New Radar to Help Russian Fighters Hit Six Targets Together

Rubric: Russia, Industry

The Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) has developed a state-of-the-art onboard active phased array radar Zhuk-AME, which will help MiG-35 fighters track 30 targets and simultaneously hit up to six of them.

"The new radar allows for air engagement beyond the visual line of sight, track 30 targets at once and destroy up to six air targets and up to four ground ones", reports RIA Novosti citing the KRET’s press release.

MiG-35 multirole fighter

As was said by the company’s press service, the new radar ensures effective performance in the most severe weather conditions and under electronic countermeasures.

"The upgraded onboard radar Zhuk has already obtained the export design certificate. In many ways it surpasses foreign analogs in terms of performance and is intended for the new-generation advanced aircraft like MiG-35 fighters", emphasized Igor Nasenkov, the KRET’s vice president.

Reportedly, the radar’s active phased array helps to extend detection range up to 160 km, provide simultaneous operation in "air-to-air" and "air-to-surface" modes, identify and categorize group and single objects, attack several targets at once with high-precision weapons, as well as transfer tactical data to other aircraft and conduct electronic warfare.

MiG-35 (NATO codename Fulcrum F) is an advanced Russian multirole 4++G fighter presently undergoing trials. As is planned, by 2020 the Russian Airspace Force is to receive 30 aircraft of this kind.