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Sea Giraffe

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Sea Giraffe

Figure 1: Sea Giraffe, Antenna of CelsiusTech design with two beams
Wikipedia, User:MKFI)

frequency: C-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 60 kW
average power: 1 200 W
instrumented range: 150 km
range resolution:
beamwidth: 1.8°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 30 or 60 rpm

Sea Giraffe

Sea Giraffe is operating in the C-Band medium-range multipurpose search and target indication radar.

Sea Giraffe is delivered with two alternative fully stabilised antenna systems. One is an Ericsson design featuring three beams in elevation, the other is a CelsiusTech design with two elevation beams.

The radar was redesigned in early 1990s. The version Sea Giraffe 150 got the designation AN/SPS-505 in Canada and is fitted on Halifax class frigates.

Picture gallery of Sea Giraffe

Figure 2: Sea Giraffe, Antenna of Ericsson-Design with four beams
Wikipedia, User:Hunini)