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Re: Counter Battery

From: Alan E and Carmel J Brain <aebrain@d...>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 14:44:04 +1000
Subject: Re: Counter Battery

Ryan M Gill wrote:

> > True for todays battlefield but in the future how about rounds that
> > meant to jam or confuse a battery radar on its location, filling the
> > with reflective particals?
> True, however its not hard to see the rounds in flight once propellant
> gasses and crap have worn away at the radar absorbent material on the
> ogive and driving bands of the projectile.

A simple discarding sabot would fix this. Make the RAM coating ablative,
and the shell is stealthed from Radar.

What you CAN'T fix easily is the black-body radiation of a shell
travelling fast through the atmosphere. IOW Passive Infra-Red will see
the extremely hot shells quite easily, regardless of coatings. Maybe
refrigeration might work, but then the trail of disturbed air would
still be detectable, and the shell's position quickly deduced.

So the only thing to do when you can't decrease the signal is increase
the noise, with jammers, spoofers, absorbers, etc.

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