Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Falcon II
|frequency:||5 450 … 5 825 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):|
|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°|
|hits per scan:|
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.