AN/TPS-58

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AN/TPS-58 Moving-Target-Locating Radar (MTLR) is a vehicle-mounted radar set used by the United States Army for general surveillance and artillery burst detection. The AN/TPS-58 weighs 3,500 pounds and utilizes a truncated parabolic reflector (65 × 52 cm) antenna.[1] The accuracy of the AN/TPS-58 is 50m with a detection range 12 km for personnel or 20 km for vehicles.[2]

The mission of the AN/TPS-58 MTLR is to detect, locate, and identify moving ground targets with sufficient accuracy for attack by friendly weapon systems. The radar also can vector friendly patrols to specified areas. The MTLRs are usually employed by division artillery in general support of the division and are therefore seldom directly controlled by cannon battalions. However, they may be attached to battalions for support only, such as security, survey, and Classes I and II.[3]

The appointed depot for the AN/TPS-58B radars is Sacramento Army Depot.[4]

Variants[edit]

  • AN/TPS-58A
  • AN/TPS-58B

References[edit]

  1. ^ AN/TPS-43 Tactical Air Control Radar. Integrated Publishing. 30 May 2010. URL:http://www.tpub.com/content/radiosets/TB-43-0133/TB-43-01330144.htm. Accessed: 2010-05-30. (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5q6zV5KjF)
  2. ^ Bidwell, Shelford (1977). Brassey's Artillery of the World. San Francisco: Ignatius Press. p. 140. ISBN 0-517-27718-2. 
  3. ^ CHAPTER 5: TARGET ACQUISITION . GlobalSecurity.org. 30 May 2010. URL:http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/6-20-1/Ch5.htm. Accessed: 2010-05-30. (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5q6xga4af)
  4. ^ United States Army FM 6–121 Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for FIELD ARTILLERY TARGET ACQUISITION, 1990