At present the Royal Norwegian Air Pressure chosen the Lockheed Martin TPY-4 subsequent technology ground-based air surveillance radar to reinforce the nation’s long-range surveillance functionality. The radar might be tailored to new missions through easy software program enhancements with none architectural or {hardware} modifications. The TPY 4 radar can establish and observe smaller threats at longer ranges than ever earlier than. This multi-mission system will combine seamlessly into present air defence techniques and might function in contested environments. Norway’s TPY-4 radars will probably be built-in into Lockheed Martin’s lively manufacturing line, making this a low threat choice for the Norwegian Defence Materials Company. In March, the U.S. Air Pressure chosen the TPY-4 radar system for its Three Dimensional Expeditionary Lengthy Vary Radar programme.

“The threats that air defence radar has to counter are growing and enhanced operational necessities name for extra succesful radars, together with detection of small targets at longer ranges, enhanced digital safety measures and goal monitoring. The TPY-4 radar will present the individuals of Norway with the arrogance of 24/7/365 homeland safety for many years to come back,” Øyvind Kvalvik, Main Common and NDMAHead of Acquisitions mentioned.


“We’re grateful to be chosen to assist shield the security of Norwegians. The TPY-4 is a continued development of our twenty first Century Safety imaginative and prescient supporting joint all area operations for the USA and its allies. Norway joins the US Air Pressure as our first NATO companions for the TPY-4 radar, and we look ahead to providing this radar to resolve evolving challenges of worldwide companions,” Chandra Marshall, Lockheed Martin vice chairman of Radar and Sensor Programs mentioned.

Lockheed Martin TPY-4 Radar

“Via this contract, we exploit present, present expertise, making certain a strong base for this new functionality to Norway. Investments like this additionally gives alternatives for technological developments in each present and new areas. We look ahead to working with our accomplice Lockheed Martin, utilising one another’s strengths, to ship options for tomorrow’s wants,” says EVP Built-in Defence Programs, Kjetil Reiten Myhra

“Our robust relationship with Lockheed Martin exemplifies the significance of constructing sturdy and trusted partnerships to serve each nationwide and worldwide clients. Collectively we’ll ship world-class merchandise inside radar expertise to the Norwegian Armed Forces. This contract just isn’t solely vital for us as a strategic accomplice for the Norwegian Armed Forces but additionally for our subcontractors in Norway,” Eirik Lie, president of KONGSBERG mentioned.

Via this c. 900 MNOK contract, KONGSBERG will probably be a major accomplice and subcontractor to Lockheed Martin for the deliveries to the Norwegian Radar Sensor (NORSE) mission. The KONGSBERG scope of supply consists of {hardware}, software program and last meeting and take a look at of the TPY-4 radar techniques earlier than set up on the radar websites. In 2018 Lockheed Martin and KONGSBERG signed a Teaming Settlement for cooperation on the supply of TPY-4 radars to worldwide clients. Lockheed Martin leveraged an in depth Norwegian supplier-base for this radar system. Specifically, the connection with KONGSBERG Protection & Aerospace resulted within the manufacturing of the primary TPY-4 which included the Platform Electronics SubSystem (PES) constructed by KONGSBERG, a vital factor within the basis of this subsequent technology sensor that meets and exceeds present buyer necessities for long-range surveillance. The TPY-4 radar has important commonality with the US Military’s new Sentinel A4 radar, which is able to change the Sentinel A3.