Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Kontur-10
|frequency:||9 345 ± 25 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||400; 800; 1 400 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.6 … 4.0 µs|
|instrumented range:||320 km|
|hits per scan:|
Kontur-10 (Russian designator: A-8131Ц, alias Метеонавигационная радиолокационная станция, МНРЛС «Контур-10Ц») is operating in X-Band airborne weather and navigation radar. The version Kontur-10C («Контур-10Ц») uses modules where the transceiver is mounted decentralized from the antenna, whereas the version Kontur-10M («Контур-10М») has a compact design. The version Kontur-10SV («Контур-10СВ») is equipped with a special mode for the detection of shear winds.
Several antenna versions with different antenna sizes are known, so that the radar can be used for smaller helicopters as well as for very large transport aircraft. With a very large antenna (diameter 70 cm) the radar can also be used as a ground based very light weather radar called Kontur-Meteo-01.