OVERVIEW: The 5N69 radar (NATO name: BIG BACK) is a long range, 3-D early warning/GCI radar operating in the D Band.
DETAILS: Weapons systems associated with the BIG BACK include the SA-5 GAMMON.
Frequency: 1-2 GHz (D Band)
Power output: (average); MW (peak)
Range Resolution: km (range)
On/Off time: unknown
Deploy/Stow Time unknown
Max Range: 500+ km
NOTES: IOC 1981. The Big Back radar is designed by the NNIIRT institute in Nizhniy Novgorod and is designated 5N69. The BIG BACK likely replaced the P-14 TALL KING and BACK TRAP systems. It is primarily a fixed-site system, but its modular construction allows for a degree of transportability.
SOURCES: Janes Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems 2002-2003 "5N69 early-warning radars/Ground Controlled Intercption (CGI) radar, 02 July 2001, pg. 1982-84 (http://librarun.org/book/30265/1984); "S-200 (missile)." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed March 21, 2015. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-200_(missile)#Main_radar_system ; http://users.sch.gr/dlabaditis/TH/radars/index.htm