Stealthflanker wrote:Oh so the A-100 Radar only scans in elevation. Similar as the E-3 Sentry. I wonder why they not adopt full 3D scanning. Thus allow optimized sector scan mode like E-2D Hawkeye.
Do you mean scan electronically 360deg ?
A-100 provides control drones
The developers of radar surveillance aircraft A-100, which recently made its first flight, were given the task to manage unmanned aircraft, reports Interfax Post newspaper "Red Star".
The new multifunctional aviation complex has the ability to not only receive and process information more targets at long range. It has been tasked to provide control of the developers UAV from board A-100
It is also reported that the new complex should not only work on air and ground targets, but also ensure the implementation of more complex tasks in the field of air and space defense. Last Saturday, the A-100 made its maiden flight. It took off from the airfield of Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex. GM Beriev.
Aircraft equipment can "quickly build radar picture at a given operating direction, detect and track aircraft and other objects, as well as participate in the management of fighter and attack aircraft when hovering on air, land and sea targets."
The new complex of A-100 is equipped with a new generation system made based on the most advanced technologies and components. "This applies to the means of obtaining information, and the computer system for its processing, as well as the automated workplaces of operators", - stated in the material.
All radio equipment created concern Vega (included Rostec). The work on the project involved extensive co-operation of the domestic industry enterprises with the support of the leading scientific centers of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Also it carried planned upgrading electronic systems which are already in the armament VKS Russia, in particular, A-50 upgrade to A-50U.