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Type 408C

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Type 408C

Figure 1: Type 408C

Specifications
frequency: 100 … 120 MHz (low band)
150 … 180 MHz (high band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 200 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 10 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 800 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 600 km
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth: 12° (low band)
8° (high band)
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 6 rpm
MTBCF:
MTTR:

Type 408C

Type 408C is operating in VHF-Band long-range air defence early warning radar system. The antenna consists of two horizontal polarized back-to-back 6×14 m wide dipole planar arrays, which can operate simultaneously at the high- and low-bands. Due to the low operating frequencies, the stealth measures of modern fighter aircraft are ineffective. On the contrary: due to the resonance of half the wavelength, the echo signals will be increased extraordinarily.

The radar is mobile with its units installed in eight operation vehicles forming four transport units.