Anti-Mortar System

Today’s Michael Yon Report, transcribed by Dean Barnett at Hugh Hewitt’s site, described a new anti-mortar system being tested in Iraq. Here is the backstory from Defense Industry Daily:

C-RAM will uses target acquisition sensors, including Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPQ-36 Firefinder radar and the Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar, to detect and track fired rounds. Once a threat is detected, audio and visual alarms sound to warn exposed soldiers. Meanwhile, the fire-control subsystem predicts the mortar’s flight path, prioritizes targets, activates the warning system, and provides cueing data to target the mortar round while still in the air.

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