U.S. army delivered three AN/TPQ-48 LCMR Light Counter-Mortar Radar to Ukrainian army

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:14 AM
 
U.S. army delivered three AN/TPQ-48 LCMR Light Counter-Mortar Radar to Ukrainian army.
The U.S. military delivered three lightweight, AN/TPQ-48 counter-mortar radar systems to Ukrainian armed forces, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters. The radar systems are the first few of 20 that will be delivered during the next several weeks and U.S. military members will begin training Ukrainian armed forces in mid-December, Warren said.
     
The U.S. military delivered three lightweight, AN/TPQ-48 counter-mortar radar systems to Ukrainian armed forces, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters. The radar systems are the first few of 20 that will be delivered during the next several weeks and U.S. military members will begin training Ukrainian armed forces in mid-December, Warren said.
AN/TPQ-48 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR) of U.S. Army
     

“The radar systems see incoming mortar fire and quickly calculate the point of origin of a mortar round fired by the enemy, and allows friendly forces to react appropriately,” the Pentagon spokesman said.

The Ukrainian armed forces will determine how, where and when they will employ the systems, he added.

“It’s also up to the Ukrainians if they attach these radar [systems] to a fire-direction system, which will allow for counter battery fires, or if they use them independently and react with ground forces,” Warren said.

The radar systems are part of the $118 million in equipment and training the United States has committed to assisting Ukraine’s armed forces.

“We’re working closely with the Ukrainians through the interagency process,” the colonel said.

A U.S. team of about 12 people also recently completed some medical training in Ukraine.

“[The team] assessed Ukraine’s need for immediate care, looked at potential long-term capacity building and conducted some battlefield medical training,” Warren noted.

     
The U.S. military delivered three lightweight, AN/TPQ-48 counter-mortar radar systems to Ukrainian armed forces, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters. The radar systems are the first few of 20 that will be delivered during the next several weeks and U.S. military members will begin training Ukrainian armed forces in mid-December, Warren said.
Sergeant Robert Archer of the Australian army describes the functions of the Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar at giraffe hill to Chief of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Ash Power AO, CSC and party during his recent visit to Multi National Base - Tarin Kot.
     
The AN/TPQ-48 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR) is a man portable system, designed to detect, track and locate primarily mortars, with later versions able to also track rockets. It provides 360 degree surveillance using an electronically scanned antenna. It has two separate modes of operation; sense and warn and counter-fire.

The LCMR is highly mobile throughout an Area of Operations, able to be carried in most in service vehicles and all fixed and rotary wing aircraft. An LCMR detachment is able to be in action in under 20 minutes and will provide a 24 hour, all weather capability.

The AN/TPQ-48 radar has a maximum range of 10,2 km with a coverage elevation of 30° and 360° in azimuth.
 

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