Army Receives 400th SRCTec Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar System

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June 4, 2019 | Originally published by Date Line: June 4 on

SRCTec is pleased to announce the delivery of the 400th AN/TPQ-50 LCMR counterfire radar system to the U.S. Army. The Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar (LCMR) family of systems provides continuous 3-D, 360-degree surveillance and 3-D rocket, artillery, and mortar (RAM) location using a non-rotating, electronically steered antenna to protect U.S. Army troops and our allies. When compared to its expeditionary predecessor, it detects targets with flatter trajectories while calculating the point of origin more accurately from a greater distance. Its full azimuth coverage allows it to simultaneously detect and track multiple rounds fired from separate locations within a 700-km2 surveillance area.The radar can also be configured to scan less than 360 degrees, providing focused sector coverage with more frequent update rates.

LCMR radars perform with a track-while-scan capability which allows the simultaneous detection and tracking of multiple threats fired from separate locations.Once a RAM threat is detected, the radar sends an early warning message indicating that a round is incoming.

After sufficient data are collected to enable an accurate point of origin to within 50 m from more than 10 km away, the weapon’s location is reported back for a counterfire response from any integrated system.