Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: DRBV 22A as installed aboard the French Navy’s “Floréal” class frigates (1997)
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|peak power:||400 kW|
|instrumented range:||130 km|
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|antenna rotation:||6 or 12 min⁻¹|
DRBV 22A (Détection Radioélectrique emBarquée de Veille) is operating in the D-Band long-range conventional naval air search radar. It was developed in the early 1950s and is a predessessor of the Jupiter series.
The antenna assembly is very similar in appearance to the American AN/SPS-6 and AN/SPS-12 radars but the French equipment can be readily distinguished from both US radars by the two supporting stays for the feed horn that are attached to the upper edge of the reflector of the DRBV radar.