Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: P-500
|frequency:||2.5 … 2.7 GHz
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|instrumented range:||300 km|
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P-500 (Russian designator: «Кливер», engl.: cleaver, NATO-designator “Big Net”) is operating in the 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”).