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AUSA 2017: US Army to field C-UAS radar

10th October 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Washington DC

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The US Army’s AN/TPQ-53 radar used to detect and locate enemy in-direct fire is expected to be ready for fielding with an expanded counter-UAS capability next year.

The S-band Q-53 radar, developed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin, has been fielded by the US Army since 2010 with over 100 systems now delivered and several used on overseas operations for counter-rocket, artillery and mortar missions.

The US Army has contracted Lockheed Martin to explore how it can utilise the existing forward-deployed radars in a counter-UAS role, giving increased protection for soldiers against an emerging threat and also reducing the need

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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