Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
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Green Pine Radar
The Elta Electronic Industries subsidiary of IAI Electronic Group developed the Green Pine early warning and fire control radar for the Arrow 2 system. The radar carries the designation ELM-2090 and includes the trailer mounted radar and antenna array, the power generator, a cooling system and radar control center. The ELM-2080 Green Pine missile detection radar developed for the Arrow missile interceptor system, is a derivative of the PHALCON. The hole anti-missile project includes the Arrow-2 missile, the “Green Pine” ballistic missile tracking radar, and “Citron Tree” fire-control system.
“Green Pine” is an electronically scanned, solid-state, phased array radar operating at UHF-Band in the range 500 MHz to 1,000 MHz, and was developed from the Elta Music phased array radar. The radar operates in search, detection, tracking and missile guidance modes simultaneously.
The radar can detect targets at ranges up to about 500 km and is able to track targets up to speeds over 3,000 m/s. The radar illuminates the target and guides the Arrow missile to within 4 m of the target.
India has placed an order for the supply of two Elta Green Pine for use with India’s air defence system against ballistic missiles. The first was delivered in 2001.