Evolving radar systems for C- RAM roles in the future

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    Insurgent organizations all over the world are looking beyond small arms and shoulder launched weapons that are the usual staple of their arsenals. Middle Eastern groups such as Hezbollah and assorted Iraqi insurgent units have actually graduated to operating long range rockets of different diameters besides increasing the number of smaller tube artillery systems such as mortars at their disposal. It is not surprising therefore that it is in Israel and in US occupied Iraq that the means to counter rocket, artillery, mortar (C-RAM) rounds were first deployed and tested. Although, indirect firepower capability in the hands of terrorists is a concern, the accretion of precision rocket artillery systems by the Chinese is of greater import to India. It is therefore time to closer look at what constitutes the core of C- RAM systems and how the detection and guidance aspects of these technologies have evolved since some of them maybe on offer to India for joint development and production. While the kill vector used for interception by a C-RAM system could range from a rocket, to a smart 35 mm round, to even a laser, its efficacy depends on its core sensor which is a radar of the phased array variety. Importantly, the radar technology used in C- RAM systems is not specific to it and has grown out of the worldwide trend to combine air defence and counterbattery roles into a single package. This in turn has been facilitated by the maturing of programmable phased array radar technology.

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