Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Falcon
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):|
|peak power:||55 kW|
|average power:||1.5 kW|
|instrumented range:||100 NM (≙ 185 km)|
|range resolution:||85 m|
|accuracy:||20 m; 0.2º|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||6 or 12 rpm|
Falcon (Frequency Agile Low COverage Netted) was operating in C-Band low-level coastal surveillance radar system.
The transmitter uses a single-stage, high-gain traveling wave tube.
It is a development from the 1980s. About 50 systems were delivered to 5 various countries. It was delivered to former Yugoslavia also but declared as “demilitarized” because of international sanctions in 1985. Because of this demilitarization, the radar had only a reduced choice of transmitting frequencies. It was therefore easy to disable by using active jamming.
The radar proved to be very unreliable and turned out to be a fiasco for both user and producer.