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Russian Company Designs New AFAR Radar Russian Hi-Tech MiG-35 Interceptors

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 14:08
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Russian company designs new AFAR radar for Russian Hi-Tech MiG-35 interceptors

The Radioelectronic Technologies Concern (KRET) of Rostec State Corporation presented an active phased antenna array radar Zhuk-AME designed for multipurpose MiG-35 fighter jets, the press service of the company said.

“The Radioelectronic Technologies Concern designed the Zhuk-AME active phased antenna array for the MiG aircraft family. The new radar provides for combat outside direct vision and simultaneously tracks 30 targets and destroys up to six of them in the air and four on the ground,” it said.

The Zhuk-AME active phased antenna array / Source: phazotron.comThe Newest Zhuk-AME active phased antenna array

The new radar with active phased antenna array helps fulfil missions in complicated weather conditions and jamming by the adversary. “The use of the active phased antenna array increases the target detection range to 160 kilometers. The radar can simultaneously real-time operate in two regimes, air-to-air and air-to-surface, identify classify and track group or single objects, attack several of them with high-precision air-to-air guided weapons, transmit data on tactical situation to other MIG-35 aircrafts and engage in joint AFAR radio-electronic warfare,” the press service said.

“The upgraded onboard Zhuk radar has already been certified for export. It surpasses competing radars by tactical and technical characteristics and is to be mounted on perspective new-generation aircraft, including Newest PakFa T-50 and interceptors MiG-35,” said KRET First Deputy Director General Igor Nasenkov.

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