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Giraffe 1X

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Giraffe 1X

Figure 1: Giraffe 1X

frequency: X-band
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instrumented range: 75 km
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elevation coverage:
hits per scan: 60 rpm
Giraffe 1X

Giraffe 1X is an X-band 3D short-range radar intended primarily for the ground-based air defence (GBAD) role, but also providing a sense and warn (S&W) capability against mortars and rockets.

Giraffe 1X is a small and lightweight yet highperforming 3D radar that is easily integrated in almost any type of mobile platform, fixed structure or C² system. The system is designed to deliver key capabilities as part of short-range surveillance and Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD). A feature of the Giraffe 1X is its ability to see down into valleys to detect ultra-low-flying targets. Giraffe 1X offers an early warning of rockets, mortars, drones, missiles and asymmetric attacks from terrorist groups and can be operated by a single user.