New radar spots rockets in 360 degrees.

Author:Williams, Robert H.
Position::TECH TALK: A TIP-SHEET ON THE LATEST GADGETS
 
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An updated and vastly improved radar that can track enemy rocket, artillery and mortar fire in a full 360 degree panorama recently underwent successful testing at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

The prototype was designed by Syracuse Research Corp. for Lockheed Martin's enhanced AN/TPQ-36 counter-fire target acquisition radar.

It is expected to replace counter-fire radars that were developed during the Cold War, which operate only in limited 90 degree modes.

The Army has ordered five of...

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