SPS-48 Land-based Surveillance Radar

The Harris SPS-48 Land-based Radar is the latest in a long line of long-range three-dimensional radars providing superior support for fixed and transportable land-based applications. The SPS-48 is a multi-use, high-performance air surveillance radar that detects and tracks airborne targets, queues weapons systems, and provides excellent hazardous weather detection and display. Transmitter power, beam spacing in both elevation and azimuth, pulse rates, and instrumented range are all configurable so that system capability can be modified to meet changing mission requirements.

Our SPS-48 is a completely modern land-based surveillance radar

The SPS-48 is a complete modern radar system, including all of the major functional elements: low-maintenance frequency-scan antenna, high-performance solid-state transmitter, superhetrodyne receiver with digitally controlled frequency synthesizer, and Doppler signal processor—monitored by a comprehensive, integrated Built-In-Test (BIT) system. The modular system is scalable, providing best-value turnkey solutions customized to specific mission requirements.

Surveillance radar that provides continuous, reliable operation in hostile environments

Today’s emerging threats vary from high-altitude ballistic missiles to low-flying cruise missiles and aircraft. The modern battlefield requires monitoring of and defense against all of these threats—something only the SPS-48 can do in a single radar. For more than 40 years, SPS-48 radars have provided continuous, reliable operation in complex, hostile land and sea environments. Within a small footprint, these radars support multiple mission requirements by providing high-performance detection and tracking of targets with very low false alarm rates at high availability and low total cost of ownership.