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Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Gabbiano T-20 Version

Figure 1: Nose-mounted Gabbiano T-20 Version

frequency: X-band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power: 20 kW or 200 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 40 NM (≙ 74 km), or
220 NM (≙ 407 km)
range resolution:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:


Gabbiano is a family of airborne surveillance radar operating in X-band. They are lightweight, easy to install and come with a wide range of state of the art modes. The Gabbiano radars offer sea and terrestrial scanning, as well as SAR (Spot/Strip-SAR) and ISAR imagery.

The version T-20 transmits with a peak power of 20 kW, the Version T-200 transmits with 200 kW. Both Versions are available with eather a mechanical scanning array of slot radiators (e.g. see Figure 1), or an antenna with a parabolic reflector (see Figure 2). The T-20 radar is installed on the Elbit Hermes 450 UAV, while the T-200 variant is installed on the Hermes 900.

Picture gallery of Gabbiano

Figure 2: Belly-mounted antenna using parabolic reflector