GREENSBORO — Semiconductor manufacturer Qorvo has been selected to provide technology for the U.S. Army’s Q-53 radar system.

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin chose the Greensboro-based company to provide gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifiers for use in the radar system. Lockheed Martin manufactures and services the Q-53 for the U.S. Army.

The GaN amplifiers will provide improved reliability, efficiency and lifecycle cost over the gallium arsenide amplifiers currently used in the system, Qorvo said in a press release.

“The Q-53 radar system exemplifies just how closely Qorvo works with its defense customers to bring commercial technology to military applications that operate across the spectrum with the highest levels of reliability and functionality,” said James Klein, Qorvo’s president of infrastructure and defense products.

The Q-53 is a mobile counter-battery radar designed to locate the firing positions of both rocket and mortar launchers.

Qorvo is a manufacturer and supplier of radio-frequency systems for wireless and broadband communications.

This story is from the North Carolina Business News Wire, a service of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism.