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
Broader Terms:Fires WFF
Related Terms:AN/TPQ-37 (Firefinder)