RBS 67/77 Hawk
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RBS 67/77 Hawk
Missile system 77 Hawk is an anti-aircraft system with a far cruising range and with high altitude coverage. The assignment is to protect military base of operations, population centers and other strategically important areas.
The RBS missile 77 is deployed in anti-aircraft battalions.
The RBS 67 Hawk entered into the Swedish air defence in the beginning of the 1960s.
The Swedish version is an improved version of the Hawk missile, which is mixture of Swedish technology. It was introduced in 1980 and received the designation RBSA 77.
At that time a newly developed search radar from the Ericsson Company, a new missile from USA, an extensive modification of the American illumination radar and a missile carriage, initially acquired for the RBS 67, were all introduced.
In a RB 77 missile n anti-aircraft company consists of the following main units:
- Search radar PS-707/R
- Illumination radar PE-541/R
- Two missile carriage carriages
On the control table PPI (Plan Position Indicator) its own targets and targets from STRIL are displayed. The battle control officer chooses a target and assigns it to the fire operator, who catches the target data and follows the target with the illumination radar. When the target is within the combating range, the fire operator fires the missile towards the target. The illumination radar beams the target and the missile radar receiver catches the reflected radiation and guides the missile towards the calculated aim-off deflection, called aim-off guidance. When the missile is close to the target the warhead is triggered by the radar proximity fuse.
Extensive refurbishment and modifications on the RBS 77 had been implemented as follows:
-A new dispatch unit (PS-2301)
-A new separate battle- and fire control lodge
-Modification of the illumination radar
-Introduction of TS-9000
-Introduction of the appreciation of the aircraft situation (LuLIS)
Following the above upgrading the system received the designation RBS 97.
Technical data RBS 77
Search radar PS-707
Illumination radar PE-541
RB 67/67 HAWK