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ThalesRaytheonSystems Pens Radar Upgrade Deal

ThalesRaytheonSystems won a $21.8 million contract by the U.S. Army to oversee upgrades to several AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel air defense radar systems.

According to the firm, “the contract will upgrade the U.S. Army Sentinel radar transmitters, receivers and exciters and increase functional capabilities such as faster data processing and greater detection range for smaller targets. Additional capabilities will also help minimize instances of fratricide and accidental counter-missile firing and facilitate a transition to defense-force mobility.”

“The latest system enhancements will benefit the warfighter by providing earlier threat detection, ” said Kim Kerry, chief executive officer, ThalesRaytheonSystems, U.S. Operations. “It will also prepare the Sentinel for future missions such as special events protection, air traffic control and general homeland defense.”

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