The United States Army recently awarded Lockheed Martin three contracts to produce 189 additional Q-53 systems and outfit the radar with enhanced capabilities, including extended range and counter unmanned aerial system (CUAS) surveillance.
The Q-53 systems will be produced using gallium nitride (GaN) transmit-receive modules. According to the company, this will provide the radar with additional power, reliability and the possibility for enhanced capabilities including extended range, counterfire target acquisition (CTA) and multi-mission, which delivers simultaneous CTA and air surveillance.
The Q-53 radar is used to protect the troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire in either 90 or 360-degree modes.
The Russian Air Force will receive a batch of Su-30SM fighter jets upgraded with AL-41F-1S turbojet engine in 2021 taken from the current top line fighter, the Su-35. The upgraded aircraft will arrive for the air regiment stationed in the Tver Region in west Russia in 2021, the press office of Russias Western Military District reported on Monday as reported by TASS
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Lockheed Martin has delivered the first radar panel to Clear Air Force Station, Alaska, that will make up the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) new Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR). It is the first if the 20 radar panels to be delivered by the company to develop a new ballistic missile defense sensor for the US military under the MDA's $1
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