Medium-Range Radar Project achieves major project milestone


February 4, 2020 - Defence Stories


The Director Land Command Systems Program Management (DLCSPM) and the Canadian Army’s Director Land Requirements (DLR) team poses with Rheinmetall personnel in front of an AN/MPQ-504 Medium-Range Radar at the Rheinmetall facility in St. Jean, Quebec.

The Medium-Range Radar (MRR) Project achieved a major milestone with the acceptance of the final AN/MPQ-504 Medium-Range Radar. Part of the Land Force Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (LF ISTAR) Omnibus project, the MRR project delivered ten mobile radars that represent a significant capability enhancement for the Canadian Army in detecting hostile indirect fire including rockets, artillery, and mortars.

The system can predict the point of impact of projectiles to warn friendly forces, determine the point of origin to enable appropriate counter-action, and survey local airspace for aircraft from small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to fighter jets. It can provide this capability in austere locations, day and night, and in all weather conditions.

Credit for this accomplishment belongs to the Weapon Location Systems (WLS) cell within DGLEPM’s Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) team. The radar systems are fielded to the 4th Regiment (General Support), Royal Canadian Artillery, which is part of the Canadian Combat Support Brigade (CCSB).

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