Two new radar system added by Pakistan Defense, namely TPS-77 MRR and YLC-18A, to air defense monitoring system.
Earlier, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) deployed two new radar systems in a bid to enhance air defense monitoring. According to reports, these include TPS-77 MRR and YLC-18A.
As per details, a US defense firm called Lockheed Martin developed the TPS-77 MRR which is a long-range, ground-based air search radar. It has ranges approaching 500 km with Action-Based Testing (ABT) detection at 300 km for typical fighter aircraft.
The design also incorporates GaN technology and LPI features which prevent the RWR of enemy fighters from getting triggered.
Interestingly, the high-performing radar can easily mount on vehicles or easily transported via C-130, truck, rail, or helicopter.
TPS-77 radars are the only radars in the world that provide valley coverage and long-range detection capabilities. With the deployment of these systems, Pakistan will have the capability to curb the drug traffickers’ unrestricted movement into the borders from neighboring countries, for example, Afghanistan.
Important to note, during the 2021 Dubai Air Show, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) indicated that it is overhauling the Lockheed Martin TPS-77 MRR.