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Lockheed to Use Qorvo-Made Power Amplifiers for Q-53 Radar Update

Lockheed to Use Qorvo-Made Power Amplifiers for Q-53 Radar Update - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Jeff Brody

Lockheed Martin has selected Qorvo to provide gallium nitride power amplifiers for a U.S. Army-employed phased array radar.

Qorvo said Tuesday its GaN high power amplifiers work to boost the power density, reliability and efficiency of the AN/TPQ-53 or Q-53 radar system.

The GaN HPA is designed to provide double the amount of saturated output compared to that of gallium arsenide technology.

In addition, the new compact-sized amplifier supports the Q-53 radar's long-range counterfire acquisition and other functions. Gallium nitride on silicon carbide or GaN-on-SiC technology allows the amplifier to reduce costs associated with life cycle management.

The Army uses the Q-53 radar to detect and track enemy fires within a coverage of up to 360 degrees.

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