Golden Citron Fire Control Center FCC Arrow missile system technical data sheet specifications pictures video 12201174

 
Golden Citron Fire Control Center Arrow anti-ballistic missile system
 
 
 
Golden Citron Fire Control Center FCC Arrow missile system technical data sheet specifications pictures video information description intelligence identification images photos Israel Israeli weapon industries army defence industry military technology
 
Description
The "Golden Citron" is Battle Management Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence Center, Fire control Center (FCC) for the Arrow 2 air defense missile system. It is developed and produced by the MLM Division of IAI. Tadiran Electronics Limited is the prime contractor for the Citron Tree battle management / fire control centre.
 
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Technical Data
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Equipment
The Golden Citron Fire Control Center (FCC) is trailer mounted, downloads the radar data along with data from other sources and uses powerful signal processing tools to manage the threat interceptions fully automatically, including against single and multiple threats. The system provides fully automatic as well as Human-in-the-Loop options at every stage of battle operation management. It is also capable of interoperability with other theater missile defense systems and C3I systems. Notably Link 16, TADIL-J, communications were being altered to allow interoperability with Patriot fire control units. Assigned targets can be handed over to the Patriot's AN/MPQ-53 fire control radar.
The "Citron Tree" inside the Golden Citron has three banks of operator consoles laid out in a U shape. In the center sits the officer in command who oversees the engagement, but also has links to the other parts of the battery as well as to IAF headquarters. On the commander's right sits the engagement officer, who ensures that targets are assigned to other engagement officers sitting on the right-hand leg of the U. Each is assigned a geographical area to defend and two of the officers are more senior as they have an overview of Patriot batteries. To the left of the commander is the resource officer, who monitors the status and readiness of the missiles. On the left of the U sits the sky picture officer, who is in contact with the Home Front Command and uses the center's ability to predict impact point to alert the civil authorities. Also at these consoles are an intelligence officer and an after-action/debrief officer, who uses recordings as it is impossible to absorb all the information during engagements. All in all, the "Golden Citron" is manned by 7–10 operators.
Mobility
The Arrow 2 anti-ballistic air defense missile system "Golden Citron" FCC fire Control Center is a shelter mounted on a trailer towed by a military truck.
Combat use
When a missile launch is detected, the launch site, the missile's position and trajectory and the predicted impact point are displayed on the electronic map. The predicted impact point is displayed as an ellipse on the map. The size of the impact ellipse shrinks as the missile's trajectory stabilizes and the trajectory data becomes available. The trajectory image is color matched to the image of its launch site. The optimum intercept point is also displayed. The centre can control up to 14 intercepts simultaneously. Link 16, Tadil J, communications allows interoperability with Patriot fire control units. Assigned targets can be handed over to the Patriot's N/MPQ fire control radar. Tests carried out by the US and Israel have successfully linked the Arrow and US Patriot and also the Arrow and Israeli Defence Force Patriot version.
 
Specifications
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Type
Battle Management Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence Center, Fire Control
Center
Country users
Israel
Designer Country
Israel
Equipment
Three banks of operator with computer
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Missions
Coordinate engagement of the missile, manage the threat interceptions, downloads the radar data
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Mobility
Truck mounted shelter
Crew
7 - 10
Interoperability
Can be connected with others air defense missile systems as the Patriot
 
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