Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: MESA on the Boeing 737 AEW&C
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MESA (Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array) is operating in L-Band airborne surveillance radar.
The radar can perform air and sea surveillance, fighter guidance and sea surface surveillance simultaneously, with a maximum range of over 600 km (look-up mode). When operating in look-down mode against a fighter-size target, the maximum range is more than 370 km (air-to-air coverage). When operating against targets at sea, the maximum range for frigate size targets is more than 240 km (air-to-surface coverage). MESA is capable of simultaneously tracking 180 targets and performing 24 intercepts.