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Hughes TARAN 18 radar system

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Hello everybody!

My first topic on this forum! :)

I'm trying to find some information on the Hughes TARAN 18 radar system used in the Swiss Mirage IIIS variant of the Mirage IIIE instead of the usual Cyrano IIbis. Googling for it didn't bring any real results.

AFAIK this different radar system was selected since it was compatible with the AIM-26B / HM-55S Falcon missiles and the FLORIDA ground-based early warning and control chain, which was developed by Hughes for Switzerland.

Sadly that's it, though. Does anybody have some more information on this subject?

Thanks in advance for your help! :)
 

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Further to the above question, I just read in "The RAAF Mirage Story" by WGCDR Susans that the Swiss were well advanced in studying/developing a TARAN-18 and [AIM-7] Sparrow combination for the Mirage III. This may be a typo with AIM-7 meant to be AIM-4 Falcon though. Can anyone shed any further light in regard to this especially if a Mirage III/AIM-7 combo was ever contemplated/trialled?
 

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