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Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: MR-212
(© 2013 Jörg Waterstraat, www.kriegsschiffe.net)

Figure 1: MR-212
(© 2013 Jörg Waterstraat, www.kriegsschiffe.eu)

frequency: 9 400 … 9 460 MHz
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ): 0.8 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 12 or 20 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 25 NM (≙ 46 km)
range resolution: 130 m
beamwidth: 1.1°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 3 min⁻¹


MR-212 (NATO-designator “Palm Frond”; Russian designator: «Vaygach-U», Cyrillic: МР-212 «Вайгач-У» ) is operating in X-Band short-range surface search and navigation radar developed in the late 1970s. It is still in operation on Russian and Ukrainian ships.

The radar uses a pulsed magnetron as transmitter. The antenna is the same as by the predecessor MR-201-1 «Najada-M», Cyrillic: МР-201 «Наяда-М».

Picture gallery of MR-212/201-1

Figure 2: MR-212/201-1