target acquisition radar


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target acquisition radar

[′tär·gət ‚ak·wə¦zish·ən ′rā‚där]
(engineering)
An antiaircraft artillery radar, normally of lesser range capabilities but of greater inherent accuracy than that of surveillance radar, whose normal function is to acquire aerial targets either by independent search or on direction of the surveillance radar, and to transfer these targets to tracking radars.
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The 3-D target acquisition radar has a threat-warning alarm and automatic threat-evaluation modes, with automatic target prioritization.
Airbus Group has delivered six of its TRS-3D multi-mode, naval surveillance and target acquisition radar systems, designated AN/SPS-75 by the U.
Under the contract, Racal Australia will furnish the Army with 51 Australian Manportable Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar (AMSTAR) systems, which leverages work done by parent company Thomson Racal Defence (Crawley, West Sussex, UK) for the British Army's MSTAR midlife-improvement program, differing from the British equipment in several respects, including the type of man-machine interface used and the detection range offered.
DSCA has looked for Congressional approval of the sale of six AN/TPQ-53 (V) Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar Systems previously in October from Lockheed Martin for $179 million.
One of the classic designs is the Thales Sensors Man-portable Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar (Mstar), a 46 kg, 10 to 20 GHz set that has been sold to at least five export customers and was built under licence in Spain, as was the Indra Arine.
European Report" expects to see a variant of the UK's Airborne Stand-Off Radar system, an Airbus A3 20-mounted Northrop Grumman AN/APY-XX radar and an outgrowth of the Franco-German, Dutch and Italian Stand-Off Surveillance Target Acquisition Radar technology demonstrator as the leading candidates for the operational NATAR capability.

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