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Blindfire tracking radar

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Marconi DN-181 “Blindfire” tracking radar

Figure 1: Marconi DN-181 “Blindfire” tracking radar

frequency: F-Band
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instrumented range: max. 32 km (height: max. 5 km)
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Blindfire tracking radar

The Blindfire tracking radar, supplied by Alenia Marconi Systems, is a differential monopulse frequency agile radar operating at F-Band which provides fully automatic all-weather engagement. The output is sufficiently powerful to burn through most jamming signals and the radar uses advanced frequency management techniques to evade jamming and other hostile electronic countermeasures. The system incorporates a self-surveillance reversionary mode of operation. A dedicated missile command link provides dual firing capability.

Marconi DN-181 “Blindfire” tracking radar
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Figure 2: “Blindfire” tracking radar