|photos courtesy of SRC, Inc.
The Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar (LCMR), was developed by SRC, Inc. for the United States Special Operations Command. Element6 Composites developed, prototyped and manufactures the carbon fiber load-bearing structure for the SRCs LCMR. We have manufactured these structures for every AN/TPQ-48/49 produced. These systems are deployed world-wide in the global war against terrorism.
The LCMR system detects and locates mortar firing positions automatically by detecting and
tracking the mortar shell and then backtracking to the weapon position. The LCMR system
provides continuous 360-degree surveillance using an electronically scanned antenna. When
a mortar is detected, the radar sends a warning message indicating a round is incoming.
After sufficient data is collected to enable an accurate weapon location, the weapons location
SRC, Inc., formerly Syracuse Research Corporation, and Lockheed Martin are developing a
uniquely flexible tactical radar system for the U.S. Army to meet the needs of modern highly mobile
forces. The future Army, with a smaller and more mobile force, will face a global array of threats
and operational environments. The soldier will need systems with increased capabilities, flexibility,
and mobility. The prototype Multi-Mission Radar system (MMR) will provide the U.S. Army with a fully
operational system capable of demonstrating the benefits of a multi-mission radar across the full
operational spectrum while augmenting and/or replacing existing systems.
Partnered with SRC Inc., Element6 designed and built the radome for the CECOM MMR ATO radar that ultimately became the prototype for the enhanced AN/TPQ-36 (EQ-36).
Protecting borders and high value assets is of increasing importance as threats become more
technologically advanced. The application of unobtrusive and smart technology to monitor the
airspace is essential to protect against non-traditional threats, such as remotely controlled aircraft
not easily detected by current air surveillance systems.
The LSTARŪ system, SRC, Inc., and SRCTecs lightweight surveillance and target acquisition
radar, is strategically designed to fill critical gaps in air surveillance. Its unique 3-D and 360 degree
electronic scanning capability enables detection and tracking of the toughest targets, including
low altitude, slow flying small aircraft.
Supporting SRCs air surveillance efforts, Element6 designed and fabricated the radome for SRCs LSTAR radar that is used in permanent installations.