S 1850 M
Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: S 1850 M “on shore leave”
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|peak power:||132 kW|
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|instrumented range:||400 km|
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S 1850 M
The S 1850 M is an operating in L-Band electronically stabilized, multibeam, long range, 3-D surveillance radar for both air and surface detection. It is a derivative of SMART-L using parts of Martello S 723. The S 1850 M is manufactured by the British company BAE Systems in cooperation with Thales Naval Nederland. The original designation Smartello as a contraction of Smart and Marconi Martello was discarded.
The radar system has a slightly higher rotation speed, improved anti-jamming capabilities, a flexible signal processor and local consoles. It can track up to 1 000 air targets with fully automatic detection and track initiation.
S 1850 M is installed on the Horizon frigates for the French and Italian navies and the Type 45 destroyers (also known as the D or Daring class) of the Royal Navy. It has also been selected for the UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers.