US Army receives first Gallium Nitride Q-53 Radar

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US Army receives first Gallium Nitride Q-53 Radar
AN/TPQ-53 Radar

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first AN/TPQ-53 radar system operating with Gallium Nitride (GaN) to the U.S. Army.

“Lockheed Martin recently delivered the first Q-53 system to the U.S. Army equipped with GaN,” said Mark Mekker, director, Lockheed Martin Army radar programs.

The Q-53 protects troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire in either 90 or 360-degree modes.

GaN transmit-receive modules 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 systems upgraded with GaN are part of the Lot 3 contract awarded in 2018.

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