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TRACER goes operational with SOUTHCOM

22nd February 2012 - 16:34 GMT | by Andrew White


The US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) has deployed Lockheed Martin's Tactical Reconnaissance and Counter-Concealment-Enabled Radar (TRACER) following operational demonstrations.

According to Lockheed Martin, the sensor which comprises a penetrating radar capable of detecting objects that are buried, concealed or camouflaged, has been used in support of SOUTHCOM operations since the end of January.

SOUTHCOM selected to mount the TRACER system on board a US Army C-12 aircraft, although company sources were quick to explain that it is also available on board a variety of manned and unmanned platforms. As part of its development, TRACER was carried on board a Predator MQ-9B

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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