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Ratac S

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Ratac S

Figure 1: Ratac S on a tripod

frequency: 9.5 GHz
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power: 7 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 38 km
range resolution:
accuracy: ±10 m; ±0.6º
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 0.7 or 3 rpm

Ratac S

Ratac S (abbr: RAdar de Tir pour L`Artillerie de Campagne, engl: radar for field artillery fire) is operating in the 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).

Picture gallery of Ratac S

Figure 2: Ratac S on a telescope mast