Vladimir79 wrote:sepheronx wrote:
hey, don't be knocking on my dream. These aircrafts are apparently very smart (and also has potential to become ucav's ( hard to do with phone, so I will post that pic stating yak-130 evolution chart once I am at home). It has potential to be a strike aircraft. So radar would be needed. But anyway, the plane is awesome, and let me keep to my dreams
The best jets to put an AESA in are big fighters like Flankers. The more T/R modules and power you can run through it, the bigger and better the radar. A UCAV would be more dedicated to the task, as in lacking a cockpit. Even the MiG-35 AESA has rather limited range, once we stick it in the Su-35BM, we will have a radar that is competitive with USAF in range and capability. The technology is already there.
My last post in derailing this thread
In development of radar, the current PESA radar has a detection range greater then that of western based AESA radar. And it has multichannel frequencies at that for the basics of electronic countermeasure (or defense in electronic warfare). Future projects are long wave radars for Russian jets, in order to combat stealth and stealth UCAV's. Which is a good idea to turn the Yak-130 into, a UCAV hunter.