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SLA 3

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: SLA 3/B1 at Bedford Regional Airport (UK)

Figure 1: SLA 3/B1 at Bedford Regional Airport (UK)

Specifications
frequency: X-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range: 15 NM (≙ 28 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

SLA 3

SLA 3 was operating in X-Band unattended and remotely controlled precision approach radar.

The radar uses frequency scanning phased arrays. The glide path and the course were shown on two displays using 17-inch cathode ray tubes. The display group could be installed in the control center up to 1½ miles (≙ 2 700 m) away from the radar head.

This kind of radars were used since 1966 at several airports e.g. at the Bromma Airport in Stockholm and the Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong.