OVERVIEW: The AN/SPS-48E is a fixed, long-range 3D surveillance radar operating in the E/F-band
DETAILS: The AN/SPS-48E was developed by the USN for anti-air warfare radar. It features an automatic detection and tracking capability to detect and track multiple air targets automatically; a moving target indicator capability to distinguish moving targets from stationary targets and to improve target detection during the presence of clutter and chaff; and an anti-ship missile detection capability to provide for the early detection of anti-ship missiles launched from aircraft in heavy electronic countermeasures conditions. The AN/SPS-48E is optimized to provide sophisticated and reliable tracking performance in an intense ECM environment. The AN/SPS-48E included a digital receiver and signal processor that could automatically detect and track very small targets, even when jammed.
Frequency: 2-4 GHz (E/F Band (NATO), S Band (IEEE))) Power output: 35 kW(average); kW (peak) PRF: pps Accuracy: m (range), 0.16 degrees azimuth On/Off time: unknown Deploy/Stow Time: N/A
Max Range: 460 km
NOTES: IOC 2004 (approx).
SOURCES: "AN/SPS-48." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed April 5, 2015. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/SPS-48 ; http://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/weaps/an-sps-48.htm