Russia has created a 3D-radar of a new type
In Russia created a prototype radar based on technology of radio photons. It will issue information in the form of three-dimensional images.
The Russian army may soon get a new type of radar that is able more effectively than traditional radars to identify targets even under conditions of jamming. The fundamental difference between radiophonic locators is that the signal processing is realized with the aid of optics, and not by the microwave electronics.
New technology creates a 3D image of the object, its three-dimensional portrait, and allows to determine its type. It is expected that in the next few years radiophotonic radars will be installed on the promising multifunctional fighters of the new generation.
The first prototype of the radar based on discrete radiophonic elements already created, has informed "Izvestia" the head of JSC "RTI" Maxim Kuzyuk. According to sources of "Izvestiya", the Ministry of defence takes part in trials of the new type radar.
The promising technology has several advantages. First and foremost, it is the size of the new locator – it is assumed that their size will be substantially less. In addition, they are reliable. Thirdly, more resistant to electromagnetic radiation.
At the moment the company develops the technology and carries out tests while looking for a new component database. In particular, the developers talk about the need for photonic integrated circuits.
Isos wrote:Oh really ? I have the feeling they want aesa radar for everything now. Jets, ships, EW... Just like the US.
Mindstorm wrote:And he has said that the Russians are not as far behind and you try to make out, they understand AESA radar technology and chose not to introduce it the way the US has introduced it.Isos wrote:Oh really ? I have the feeling they want aesa radar for everything now. Jets, ships, EW... Just like the US.
You have wrong feeling
For first some historical coordinates.
Isos when at the beginning of '80 НИИП completed and serial produced the first at world fighter phased array with electronically controlled beam (Заслон for interceptor МиГ-31) it caused a true turmoil in military field ; the foreign interest for that unique breakthrough was well represented in the spy operation executed with the fundamental (technical designs and test documentation since development phase) contribution of the traitor A.Г. Толкачёв; a great portion of that documentation was passed to Northrop Grumman for their EAR and incoming URR programs.
НИИП unmatched competences do not disappeared suddenly at the end of '90 years but, exactly like great majority of others domestic Institutes engaged in other different scientifical and engineering specific fields (and the shown and ....still not shown....latests military products exibiting a wide technological lead in comparison with any other country on this planet are an hard proof of that) preserved entirely its scientific capital simply "freezing" each subsequent R&D program to mere prototype realization before passing to a new research project.
Obviously this practice indeed created, in some fields, among which just radar products, an effective lag in comparison with some of the most advanced competitors, but this lag was deliberatly wholly limited to the construction engineering, modification and debugging phases of single products because when the advancement of the theoretical acquisistions allow a new "generations" of products with performances several times greater than the predecessors to be created on a different elementary component basis this type of lag can be totally eliminated and rather would be possible even to greatly overcome your main competitors.
This is exactly what is happening under your eyes Isos in those years (with a time window already precisely identified since federation's military development strategic planning of half of fist decade of the 2000 years) with unmatched breakthroughs and products without foreign corresponding in hypersonic, high coherent beams, plasma dynamics, nuclear reactor miniaturization, new generations of materials with unique mechanical, thermal resilience, conductivity and optical characteristic, propulsions and others encompassing high-tech industry elemental basis up to startegic defense still not revealed.
Returning to the subject in question specialists at НИИП, taking into account both the huge inexplorated potential of ПФАР (PESA radar in western denomination) and the terribly high costs, very slow production and technical problems related to the production of АФАР (AESA radar) with the technological production means of '90 and 2000 years , at the unique benefits of only a greater relieability and slightly better resilence to EW, decided to fully exploit ПФАР technology before shifting to a new design (АФАР or a different one) when its cost-efficiency parameters would be granted by a new level of construction technology basis.
The wisdom of this approach was proved by the fact that at today the radar at world with the higher radiated power, target detection and acquisition range performances is a domestic ПФАР (Н035 «Ирбис» mounted on Су-35С) not a foreign АФАР and while surely the latter show increased reliability and counter-EW performances ,as proved by Н036 program, is contemporaneously true that Federation's Ministery of Defense at today's costs still do not consider absolutely those increased features worthy of the higher financiary burden !
An АФАР on current elementary basis and constructive design is considered in our Institutes today nothing more than a necessary transient step toward a completely new line, with performances and cost-efficiency ratio on a completely new level, that will re-establish our historical lead in the sector after a "pause" of a pair of decades and possibly involve also the complete renovation ,at full damage of our competitors, of the field of major historical weakness of our military and ,even more, civilian industry.....
The portion of research allocations for the development of today publicized АФАР of domestic production is really the minimum possible to realize a single line of products.
Isos wrote:I'm still neutral. I never said russia makes shit stuff and west very good one. It's just annoying that some people here can't even accept that US and generaly western stuff is sometime better than russian and they have some advanced in r&d than russia thanks to a better eco situation and far greater investement.
Isos wrote: Russia waited for aesa to be cheaper (and for stealth too I presume ? ). Is it correct?
GarryB wrote:Deleted a lot of off topic bollocks, and moved it to this thread: