Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/SPG-60
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||1800 and 3600 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.22; 0.45 µs|
|peak power:||5.5 kW|
|instrumented range:||60 NM (≙ 111 km)|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||60 rpm|
AN/SPG-60 or Separate target illumination radar (STIR) is operating in the X-Band monopulse, Doppler aquisition, tracking and target illumination radar for RIM-24 Tartar and RIM-66 Standard missiles. It is a part of the MK-86 gun fire control system. The antennas pedestal is stabilised. The parabolic reflector has a diameter of 4 m. The antenna can be fitted with a boresighted TV camera looking through a hole in the reflector providing a passive visual tracking during extreme jamming environment.
The development began in the late 1960s, with the first prototypes of the Mk 86 delivered to the US Navy in March 1970.