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AN/APQ-170

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II with AN/APQ-170 under its radome

Figure 1: Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II with AN/APQ-170 under its radome

Specifications
frequency: X + Ku-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range: 50 NM (≙ 92 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/APQ-170

The AN/APQ-170 radar is a multimode, redundant, dual-band (X + Ku-Band), and forward-looking radar that integrates terrain-following and terrain-avoidance features, as well as ground-mapping, weather detection and avoidance, and beacon interrogation modes of operation. It was specifically developed for the US-Air Force's Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II airplane.

Under its large distinctive nose radome there are two reflector antennas for the different frequency bands.