U.S. Navy Cruiser Tests Periscope-Sensing Radar System

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    U.S. Navy Cruiser Tests Periscope-Sensing Radar System

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    Michael Fabey | Aerospace Daily & Defense Report

    The U.S. Navy concluded a successful light-off test of its upgraded periscope detection and discrimination (PDD) capability earlier this month for the AN/SPQ-9B Anti-Ship Missile Defense Radar onboard guided-missile cruiser CG 57 USS Lake Champlain

    The rest of the article is here: http://aviationweek.com/awindefense/us-navy-cruiser-tests-periscope-sensing-radar-system
     
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    The upgraded PDD capability represents a noteworthy improvement in submarine detection in support of the Navy's overall anti-surface warfare efforts

    http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=93688
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    The Radar Set AN/SPQ-9B is a high resolution, X-band narrow beam radar that provides both air and surface tracking information to standard plan position indicator (PPI) consoles.

    The AN/SPQ-9B detects sea skimming missiles at the horizon even in heavy clutter while simultaneously providing detection and tracking of surface targets and beacon responses.

    http://www.aofs.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/AN-SPQ-9-Radar.pdf
     
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