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MM/SPS-702

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: MM/SPS-702

Figure 1: MM/SPS-702

Specifications
frequency: X-band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range: 40 NM (≙ 74 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

MM/SPS-702

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 uses a lightweight double curvature parabolic reflector with a cosec² vertical pattern, and roll and pitch stabilization. The transmitter is of magnetron type.

The radar was in service aboard a large number of Italian Navy vessels including the aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi.