OVERVIEW: The 9S15 Obzor radar (NATO name: BILL BOARD A) is a mobile, high-capacity 3-D target acquisition radar operating in the F Band.
DETAILS: The BILL BOARD is intended to provide long range early warning of aerial threats and low end TBMs for the S-300V (NATO name SA-12a GLADIATOR/SA-12b GIANT) SAM systems. ECCM features include cycle to cycle frequency hopping, automatic cancellation of detected jamming signals, low side-lobe levels, and channel blanking. It is capable of locating up to 200 targets per scan. Weapons systems associated with the BILL BOARD include the S-300V (NATO name SA-12a GLADIATOR/SA-12b GIANT)
Frequency: 3-4 GHz (F Band) Power output: kW(average); MW (peak) PRF: unknown Hz Accuracy: 250 m (range), 0.5 degrees azimuth On/Off time: unknown Deploy/Stow Time 5 minutes
Detection Ranges, 3 m2 RCS target 8000m alt.: 200 km TBMs: 111 km
NOTES: The BILL BOARD is limited in low level coverage footprint by its antenna elevation.
SOURCES: Janes Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems 2002-2003 "9S15MTZ target acquisition radar", 09 November 2001, pg. 1801-02 (http://librarun.org/book/30265/1984); http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-Acquisition-GCI.html#mozTocId77869