Anti- UAV, Rocket & Mortar Radar Approved for U.A.E.

The deal for AN/TPQ-50 Radars is expected to cost $85 million
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Anti- UAV, Rocket & Mortar Radar Approved for U.A.E.
AN/TPQ-50 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR)

The U.S. State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates, including AN/TPQ-50 Radar and related equipment, with an estimated cost of $85 million, for anti-UAV, rocket, and mortar capabilities.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) officially notified Congress of this deal, which includes additional items such as 107mm High Explosive (HE) rockets for CONUS testing, Computer Digital Military Laptop Radar Control Display units, 5kW Advanced Medium Mobile Power Source Trailer-Mounted, and various support equipment.

The U.A.E., considered a crucial U.S. partner in the Middle East for political stability and economic progress, aims to enhance its defense capabilities.

The proposed sale supports safeguarding critical infrastructure, high-value civilian assets, military installations, and forces from rocket, artillery, mortar, and unmanned aerial system (UAV) threats. Abu Dhabi specifically wants the man-portable variant, intending to buy 18 units.

The TPQ-50 radars will enable the U.A.E. to identify potential threats from hostile nations or agents. The sale is expected to strengthen the U.S.-U.A.E. relationship both politically and militarily, aligning with U.S. national interests, the DSCA said.

SRC Inc. in Syracuse, NY, will serve as the principal contractor for this transaction.

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