CHAPTER 3: Weapons and Equipment


Section XI: Radar

BATTLEFIELD SURVEILLANCE

CARRIER

FREQUENCY

RANGE (KM)

RADAR    

PERSONNEL

VEHICLE

BIG FRED

MTLB (M1975)

40 Ghz

12-15

20+

BUZZ STAND

PSNR-1 (MAN-PORTABLE)

9-10 Ghz

1.2

4.5

SMALL FRED

PRP-3/4 (BMP-1 VARIANT)

36.2-37 GHz

7-12

20+

TALL MIKE

BRM-1k (BMP-1 VARIANT)

9 Ghz

5

10

 

AIR DEFENSE RADAR

ASSOCIATED SYSTEM

ROLE

RANGE (KM)

TYPE

DISTANCE

BILL BOARD

SA-12

surveillance

10-250

FIRE DOME

SA-11

fire control

guidance

3-32

altitude

15-22

GUN DISH

ZSU-23-4

fire control

20

HAT BOX

SA-13

range

INA

HOT SHOT

2S6 / SA-19

fire control

acquisition

18

tracking

13

LAND ROLL

SA-8

fire control

acquisition
guidance
tracking

30
12+
20-25

LONG TRACK

SA-6 / SA-8

acquisition

150+

LOW BLOW

SA-3 / SA-4

acquisition

110

PAT HAND

SA-4

fire contrl

INA

SCRUM HALF

SA-15

fire control

acquisition

25

SNOW DRIFT

SA-11

fire control

acquisition

23-85

tracking

20-70

SPOON REST

SA-11

acquisition

INA

STRAIGHT FLUSH

SA-6

fire control

acquisition
tracking
altitude

60-90
28-75
10,000m

THIN SKIN

SA-6 / SA-8

height finder

250

 

COUNTERMORTAR
COUNTERBATTERY RADAR

ROLE

RANGE

REMARKS

   

TYPE

DISTANCE (accuracy)

 
AN/TPQ-36 (US)

Countermortar/
Counterbattery

Mortar
Artillery
MLRS

 

Location is completely automatic and co-ordinates of weapon determined before round lands. Normal 90 sector can be modified to 360 for insurgency operations.

AN/TPQ-37 (US)

Countermortar/
Counterbattery

Mortar
Artillery
MLRS

Adequate to locate firers at normal firing range (only system with this capability)

AN/TPQ-36 & -37 complement each other to provide artillery counterfire against mortars and close-in artillery. Together they are known as the Firefinder system.

Zoopark-1 1L219

Countermortar/
Counterbattery

Mortars
Howitzers
MLRS
TBM

15 km (30 m)
10 km (35 m)
20 km (55 m)
40 km (65 m)

High-technology Russian system features air traffic control capability, GPS, high-mobility tracked chassis, and operation form a prime-propulsion-driven generator.

ARK-1M Rys Ricebag

Countermortar/
Counterbattery

Mortars
Howitzers
MLRS
TBM

13 km
9 km
30 km
30 km

Primarily used to locate tube artillery, mortars and multiple rocket launchers. The system also calculates impact errs of OPFOR rounds and provides automatic correction parameters.

SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE AND DIRECTION-FINDING SYSTEMS.

SYSTEM

SIGNALS

INTERCEPT RANGE

Intercept Receiver

VHF-UHF

40 km (LOS)

Radio Direction Finder

VHF-UHF
HF groundwave
HF skywave

40 km (LOS)
80 km
unlimited

Radar Direction Finder  

25 km


Any changes from the 1998 OPFOR Battle Book are depicted in GREEN printing.  Last updated on 01 March, 1999
For any comments, additions, deletions, or modifications for this Battle Book contact
LTC Bill Bryan.

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