رادار جبار و مداه يصل حتى 300 ميل (500 كلم )
EMPAR's principle function is 3D volumetric air search, providing a
bearing, range and altitude for air traffic out to ranges of 300 miles.
It is capable of tracking aircraft or smaller targets such as missiles.
The system employs a single narrow beam for transmission, plus multiple
beams for reception. These can be steered electronically, allowing the
EMPAR to scan very rapidly across a wide angle of bearing
. It thus provides the simultaneous monitoring of an entire hemisphere.
The flat face of the radar is rotated at 60 rpm, allowing it to sweep
across the whole sky very rapidly. The system therefore provides an
almost continuous 360 degree view,
in contrast to earlier rotating radar systems which often took ten
seconds or more to sweep the sky. This capability is important to air defence
systems given the great speed of modern anti ship missiles such as the P-270 Moskit
EMPAR continuously analyses the data it receives and will automatically adapt the frequency
it is using as necessary. As with all phased array radars it is difficult to jam
or interfere with and can work in the presence of intense clutter
. EMPAR is compatible with the PAAMS
system, providing guidance to Aster
15 or 30 missiles for medium or long range air defence.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMPAR