OVERVIEW: The AN/TPS-77 is mobile, 3-D long range, phased array radar tactical mobile radar operating in the "D" Band.
DETAILS: The function of TPS-77 is "tactical control and/or surveillance of air operations from any location". The TPS-70 tactical radar provides reliability, sensitivity, and accuracy, even in the face of jamming and high-clutter conditions. It uses an Active Electronic Elevation Scanning Array and is capable of detecting ballistic missile targets.
Frequency: 1215-1400 MHz (NATO D Band)(IEEE: L Band) Power output: 3.6 kW (average), 29 kW (peak) PRF: 241 (est, based on FPS-117) Accuracy: 50 m/ 0.25 degrees azimuth Runup time: Unknown Set up/Stow time: 30 minutes
Detection Ranges (80%Pd, 1 m2 RCS ABT target): 300 km
Max Range (TBM tgt): 470 km
NOTES: IOC 1980. Systems is aircraft, Helo and Truck transportable. Used by many countries Air Forces including Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Germany (FRG/Reunited), Iran, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, UAE, Yugoslavia and Saudi Arabia. The fixed version of the AN/TPS-77 is called the AN/FPS-117 and is used as part of the American-Canadian North Warning System of radars.
SOURCES: FAS "AN/TPS-70" http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/equip/an-tps-70.htm ; Lockheed Martin, "AN/TSP-77 Long Range Air Surveillance Radars", http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/ms2/documents/TPS-77-Fact-Sheet.pdf ; "AN/TPS-77." Guide to Military Equipment and Civil Aviation. Accessed April 4, 2015. http://www.deagel.com/Ground-Sensors/ANTPS-77_a001518001.aspx.