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P-500

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: P-500

Figure 1: P-500

Specifications
frequency: 2.5 … 2.7 GHz
(L-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range: 300 km
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

P-500

P-500 (Russian designator: «Кливер», engl.: cleaver, NATO-designator “Big Net”) is operating in L-Band naval 2D- air and surface surveillance radar. The maximum range against air targets was 270 to 300 km, against surface targets up to the horizon (35 - 40 km).

This radar was introduced into the former USSR military fleet around 1965. It was used as a target allocation radar and was part of the anti-ship missile complex P-500 «Basalt» (NATO-Code: SS-N-12 “Sandbox”).