fire-control radar

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fire-control radar

[′fīr kən‚trōl ‚rā‚där]
(ordnance)
Radar equipment used in a fire-control system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fire-control radar

fire-control radar
A radar providing target inputs to a weapon fire-control system. The term applies to surface-to-air weapon systems. Normally, initial target information is obtained from surveillance radar and, thereafter, as it approaches near the radar, it is assigned to fire control radar for tracking and then for “kill.”
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Fire control radars provide the precision of bearing and range.
However, while Moscow makes bold claims about the counter-stealth capabilities of their S-400 and S-300V4 air defense systems, the fact remains that even if Russian low-frequency search and acquisitions radars can detect and track tactical fighter-sized stealth aircraft such as the F-22 or F-35, fire control radars operating in C, X and Ku bands cannot paint low observable (LO) jets except at very close ranges.
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Further, the company said it will model, test, analyse and evaluate all aspects of tactical fire control radars for performance; provide software experts to design, develop and maintain tactical computer programs at top quality; besides, program management; system integration; radar performance modelling and simulations; "at-sea" and field testing; and different engineering disciplines, such as systems, mission, security, safety, communications and networks.
AECOM will model, test, analyze and evaluate all aspects of tactical fire control radars for mechanical, electrical, functional and sustainable performance.
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The Division offers the entire spectrum of land- and ship-based fire control radars and surveillance radars as well as airborne radars.
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