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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): February 2012
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Tactical Reconnaissance and Counter-Concealment-Enabled Radar
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: TRACER
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): February 2012
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Tactical Reconnaissance and Counter-Concealment-Enabled Radar (TRACER) is a dual-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) designed to detect vehicles, buildings and other man-made objects that are buried, camouflaged or concealed under foliage in real-time. The radar system incorporates the Lockheed Martin proven foliage penetration (FOPEN) technology and provides high resolution images to ground units in all-weather, day or night conditions, as well as operating in various collection modes. As of October 2010, the TRACER has already successfully completed approximately one hundred test flights on manned platforms and started flight tests onboard the MQ-9 unmanned aircraft system on October 27, 2010.

The TRACER is intended to provide the United States military with intelligence not available from a traditional optical sensor. The radar will be operated remotely utilizing a high endurance platform such as the US Air Force's MQ-9 or the US Army's MQ-1C Sky Warrior. The radar configuration aboard the MQ-9 also utilizes an external unpressurized pod to house the Radio Frequency (RF) portion of the system. This tactical penetrating radar can be deployed on both manned and unmanned platforms in a variety of environments. The TRACER system also includes a portable ground station to plan, collect, support missions and exploit imagery in real time using a data link technology to connect with the airborne sensor immediately.

TRACER Applications

Combat Aircraft MQ-1C Gray Eagle MQ-9A Reaper Private Aircraft King Air 200


There are 4 news between
27 Oct 2010 and 23 Oct 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012TRACER Foliage-Penetrating Reconnaissance Radar Integrated with System to Detect Slow Moving Objects
Wednesday, February 22, 2012TRACER Radar Deployed to Support US Southern Command
Tuesday, April 19, 2011Tactical Reconnaissance Radar Completes Unmanned Aerial System Test Flights
Wednesday, October 27, 2010Tactical Reconnaissance Radar Begins Test Flights Aboard Predator B Unmanned Aerial System

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