Moving Target Detection System (MOTARDES), AN/APQ-137.
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The ANAPQ-137 moving target detection system MOTARDES has a sensor mounted on the nose of a helicopter to detect moving enemy personnel and equipment that are difficult or impossible to see because of darkness, foliage, or camouflage. It radiates RF pulses, scans a 60 deg forward sector, processes the returns to disclose anything in motion, and presents these prospective targets on a 5-inch radarscope. Being coordinated with the fire control system, the ANAPQ-137 makes possible accurate firing of the helicopters rocket launchers and 6-barrel 7.62-mm machine guns against targets formerly overlooked. Author
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Fire Control and Bombing Systems