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Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: AN/TPN-19

Figure 1: AN/TPN-19 RAPCON at the airfield in Spangdahlem (Germany, late 90s)


AN/TPN-19 is a deployable terminal air traffic control system comprising an Airport Surveillance Radar (AN/TPN-24), a Precision Approach Radar (AN/TPN-25) and an operations center distributed in two shelters (OK 235 and 236). It can be configured as a complete Radar Approach Control System (RAPCON) or Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) facility. In the ground-controlled approach configuration there are three displays but through simple modular extension the system provides seven displays for a full RAPCON configuration. All displays are dual mode and can be changed to display either an ASR or PAR presentation simultaneously.