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The OTOMATIC's turret. The SMA VPS-A06 is the radar at the front.

The SMA VPS-A06 is an Italian ground based target-tracking radar. In game it is found as the main tracking/fire-control radar of the OTOMATIC, fitted alongside the SMA VPS-A05 search radar.

Vehicles equipped with this radar

General info / usage

The SMA VPS-A06 is only a tracking radar, this means it can lock onto targets and provide a firing lead indicator, but cannot by itself detect targets and place them on the radar display. However on the OTOMATIC (the only vehicle which currently uses it), the SMA VPS-A06 is fitted alongside the SMA VPS-A05, target detection radar; this allows the OTOMATIC to use the VPS-A05 radar to detect targets, while the VPS-A06 radar is tracking a target. The VPS-A06 can track targets in a 180-degree arc from the front of the turret, out to a maximum range of 16 km.

Tracking Characteristics
Azimuth Tracking
Elevation Tracking
target speed
target speed
16,000 m 75 m ±90° -15°/+87° 15 m/s (54 km/h) 1,000 m/s (3,600 km/h)

Comparison with analogues

Compared to other tracking radars, the SMA VPS-A06 has an average maximum range and a good minimum range. The minimum relative speed is about average. The tracking angles match those of the Tunguska's 1RL144 radar, being slightly worse the Gepard's tracking radar.

Pros and cons


  • Decent maximum range
  • Good minimum range
  • Good minimum relative speed


  • Radar cannot track targets through a full 360-degrees
  • Radar tracking angles are slightly narrower than those of the Gepard's tracking radar (another radar which cannot track through 360 degrees)
  • Radar is quite tall and cannot be folded


The SMA VPS-A06 was developed in the 1980s by Galileo Avionica S.p.A. (now Selex ES). The radar was designed for use on the OTOMATIC anti-aircraft system. The radar was considered very accurate, reportedly being able to identify a target's location to within 2 m, at a range of 10 km.


An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

External links

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