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British aircraft carriers will receive additional "eyes and ears"

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The British Defense Ministry has ordered DRLO helicopters for its aircraft carriers such as Queen Elizabeth, reported portal navyrecognition.com.


British aircraft carriers will receive additional "eyes and ears"


The "eyes and ears" of the new aircraft carriers will be the Merlin Mk2 helicopters equipped with the Crowsnest system ("Crow's Nest"). It will replace the outdated Sea King Mark 7 ASaC vehicles that are in service with the 1982 g Navy (their service life expires on 2018 g).

It is assumed that the Mk2 will effectively serve up to 2029 g, “allowing ships to detect potential threats in advance in the air, on the surface of the sea, and under water,” the publication says.

It is noted that "the system combines the latest versions of Searchwater radar and Thales Cerberus control systems". For 2-x aircraft carriers, it is planned to purchase 10 DRLO helicopters. The main contractor selected the British division of the corporation Lockheed Martin. The contract value is about £ 269 million.

Earlier it was reported that the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth should replenish the Navy in May of this year. The second ship of this type - Prince of Wales - is in the final stages of construction.
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  1. The black
    The black 18 January 2017 13: 39
    +3
    British aircraft carriers will receive additional "eyes and ears"
    ... it would be better if their generals fell into the brains ..
    1. Pirogov
      Pirogov 18 January 2017 14: 06
      +2
      Quote: Black
      . It would be better for the brains of their generals to chip in ..

      Well, do not bend the stick! What will be the generals of NATA after that!))))
      1. Orel
        Orel 18 January 2017 14: 15
        +2
        Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to replenish the Navy in May this year


        Pretty weird ship. With a displacement of 70 tons, the air group is no more than 000 aircraft and helicopters. Not enough. True, there will still be a landing. This is no longer a classic aircraft carrier, but rather a universal ship of some kind ...
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 18 January 2017 14: 53
          +1
          Quote: Orel
          Pretty weird ship. With a displacement of 70 tons, the air group is no more than 000 aircraft and helicopters.

          There may be a nuance associated with the method of calculating the maximum capacity of AB.
          EMNIP, lime is traditionally considered the maximum capacity, based on the location of the air group only in the hangar. The Yankees take into account not only the hangar, but also the parking of some cars on the flight deck. And at the same time they get an AB capacity with a standard displacement of 62335 tons (Kitty Hawk) of 80-100 vehicles.
        2. rasputin17
          rasputin17 18 January 2017 15: 01
          +1
          Quote: Orel
          Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to replenish the Navy in May this year


          Pretty weird ship. With a displacement of 70 tons, the air group is no more than 000 aircraft and helicopters. Not enough. True, there will still be a landing. This is no longer a classic aircraft carrier, but rather a universal ship of some kind ...

          Good coffin !!! With the development of anti-ship missiles, these mastodons have already ceased to frighten with their size and flight crew !! The Hindus and the Chinese understood this and decided to focus in this direction !! Moreover, the Idus together with the Russian design bureau and China on their own (as he claims)! hi
          1. seos
            seos 18 January 2017 15: 15
            0
            The anti-ship missiles have already developed, but the detection systems are slowing down ... about the article about stuffing radar on a warhead and increasing the range of detection and attack of its fleet ...
          2. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 18 January 2017 18: 28
            +2
            Quote: rasputin17
            Good coffin !!! With the development of anti-ship missiles, these mastodons have already ceased to frighten with their size and flight crew !! The Hindus and the Chinese understood this and decided to focus in this direction !!

            It was an answer in the style of Bader - very weighty and half a meter past. ©
            For the very same Chinese are building a carrier fleet at the Stakhanov pace Made in China... And before its construction, the "Varyag-Liaoning" sold by them by Ukraine is driven with an escort, at the sight of which our admirals can only envy.
            And the Indians are tormenting their Vikrant at 40 kt of standard displacement and now they want something heavier - "Elizabeth-like". The British spirit is indestructible, yes ... smile
  2. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 18 January 2017 13: 54
    +1
    AWACS aircraft are preferable of course (the same E-2C Hawkeye, for example) both in terms of altitude and in terms of application ... but the helicopter is also good ... we have only the systems of the aircraft carrier itself on Kuznetsov ... but this is not enough. ..
    1. just exp
      just exp 18 January 2017 14: 00
      0
      we also have AWL turntables, though their emnip is only 2. and at least one in Syria now (xs why is he there)
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 18 January 2017 14: 40
      +1
      Quote: silberwolf88
      AWACS aircraft are preferable of course (the same E-2C "Hawkeye" for example) both in altitude and in terms of application
      ... but he needs a catapult.
      Which was in the project of the second new British AB for only 2 years - from 2010 to 2012. Then they wanted to turn the "Prince" into a full-fledged AB with normal F-35C fighters (ejection takeoff), but due to a sharp increase in the cost of the ship, the changes were rolled back. abandoning catapults and returning to the F-35V (KVVP).
      They and AEU wanted for the "queens" - but their finances did not pull.
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 18 January 2017 22: 27
        +4
        Quote: Alexey RA
        They and AEU wanted for the "queens"

        Good evening, colleagues! hi
        As one of my friends used to say: "It is not enough to want, one must have. It is not enough to have, one must be able to!"
        But in fact, the shaves left the creation of a helicopter / airplane / UAV with a radar and returned to their idea of ​​the 70's, replacing only radar on the carrier.
        Ours don't. Apparently UAVs with good radar are mumbled. Only this can explain only 2 KA-31 in the aviation of the fleet. Or, as always, "there is no gold reserve"!
        And one more detail. F-35 network-centric warplanes: what one board sees, the whole flock and carrier of the aircraft see. We also developed a system of VZOI, however, at what stage it is now difficult to say.
        In short, KRET to help us! By the end of the modernization of Kuznetsov, that thread is piled. Otherwise, one hope is Liana. But again, in a war, one cannot do without their own means of detection and CC.
        IMHO.
  3. just exp
    just exp 18 January 2017 13: 59
    0
    and TTX radar is interesting what?
    1. seos
      seos 18 January 2017 15: 17
      +1
      In any case, from air, the detection range is much greater than that of shipborne radars.
    2. KVIRTU
      KVIRTU 18 January 2017 18: 41
      +1
      There is no radar performance index in open sources, but it can be indirectly assumed by its interrogator AN / APX-113.
      Range - 100 NM
      Azimuth Resolution - 2 degrees,
      in range - 500 feet (152 m.).
      Impulse power - 2,4 kW.
  4. KVIRTU
    KVIRTU 18 January 2017 17: 59
    0
    The news, frankly, is not the first freshness: May 22, 2015.
    So he really looks
    A pylon with radar fairing rises 90 degrees, snuggling up to the side when landing, etc.
    The manufacturer is trying to advertise not very popular products, that’s all.
  5. svp67
    svp67 18 January 2017 20: 50
    +1
    British aircraft carriers will receive additional "eyes and ears"
    Well, I don’t know about "eyes", but about "ears" there is something to say: