Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Scanter 6000
|frequency:||9 250 … 9 500 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||max. 20 kHz|
|peak power:||200 kW|
|average power:||40 W|
|instrumented range:||96 NM (≙ 178 km)|
|range resolution:||12 m|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||6 … 48 min⁻¹|
Scanter 6000 is operating in the X-Band fully coherent solid-state 2D naval surveillance radar with software-defined functionality, developed by Terma to address market requirements for improved surface and low airspace situational awareness. Advanced techniques such as frequency diversity and time diversity provide superior performance. It is capable of providing simultaneous small target detection, helicopter guidance, and large and small target detection at close and maximum range. Scanter 6000 has been specifically designed as an affordable all-weather sensor solution to plug the gap between standard marine navigation radars and more expensive military surveillance radar systems. It may serve as a multi-role sensor system to meet requirements for tactical surface surveillance, search and rescue, and helicopter control.
The Royal Malaysian Navy has selected the Scanter 6000 as combined navigation and helicopter control radar for their two Lekiu-class frigates mid-life modernisation and service life extension.