U.S. Army Accelerates Delivery Of Sentinel A4 Missile Defense Radar

First Sentinel A4 Radar Comes Off the Line & Achieves Major Milestones While Remaining Ahead of Schedule

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Sentinel A4 Radar: On Oct. 11, 2021, Lockheed Martin announced that the U.S. Army Sentinel A4 Program Office provided an accelerated contract award to Lockheed Martin to begin production for five additional radar systems developed specifically to detect and identify cruise missiles, unmanned aerial systems, rotary-wing, and fixed-wing aircraft, and rocket, artillery, and mortar threats. Army soldiers will use these radars to evaluate the operations of the new Sentinel A4s, which are projected to be delivered by the end of 2022.

“The Lockheed Martin team truly understands the importance that this system holds for our warfighters,” stated Troy Allen, program manager for the U.S. Army Sentinel A4 program office. “Once equipped with the Sentinel A4, our soldiers will operate in a more secure warfighting environment, improving capabilities against multiple evolving threats.”

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Lockheed Martin’s open architecture is the cornerstone of the radar system’s design and will allow for future upgrades.
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“This latest contract was awarded two years earlier in the development process than in previous programs, thanks to the team’s continued success in meeting all milestones ahead of schedule,” said Mark Mekker, director of Army Radars for Lockheed Martin. “It’s not only representative of the hard work of our employees, but also the U.S. Army’s confidence in the experience and performance of Lockheed Martin.” Read more: Lockheed Martin

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