TPQ Approval Received for CARC Paint!

Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53

We are excited to announce that under the direction of our new management team, C.H. Thompson Finishing has received TPQ Approval for CARC Paint!  In 2017, the U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin an order-dependent contract for additional Q-53 systems. Since Lockheed Martin won the development contract for the Q-53 radar in 2007, the company has won five additional contracts for a total of more than 100 radar systems. With this full-rate production contract award, the Army’s complement of Q-53 radar systems will total more than 170.  We are proud to stand with Lockheed Martin as they further the development and production of such an important piece of equipment to our national security.

New and Existing Customers

Gaining approval for TPQ adds to the already numerous finishing approvals granted to C.H. Thompson by Lockheed Martin.  In light of this achievement, and our recently awarded AS9100D Certification, we are enthusiastic to invite new and existing customers to send any quote requests to  If you have any questions, or you are looking for more information, please feel free to give our office a call at 607-724-1094.

We hope that you will join us and our drive for continuous quality improvement and customer satisfaction as we move forward towards our next goal of NADCAP Accreditation.

Two CARC painted vehicles.  A vehicle in the shop, getting prepared for a coating of CARC paint.