OVERVIEW: The AN/TPS-59(V)2 is an active Electronic Elevation Scanning Array, 3-D, transportable, air search radar operating in the "D" Band.
DETAILS: The AN/TPS-59(V)2 is used to control air operations and provide long-range surveillance of an assigned airspace.
Frequency: 1.215-1.4 GHz (D Band (NATO), L Band (IEEE)) Power output: unknown PRF: unknown Range Resolution: 1.7 degrees (ABT) azimuth (est, based on V3 configuration) On/Off time: unknown Deploy/Stow Time 240 minutes/ unknown(est, based on V3 configuration)
Max Range (airbreather (ABT)): 555 km (est, based on V3 configuration)
NOTES: IOC for AN/TPS-59 in 1985, IOC for V3 upgrade in 1998. The AN/TPS-59(V)2 is transportable on three single-axle trailers, or by helo or C-130. The AN/TPS-59(V)2 was upgraded by Egypt to V(3) standards in 1999-2003.