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SYRACUSE, N.Y. , Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- To accelerate the fielding of the
new Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition radar, the U.S. Army has
The EQ-36 radars will detect, classify, track and determine the location of enemy indirect fire such as mortars, artillery and rockets in either 90-degree or 360-degree modes. These systems will replace aging TPQ-36 and TPQ-37 medium-range radars, currently in the Army's inventory.
The 12 new EQ-36 systems covered under the contract options are in
addition to five radars that will be delivered to the Army's Program Executive
Office -- Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors within 36 months under
The 12 new systems will include enhanced performance capabilities in both the 90-degree and 360-degree modes of operation. Further, to support the war fighter, delivery of all 12 systems will be accelerated.
With both awards now running in parallel, the first of the combined 17 EQ-36 systems is on schedule for delivery to the Army by summer 2009; the last systems will be delivered by fall 2010.