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 square kilometer 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 for 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 is collected to enable an accurate point of origin to within 50 meters from more than 10 kilometers away, the weapon’s location is reported back for a counterfire response from any integrated system.
“Over the past five years, hundreds of employees have worked relentlessly to deliver these life-saving systems to our warfighters,” explained Mary Pat Hartnett, president of SRCTec.
“We appreciate the great partnership with the Army and look forward to continued support of our soldiers for many years.”
These enhanced capabilities are delivered in a system weighing less than 500 pounds and standing less than seven feet tall.
The radar’s light weight and small size allows for vehicle mounted transportability and operation, or rapid emplacement in challenging terrain by installing it on a tripod.
More than 1,000 LCMR systems have been procured by the U.S. and its allies, making it the most widely fielded counterfire radar in the world.
LCMR lifesaving systems benefits include:
Low lifecycle cost
Unattended remote operation
Easily transportable with rapid emplacement in challenging locations
Ruggedized with no moving parts for minimal maintenance
Rooftop, tower, tripod or vehicle mountable
Network ready for integration with FAAD network
Capable of fulfilling multiple missions simultaneously
SRCTec, is a manufacturing and life cycle management company specializing in production of high-quality, high-reliability, advanced military electro-mechanical products.
The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRC, Inc., which is a not-for-profit research and development company with more than 60 years of experience in defense, environment and intelligence.
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