posted on May, 8 2010 @ 04:46 AM
Originally posted by paraphi
If you have any concrete evidence that the US supplied radar equipment for the Seawolf missile
systems to the UK during the Falklands then I'd love to see it. Regards
The reason Retseh has not provided any proof
as you requested is because he can't.
The radar system on Seawolf during the Falkland Island Campaign is a tracking unit only!
It is not a detection system.
The original detection system on the Type 22 Leander
Frigate used in the war against Argentina were the Type 967 [LRTA] and Type 968 [SRTI]
radars operating ln Band D.
Once the tgt was acquired and the ships radars were tracking the inbound missile [or shell
] control was passed to the radar system on the firing
point although guidance was via the ae on the fins mounted to the rear of the Seawolf missile and controlled by the ships CIC
and this was the
Type I Band for acquisition and K Band for missile lock.
As far as I can remember, these radar were made by Marconi/Plessey in Malvern, Worcestershire which Retseh, is in England!
By the time of the Falklands Conflict, these radars were probably
of the Blindfire
type which were used on the original Dusty Bin
towed radar posts of the Rapier missile system deployed by the RAF Regiment.
These radars were manufactured by BAe which back then. was wholly British.
So Retseh, not an American in sight - unless of course it was an ex-Marine sniper caught by a General
[edit on 8-5-2010 by fritz]