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Castor 2

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Castor 2E

Figure 1: Castor 2E

Specifications
frequency: X-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ): 4 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 80 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 25 km
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

Castor 2

Castor 2 is operating in X-Band fire-control radar family, of which there are at least six variants (denoted by suffix letters running from A to E, and J). All versions are compact, lightweight, and suitable for installation on both small and large vessels. DRBC-32 is the French Navy designation.

CTM

CTM (Conduit de Tir Multi-sensor) is the Castor 2J fitted with a TV-camera and an infrared camera, adapted for the Crotale NG fire control system. On La Fayette class frigates it serves as both gunnery and missile fire control.