Russian electronic systems manufacturer Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) showcased a number of its emerging technologies and systems at Airshow China 2016 in Zhuhai.
More than 40 products were featured during the event, including the RSUO weapon management system and Irbis-E radar-control system for the Sukhoi Su-35 'Flanker' combat aircraft; the OEPrNK-30SM electro-optical (EO) sighting and navigation system for the Su-30-series; the BINS-SP2 inertial navigation system (INS); the Zhuk-AME FGA50 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar; a small-sized multifunctional Ka- and X-band digital radar; Arbalet-D, SIVPV-52 aerometric data recording and processing system; and the President-S defensive aids for helicopters
As noted by the company, the RSUO weapon management system for the Su-35 aircraft has "special-purpose" hardware to identify the types of weapons aboard the aircraft and control their employment. The Irbis-E radar-control system for all exportable Su-35s will provide detection, tracking, and co-ordinate measurement of air, land, and sea targets during the day and at night, as well as in all weather conditions. It can also function in jamming environments. Other Su-35 systems being promoted included electronic countermeasures and flare-dispensing, and Hands-On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS) functionality. It is likely that all of these systems will equip the 24 Su-35 fighters that Russia agreed in 2015 to supply to China.
KRET also showcased its OEPrNK-30SM EO sighting and navigation system as part of the Su-30-series avionics. It includes systems for flight and navigation, optical location, helmet-mounted targeting, weapons control, and information displays, as well as an onboard digital computer. OEPrNK-30SM works with the aircraft's radar sighting system to direct precision weapons to the target using heat-seeking and laser rangefinder capabilities.
The BINS-SP2 INS is designed to simultaneously generate and display autonomous inertial, hybrid, and satellite data via separate channels, and can function via the GPS or GLONASS systems. BINS-SP2 enables fighter aircraft to navigate in the absence of satellite, land-based, or offshore navigation systems.