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US Army orders AN/TPQ-50 radar systems

31st October 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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SRC has received a $26 million contract to deliver AN/TPQ-50 radar systems to the US Army for air surveillance and counterfire target acquisition.

The AN/TPQ-50 is a Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar (LCMR) and a US Army Program of Record. It provides early warning for indirect fire and counterfire target acquisition. The system provides continuous, 360° notification of incoming fire from mortars, rockets and other small projectiles.

The radar has a track-while-scan capability allowing for the simultaneous detection and tracking of multiple threats fired from separate locations. Once a threat is detected, the radar sends an early warning message indicating that a round is incoming. After sufficient data is collected to enable an accurate point of origin, the weapon’s location is reported back for a counterfire response from any integrated system.

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