Austin wrote:No where its mentioned in the link on Su-35 there is sensor fusion , I think only PAK-FA might have true sensor fusion in Russian aircraft like how Rafale or JSF has it.
Where is that difference in the "sensor fusion" between Rafale and Su-30 you are talking about?
What do you consider to be a "sensor fusion"? and you will never be able to find a american made word to promote USA fighter in the same text with the Russian fighter
but if you use different word for example "sensor integration" you can easily get something like this.
An information management system integrated with onboard subsystems and a new phased array radar system with long-range aerial target detection have been installed in the aircraft, which is currently undergoing preliminary testing.
Sensor fusion or sensor integration means integrating all your available sensor to get a clear picture about whats going on and based on that data using computer algorithms or man made
decisions decide what to do next.
But hey - how can US talk about sensor fusion when it lack sensors or data networking when it lack comunication means. Half of its fleet still does not have IRST one of the most
important sensors whose data is fused. Its F-22 still lacks laser comunication and can therefore not comunicate with the rest of the fleet
On the other hand you have Su-35 who has Irbis/IRST/L-band radars/ECM/decoys all fused togeather forming single information picture coupled with artificial inteligence.
PAK-FA designers have integrated (sensor fused) 5 on board radar sets + IRST + decoys + ECM and are talking about smart skin and other novelities. Where are now Americans
with their smart sensor fusion talk
And from the official Sukhoi page ...
The distinctive feature of Su-35 is the employment of a new suite of onboard instruments. Its core is the information management system (IMS), which integrates functional, logical, informational and software subsystems into a single complex that ensures the interaction between the crew and equipment.
A new avionics set based on the digital information management system, new radar, new engines with increased thrust and swiveling thrust vector are the distinctive features of this fighter jet.
Remember that Russians have since the 70 begin to integrate their PVO fighter squadrons by sensor fusion well within PVO working in a coordinated manner. By the 80ies
MiG-31 could fire its weapons based on the date received from another MiG-31 at the same time passing on data to a Baikal command posts thus indirectly coordinating SAMs
firing in coordination to its targets.
You dont have to fall for every western propaganda piece around Austin.