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Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
frequency: 1 220 … 1 350 MHz
pulse repetition time (PRT): 2 500 µs
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 400 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 2 µs
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power: 2 × 500 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 160 NM (≙ 300 km)
range resolution: 300 m
beamwidth: 2° and 6.5°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 3.3, 5, 6.6, and 10 rpm


AN/FPS-19 was a long-range, high power L-band early warning radar developed for the NORAD DEW Line in Alaska and Canada.

The radar antenna was buildt by Bendix and used two antennas in back-to-back configuration, fed by two transmitters fitted with the Raytheon 5J26 magnetron. Both main reflectors were shaped as a single curved parabola with a squintless feed (similar to Type 1022 radar). One antenna formed a pencil beam with a tilt of 2 degrees for long-range detection in low elevation angle. The other one formed a cosecant squared pattern with a tilt of 6.5 degrees.

The radar electronic group was based on the earlier AN/TPS-1D made by Raytheon.

In the late 1980’s, the AN/FPS-19’s were replaced by the AN/FPS-117.