Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Two MSTAR versions: In the foreground -(V6), in the background -(V4)
(6 selectable frequencies)
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|peak power:||5 W|
|instrumented range:||100 m to 27 km|
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The MSTAR V6 (Manportable Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar) is a versatile, pulse Doppler ground surveillance radar that has replaced the Marconi ZB 298 in the detection of helicopters, vehicles and infantry. Powered by a standard army field battery this radar will also assist the artillery observer in detecting the fall of shot.
The MSTAR V6 is designed for emerging applications and as a drop in replacement for existing MSTAR integrations. Used as the wide area, long-range sensor, the MSTAR V6 is easily integrated into more complex security systems providing superior detection of moving targets. Once a target is detected accurate position information is provided to queue optical sensors to assess the target. The MSTAR V6 uniquely classifies target reports as personnel, tracked or wheeled vehicles, rotary wing, or unknown.
The MSTAR V6 has specifically been designed for integrated applications in harsh environments, and for 24/7 continuous operation by reduced operator controls through more automation. MSTAR can be vehicle borne or broken down into three easily transportable loads for manpacking purposes. The electroluminescent display that shows dead ground relief and target track history, also has the ability to superimpose a map grid at the 1:50000 scale to ease transfer to military maps.
In the US-American Armed Forces, this radar got the designator AN/PPS-5.
- Advertising flyer from the manufacturer: MSTAR (V6)