Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: MM/SPS-702
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MM/SPS-702 “CORA” (Condotto Radar, i.e. “radar duct”) is operating in the X-Band navigation, surface surveillance, and low-altitude air target detection radar. The name affix “CORA” originates from a top-secret study to specifically exploit a ducting up to about 5 m above the sea surface with very high humidity for surveillance beyond the radar horizon.
The radar was in service aboard a large number of Italian Navy vessels including the aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi.