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The AN/SPS-48 is a three-dimensional (3D) frequency scan (FRESCAN) air search and weapons control radar. It replaced the SPS-39/42, which was unable to meet the long-range requirements of the Talos missile system. The SPS-48 is also more capable than the AN/SPS-52 and can support the longer-range Standard missiles. One of the SPS-48's major developments was its reduced weight, bulk and equipment complexity that was achieved by eliminating the SPS-39/42's mechanical stabilizer...

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