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Germany looks into radar picture improvements

1st November 2019 - 12:00 GMT | by Thomas Withington in Toulouse


The Luftwaffe (German Air Force) may embark upon a major procurement of new ground-based air surveillance radars over the coming five years which could see Germany replacing its four Hughes/Raytheon HR-3000 HADR S-band ground-based air surveillance radars (pictured) by 2023

The four radar operate between 2.3 gigahertz/GHz to 2.5GHz/2.7GHz to 3.7GHz. These radars were ordered by the West German government in 1980, and delivered between 1985 and 1986 at a cost of circa $62.7 million in 2019 values. 

With an instrumented range of 310nm (574km), and altitude of up to 98,000ft (29,870m), these radars formed a key part of Germany’s

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Thomas Withington


Thomas Withington

Thomas Withington is an award-winning analyst and writer specialising in electronic warfare, radar and military …

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