Lockheed Martin showcasing its AN/TPQ-53 counterfire target acquisition radar at AUSA 2014

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AUSA 2014
Association of the United States Army

AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
13 to 15 October 2014
Washington D.C., United States
 
Lockheed Martin at AUSA 2014
 
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 09:20 AM
 
Lockheed Martin showcasing its AN/TPQ-53 counterfire target acquisition radar at AUSA 2014
At AUSA 2014 (Association of United States Army) Annual Meeting currently taking place in Washington D.C., visitors can’t miss the large TPQ-53 truck mounted radar on the Lockheed Martin exhibit. The AN/TPQ-53 counterfire target acquisition radar is a new generation of counterfire sensor with the flexibility to adapt to uncooperative adversaries and changing missions.
     
At AUSA 2014 (Association of United States Army) Annual Meeting currently taking place in Washington D.C., visitors can’t miss the large TPQ-53 truck mounted radar on the Lockheed Martin exhibit. The AN/TPQ-53 counterfire target acquisition radar is a new generation of counterfire sensor with the flexibility to adapt to uncooperative adversaries and changing missions. The AN/TPQ-53 on Lockheed Martin’s booth at AUSA 2014
     
In today’s rapidly evolving security landscape of unconventional battlefields and irregular warfare, our soldiers need to quickly locate and neutralize mortar and rocket threats. The AN/TPQ-53 (formerly known as EQ-36) meets this challenge head on.

The solid-state phased array AN/TPQ-53 radar system or, “Q-53”, detects, classifies, tracks and determines the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360- or 90-degree modes. This innovative sensor is replacing the aging AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-37 medium-range radars now in the Army’s inventory.

Mounted on its 5-ton FMTV prime mover, the Q-53 can be rapidly deployed and integrated into the tactical battlefield with heavy, medium and light forces. The Q-53 is mobile, maneuverable, fully supportable and easily maintained. The Target Acquisition Subsystem contains the radar on a single prime mover and tows the power generator. This package performs all essential missions of the Q-53 for short durations. A second prime mover carries an operations control shelter, backup power generator, and two additional soldiers to provide a sustained operations capability.

Adapting to mission requirements, soldiers can operate the Q-53 remotely using a laptop computer or from the fully equipped climate-controlled shelter. The radar’s software enables it to interface directly with the Army Battle Command Systems. The Q-53 is also IFPC (Indirect Fire Protection Capability) compatible in countering rocket, artillery, and mortar attacks.

Compared to currently deployed systems, the new, battle-tested Q-53 offers enhanced performance, including greater mobility, increased reliability and supportability, a lower life-cycle cost, reduced crew size, and the ability to track targets in a full-spectrum environment, a vital capability on today’s battlefield.

 

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