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AN/TPQ-36 (Firefinder)

Definition/Scope: An artillery/mortar locating radar system which uses a combination of radar techniques and computer controlled functions to detect and accurately locate enemy mortars and short- to medium-range weapons. FIREFINDER V(8) is a counterfire detection radar system that will be deployable worldwide on high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs), operate in all climatic conditions, have increased range capabilities and significantly reduced false targeting problems, and provide improved discrimination capabilities to identify type and caliber of incoming projectiles. Counterfire is intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons. The radar system forwards counterfire information to the fire direction center of the unit designated to coordinate counterfire activities where the information is processed, evaluated, and verified. AN/TPQ-36 radar will be interoperable with AFATDS.

Used For:

Fires WFF
Q-36 radar

Broader Terms:

Fires WFF
indirect fire support
observed fire
weapons locating radar

Related Terms:

AN/TPQ-37 (Firefinder)
AN/TPQ-47 (Firefinder)
Divisional MLRS Target Acquisition Battery
Enhanced AN/TPQ-36
Field Artillery
Fire Support Officer
Heavy Division Target Acquisition Battery
indirect fire support
Separate Brigade Target Acquisition Platoon

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