EL/M-2238 STAR

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EL/M-2238 STAR
INS Satpura - ELM-2238 Radar.jpg
EL/M-2238 STAR onboard a Shivalik class frigate of the Indian Navy
Country of originIsrael
TypeMulti-purpose Pulse Doppler multi-mode 3D radar
FrequencyS band
Range350 km[1]
Automatic track initiation from 28 km for missiles[2]

The EL/M-2238 3D-STAR is a multi-purpose air and surface-search naval radar system developed by IAI Elta for medium-sized ships like corvettes and frigates. STAR is an acronym of Surveillance & Threat Alert Radar.[3]

Design and description[edit]

It is a 3D multi-beam and multi-mode fully coherent pulse Doppler search radar which functions in the S band (2-4 GHz). It can perform both surface and aerial search simultaneously. It is designed to support anti-air and surface-gunnery systems. The antenna in the Doppler sensor has a planar array for 3D multi-beam operations and a vertical array of strip radiators. It has programmable signal processing and is stabilized within a roll and pitch of 20 degrees. It comes in three variants - a larger dual-face version, a medium version and a small single-face version.[2][4]

Type Instrumentation range (km) Fighter aircraft detection (km) Automatic missile detection (km) Scan rate (rpm) Above/below-deck weight (kg) Power requirement (kW)
Small 200 150 20 12/24 700/1300 20
Medium 250 200 25 N/A 840/1300 21
Large 350 250 28 6/15 1500/2000 34


The radar is installed in ships of the following navies:[4]

 Indian Navy
 Republic of Singapore Navy
 Bolivarian Navy of Venezuela
  • Mariscal Sucre class frigate - Installed while upgrading the first two ships Mariscal Sucre (F-21) and Almirante Brión (F-22). Installed on the stub mast.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Norman Friedman (2006). The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems. Naval Institute Press. p. 243. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "EL/M-2238 STAR" (PDF). IAI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  3. ^ "EL/M-2238 STAR". IAI. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b Friedman, Norman (2006). The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems (5th ed.). Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute. p. 243. ISBN 1557502625.