Lockheed Martin Delivers First Five Sentinel A4 Air and Missile Defense Radars to US Army
Lockheed Martin Delivers First Five Sentinel A4 Air and Missile Defense Radars to US Army

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Five Sentinel A4 Air and Missile Defense Radars to US Army

On May 26, 2022, the STARE Project Office, U.S. Army Sentinel Product Office received the first five radars of its initial contract with Lockheed Martin. The Sentinel A4 radar is developed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin in Syracuse, N.Y., and has been on an accelerated schedule since the project was awarded in September 2019. Lockheed Martin will support the Army in the government test program phase into early 2023. The radars will undergo mobility, environmental, radar performance and logistics testing. Production of the next five radar systems is already underway, and delivery is expected to begin in March 2023.

“We are one step closer to getting this enhanced capability to our warfighters. The delivery of the first five radars is a result of collaboration and a continued commitment to the U.S. Army,” stated Leah Cook, Sentinel Product Director for the U.S. Army Sentinel A4 program office.

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“Our team understands the criticality of this technology and the need to get it fielded. Our soldiers are in unpredictable environments, and the Sentinel A4 will provide improved eyes on the field to keep them safe,” said Mark Mekker, director of Army Radars for Lockheed Martin.

Sentinel A4 air and missile defense radar
Sentinel A4 air and missile defense radar

The Sentinel A4’s open scalable radar architecture is the cornerstone of the radar system’s design and allows for addressing evolving threats with software modifications only. The new air and missile defense radar will provide improved capability over the previous iteration, the Sentinel A3. It will outperform the legacy radar, delivering improvements in contested environments against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial systems, rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft, and rocket, artillery, and mortar threats. This includes enhanced surveillance, detection, and classification capabilities to protect U.S. Army maneuver formations.

With broad and deep experience developing and delivering ground-based radar solutions to customers, Lockheed Martin’s high-performing, high-reliability, solid state radar (SSR) systems specialize in counter target acquisition, early warning, situational awareness, and integrated air and missile defense. Lockheed Martin radars are designed with a high degree of commonality, are available in highly mobile configurations, operate in all environments and are deployed worldwide. It’s why Lockheed Martin’s ground-based radars are the choice of more than 45 nations on six continents. Lockheed Martin looks forward to providing briefings to international partner nations regarding the capabilities of the Sentinel A4 radar for their Ground-Based Air Defense needs.

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