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France is building over-the-horizon radar

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France began testing a prototype transistor radar station. The development is the company Onera, called the development of DRTLP. The station will be able to track the launches of ballistic missiles from a distance of several thousand kilometers, reports "Warspot" with reference to the portal defensenews.com


France is building over-the-horizon radar

Scale model of over-the-horizon radar DRTLP


The contract for the development of the over-the-horizon radar of the French Ministry of Defense concluded 2011 year. Thales and ONERA, the French aerospace research center, are developing the radar station. The first tests were planned to be held in 2016 year, but later the dates were postponed.

At the moment, only a prototype has been created; it is 20 m tall and is a 1 / 8 full-size radar unit. ONERA does not disclose the technical details of the DRTLP, however, according to the terms of the contract, the over-the-horizon radar should be able to track the launches of ballistic missiles from a distance of 3000 km. In addition, the developers intend to test the installation on the ability to detect and track space satellites. Tests are held at the rocket research range in Biskarasse in southwest France. At the end of the test, the French Ministry of Defense will decide on further funding of the program.
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thalesgroup.com
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  1. rruvim
    rruvim 26 March 2018 10: 55
    +5
    Why do they need them?
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 26 March 2018 10: 58
      +12
      For complacency, they say something still took off, the radar works and it's time to say goodbye to everyone smile
      1. rruvim
        rruvim 26 March 2018 11: 01
        +1
        So, where to install it? In the East, the Alpine Mountains. Only if something flies from Africa?
        1. Wedmak
          Wedmak 26 March 2018 11: 32
          +3
          Only if something flies from Africa?

          Of course. This is against Namibia's ballistic missiles. Well, not against Russia with the transfer of data to the United States in the end ...
          1. rruvim
            rruvim 26 March 2018 11: 38
            0
            Well, actually I'm talking about this. DRTLP is the development of the late 90s, except that it will not give “data” from Moroccan and Libyan missiles. But Libya is no longer there, and Morocco is almost occupied by France.
      2. 210ox
        210ox 26 March 2018 11: 04
        +1
        Vitaly, good afternoon .. That it’s time to say goodbye to them and the staff members will say. Probably ..
        Quote: ul_vitalii
        For complacency, they say something still took off, the radar works and it's time to say goodbye to everyone smile
        1. ul_vitalii
          ul_vitalii 26 March 2018 11: 08
          +5
          Dima, hello! Of course they say, on the world and death is red. hi
    2. vkl.47
      vkl.47 26 March 2018 11: 52
      0
      It will be turned naturally in our direction
    3. ASG7
      ASG7 26 March 2018 13: 20
      0
      It's nice to be the first to know that you will be gone.
    4. gippernano
      gippernano 26 March 2018 19: 54
      0
      now, from where it took off, when it took off, the mystery !!!, covered in darkness. Unlimited range after all. It took off a month ago, and flew from fraternal America. Tinplate
  2. Thrall
    Thrall 26 March 2018 10: 56
    +3
    Radar Style - Chalet smile
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 26 March 2018 10: 59
      +1
      I also think that they will come and drink "Champusik" ...
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 26 March 2018 13: 01
        0
        Money seems to have nowhere to go.
        The focus of the radar remained unsolved. hi
  3. Skay
    Skay 26 March 2018 11: 00
    0
    As usual, against Iran? Or North Korea?
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 26 March 2018 11: 24
      0
      Can not. They have continuous mountains and not small mountains. North Korea can only be from the North, but the "blank" will fly through Greenland, and there the US missile defense system. But also through us as well. I think the French are just “kidding” ... Or they’re afraid of America. Which is logical ...
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 26 March 2018 11: 02
    +4
    track ballistic missile launches from a distance of up to 3000 km.
    Who are you going to track? The distance from Paris to Moscow in a straight line is 2487 km. And if our missiles start, it’s obviously not from the Moscow region.
    1. Vita vko
      Vita vko 26 March 2018 11: 40
      +2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      The distance from Paris to Moscow in a straight line is 2487 km. And if our missiles start, it’s obviously not from the Moscow region.

      The design range allows you to cover the space up to Arkhangelsk when installing a radar in northern France. When installed in the south of France, cover the entire Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, including Syria. Do not forget that there are other NATO countries and their accomplices, which are located much closer to Russia.
      Given that Russia, in principle, is not going to be the first to use any weapon, then formally this radar does not pose any threat.
      But in fact, Thalel has no experience in the development and operation of such systems, it is not clear how it will be later integrated into the missile attack warning system. The Union, and then Russia, got very many cones before reducing to a minimum the level of false positives. In addition, there are likely to be those who want to push Europe to war with Russia, and the false operation of the French radar can be a serious reason.
      1. rruvim
        rruvim 26 March 2018 11: 59
        0
        It can’t reach Arkhangelsk. The flight paths of our "strategists" I have missiles, north, south. France is in no way there. Medium-range Kaliningrad and the South. France has nothing to do with it again. The only adversary for DRTLP is the Americans, or something from Africa.
        1. Vita vko
          Vita vko 26 March 2018 13: 57
          0
          Quote: rruvim
          It can’t reach Arkhangelsk. The flight paths of our "strategists" I have missiles, north, south. France is in no way there.

