Lockheed wins $206M order for more counterfire radars
- By Mark Hoover
- Aug 27, 2013
Lockheed Martin has won a $206 million delivery order with the Army to provide 19 more AN/TPQ (Q-53) radar systems.
The company has already provided the Army with 32 initial production systems, and is currently producing an additional 33 systems, the company said in a release.
The AN/TPQ-53 radar is a long-range counterfire radar that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from indirect fire.
The Q-53 model can be mounted on a five-ton truck and can be rapidly deployed, automatically leveled and remotely operated with a laptop or from a fully-equipped climate-controlled command vehicle, Lockheed Martin said.
The company originally won this contract in 2007, when the Q-53 was still referred to as the EQ-36.
Work will be performed in Syracuse, N.Y., Moorestown, N.J., Akron, Ohio, and Clearwater, Fla.
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