Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Ratac S
(now p.o. Thales)
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):|
|peak power:||7 kW|
|instrumented range:||38 km|
|accuracy:||±10 m; ±0.6º|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||0.7 or 3 rpm|
Ratac S (abbr: RAdar de Tir pour L`Artillerie de Campagne, engl: radar for field artillery fire) is operating in X-Band multipurpose battlefield surveillance and target acquisition radar. It is a highly mobile, coherent-on-receive pulse-Doppler radar with a monopulse antenna configuration. It combines a medium range battlefield surveillance with a high precision artillery fire-control system within one radar set.
More than 300 Ratac S radars have been sold worldwide. After the dissolution of the Alcatel company licenses for the replication were assigned to several foreign companies, i.a. at Aselsan (Turkey).