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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) and Europe's Stand-off Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar demonstrator (SOSTAR-X).
The 3-D target acquisition radar has a threat-warning alarm and automatic threat-evaluation modes, with automatic target prioritization.
For the tests, the Dutch Armed Forces supplied target acquisition radar, a command link between the radar and the Madls, various support equipment as well as the Stinger missiles.
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.
France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain joined in the Sostar (Stand-Off Surveillance & Target Acquisition Radar) project, which is now being developed by Thales Airborne Systems, Eads-Dornier, Fiar, Dutch Space and Indra.
"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.
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.
There are overlaps, so that, for instance, a target acquisition radar can sometimes look like a navigation radar.
The proposal is backed by Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway and the United States (these nations have contributed representatives to the Natar Project Office) while France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain are promoting the Sostar (Stand-Off Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar) project.
The DIVARTY counter-fire cell's target acquisition radars located and identified the enemy's indirect fire weapons locations.

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