A Sky guard is an all-weather fire-control radar was originally developed in the 1970s, consisting of a tracking radar, television camera, antenna head, search radar and other command systems for detection of low level air targets.
The Nigerian Sky guard was acquired in the 1980s to control and detect low level air targets effectively in response to the growing importance of air security and surveillance in the region.
It can be controlled by three launchers as below and the Sky guard is usually mounted on a two(2) axle -trailer with four wheels, where it is controlled from by the operators.
Since the Sky guard makes use of a tracking radar through signal processing method, hence the Sky guard is capable of detecting a speeding objects or targets flying at the speed of about 1350 km/s in the air.
“Pictures for illustrative purposes”
Below are some pictures of the Nigerian Sky guard which was obtained around the 1980s after its original development in Switzerland in the 1970s.
The Skyguard operators can also be seen below –
Below are other important capabilities of a Sky guard which is used for low level air targets detection and monitoring —
It contains a missile detection, an alarm and fast processor.
The Sky guard also support a four(4) member crew for operation, and it uses a patrol generator.
Watch video from the link below –
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