RASIT

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RASIT
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RASIT mounted on a German Army Fuchs armored vehicle
Country of origin France
Introduced mid-1970s
Number built unknown
Type Ground surveillance
Frequency I band
PRF 200 MHz
Range 40 km
Diameter unknown
Azimuth 0-240º
Power 2 kW

RASIT (radar d'acquisition et de surveillance terrestre) is a ground-surveillance pulse doppler radar developed by Thomson-CSF (now Thales),[1] and fielded by several militaries. The original version of RASIT had a range of 20 kilometers and allowed a skilled operator to distinguish between personnel, vehicles, and aircraft.[2] RASIT operates in the I band and has a peak power of two kilowatts. The system is deployed on vehicles (although it can be removed from its mount and emplaced on the ground) and has been used by at least 32 nations.[3] The latest version of RASIT, the RASIT-E, has a range of 40 kilometers.

RASIT was developed in the mid-1970s and over 700 units had been sold by 1996. The latest RASIT customer is Estonia, where the radar is used for border surveillance.

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