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US Army reinforces C-RAM radar capability

30th April 2012 - 16:04 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


The US Army has ordered 33 additional C-RAM radar systems from Lockheed Martin under a $391 million contract.

Announced on 30 April, the order covers two contract options for 33 AN/TPQ-53 counterfire target acquisition radar radars, which are expected to be delivered by the end of 2014.

The options include spares, testing and training materials, and if all options are exercised, 38 additional low and full-rate production systems could be added equating to a contract value worth around $800 million.

The system offers protection from rocket, mortar and artillery fire and was formerly known as the EQ-36 during development and

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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