(U) The Pirinclik intelligence collection radar consists of one detection radar and one tracking radar. The Pirinclik radar is operated by the 19th Surveillance Squadron in Pirinclik Turkey. The radar reached IOC on 1 June 1955.
Description User Impact Programmatics Images Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC
(U) The Pirinclik Radar Site consists of a detection radar (AN/FPS-17) and a mechanical tracking radar (AN/FPS-79). Both radars operate at an UHF (432 MHz) frequency. Although limited by their mechanical technology, Pirinclik's two radars give the advantage of tracking two objects simultaneously in real time. Its location close to the southern FSU makes it the only ground sensor capable of tracking actual deorbits of Russian space objects. In addition, the Pirinclik radar is the only 24-hour-per-day eastern hemisphere deep space sensor.
User Impact (U):
(U) Loss of this capability would greatly impact early tracking of missiles and space launches from Tyuratam and surveillance of GEO satellites over the eastern hemisphere.
(U) Organizations and Funding:
- (U) USSPACECOM: Funding Source.
Name Title Pirinclik Pirinclik AN/FPS-79 This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Initiatives (U): None.
Related Requirements (U):None.
Related Categories (U):
Name Title Collateral Sensors Collateral Sensors Range Radars Range Radars This Table Is Unclassified.
Road Map Placements (U):
Name Title SPACE CONTROL: S.S. NETWORK SPACE CONTROL: SPACE SURVEILLANCE NETWORK This Table Is Unclassified.
Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):
Lead Office (U):
(U) Air Force.
Point of Contact (U):
(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.
Date Of Information (U):
(U) 17 September 1998
(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999