Saudi Arabia requests AN/TPQ-53(V) radars
The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of AN/TPQ-53(V) radar systems and related support to the government of Saudi Arabia. The estimated cost of the package is $662 million.
Saudi Arabia has requested 26 AN/TPQ-53(V) radar systems, 840 M931, 120mm projectiles with M781 fuzes, 2,240 M107, 155mm projectiles with M557 fuzes, Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems and accessories, advanced GPS receiver equipment and accessories, and Miltope laptops and accessories.
The request also includes Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles M1092 5-tonne trucks/chassis, software support, classroom simulators, and training and support.
Saudi Arabia plans to use these radars to support its border security requirements and modernise its ability to locate and counter the source of incoming ballistic artillery, rockets, and mortars.
If the sale goes ahead, Lockheed Martin will be the principal contractor for the radars.
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