Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Honeywell’s 18 inch antenna
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.1 … 3.5 µs|
|peak power:||10 kW|
|instrumented range:||300 NM (≙ 555 km)|
|hits per scan:|
Primus 700 is operating in the X-Band weather radar family. The radars incorporate interfaces allowing compatibility with a wide range of display products.
The letter “A” in Primus 700A denotes compatibility with the Aeronautical Radio Inc. (ARINC-708) standard data interface. The radar Primus 701A is nearly the same but has the additional capability of operating in beacon mode. This enables it to show the position of a portable radio beacon to help pilots find a landing site, another aircraft in the air or on the ground, or troops needing rescue and evacuation.
The systems are expected to be installed on helicopters in military and civilian use such as the Eurocopter, Agusta HKP15, Sikorsky S-92, Israeli Aircraft Industries KA-32 and Boeing CH-47 as well as on fixed wing aircraft such as the C-130 Hercules utility transport aircraft.