The US Army has received a next-generation Firefinder radar shelter from Northrop Grumman.

The integrated radar system detects and tracks hostile mortar rounds, artillery shells and rockets, instantly locating their source.

The system is suitable for rapid deployment missions and is capable of handling simultaneous fire from multiple locations, detecting and reporting positions from the first round.

Firefinder can be transported in a C-130 aircraft and other helicopters, as well as on HMMWV vehicles in the battlefield.

Northrop is currently upgrading a total of 50 Firefinder radar shelters for the US Army under a $285m contract as part of the ongoing radar system enhancement effort.