U.S. Army receives first Lockheed Martin EQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar System

SYRACUSE, N.Y., 8 July 2009. Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Non-Recurring Engineering Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition (EQ-36) Radar System to the U.S. Army. The radar's delivery on July 2 followed live-fire performance testing against indirect fire from mortars, artillery, and rockets from a simulated enemy. The series of tests, held this spring at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, included engineering, contractor, and government acceptance testing.

Jul 8th, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y., 8 July 2009. Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Non-Recurring Engineering Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition (EQ-36) Radar System to the U.S. Army.

The EQ-36 radar's delivery on July 2 followed live-fire performance testing against indirect fire from mortars, artillery, and rockets from a simulated enemy. The series of tests, held this spring at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, included engineering, contractor, and government acceptance testing.

The on-time delivery of the first operational EQ-36 system occurred 30 months after the Army's Program Executive Office - Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors awarded Lockheed Martin a $120 million design and development contract for five systems. EQ-36 radar systems will replace TPQ-36 and TPQ-37 medium-range radars now in the Army's inventory.

"We've listened carefully to the U.S. Army and understand the urgent need to field EQ-36 to protect soldiers currently in the theater," says Carl Bannar, vice president of Lockheed Martin's Radar Systems business. "We're very proud to deliver this first operational EQ-36 system to our customer on schedule."

To support the warfighter, delivery of 12 systems has been accelerated. With production for both orders now running in parallel, the remaining EQ-36 systems will be delivered by fall 2010.

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