AN/TPQ-50 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR)
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The AN/TPQ-50 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR) is a highly mobile counterfire target acquisition radar organic to Brigade Combat Teams, field artillery brigades and division artilleries. The system provides 360 azimuth coverage between the ranges of .5 to 10 km while automatically detecting, classifying, tracking and locating points of origin of projectiles fired from mortar, artillery and rocket systems. The system is fielded in the vehicle-mounted configuration but can be operated in the tripod-mounted configuration.


The Q-50 can quickly detect, track, classify and accurately determine the point of origin of enemy indirect fires and provide projectile impact locations with sufficient accuracy to warn Soldiers and provide point of origin information for engagement. The Q-50 is networked with existing counterfire systems to provide the maneuver commander increased counterfire radar flexibility. It can be assembled and disassembled quickly by two Soldiers.


  • 360-degree battlefield surveillance coverage:
  • Mortar: .5 km to 10 km
  • Artillery: 1 km to 10 km
  • Rockets: 1 km to 10 km
  • Probability of location greater than or equal to 85 percent
  • Can be operated in a stand-alone (6 two-person lift transit cases) or vehicle-mounted configuration (M1152A1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle with B2 Armor Kit)
  • Crew Size: Two Soldiers; Military Occupational Specialty: 13R
  • Emplacement: 20 minutes
  • Displacement: 10 minutes
  • Air, rail or ship transportable
  • Rapidly deployable to, and integrated into, the tactical battlefield with heavy, medium and light forces
  • Mobile, maneuverable, fully supportable, easily maintained


FY16: Procurement of 109 systems
1QFY18: Army Acquisition Objective Procurement complete
3QFY18: Organic depot capability established; Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pennsylvania


1QFY19-3QFY22: Software version 2.1.1 Fielding

  • AN/TPQ-50 Fielding complete
  • Transition to Sustainment; U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Maryland


  • SRCTec, LLC (North Syracuse, NY)