As Army increases Q-53 acquisition goal, Lockheed envisions multimission role for radars

By Dan Schere / November 9, 2023 at 3:12 PM
SYRACUSE, NY -- With the Army continuing to increase its acquisition target for the AN/TPQ-53 radar system, manufacturer Lockheed Martin is envisioning a future for the radar that serves multiple missions, including a counter-drone capability. The service increased its acquisition objective for the Q-53 to 217 in fiscal year 2023, the Army acquisition office confirmed to Inside Defense this week. The increase was driven by “recent increases in force structure,” according to the office. The Army began to deploy...

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