OVERVIEW: The AN/FPS-49 radar is a 3-Faced Phased Array radar operating in the "B" Band
DETAILS: The Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) detects, tracks, and provides tactical warning/attack assessment (TW/AA) of ballistic missiles launched against the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. The Three-face array give 360-degrees coverage.
Frequency: 425 MHz (B Band) Power output: unknown kW(average); 5 MW (peak) PRF: 27 pps Range Resolution: >50 m (range), 0.18 degrees azimuth On/Off time: unknown Deploy/Stow Time N/A
NOTES: IOC 1953. Located at BMEWS site III. Very similar to AN/FPS-49A, which is at BMEWS site I, and the AN/FPS-92, which is at BMEWS site II. ite is located at RAF Flyingdales Air Base, United Kingdom.
SOURCES: Federation of American Scientists. "Fylingdales (U)." Accessed November 24, 2013. http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/nssrm/initiatives/fyling.htm ; Federation of American Scientists. "BMEWS (U)." Accessed November 24, 2013. http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/nssrm/initiatives/bmews.htm ; "AN/FPS Series." Alternate Wars. Accessed March 22, 2015. http://www.alternatewars.com/BBOW/Radar/FPS_Series.htm.