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Armed Forces - a6a10.1 - Artillery Locating Devices - MSTAR

ARTILLERY

ARTILLERY LOCATING DEVICES - MSTAR

MSTAR is a Lightweight Pulse Doppler J Band All Weather Radar that has replaced the ZB 298 in the detection of helicopters, vehicles and infantry. Powered by a standard army field battery this radar will also assist the artillery observer in detecting the fall of shot.

The electroluminescent display that shows dead ground relief and target track history, also has the ability to superimpose a map grid at the 1:50000 scale to ease transfer to military maps. MSTAR can be vehicle borne or broken down into three easily transportable loads for manpacking purposes.

MSTAR is used by Forward Observation Officers. There are believed to be around 100 MAOV (Warrior Mechanised Artillery Observation Vehicles) equipped with MSTAR. MSTAR is believed to cost about 50,000 per unit at mid 1999 prices and in total about 200 MSTAR equipments are in service throughout the British Army.

MSTAR Specifications

Weight

30kg

Wavelength

J - Band

Range

In excess of 20kms