Lockheed Martin has awarded Trust Automation its third contract for the vehicle automation system for the AN/TPQ-53 , a long range counterfire radar that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from indirect fire.
"Trust Automation is honored to participate in creating advanced technologies that benefit our military," said Craig von Ilten, Vice President of Business Development Trust Automation. "Trust Automation specializes in developing motion control solutions for complicated systems that have to perform in extreme climate and environmental conditions."
Mounted on a five-ton truck, the AN/TPQ-53 can be automatically leveled, rapidly elevated, and remotely operated to rotate within intense accuracy guidelines from a laptop computer in harsh environmental conditions. Trust Automation developed the motion control systems that automatically level the vehicle, raise and rotate the counterfire radar.
Trust Automation has successfully demonstrated their capabilities on earlier development platforms of the EQ-36 system. As a direct result of the successful deployment of these systems, Trust Automation was awarded its the third manufacturing contract (after receiving the first two LRIP contracts) for Limited Rate Initial Production (LRIP3).