Lockheed Martin Corp. is providing threat detection systems to the U.S. Army and has completed another delivery order, the company announced Thursday.
The Bethesda, Md.-based contractor delivered the 29th unit to the branch.
PTDS has a bound aerostat, is furnished with multiple sensors and provides deployed military forces access to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance functions.
The system also detects threats from insurgents, said Colleen Arthur, director of integrated defense systems for the company’s mission systems and sensors business.
Production started in 2004 and soldiers originally used the systems in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Lockheed manufactures the systems in Akron, Ohio.