March 16.
          -------
          Total - liberals, as the main organizing center, agree with the greens on the distribution of spheres of influence and on business areas if they form a coalition for them. Browns take a load for votes (promising those a share of administrative posts and free circulation of the "language inquisition" against 25% (according to an official source) of the population who are Russian-speaking). For such a second time they have outweighed the very centrist party of popular consent led by the Russian. It’s only a shame that for every election the people forget about the inefficiency and about “driving behind the nose” of their chosen ones. And willingly pecks at the “Kremlin” scarecrow.
          1. rruvim
            rruvim 22 March 2018 16: 41
            +1
            Yeah ... "The hodgepodge." And at the expense of the “Kremlin scarecrow”: although I’m in the Moscow region, I’m scared myself, I don’t want to eat laughing
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 24 March 2018 15: 09
        +4
        Quote: Lycan
        It was done like this:

        In '97, in the fall, there was a briefing for the prime minister and his advisers, they were introduced to the amers proposed airspace surveillance development program, aka BaltNet, integrated into western European air defense. In the end, the prime minister simply asked: what does this give us? He was told that we are becoming a remote early warning system. He asked - is there a choice? Not. Where do we start? So the first financing was received ..
        Simple and unpretentious, maybe you Lucan it will be interesting
        1. Lycan
          Lycan 24 March 2018 21: 40
          +1
          Maybe they decided to “insure the results” with an additional newer mobile complex for persuasiveness. Justification - Russia from the end of the 90s has newer modifications of “flyers”, radar suppressants, and Army Glonass is newer than their tracking system. Therefore, it is reasonable to secure oneself with new radar systems (mobile, why not? - I drove them, drove them from six months to a year, took them back).
          1. Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell 25 March 2018 09: 48
            +4
            Quote: Lycan
            “secure results” with an additional newer mobile complex.

            No, everything is simpler - now they are following the original plan. At one time, they were so mired in the struggle for a "kickback" that they could not even hold a tender, they used Estonian. They just do not care about taxpayers, frankly, as well as the interests of their country-uncle is more expensive ..
            1. Lycan
              Lycan 25 March 2018 10: 41
              +1
              Quote: Pete Mitchell
              No, everything is simpler - now they are following the original plan. At one time, they were so mired in the struggle for a "kickback"

              It smells more like political responsibility (well, personal accounts over the hill too) ... It would seem - take, yes, change officials, and cancel the agreement (well, for example, due to the predictability of a neighbor). It will not work: they are very likely to be “cut off from personal accounts”, “master servants in civilian clothes” will come, and they will arrange a “debriefing” with a show performance of a reverse coup in their own direction. But if there is a “rollback”, then it, of course, plays its role.
              However, the post-Soviet space on the border territory is an important and convenient outpost, and kickbacks, even if they were not there, are just an excuse for organizing intelligence tools here.
              1. Pete mitchell
                Pete mitchell 26 March 2018 02: 42
                +5
                Quote: Lycan
                it smells more like political responsibility

                LucanSorry, I don’t know how familiar you are with these situations. Believe me, the bourgeoisie carried out such a beautiful manipulation that it looked like their own choice: they divorced them as children .. Now they are also bred in the 404s and they also have already given up the idea of ​​"improving surveillance of airspace": RAI. Very competent specialists work, all these newborns of "democracy" breed like suckers
                1. Lycan
                  Lycan 26 March 2018 10: 31
                  +1
                  Quote: Pete Mitchell
                  Believe me, the bourgeoisie carried out such a beautiful manipulation that it looked like their own choice: they divorced them like children ..

                  Oh, I have no doubt about that! Knowing our "lovers" to bend under any Western master ... Yes, in the 404th a similar story, but with an active militaristic color.
                  Quote: Pete Mitchell
                  all these newborns of "democracy" breed like suckers

                  And what else to do with “newborn democracies” if:
                  1) for this they were nurtured;
                  2) having grown up, do not leave them without a prize smile - to their economy! Everything will come in handy on the farm. Especially if this territory is on the border of a masterful neighbor.
                  3) And for a sense of independence - to allow local natives:
                  a) pushed around with remnants of a foreign cultural population;
                  b) mourn at least 3 times a year for ancestors stolen to Siberia;
                  c) to grow, educate and send to the developed countries a young population of taxpayers.
                  1. Pete mitchell
                    Pete mitchell 26 March 2018 11: 09
                    +5
                    Quote: Lycan
                    to grow, educate and send to the developed countries a young population of taxpayers

                    I've also always been wondering, do they even sometimes think about the future of the country? They have been talking about demography for many years, zero reaction, and then what?
                    1. Lycan
                      Lycan 26 March 2018 13: 39
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                      Quote: Pete Mitchell
                      do they sometimes think about the future of the country?

                      I am convinced, they are thinking! smile To think, as usual, all the best ... So it is with us. The logic here is simple - Russians (even with proven and documented management effectiveness + the ability to fit into the framework of an unexpanded budget) cannot be allowed to power, this topic for discussion is taboo. So you have to choose from those who are in the balance - and there in the majority:
                      - "pocket" managers of functionaries from personal and corporate business;
                      - the functionaries themselves;
                      - Brussels / Washington puppets;
                      - Of course, there are true patriots of their country, but they are either convinced nationalists, or they are not able to organize anything, or Russians.
                      -----------
                      PS: And from this "menu" you have to choose an ordinary local citizen.
                      The result, as a rule, fits into Roosevelt's statement about Samos. wink
                      Of course - what path choice, such and, approximately, its result.
  6. Alexey g
    Alexey g 22 March 2018 15: 28
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    Well cool, SPSh will now monitor the space near our two capitals.
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 22 March 2018 15: 46
      +2
      Hardly. Too specific station. But the approaches to the borders of Latvia will definitely be "visible". But somehow, through the recognition program on the operator’s monitor. And on our Capitals "power" is not enough! Moreover, “Khibina” is familiar with the 77th; if necessary, the electronic warfare will “drown out”.
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 24 March 2018 15: 18
        +4
        Quote: rruvim
        "Khibina" with the 77th "familiar", if necessary, then the EW "drown

        I think there will be something to smash the mind of those who plan to use the reb: should I jam? The Latvian system merges the received data west, into Danish Karup, and beyond. Any "tension" of the system in Latvia will cause active actions west of the Oder. So maybe you do not need to jam? or vice versa plugging this system, there is something to think about gliders.
  7. Hiller
    Hiller 22 March 2018 18: 49
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    So .... and where is the Mi 8 with the "unparalleled" "Lever", about which we have been told so much?