Trust Automation Receives Fourth Contract to Provide Motion Control System for Counterfire Radar Production

In today's rapidly evolving security landscape of unconventional battlefields and irregular warfare, our soldiers need to quickly locate and neutralize mortar and rocket threats.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2014 -- Trust Automation, Inc., the world's leading developer of linear servo drives, creator of custom and standard high precision motion, motor control and system design as well as complete power train devices for the defense and other industries, today announced its fourth Low Rate Initial Production contract for the rugged and high tech vehicle automation system for the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) produced by Lockheed Martin. AN/TPQ-53 is a counterfire target acquisition radar that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from indirect fire.


The AN/TPQ-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, our soldiers need to quickly locate and neutralize mortar and rocket threats. The AN/TPQ-53 meets this challenge head on.

"Trust Automation has been providing industry leading power density, accuracy, and reliability, for the electro-mechanical control systems needed for the Next Generation of DoD heavy military equipment including the AN/TPQ-53 since 2008," said Ty Safreno, Chief Executive Officer of Trust Automation. "Due to the continued success of the AN/TPQ-53 delivered systems by Trust Automation, a fourth contract has been awarded."

Trust Automation is an AS9100 certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) bringing high quality and reliability to the motion control defense market in a spectacular way. The AN/TPQ-53 system has been globally deployed and proven its capabilities in harsh environments such as monsoonal rain, sand storms, subzero to extreme hot desert conditions, as well as the shock and vibration exposure common to in-theatre deployment.

Additional information about Trust Automation's proven track record in the Defense Industry can be found at http://trustautomation-defense.com/. Trust Automation recently released its new Agile Energy Management System (AEMS) supporting Unmanned Vehicles for its military and green tech customers (http://trustautomation.com/Technical_Documents/Data%20Sheets.html )

About Trust Automation
Trust Automation operates on a foundation of exceeding its customers' expectations in automation systems, developing motion and motor control solutions for the defense, semiconductor, industrial automation, green tech, and medical industries. Trust Automation has ongoing success with DARPA, IARPA, and DoD contracts. Trust Automation has almost 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 servo drives, high performance servo motors, standalone motion controllers, custom assemblies and products to fit unique applications and ground-up system design and manufacturing solutions. For more information please visit www.trustautomation.com or call 805-544-0761.

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