Vehicles equipped with this radar
General info / usage
The SMA VPG-A06 is only a tracking radar, this means it can lock onto targets and provide a firing lead indicator, but cannot by itself detect targets and place them on the radar display. However on the OTOMATIC (the only vehicle which currently uses it), the SMA VPG-A06 is fitted alongside the SMA VPS-A05, target detection radar; this allows the OTOMATIC to use the VPS-A05 radar to detect targets, while the VPG-A06 radar is tracking a target. The VPG-A06 can track targets in a 180-degree arc from the front of the turret, out to a maximum range of 16 km.
|16,000 m||75 m||±90°||-15°/+87°||15 m/s (54 km/h)||1,000 m/s (3,600 km/h)|
Comparison with analogues
Compared to other tracking radars the SMA VPS-A05 has an average maximum range and a good minimum range. The minimum relative speed is about average. The tracking angles match those of the Tunguska's 1RL144 radar, being slightly worse the Gepard's tracking radar.
Pros and cons
- Decent maximum range
- Good minimum range
- Good minimum relative speed
- Radar cannot track targets through a full 360-degrees
- Radar tracking angles are slightly narrower than those of the Gepard's tracking radar (another radar which cannot track through 360 degrees)
- Radar is quite tall and cannot be folded
The SMA VPG-A06 was developed in the 1980s by Galileo Avionica S.p.A. (now Selex ES). The radar was designed for use on the OTOMATIC anti-aircraft system. The radar was considered very accurate, reportedly being able to identify a target's location to within 2 m, at a range of 10 km.
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