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Falcon

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Falcon

Figure 1: Falcon

Specifications
frequency: C-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 55 kW
average power: 1.5 kW
instrumented range: 100 NM (≙ 185 km)
range resolution: 85 m
accuracy: 20 m; 0.2º
beamwidth: 1.25º
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 6 or 12 rpm
MTBCF: 100 hrs
MTTR:

Falcon

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.