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Caption: The AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar was developed in the late 2000s by Lockheed Martin and is in service with the US Army and Singapore.
A unit that has planned and prepared for a stand-off attack can initiate counterfires on preplanned targets almost immediately, firing series and groups of preplanned targets.
Lockheed Martin demonstrated a fully-operational prototype of the EQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar at the Association for the United States Army (AUSA)'s 2007 exposition in October.
Running the counterfire war is a big task, he said.
The DIVARTY S2 and Targeting Officer could build a censor zone between the forward line of own troops (FLOT) and the DAG to filter out the Regimental Artillery Groups' (RAGs) fires so that the radar receives acquisitions from the DAG for immediate counterfire purposes.
It has the ability to rapidly detect incoming artillery fire and can calculate the firing site and point of impact, enabling effective counterfire to take place within a few seconds.
AN/TPQ-53 is a counterfire target acquisition radar that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from indirect fire.
In September 2006 PEO-IEW&S awarded a $120 million contract to Lockheed Martin to provide five Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 radars, which are also known as the EQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar.
However, the controllers experienced problems in talking pilots onto the targets, delaying CAS in a counterfire role against Iraqi artillery.
The first soldier killed with us occurred during counterfire after an exchange I started with Tank 36.
Countering battery fire protection by putting obscurants in front of or over the adversary's artillery counterfire detection systems.
The field artillery unit had a lock on the firing point one time and could not get the permission in time to counterfire.
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