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For the first time an advanced Eurofighter took off with the best range radar

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An advanced version of the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter successfully completed its first flight. This was announced on December 26 by the UK edition of the UK Defense Journal.

The new modification, which was the first among airplanes to test the P3Eb phase-enhanced Captor E-Scan radar, was developed specifically for the Kuwait Air Force.

This model is the most advanced fighter ever made.

- notes the publication.

An agreement to acquire 28 Eurofighter Typhoon multi-functional fighters was signed between the Kuwait Ministry of Defense and Leonardo on April 05, 2016. The transfer of aircraft to the customer is scheduled for 2020.

Using the Captor E-Scan radar and adding new weapons systems, "this option will put the Kuwaiti Air Force at the forefront of fighter technology."

Captor E was commissioned by Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain. The corresponding contract from 2014 cost 1 billion euros. The operational deployment of the latest radar with AFAR was planned to be carried out by 2020 or later. Given its placement on the Kuwaiti Eurofighter, we can say that the development deadlines have been met. As previously stated, fighter targets (EPR 2-3 sq. M) will be detected by Captor-E radars at a distance of 220-250 km, which is the best indicator among airborne radars.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 27 December 2019 06: 04
    +9
    Electronics is the fastest growing element of weapons.
    Well, the most easily implemented. (Modularity, single data bus, usually lightening / downsizing, etc.).
    We, too, everything flows and changes. Corner and expand can be no worse than others. Only here with electronics traditionally lagging behind. Alas...
    The truth is compensated (sometimes just wonderful) by the mind and quick wits!
    So the SU-35, while remaining the SU-27, is still a completely different plane.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 27 December 2019 06: 11
      +3
      Well, here they have "no analogues" ... in fairness, it should be noted that the absence of their own element base hurts our military-industrial complex.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 27 December 2019 06: 14
        +6
        Quote: Aerodrome
        lack of its elemental base, our defense industry is hurt

        Well, after all, it’s not a complete absence!
        It seems to me that the military did not have time / did not want / could not get used to good western electronics.
        And then import substitution broke out ...
        And we have microcircuits with "four arms and four legs" - here they are available.
        As a bonus - you can fight melee with them!
        1. Aerodrome
          Aerodrome 27 December 2019 16: 45
          -2
          Quote: Victor_B
          As a bonus - you can fight melee with them!

          well, yes...
      2. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 27 December 2019 06: 18
        +5
        Quote: Aerodrome
        the lack of its elemental base, our defense industry is hitting hard.

        Not certainly in that way. Element base for defense industry is being issued. Darling only because of limited production. And so - the use of imported - just ... impossible!
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        1. Vasya I.
          Vasya I. 27 December 2019 08: 29
          +2
          Ссылка - https://docviewer.yandex.ru/view/961755944/?*=hqqLYbWm6yQ7Y96jFzs%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%3D&lang=ru
          Above, the parameters are indicated in the front hemisphere and in free space ...
      7. venik
        venik 27 December 2019 16: 44
        +2
        Quote: Aerodrome
        In fairness, it should be noted that the lack of its elemental base hurts our defense industry.

        =======
        Beats! AND VERY PAINFUL !!! But on the other hand - "makes stir"!
        There is nothing to count on "abroad will help us"! You yourself need to learn to "do"!
        AND WE DO! It is difficult, painful, with shifts "to the right", but WE DO !!!
        This is exactly the CASE when the "sanctions" - worked "for the benefit of"!!! For Russia today is in a situation:" You cannot help yourself - NOBODY will help! "
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    3. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 27 December 2019 20: 12
      0
      The fact that it has been developed is probably great. Another thing is interesting, when will such fashionable tsyatski appear in combat units? In the meantime, some yaroplanes are "gutted" in order to put parts from them on to others.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 27 December 2019 06: 18
    +4
    This is just another modernization, there is nothing else in this fact!
    1. novel66
      novel66 27 December 2019 07: 41
      +3
      Vitya! hi on-board electronics they bypass us ... sad!
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 27 December 2019 07: 55
        +2
        Roman, they bypass us in the Electronic Industry and this is not even a fact, this is a direct reproach to "our business" and other irresponsible people. They destroyed it easily, but they don't want to restore it .... What "our top" hope for is not at all clear soldier
        1. novel66
          novel66 27 December 2019 08: 04
          +4
          Well. type. on heroism ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 27 December 2019 08: 06
            +2
            The heroism of the soldiers, this is an advantage, BUT, this is an unjustified loss, the very best, though.
            1. novel66
              novel66 27 December 2019 08: 24
              +3
              when we fought differently, damn pancake!
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 27 December 2019 08: 27
                +3
                The time has come to start fighting correctly. There are no more heroes, and the need for them will always .... people need to be protected, and the piece of iron can be done as much as necessary.
                1. novel66
                  novel66 27 December 2019 08: 53
                  +2
                  I won’t even argue drinks
  3. Adimius38
    Adimius38 27 December 2019 06: 19
    +1
    a very serious and advanced aircraft with an excellent arsenal of modern weapons. When meeting with the Su-35 will only decide the skill of the pilots
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 27 December 2019 16: 48
      -1
      Quote: Adimius38
      a very serious and advanced aircraft with an excellent arsenal of modern weapons. When meeting with the Su-35 will only decide the skill of the pilots

      I agree perhaps ..
  4. Avior
    Avior 27 December 2019 06: 37
    +10
    One of the problems of evaluating new electronics and especially airborne radars is a clear lack of objective information.
    There would be clear objective information, for example, during conventional scanning, the detection range of a target with an EPR of 1 m in kV 200 km, and a target of 15 m in kV 400 km with a probability of, for example, 0,9, the level of the side lobes of the radiation pattern is such-and-such - then would be able to honestly compare.
    And so, firstly, the information is fragmentary from different sources, secondly, it is given for different conditions — for different EPR targets, for different probability of detection, or even different scanning conditions — from a general scan of the entire available space to a long scan of 10 by 10 degrees with statistical processing of signals, which is completely different things, moreover, there is almost never any information about the operating mode, because in the Doppler mode, for example, the detection range of a flying toward a target is several times greater than that of years conductive to the other side, but nothing that is not included in the argument, when all argue until you're blue.
    In general, we can talk about the advantages of AFAR in the form of a lower level of side lobes, a greater multi-mode, a mode of terrain mapping, better noise immunity due to failures at interference sources, and potential ones, like the theoretical possibility of a mode with a low probability of detection or the possibility of creating a powerful electronic radar station based on radar but all this is usually general reasoning, leaving a lot of room for debate
    Chesslovo, I would like at least a little more objective information, but it seems that this does not threaten us for a long time, everyone is hiding from each other, and if there is one, she’s lost under the rubble of conjecture from “lovers” smile
    hi
    1. Hexenmeister
      Hexenmeister 27 December 2019 09: 48
      0
      Well, all objective information in this area is closed, and no one will divulge it, and all sorts of heaps of guesswork can be sifted out through the textbook "Theoretical Foundations of Radar", but not all experts have read it. :)
    2. Vasya I.
      Vasya I. 27 December 2019 11: 33
      0
      Quote: Avior
      there is almost never any information about the operating mode, because in Doppler mode, for example, the detection range of a flying toward a target is several times greater than that of a flying to the other side, but none of this is taken into account when reasoning, when everyone argues until they turn blue.

      Avior, what does it depend on? Can you answer?
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      2. Vasya I.
        Vasya I. 27 December 2019 11: 55
        0
        Quote: Avior (Sergey)
        There would be clear objective information, for example, during conventional scanning, the detection range of a target with an EPR of 1 m in kV 200 km, and a target of 15 m in kV 400 km with a probability of, for example, 0,9, the level of the side lobes of the radiation pattern is such-and-such - then would be able to honestly compare.