          Obviously, in this case, we are talking about creating the first echelon of a missile defense system to support the combat missile defense deployed in Poland and Romania.
          1. rruvim
            rruvim 26 March 2018 14: 05
            0
            There are Alps. Hardly. I think the southern direction. We said that Sarmat will fly through the South Pole, and they "answered". But only by project ...
            1. Vita vko
              Vita vko 26 March 2018 17: 32
              +1
              Quote: rruvim
              There are the Alps. Hardly.

              This is an over-the-horizon radar. His signal propagates reflecting from the ionosphere and mountains are not an obstacle. The only requirement is 500 meters in front of a flat surface radar to form a near-field beam.
              1. Inok10
                Inok10 26 March 2018 21: 13
                +1
                Quote: Vita VKO
                This is an over-the-horizon radar. His signal propagates reflecting from the ionosphere and mountains are not an obstacle.

                ... no ... over-the-horizon ... analog of Voronezh-DM RTI named after Mintz ... hi ...
                Source: "Foreign Military Review" 2017, No. 6 p. 50-60
                Authors:
                Colonel J. Pak
                Captain 2nd rank E. Khabarov,
                Lieutenant Colonel M. Kalinin,
                captain A. Terekhin
                Material:
                "Ground-based radar systems of the European space monitoring system (2017)"
                Quote:
                The ground-based early warning radar "TLP" (TLP - Le Radar a Ires Longue Portee) has been created in France since 2011 in the interests of solving the problems of the direct missile and radio communications, the missile defense and information and intelligence support of anti-missile defense weapons. The program involves the Oner aerospace laboratory and the Thales company. In total, it is planned to spend 200 million euros on its implementation. This radar should provide notification of launches of ballistic missiles with a firing range of up to 5 km no later than 000 minutes before the fall of the warheads.

                The radar is scalable and is assembled on the prepared radar from modules of high factory readiness for no more than six months.

                All station equipment — transceiver modules (PPM), auxiliary equipment, cooling system, etc.) - is placed in unified containers.

                The basic set of the station includes five containers with MRP and panels of radiating elements of antenna arrays, two containers with data processing / control equipment and two for cooling. AFAR containers and panels are installed on a quick-erected truss structure. Each panel of the antenna array has a size of 2,5 x 4 m and it connects to 75 PPM located in one container. The total antenna aperture area of ​​the base kit is 50 m2.

                Work on the creation of radar "Tlp" is carried out in two stages. As part of the first stage in 2015, a scalable prototype of the DRTLP station (DRTLP - Demonstrateur de Radar Tres Longue Portee) was deployed on the basis of one basic set in the territory of the Biscarros missile test site (Department of Land, France).

                During the second stage, from 2017, it is planned to deploy a full-size version of the radar from eight base kits. In this case, the total area of ​​the antenna aperture will be about 400 m2, and the number of PPM -3 units.

                In the period up to 2020, the completion and development of the French Armed Forces is expected to be completed with a scalable high-readiness ready-to-use "Tlp" -type radar. This will allow for the rapid deployment of radar systems in missile-hazardous directions, optimally configuring the station set in accordance with the emerging conditions and the requirements put forward. Moreover, the PRYAU station operating in the radar barrier mode can provide constant monitoring of outer space up to altitudes of 1-500 km within the coverage area.
                ... range - UHF ... hi
  5. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 26 March 2018 11: 15
    +1
    If France itself decided to create a horizontal radar, then the question is what is it for her ??? If under the patronage of the United States, then it is clear why .....
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 26 March 2018 11: 34
      0
      I think just against America. It will be enough to see where it will be placed. But most likely it’s just Fake. DRTLP is an idea and nothing more.
      1. thinker
        thinker 26 March 2018 15: 52
        +1
        More precisely, independence from the United States. And not a fake, this is a prototype for testing, DRTLP - Demonstrateur de Radar Tres Longue Portee.
        Among the similar means available to the EU countries, only the French Grav radar system can operate independently, while the rest require preliminary targeting according to data received from the US CCP system.
        More in "Foreign Military Review" 2017, No. 6 p. 50-60
  6. Zomanus
    Zomanus 26 March 2018 12: 20
    0
    Yeah, and again against missiles from Iran and North. Korea.
    Oh, not from there France expects a blow, not from there ...
    The enemy is already inside the country.
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 26 March 2018 13: 12
      0
      I agree! Muslims come out of different "holes". Sorry for France ...
  7. Old26
    Old26 26 March 2018 20: 23
    0
    Actually, judging by the characteristics and appearance, this is not an over-the-horizon, but an over-the-horizon radar resembling our Voroshozh. Near-horizon ranges are in the region of 10-12 thousand kilometers and no one is building them now. Neither we nor the Americans, for not only the pros, but mostly the disadvantages of such a radar became clear

    Quote: rruvim
    Why do they need them?

    Why do we need radars ???


    Quote: rotmistr60
    track ballistic missile launches from a distance of up to 3000 km.
    Who are you going to track? The distance from Paris to Moscow in a straight line is 2487 km. And if our missiles start, it’s obviously not from the Moscow region.

    Well, Kaluga region with a stretch, but you can call the suburbs. At least to the west and fairly close to Moscow. And to this also
    "Bologoe, Bologoe, Bologoe
    It is somewhere between Leningrad and Moscow ”
  8. Operator
    Operator 26 March 2018 20: 58
    0
    Not over-horizon, but over-horizontal - iskberdy, damn it.