|Country of origin||Israel|
|Type||Multi-purpose Pulse Doppler multi-mode 3D radar|
Automatic track initiation from 28 km for missiles
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.
Design and description
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.
|Type||Instrumentation range (km)||Fighter aircraft detection (km)||Automatic missile detection (km)||Scan rate (rpm)||Above/below-deck weight (kg)||Power requirement (kW)|
The radar is installed in ships of the following navies:
- Rajput-class destroyers - It replaced the MR-310U Angara (NATO: Head Net-C) radar, to provide targeting for the newly installed Barak SAM. Installed on the fore masthead.
- Godavari-class frigates
- Shivalik class frigates
- 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.
- Norman Friedman (2006). The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems. Naval Institute Press. p. 243. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "EL/M-2238 STAR" (PDF). IAI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
- "EL/M-2238 STAR". IAI. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
- Friedman, Norman (2006). The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems (5th ed.). Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute. p. 243. ISBN 1557502625.