C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Lockheed Martin targets Q-53 radar at US Army's SHORAD need

26 April 2017

Lockheed Martin is integrating a short-range air defence (SHORAD) into its AN/TPQ-53 counter-fire radar.

Additionally, in March 2017, the US Army awarded the company a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) USD1.6 billion order-dependent contract to manufacture radar systems for the army, Foreign Military Sales (FMS), and provide support.

To date, Lockheed Martin has delivered 95 of the first 100 radars to the army. The company finished production of its 100th radar in January 2017.

"With the FRP [full-rate production] award, the army has the contract vehicle in place to fill out its AAO [Army Acquisition Objective] of more than 170 systems and award FMS cases," Rick Herodes, director of Lockheed Martin's Q-53 radar programme told Jane's .

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