AN/TPQ-53 Contract

Lockheed Martin has won a contract worth $881 million (€667 million) to supply  AN/TPQ-53 artillery location radars to the US Army.

Under the terms of this fixed-price contract awarded by the US Army’s Radar Product Manager, Lockheed Martin could deliver up to 51 systems

Also known as the EQ-36, this radar is expected to eventually replace the legacy 24km (13nm) range Northrop Grumman/ThalesRaytheonSystems AN/TPQ-36 and the S-band 50km (27nm)  range ThalesRaytheonSystems AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder systems currently used by the US Army.

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Published by Thomas Withington

Thomas Withington is a writer and analyst specialising in electronic warfare, radar and military communications.

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2 Comments

  1. AN/TPQ-53 – Query – Are we sure this is an X-band (8800~10680 MHz) radar. The development model (EQ-36) has been widely reported to function in EF-band (2900~3400MHz), and such a change over would have been expensive and probably seen a reduction in the target detection range, although the target discrimination might have improved at the high RF.

    Jacey

  2. Thanks for your comment John. I’ll edit this story to remove the X-band reference. Thanks again for your input and the clarification. We appreciate it! Have a good day.

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