Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/TPS-703
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|instrumented range:||80 NM (≙ 148 km)|
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|MTBCF:||2 000 hrs|
AN/TPS-703 is operating in S-Band solid-state tactical mobile midrange 3D air search radar. It's a slimmed down version of the AN/TPS-78 radar system, and a predecessor of the G/ATOR radar. The radar utilizes digital beamforming, i.e. a simultaneous stacked beam technology that provides full-time, full-volume coverage of all targets. It can detect high-speed, high-altitude targets while simultaneously detecting low-altitude targets in heavy ground and sea clutter. All electronics including the transmitter are packaged in a single 14-foot (4.3 m) ISO shelter.