        Avior! What affects the level of the side lobes, and how does it affect the detection range if their level is significantly small compared to the main lobe of the antenna system? Maybe you know how to deal with this?
    3. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 27 December 2019 16: 52
      0
      Quote: Avior
      One of the problems of evaluating new electronics and especially airborne radars is a clear lack of objective information.
      There would be clear objective information, for example, during conventional scanning, the detection range of a target with an EPR of 1 m in kV 200 km, and a target of 15 m in kV 400 km with a probability of, for example, 0,9, the level of the side lobes of the radiation pattern is such-and-such - then would be able to honestly compare.
      And so, firstly, the information is fragmentary from different sources, secondly, it is given for different conditions — for different EPR targets, for different probability of detection, or even different scanning conditions — from a general scan of the entire available space to a long scan of 10 by 10 degrees with statistical processing of signals, which is completely different things, moreover, there is almost never any information about the operating mode, because in the Doppler mode, for example, the detection range of a flying toward a target is several times greater than that of years conductive to the other side, but nothing that is not included in the argument, when all argue until you're blue.
      In general, we can talk about the advantages of AFAR in the form of a lower level of side lobes, a greater multi-mode, a mode of terrain mapping, better noise immunity due to failures at interference sources, and potential ones, like the theoretical possibility of a mode with a low probability of detection or the possibility of creating a powerful electronic radar station based on radar but all this is usually general reasoning, leaving a lot of room for debate
      Chesslovo, I would like at least a little more objective information, but it seems that this does not threaten us for a long time, everyone is hiding from each other, and if there is one, she’s lost under the rubble of conjecture from “lovers”
      at least someone on this planet is live! smile
      hi
      fellow
      1. Vasya I.
        Vasya I. 27 December 2019 23: 04
        -1
        Quote: Aerodrome
        at least someone on this planet smile !

        Airdrome, he's as lively as you! Not really understanding anything in the field of radar. Therefore, she’s afraid to answer my questions, writing nonsense, dumping everything in a heap ...
  5. Amateur
    Amateur 27 December 2019 07: 17
    +1
    Normal advertising article.
    This model is the most advanced fighter ever made - notes the publication.

    Made by Eurofighter GmbH. Well, when compared with other manufacturers?
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  7. krops777
    krops777 27 December 2019 07: 49
    +4
    As previously stated, fighter targets (EPR 2-3 sq. M) will be detected by Captor-E radars at a distance of 220-250 km, which is the best indicator among airborne radars.


    Everyone knows how to write laudatory odes, but what time will tell in fact.
  8. mark2
    mark2 27 December 2019 07: 51
    0
    There are specialists here who can clearly explain why, if the eurofighter with triangular wings is the best, then why do the other best have a different wing shape and two engines?
    Why did you move away from such a concept and come to another?
    1. qaz
      qaz 27 December 2019 08: 31
      0
      The triangular shape of the wing is most suited for supersonic, but it loses in stealth and maneuverability. Europeans decided to go their own way, they still conduct military operations over their territory.
    2. Avior
      Avior 27 December 2019 11: 14
      +2
      the delta wing is not the first time used in aviation, both now and in the past
      The Razafl frazuzy, Mirage 2000, and others

      There are more exotic ones, though in science fiction shoot like Draken

      The same Gripen Swedish - also a delta wing
      The triangular wing is not so unusual, it is often used
  9. bar
    bar 27 December 2019 08: 52
    0
    Using the Captor E-Scan radar and adding new weapons systems, "this option will put the Kuwaiti Air Force at the forefront of fighter technology."

    I would specify "will put Armament The Kuwaiti Air Force is on the front line. "And in order to" put "all the Air Force, in addition to weapons, people who know how to use them are also needed.
  10. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 27 December 2019 10: 02
    +1
    Slowly, our Su35C is becoming obsolete. And its next modernization is brewing.
    Trends: a cabin with a large widescreen display, AFAR, modernized turbojet engines and new weapons in the form of KR and explosive (long / medium) missiles with an autonomous seeker.
  11. bars1
    bars1 27 December 2019 10: 13
    -2
    Quote: rocket757
    Roman, they bypass us in the Electronic Industry and this is not even a fact, this is a direct reproach to "our business" and other irresponsible people. They destroyed it easily, but they don't want to restore it .... What "our top" hope for is not at all clear

    I’ll tell you a terrible thing: the great and mighty USSR also lagged behind the Odor in electronics. In the 29s, the MiG-27 and Su-80 went to the series with outdated parabolic antennas (the latter are now being mocked by western fighters over the Baltic), while the F-16, F-15 from the 70s were already coming from the SCAR. The exception, however, is the MiG-31s ​​PFAR.
    1. Hexenmeister
      Hexenmeister 27 December 2019 11: 14
      0
      While the Americans did not have the AIM-120, this difference in the antennas could not be remembered, but this is essentially the very end of the 80s and beginning of the 90s.
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