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Skyguard all-weather fire-control radar system
 
 
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Skyguard all-weather fire control radar system data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Switzerland Swiss Army defence industry military technology
 
Description
The Skyguard all-weather fire-control radar was originally developed in the 1970s by Oerlikon Contraves of Switzerland with the collaboration of Ericsson of Sweden. The Skyguard was designed to control the Oerlikon Contraves GDF cannon series of twin 35 mm GDF cannon series towed and anti-aircraft guns.
 
Variants
- Skyguard in Greece: Skyguard air defence system, which includes 12 fire-control systems, 20 quadruple RIM-7M missile launchers and 44 GDF-003 twin 35 mm, towed anti-aircraft guns. Target detection is carried out by four Ericsson Microwave Systems Super Giraffe radars.
- Skyguard III: The Skyguard III Fire Control Unit (FCU) provides protection of high-valued objects in a stand-alone or networked configuration. The system controls anti-aircraft guns and missile launchers for use against manned aircraft such as fighters, bombers and helicopters.
 
Technical Data
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Design
Skyguard is trailer-mounted and fully air conditioned with the cabin being fire-resistant reinforced glass fibre polyester. Mounted on the roof, there is a pulse doppler search radar, a pulse doppler tracking radar and a co-axial television camera. The trailer also houses the crew of two and a small petrol generator.
Radar and command systems
The antenna head, containing the search radar, tracking radar and TV camera, folds away within the cabin while travelling and, when required, is erected under full power control. When deployed in the operational position, Skyguard is supported on four outriggers that have fine levelling.
The pulse Doppler search radar has a maximum range of 20 km and key features include high detection probability against low-flying air threats, high information rate, fine resolution cell, high clutter suppression, automatic target alarm, automated acquisition procedure for tracking radar, high resistance to ECM, elaborate video presentation and optional IFF according to customer requirements.
The pulse Doppler tracking radar is mounted below the search radar and features monopulse evaluation, fine resolution, accurate tracking, automated target exchange under computer control, air-to-surface missile detection and alarm, resistance to ECM and second tracking system when tracking missiles.
The TV tracking system is mounted to the right of the tracking radar and allows high-precision target tracking using a video processor, computer-aided tracking using joystick Vidicon (with or without light intensifier) or SEC-Vidicon camera.
Combat use
The Skyguard control console can be operated by one or two crew and has a PPI (Plan Position Indicator ) that displays Doppler and `raw' video as well as symbols and markers for the presentation of the tactical situation. A scope is provided to check target tracking and to judge the ECM (Electronic CounterMeasure) situation. There is also a tactical display with numerical readout, monitoring of the TV tracking system, roller ball to control markers, joystick for the manual control of the tracker, matrix panel for data input and output and an intercommunications system. Information from the Skyguard fire-control system is sent to the weapons via standard two-wire field telephone connection.
 
Specifications
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Type
Fire control radar
Country users
Argentina, Austria, Canada, Greece, Iran, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates
Designer Country
Switzerland.
Crew
2
Power supply
Petrol generator
Mobility
The system is mounted to a 4 wheels trailer.
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Radar systems
Search and tracking radar
Range radar
20 km
 
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Skyguard all-weather fire control radar system data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Switzerland Swiss Army defence industry military technology
Skyguard all-weather fire control radar system data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Switzerland Swiss Army defence industry military technology
   
Skyguard all-weather fire control radar system data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Switzerland Swiss Army defence industry military technology Skyguard all-weather fire control radar system data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Switzerland Swiss Army defence industry military technology
 
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