Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The Light Infantry Division: The Medium Range Radar




The Medium Range Radar shall be the only fire control radar for the Medium Range Multirole Missile in the British Army's Heavy Cavalry,Medium Infantry and Light Infantry Divisions and the Royal Navy's Royal Marine Division.


Within the Heavy Cavalry Division,the Medium Range Radar shall be mounted on the Churchwarden self propelled carriage,a variant of the Charger family of Cavalry Heavy ARmoured vehicles.



Within the Medium Infantry,Light Infantry and Royal Marine Divisions,the Medium Range Radar shall be mounted on the Towed Medium Range Multirole Missile Controller.


The towed Medium Range Radar (Land) shall be one of a family of seven multi-function radars,including three Long Range Radars,transmitting in either the L or S bands (also known as D,E and F bands),and four Medium Range Radars,transmitting in either the C or X bands (also known as G,H and I bands),with Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (A.E.S.A) which are used to detect,track and identify all kinds of ships,boats,aeroplanes,helicopters,guided missiles,ballistic projectiles,satellites and even submarine periscopes depending on the application.




The family of radars shall have common components,software,design and manufacturing facilities to permit rapid and cost effective national design and manufacture. 


The Long Range Radar (Sea) shall be mounted on Eagle Class flying ships and upgraded Falklands Class frigates and have the largest rotating antenna in the multifunction radar family to support combat aircraft as well as long range,fleet anti-ballistic and anti-satellite missile capabilities.


The Long Range Radar (Land) shall be mounted on Corps' ARmoured Transport vehicles and have a smaller rotating antenna,consistent with logistical requirements,to support combat aircraft as well as long range and corps' anti-ballistic missile capabilities.


The Long Range Radar (Air) shall be mounted on Perseus patrol aircraft and have two "bolt on" antennas,one on either side of the fuselage,to provide line of sight over the horizon support to combat aircraft as well as long range and anti-ballistic missile capabilities.


The Medium Range Radar (Sea) shall be mounted on all major naval vessels and have two rotating antennas,mounted back to back,to support medium range missile,Five and a Half Inch Gun and Twenty Four Inch Torpedo capabilities.


The Medium Range Radar (Land) shall have a single rotating antenna,mounted on a protected trailer or Cavalry Heavy ARmoured vehicle,to support medium range missile and Five and a Half Inch Gun Howitzer capabilities.


The Medium Range Radar (Aeroplane) shall have a single,four foot wide,round antenna rotating about the aircraft's longitudinal axis,mounted in the nose of one hundred and fifty Furious combat aircraft,forty Perseus patrol aircraft and twenty five Centaurus transport aircraft,to support medium and long range missile,Thirteen Inch Torpedo,weather and navigation capabilities.


The Medium Range Radar (Helicopter) shall have a single,eight foot wide and eighteen inches deep,oblong "bolt on" antenna rotating about the aircraft's vertical axis,which may be mounted under the chin of two hundred Super Merlin and Ultra Merlin helicopters,to support medium and long range missile,Five and a Half Inch Gun (or Gun Howitzer),Thirteen Inch Torpedo,weather and navigation capabilities.


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