OVERVIEW: The RAC-3D is a self-propelled, planar phased-array, medium range air surveillance radar operating in the G/H-band.
DETAILS: The RAC-3D is intended as a gap-filling and warning radar for air defense units. It is optimized for detecting low observable targets. To maximize low altitude capabilities, the radar is attached to a 13 m hydraulic mast, giving it a good capability against medium to very low-altitude targets. It can be unattended, as well as operated as either a stand-alone or networked with other radars.
Frequency: 4-8 GHz (G/H Band (NATO), C Band (IEEE)) Power output: kW(average); kW (peak) PRF: Hz Range Accuracy: 20 m (range), 0.4 degrees azimuth On/Off time: unknown Deploy/Stow Time 15 minutes/ 15 minutes
tgt alt. 100m: unknown km tgt alt. 18000m: unknown km Max Range: 80 km, instrumented to 100 km
NOTES: The RAC-3D is aircraft transportable.
SOURCES: "Radar Basics." Grundlagen Der Radartechnik. Accessed March 29, 2015. http://www.radartutorial.eu/19.kartei/karte413.en.html ; ThalesRaython Systems, "RAC-3D intermediate Range Tactical 3-D surveillance radar," www.mobileradar.org/Documents/RAC_3D.pdf