Hazeltine AN/FPS-5 Radar

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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.


 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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