The Sablya side-looking airborne radar had an optimum resolution of 30 meters. It covered a strip of land 25 kilometers wide at a distance of 42-47 km from an altitude of 17-24 km. The SLAR scanned the ground either from the left or the right side. Its successor, the Shompol, had three times the resolution, plus it could be used from an altitude between 300 meters and 23 kilometers.