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    Yak-130: News


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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  Isos on Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:23 pm

    For those who are saying to make the Yak-130 a real fighter, here is Something interesting about its radar. I don't know if it was already discussed in this thread already but I put it anyway.

    Description: The Osa is an X-band multi-function radar system designed to provide air-to-air and air-to-surface operation modes. The Osa radar system provides guidance for active and semi-active air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface guided munitions. In the air-to-air mode, it can detect an airborne target featuring a five square meters radar cross section (RCS) at a maximum range of 85 kilometers. Simultaneously, it can track eight targets and engage four of them. In the air-to-surface mode, the radar system provides target range finding, ground mapping, moving target indication (MTI) and can track two targets.

    The Osa and Kopyo radar systems can be integrated on the Yak-130 light attack/advanced trainer aircraft.

    The Yak-130 is fitted with the 8GHz to 12.5GHz Osa or Oca (Wasp) radar developed by NIIP Zhukovsky. The radar has the capacity to track eight airborne targets simultaneously, simultaneously engage four targets at all angles and simultaneously track two ground targets. The detection range against 5m² cross section targets is 40km in the rear direction and 85km in the forward direction. The lock-on range for operation in automatic tracking mode is 65km.

    The radar, which has adaptive waveforms and sidelobes, has a surface mapping mode which includes image freezing and zooming on areas of interest.

    An alternative radar fit is the Kopyo (Spear) radar. The aircraft can also be fitted with a podded Platan (Palm Tree) infrared search and track targeting system.

    And Something found on wikipedia about a zhuk radar mounted on a pod and that can fit on trainer fighters:


    On-board radar system with active phased array antenna, made with the same technology as Zhuk-AM, standardized for installation on different types of aircraft including drones. Can also be installed/carried in pods.

    Zhuk-AU/AUE comes in following versions.

    FGA 51.1 - A forward-looking "X" band AESA radar

    FGA 51.2 - A side-looking "X" band AESA radar

    FGA 51.3 - A side-looking "P" band AESA radar


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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  kopyo-21 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:32 am

    Actually, the Osa and Osa-1 are pesa radar developed by NIIP for small fighters like Mig-21 and Mig-29ub modernization and now offered for Yak-130. In 2012, Phazotrol said they was developing FK-130 radar for Yak-120, supposed to start fly-testing in 2013. Not sure about its status now.

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