Hazeltine AN/FPS-5 Radar

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AN/FPS-5
JFPS-5 in Okinawa.jpg
J/FPS-5 in Okinawa.
Country of origin United States/Japan
Type Long range search radar

The AN/FPS-5 was a long-range search Radar used by the United States Air Force Air Defense Command. It was produced in the early 1950s by Hazeltine, and deployment was limited.

The AN/FPS-5 is a Height Finder Radar that was installed at AC&W sites in the mid-1950s. The antenna was fixed and the feed horn moved.

AN/FPS-5 radar was an old-fashioned height-finding radar coupled with an AN/FPS-3 search radar. Japanese J/FPS-5 radar is a modern 3-dimensional AESA (Active Electronical Scanned Array) radar. Though both have resembling designation, there is no relationships.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • AN/FPS-5 @ radomes.org
  • Winkler, David F. (1997), Searching the skies: the legacy of the United States Cold War defense radar program. Prepared for United States Air Force Headquarters Air Combat Command.

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