AN/SPG-53 Gun Fire Control Radar
The Charles Adams DDG's were fitted with the Mk 68 Mod 19 Gun Fire Control System. The system provides dual purpose protection against surface, shore and close range air targets. The AN/SPG-53F Radar (mounted on top of the director) tracks targets and passes this data to the Gun Computer System which calculates the firing solution for the Mk 42 Mod 10 Gunmounts. Two operators are positioned in the director and control of engagements is coordinated from the Dual Purpose Battery Plot. This gunnery director/radar provides the ship with its third channel of fire control.
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