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The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (LMT) - Get Free Report an $89 million contract to provide six long-range transportable radar systems for Pakistan.

Under the foreign military sale contract, Lockheed Martin will provide the mobile radar systems; support equipment; spare and repair parts; publications and technical data; personnel training and equipment; and logistical support services.

"The new radars will provide more responsive and timely information for Pakistani air defense operations, and the mobility of the AN/TPS-77 will also allow Pakistan to quickly redeploy the systems as needed," said James Fosnaugh, Lockheed Martin's director for Ground Based Radar.

The AN/TPS-77 is the latest configuration of the world's most successful three-dimensional (3-D) solid-state radar design, the AN/FPS-117. This L-band, tactical radar provides continuous high-quality 3-D surveillance on air targets at ranges out to 280 miles and at elevations up to 100,000 feet. Including these six radars now under contract, 33 AN/TPS-77 radar sets have been produced to date. In addition, there are 127 AN/FPS-117 systems (the fixed land-based version) operational in 14 countries. Many have operated for years in remote areas, completely unmanned and in a wide range of operational environments.

On Tuesday, Lockheed rose 4 cents to $59.72.