MFI Radar for Vessels of Small and Medium Displacement

So far, the optimal variant of efficient countering major threats from modern offensive types of weapons is development of a Multifunctional Integrated Radar (MFI Radar)for aerial and surface surveillance, target assignment and designation to air and missile defence means and guided missile weapons on the ships of various ranks. The radar system provides solution of the following tasks: self-defence and collective defence within a ship formation. Creation of MFI Radar-based contour of self-defence and collective defence of air and missile defence and guided missile weapons as subsystem of automated combat management system (ACMS) of surface ship allows maximizing of efficiency of tactical countering enemy and minimizing time consumption and energy expenditures.

The basis of MFI Radar is the radar channels with coupled active phased arrays and data processing and control system, which provides synergistic effect that consistently increases combat efficiency of MFI Radar

MFI RADAR IS COMPRISED OF:

  • early-warning radar;
  • radar designed for aerial and surface surveillance and target designation within the coverage area of anti-aircraft collective defence systems;
  • radar designed for aerial and surface surveillance and target designation within the coverage area of anti-aircraft self-defence systems, as well as for control of air-defence missile system and artillery;
  • multichannel passive-active optical-electronic system designed for surface and aerial surveillance and target designation via detection of laser, IR and visible radiation;
  • passive radiolocation system for control of missile weapons and radio equipment;
  • IFF.

All systems are interconnected by data processing and control system via unified protocol that provides real-time interaction between all MFI Radar systems.

MAJOR MFI RADAR TASKS:

  • display of all types of current situation and its analysis for decision-making;
  • management of ships, shipborne weapons and aviation within its range of combat tasks;
  • creation of common information field using external sources and MFI Radar for ship armament and grouping for coordination of self-defence, collective defence and application of guided missile weapons.

MFI Radar configuration features for 3-4 rank ships:

  • early-warning radar is excluded;
  • radar designed for aerial and surface surveillance has smaller dimensions and coverage range, as well as combined surveillance and weapons management functions;
  • collective defence means are absent;
  • means of passive location and optoelectronic systems are minimized.

    Hard core:

  • radar providing surveillance over self-defence area and anti-aircraft system control;
  • means of passive location and optoelectronic systems;
  • IFF.

Equipment for radio data processing and control can be included in shipborne ACMS.

Selection of G-range allows achieving high accuracy by angular coordinates at relatively small size of antenna array and at the same time relatively small (comparing to 3-cm range) meteorological dependency.

Ultra wideband radar is designed for aerial and surface surveillance in near-field, target assignment and weapons control within coverage range, anti-sabotage tasks.

The system operates in two modes: ultra short pulse mode (duration of pulses 5-10 ns) and long-signal emission mode with internal modulation.

Application of ultra short pulses provides discrimination of a small target (head of a diver or rubber boat) against a large target as background (another ship or shore). The radar can be installed independently or mounted on the same post with Fregat-MAE-4k radar.

Main specifications

Parameter

Н

UWB

Coverage area:

by range, km

150

150

by azimuth, deg.

360

360

by elevation angle, deg.

80 (–15, +65)

80 (–5, +75)

Detection range, km:

aircraft

58

50

missile

28

25

RMSE accuracy

by range, m

30

10

by angular coordinates,

parts per thousand

3

3

Continuous operation time, h

8

24

Weight of antenna post, kg

720

150