The US Army is enhancing the Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) capability of its medium-range radars through its latest contract award to Lockheed Martin. Lockheed is supplying its Q-53 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar in a series of order-dependent contracts to replace the Army’s aging AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-37. The latest deliveries will provide capabilities beyond the original mission, including C-UAS, simultaneous counterfire and an extended operating range. The Q-53 has been deployed around the world since 2010. The latest award is for a third lot of 15 full-rate production systems. Once this contract is delivered the Army will own 189 Q-53 systems.
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