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Trust Automation Receives Fifth Contract from Lockheed Martin to Provide Motion Control System for Q-53 Radar Production

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Trust Automation, Inc., known for custom actuation systems, motors, and controllers, today announced its fifth manufacturing contract for the rugged and high tech vehicle automation system they developed for the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) produced by Lockheed Martin. Q-53 is a Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar (CTAR) that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from indirect fire.

The Q-53 is a new generation radar system with the flexibility to adapt to harsh environments and changing missions. In today's rapidly evolving security landscape of unconventional battlefields and irregular warfare, soldiers need to quickly locate and neutralize mortar and rocket threats. In a recent demonstration, the Q-53 radar showed it can be readily adapted to provide both air surveillance and Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) in one tactical sensor.

"We are thrilled to maintain the commitment and confidence from Lockheed Martin with the award of our fifth contract to deliver Q-53 systems," said Craig Von Ilten, VP Business Development for Trust Automation. "We are honored to support our troops with the most innovative and reliable technology available." 

Trust Automation offers fully engineered system solutions and United States based manufacturing for custom motor and motion control requirements to meet the specialized needs of our armed forces and allies. Recent contracts include systems for the TPS-77 Multi Role Radars and the Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) for the U.S. Army.

About Trust Automation

Trust Automation operates on a foundation of exceeding its customers' expectations in automation systems, developing standard and custom motion and motor control solutions for the defense, semiconductor, industrial automation, green tech, and medical industries. Trust Automation is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). Trust Automation has ongoing success with DARPA, IARPA, and DoD contracts. Trust Automation has over 25 years of experience in; custom motors, controllers, motor drives and machine systems which meet the unique needs of its customers. Its product line includes; linear and digital drives, high performance servo motors, standalone motion controllers, custom assemblies and products, engineering services, and custom battery management systems to fit unique applications and ground-up system design and manufacturing solutions. For more information please visit or call 805-544-0761.


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Contact: Media: Robin Mitchell Hee, Marketing Manager, Trust Automation, Inc. +1-805-801-8155,; or Melissa Chadwick, Media Relations, Lockheed Martin, +1-202-740-5997,

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