SRC's Radar System Provides Air Surveillance for G7 Summit in Canada

SRC’s AN/TPQ-49 Radar system supported the Canadian Armed Forces, providing air surveillance for the 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec. The radar system added to mission success by providing persistent air surveillance using SRC’s LSTAR software, a program that specifically tunes the radar for optimal detection of airborne targets, both large and small.

The AN/TPQ-49 counterfire radar provides continuous 360-degree surveillance and 3-D RAM location using a non-rotating electronically steered antenna. Its full azimuth coverage allows it to simultaneously detect and track multiple rounds fired from separate locations within a 315 square kilometer surveillance area. It can also be configured to scan less than 360 degrees, providing focused sector coverage with more frequent update rates.

The AN/TPQ-49 counterfire radar has been designed for use by expeditionary forces. Its predecessor, AN/TPQ-48, was originally developed as a quick reaction capability for the United States Special Operations Command to be compatible with airborne operations and deployable by parachute. Subsequently, it was upgraded in performance capabilities and ruggedized for the U.S. Army to become the AN/TPQ-49 counterfire radar. The radar can be assembled or disassembled quickly by two soldiers in 20 minutes. It mounts on a tripod using lightweight antenna hardware, allowing for rapid emplacement and ease of relocation. Click here to learn more about this radar.

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