SRC has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to deliver new AN/TPQ-49A systems for the US Marine Corps (USMC).

Awarded by the Marine Corps Systems Command, the contract will also involve sustainment support and technology refresh of the USMC inventory of AN/TPQ-49 systems.

The contract has a maximum value of $93m and comes with a base period of performance of five years.

Under the contract, the company will perform activities that include system refresh kit installation, programme management, initial/sustainment spares provisioning, live fire testing, and new system production and equipment training.

SRC president and CEO Paul Tremont said: “We are excited to continue supporting the US Marine Corps with our proven solutions.

“The AN/TPQ-49 radar has been critical in ensuring the safety of our warfighters and we are proud to expand our relationship with the Marine Corps through this contract.”

“The AN/TPQ-49 radar has been critical in ensuring the safety of our warfighters.”

AN/TPQ-49 is a counterfire radar that uses a non-rotating, electronically steered antenna to provides continuous 360° surveillance and 3D rocket, artillery and mortar (RAM) location. It is a current US Marine Corps programme of record.

The combat-proven AN/TPQ-49 system provides troops with early warning and location of the rocket and mortar threats.

The company is planning to recruit people for more than 300 positions in 2019. These recruits will be for areas such as digital, systems and software engineering, integration/testing, field application support, as well as programme management.

US representative John Katko (NY-24) said: “This funding will ensure SRC can continue to produce modern systems to keep the men and women of our military safe while providing good-paying and highly technical jobs here in Central New York.

“SRC remains a worldwide leader in producing this innovative technology. This award will ensure the company is able to continue its work and help grow our region’s local economy.”