EU-NATO-US frequency bands
The European Union (EU), NATO, and the United States military have agreed on a set of EU-NATO-US ECM frequency bands for electromagnetic frequencies used primarily for radar. It does not have good coverage of the lower frequencies used in radio and specialized radar systems.
See ITU frequency bands for a system more user-friendly for both radar and radio, and the IEEE frequency bands for a nomenclature that is common in more civilian-oriented radar discussions.
|Frequency range||Wavelength||EU/NATO/US ECM band|
|to 250 MHz||to 1.2 m||A band|
|250-500 MHz||1.2 m to 600 cm||B band|
|500 MHz-1 GHz||600 cm to 300 cm||C band|
|1-2 GHz||300 cm to 150 cm||D band|
|2-3 GHz||150 cm to 100 cm||E band|
|3-4 GHz||100 cm to 75 cm||F band|
|4-6 GHz||75 cm to 5 cm||G band|
|6-8 GHz||5 cm to 3.75 cm||H band|
|8-10 GHz||3.75 cm to 3 cm||I band|
|10-20 GHz||3 cm to 1.5 cm||J band|
|20-40 GHz||1.5 cm to 750 mm||K band|
|40-60 GHz||750 mm to 500mm||L band|
|60-100 GHz||500 mm to 300mm||M band|
Millimeter wave frequencies begin in the K band.
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