Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/TPQ-47
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|instrumented range:||300 km|
|beamwidth:||β= 0.9° ;ε= 0.6°|
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AN/TPQ-47 is operating in the S-Band artillery locating radar is an extremely advanced derivative of the combat-proven AN/TPQ-37 firefinder radar. This was to be a new transportable, ground countermortar tactical radar for weapon location that would have replaced the AN/TPQ-37(V). It was given the popular name Phoenix Battlefield Sensor System (PBS²).
It is a computer-controlled, electronically scanned radar that uses a “fence” of pencil-shaped beams that sweep several times a second along a 90-degree sector of the horizon.
Through 2004, two prototype systems had been produced. The production was cancelled in 2005.