OVERVIEW: The P-19 radar (NATO name: FLAT FACE B) is an mobile, 2-D early warning radar operating in the "C" Band.
DETAILS: The FLAT FACE B is a mobile early warning radar. The P-19 can likely shift between possibly three pre-set frequencies to avoid active interference, and may incorporate doppler filtering to discriminate chaff returns. It also incorporates an IFF. Weapon systems associated with the P-19 include the SA-2 GUIDELINE, SA-3 GOA, SA-6 GAINFUL and SA-8 GEKO, as well as the SA-60 57mm AAA gun.
Frequency: 825-890 Mhz (C-Band)
Range Resolution: 2.5 km/ 2 degrees azimuth
Runup time: up to 3.3 minutes
Set up time: up to 20 minutes
Detection Ranges (2.5 m2 RCS, 14m tower height, 50% chance of detection)
100 m altitude: 32 km
1000 m altitude: 80 km
4000 m alt.: 140 km
NOTES: IOC 1974. The P-19 system is mounted in two vehicles: an antenna mounted on a single truck and the electronic equipment contained in a second truck. The system is reportedly easy to maintain and highly reliable, with a high level of resistance to countermeasures and good low altitude detection characteristics. Because of their low power-aperture ratings this family of radars is not regarded as being very effective against low-observable aircraft and drones.
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