Saudi Arabia requests US$662 million sale of AN/TPQ-53(V) Radar Systems from US


The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of AN/TPQ-53(V) radar systems and related support to the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense and Aviation (MODA).

Under this US$662 million FMS programme, the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested for the supply of twenty-six AN/TPQ-53(V) Radar Systems to include Solid State Phased Array Radar with KN-4083 Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) enhanced Land/Sea Inertial Navigation System (INS) and automatic leveling system.

Saudi Arabia intends to use these radars to support its border security requirements and modernise its armed forces with a more current capability to locate and counter the source of incoming ballistic artillery, rockets, and mortars.

This sale will support Saudi Arabia’s goal to update its military capability while further enhancing greater interoperability among Saudi Arabia, the US and other allies.

Lockheed Martin Corporation is the expected prime contractor for this FMS programme.


Project Name: MODA – AN/TPQ-53(V) Radar Systems and Related Support – Saudi Arabia
Project Status: Planning
Project Type: Parent
Project Start Quarter: Q2 2017
Project Value (USD): 662.00 Million
Project Sector:
Support & Maintenance
Project Location:
Saudi Arabia
Middle East


Project Scope:
The scope of the contract includes procurement of:
1. 26 AN/TPQ-53(V) radar systems,
2. 840 M931, 120mm Projectiles with M781 fuzes (for live fire exercise),
3. 2,240 M107, 155MM Projectiles with M557 fuzes (for live fire exercise),
4. Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS) and accessories,
5. Defense Advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver (DAGR) equipment and accessories,
6. Miltope laptops and accessories,
7. Medium Tactical Vehicles FMTV M1092 5-ton trucks/chassis with support and accessories,
8. Software support and support equipment,
9. Classroom simulators,
10. Government furnished equipment,
11. Technical manuals and publications,
12. Essential spares and repair parts,
13. Consumables,
14. Live fire exercise and ammunition,
15. Tools and test equipment,
16. Training, and transportation,
17. US Government technical support and logistic support,
18. Contractor technical support,
19. Repair and return support,
20. Quality assurance teams,
21. In-country Field Service Representative (FSR), and
22. Other associated equipment and services.


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