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Raytheon / Hughes AN/TPQ-36 Firefinding Radar

High-Mobility Weapon Locating Radar System

Raytheon / Hughes AN/TPQ-36 Firefinding Radar

High-Mobility Weapon Locating Radar System

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The AN/TPQ-36 system is typically mounted on HUMVEE vehicles.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1990
MANUFACTURER(S): Hughes Aircraft / Raytheon / Northrop Grumman - USA
OPERATORS: Australia; Portugal; Turkey; Ukraine; United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Not Applicable.
CALIBER(S): Not Applicable.
SIGHTS: Not Applicable.
RANGE (EFFECTIVE): 78,672 feet (23,979 meters; 26,224 yards)
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• AN/TPQ-36 - Base Production Model Designation
• ; original production by Hughes, now Raytheon; crew of eight.
• AN/TPQ-36(V)7 - Adds Modular Azimuth Position System (MAPS); crew of six.
• AN/TPQ-36(V)8 - Extended system performance; production by Northrop Grumman.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Raytheon / Hughes AN/TPQ-36 Firefinding Radar High-Mobility Weapon Locating Radar System.  Entry last updated on 2/26/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The AN/TPQ-36 Fire finder radar system is used to locate the origin of enemy fire - be it artillery or mortar. The system is a relatively light-weight battlefield component that can detect enemy launches from within a pre-selected 90-degree azimuth sector at any angle, in essence offering up 360-degrees of coverage (through manual positioning). The system can center in on staggered voluminous fire as well as artillery fired simultaneously.

The radar system tracks a 90-degree sector for incoming aerial threats. Once a recently launched target has been reported/acquired, the onboard computer can then pinpoint the relative point of origin of the launched munition based on its initial trajectory. From there, artillery commanders can direct counter-fire towards the suspected enemy position. The system is capable of tracking enemy (and friendly) mortar, artillery or rocket fire as needed. The effective tracking distance is just under 15 miles. The complicated designation breaks down as such: "AN" meaning Army/Navy(Marines); "T" representing the systems transportability; "P" representing its radar nature; "Q" for Special-Purpose/Multi-Purpose; "36" for the units required numerical designation.

The system consists of the operational control group designated as OK-398/TPQ-36 and the antenna transceiver group designated as OY-71/TPQ-36. The AN-TPQ-36 system can be air-lifted via helicopter crane.




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