Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Castor 2E
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):|
|pulsewidth (τ):||4 µs|
|peak power:||80 kW|
|instrumented range:||25 km|
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Castor 2 is operating in the 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 (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.