Tuesday, March 22, 2016

USN begins testing of SPQ-9B radar with periscope detection upgrade

Richard Scott, London - IHS Jane's Navy International
20 March 2016
The US Navy (US Navy) has completed the first shipborne 'light-off' test of an AN/SPQ-9B horizon search radar upgraded with a Periscope Detection and Discrimination (PDD) capability, the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) revealed on 18 March.
The 12 March 'light off' was conducted on board the CG 47 Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) during live-fire testing off the Californian coast.

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