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Donaldson Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 1299
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440
Jan W. Drymon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DONALDSON SUPPLIES AIR FILTRATION FOR LOCKHEED MARTIN EQ-36 RADAR SYSTEM
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – June 23, 2010 – Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI), a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, announced today that the Lockheed Martin Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar System (EQ- 36) will use Donaldson air filtration technology. The EQ-36 protects troops by detecting close-in mortar attacks and long-range cannon and rocket fire using a rapidly transportable radar system. Donaldson air filtration technology filters the air used to cool critical electronics.
The EQ-36 design includes Donaldson's patented Strata™ Tube filtration technology. Donaldson Strata Tubes utilize inertial force to spin dust and other contaminants out of the air stream and deliver clean air downstream. The Strata Tubes are maintenance-free, highly efficient and low weight. They have no moving parts to wear out or break, which eliminates the need for spare parts, reduces logistical requirements and lowers the EQ-36 life-cycle costs. The custom designed EQ-36 Strata panels are included in the antenna and the pedestal systems of the radar.
“Donaldson Strata Tubes are ideal for military applications that require maintenance-free, light weight, and high efficiency filtration in the harshest environments,” said Sheila Peyraud, General Manager for Donaldson Aerospace and Defense. “With a flexible design, our Strata Tubes are used on many diverse military platforms including the Abrams Tank and Blackhawk Helicopter. We are pleased to have our proven Strata Tube technology incorporated in the new EQ-36 radar platform.”
Sixteen new EQ-36 systems will be delivered to the Army's Program Executive Office – Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors – under a design and development contract awarded to Lockheed Martin in January 2007. The first radar system was delivered to the U.S. Army in June 2009; the final units will be delivered by fall 2010.
To learn more about Donaldson filtration technology for military applications, visit www.donaldson.aero or contact us at 1-866-323-0394.
About Donaldson's Aerospace & Defense Group
Donaldson's Aerospace and Defense Group is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems for the aerospace and defense industry. Our filtration solutions protect fixed wing aircraft, rotorcraft, military ground vehicles, electronic equipment, space vehicles, missiles, military shipboard systems and amphibious vehicles. We are committed to advancing filtration technology, providing quality products and prompt customer service. Our group serves customers from sales, engineering and manufacturing locations around the world.
About Donaldson Company
Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems that improve people's lives, enhance our Customers' equipment performance, and protect our environment. We are a technology-driven company committed to satisfying our Customers' needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise, and global presence. Our employees contribute to the Company's success by supporting our Customers at our more than 100 sales, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world.
Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 indices, and our shares trade on the NYSE under the symbol DCI. Additional information is available at www.donaldson.com.