P-18-2 Prima Radar Enters the Foreign Market

In a statement published on Thursday, Rosoboronexport (ROE) said that it has started promoting the  P-18-2 Prima high-mobility 2D surveillance and acquisition radar in the foreign market.

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"We are starting to promote the Prima mobile radar, which offers a unique capability to effectively detect current and emerging low-visibility targets, including any stealth aircraft,” said Alexander Mikheev, General-Director of Rosoboronexport.

Mikheev indicated in his comment that Southeast Asian, African, and the Middle East markets are the main target for the export of this radar.

The P-18-2  Radar:

The P-18-2 Prima high-mobility 2D surveillance and acquisition radar is developed and manufactured by PJSC NITEL and PJSC NPO Almaz.

The radar is designed to detect, track, locate and identify air targets of various classes and types as friend or foe in both jamming and clutter environments, take the bearing of jammers, and feed radar data to users’ automated command-and-control systems.

It operates in the VHF band and is capable of detecting any aircraft, including stealth ones. Its range coverage exceeds 320 km and elevation coverage is up to 45 deg. The minimum detection range is 500 meters. The developers have introduced a number of technology solutions to ensure the radar’s operation in a jamming environment, difficult terrain and in adverse weather conditions. The radar automatically detects and tracks low-speed and low-visibility targets in a clutter environment.

At the request of the customer, the standard diesel generating set can be replaced with a similar, including foreign-made, one. The radar’s base vehicle chassis can also be replaced with a similar one.

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