aiming, launch, type of weapon propulsion system,
and the forces to which the weapon is subjected
enroute to the target must be considered. The weapons
capability to be guided or controlled after launch
dramatically increases its accuracy and probability of
kill. The use of guidance systems also dramatically
complicates system designs. These factors as well as
the explosive to be used, the fuzing mechanism, and
warhead design are all factors in the design and
effectiveness of a modern weapon.
What is the sequence of events in fire control that
begins with the initial detection of an enemy
target and ends with the destruction of that
Q10. What phase of target detection estimates the
type, number, size, and identity of a target?
This chapter has given you an overview of many of
the radar systems used in todays Navy. The goal of
this chapter was not to tell you about every radar
system or every detail of every radar system, but to
simply explain what radar systems are found on which
ships in the Navy and on what types of ships you will
find various radar systems.
One of the key tools used for the detect-
to-engage scenario is radar systems. Understanding
how your ship accomplishes the detect-to-engage
scenario is extremely important to every Fire
Controlman. Doing so will give you a clear, firm grasp
of what your ship does in a battle scenario and how you
fit in the big picture of naval warfare for your ship.
You should also understand the fire control problem in
relationship to this scenario.
process and fire control problem work together to
accomplish the goal of destroying an enemy target.
Each ship has its own, unique configuration of
weapons and radar systems; it is your responsibility as
a Fire Controlman to learn how these work together in
the detect-to-engage sequence and the fire control
ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS
Variation in frequency .
TICONDEROGA class cruisers and ARLEIGH
BURKE class destroyers.
The AN/SPG-62 radar.
Air, surface, and beacon.
The Mk 91 Guided Missile Fire Control System..
The Perry class frigate.
A shipboard electro-optical system.
The classification phase.