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Definition/Scope: A system upgrade on the AN/MPQ-53 Radar set. The upgrade has a better ability to discriminate real targets from decoys, significant improvements in expanded search, threat detection, and identification and engagement capability and to perform engagements in highly cluttered environments. The addition of the high altitude cruise missile (HACM) search sector enhances the system’s ability to detect and counter air-launch cruise missiles (CMs).

Acronym For:

AN/MPQ-65 Radar set

Broader Terms:

Air Defense
Identification Friend or Foe
MIM-104D Patriot (PAC-3)
Patriot Advanced Capability-3

Narrower Terms:

airspace management

Related Terms:

air defense artillery
air defense radars
AN/MPQ-53 Radar Set
phased array radar
phased array warning system
Surface-to-Air Missile

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