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The AN/SPS-58/65 began production as the SPS-58 for the detection of anti-ship cruise missiles and target acquisition for the Sea Sparrow point-defense missile system. In the U.S. Navy, it first saw service as part of the Basic Point Defense Missile System (BPDMS) installed in KNOX-class frigates.

It was based on the Siemens mobile pulse-Doppler radar (MPDR-45) and at first had its own horn-fed antenna. Beginning with the SPS-58A, however, the open-mesh parabolic antenna for...

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