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Falcon II

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Falcon II

Figure 1: Falcon II

Specifications
frequency: 5 450 … 5 825 MHz
(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: 55 or 85 NM
(≙ 110 or 160 km)
range resolution: 85 m
accuracy: 20 m; 0.2°
beamwidth: 2.4°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

Falcon II

Falcon II is operating in the C-Band, frequency agility multipurpose air and sea surveillance radar. It can be configured for manned or unmanned operation and offers automatic plot extraction. A version called Falcon II‑G was dedicated as gap-filler radar.

The radar used a single-stage traveling wave tube as the transmitter output stage. The reflector antenna offers cosec² coverage to 25 degrees. The system is equipped with one or two shelter-mounted operator positions.

This radar was later produced under license by Metric Systems Corp., Fort Walton Beach, Florida. About 40 Falcon II radars are sold.