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Swedish JAS-39C / D Gripen fighters will receive PS-05 / A radar with AFAR

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Swedish JAS-39C / D Gripen fighters will receive PS-05 / A radar with AFAR

Swedish fighters JAS-39C / D Gripen in the near future can get the upgraded radar PS-05 / A with active phased array antenna (AFAR). Flight tests of the JAS-39D fighter with a new radar began in early April of this year. This was reported by the press service of the company Saab.


The Swedish company Saab began flight tests of the upgraded radar PS-05 / A with AFAR, designed for installation on fighter JAS-39C / D Gripen. The first flight of the AS-39D fighter with an installed radar took place on April 8, it lasted 90 minutes and was recognized as fully successful. In total, within the framework of the tests, which will last 4 months, 15 flights are planned. The radar mounted on the JAS-39D fighter will be tested in various modes of operation.

According to NPlus1, the upgraded radar received an AFAR with transceiver modules based on gallium nitride. The antenna field of the radar consists of a total of 500 such modules. It is noted that the PS-05 / A radar itself is designed in such a way that its installation on Swedish fighters does not require reworking the power and cooling systems.

The company’s message does not say anything about the plans and deadlines for installing the upgraded PS-05 / A radar with AFAR on the JAS-39C / D Gripen fighters.

Note that the new version of the Gripen fighter - JAS-39E / F - was originally equipped with radar with AFAR Raven ES-05, developed by the Italian concern Leonardo.

JAS 39 Gripen is a fourth-generation Swedish multipurpose fighter developed by SAAB in the 80s. The abbreviation JAS stands for Jakt - fighter, Attack - attack aircraft, Spaning - scout. The first model of the fighter (Gripen A) was adopted by the Swedish Air Force in 1997 year.
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  1. novel66
    novel66 April 29 2020 13: 47 New
    +8
    and so dishonest! we don’t play like that!
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD April 29 2020 14: 01 New
    +8
    It is noted that the PS-05 / A radar itself is designed in such a way that its installation on Swedish fighters does not require reworking the power and cooling systems.
    A reasonable approach to modernization, the customer knows exactly what he wants and what dimensions, the contractor clearly does on these dimensions in compliance with the required characteristics. As a result, modernization occurs quickly and without expensive work on remaking the base. To a certain extent, the modular principle in action, significant savings in money and time are evident.
    1. Dreamboat
      Dreamboat April 29 2020 15: 55 New
      -7
      Unless this “modernization” for the sake of “modularity” does not compromise product performance!
      While they are writing about the first flight test, but in the comments below the hysteria will begin now: “Everything is gone! But here they are, but here we have ...” wassat
    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer April 29 2020 17: 54 New
      -1
      What does the Swedish airplane have to do with the Italian radar? Using an imported radar is a very "dumb" occupation. The Italians will say tomorrow "go very far" and then what to do?
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD April 29 2020 17: 58 New
        +3
        In Europe, for a long time there has been nothing serious and “purely own”. Everything is on co-operation. In the US, by the way, in many ways, too. And nothing, they live ... everyone in this gang is too tied up to be afraid of someone's rebound
        1. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer April 29 2020 18: 00 New
          -2
          How to say, they can ban imports to third countries, there have been cases. A third party without AFAR will not want to buy.
  3. Avior
    Avior April 29 2020 14: 03 New
    +5
    AFAR with transceiver modules based on gallium nitride.

    in my opinion this is the first airborne radar based on gallium nitride. or am I mistaken?
    gallium nitride allows much higher operating temperatures than arsenide.
    that is, at times an increase in permissible power
    1. Practik2012
      Practik2012 April 29 2020 15: 34 New
      0
      On the website of the Research Institute of Electronic Technology (Voronezh), it is indicated that they have mass-produced GaN MIS power amplifiers.

      There is a "datasheet" powerful microwave nitride gallium transistor PP9137A
      1. Avior
        Avior April 29 2020 16: 00 New
        +1
        it is about
        the first airborne radar based on gallium nitride

        gallium nitride is used, this is understandable
  4. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek April 29 2020 14: 05 New
    +8
    I would like some article about the development of AFAR in the Russian Federation ..... in the air defense, air force and navy ....
    1. iouris
      iouris April 29 2020 14: 08 New
      12
      ... and the article, as luck would have it, will be about overdevelopment.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek April 29 2020 14: 11 New
        +4
        They wrote about the radar before, but I want about the current state ...., otherwise, if something else is written about the Su57, then there’s silence about the MiG35S ....
        1. Mountain shooter
          Mountain shooter April 29 2020 14: 23 New
          -7
          Quote: Zaurbek
          They wrote about the radar before, but I want about the current state ...., otherwise, if something else is written about the Su57, then there’s silence about the MiG35S ....

          So everything is classified !!! The plant has already been built for production. Who needs it, knows where ... Well, is it possible on such an open access.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek April 29 2020 14: 30 New
            0
            All that we know about our PFAR is also secret .... we only know what they write.
          2. Vita vko
            Vita vko April 29 2020 14: 35 New
            +2
            Quote: Mountain Shooter
            So everything is classified !!!

            Somewhere they wrote that Russian AFARs for radar systems are produced at the Ryazan instrument-making industry. But according to the communication on the forums, the level of training of engineers for graduates of the Ryazan RGRTU is openly alarming. As in the 90s they retrained as economists and financiers, so they are being punched.
            1. Hexenmeister
              Hexenmeister April 29 2020 16: 33 New
              +3
              Somewhere they wrote that Russian AFARs for radar systems are produced at Ryazan instrument-making
              A year ago it was in the public domain, and it was essentially about 2018:
              As part of the fifth-generation fighter program, last year the second stage of state joint tests began. In 2018, more than 150 flights were conducted to test the electronic system with the AFAR, new operating modes and interaction with new weapons were tested, the stage of ground-based interagency tests of the entire complex with the AFAR in the final configuration was completed. An important event of the past year was the conclusion of a contract for the supply of the first installation batch of Su-57 to the Russian Ministry of Defense. The first aircraft should be handed over to the Russian aerospace forces this year, and the second one next year, and the delivery of the radar system created by the Institute with AFAR will be carried out for them by a serial enterprise - the State Ryazan Instrument Plant, which is part of KRET.

              so that in Ryazan there is only a serial plant, and Ryazan graduates have nothing to do with the development process
            2. iouris
              iouris April 29 2020 16: 47 New
              +2
              Quote: Vita VKO
              As in the 90s they retrained as economists and financiers, so they are being punched.

              There are no fortresses that financiers could not take!
    2. Sailor
      Sailor April 29 2020 14: 35 New
      +3
      We do not have science fiction writers, only realists, but in reality we do not have AFAR in serial operation.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek April 29 2020 14: 47 New
        +1
        So I want to read about the current state of affairs.
        1. Sky strike fighter
          Sky strike fighter April 29 2020 16: 01 New
          -2
          An Zhuk-AME export radar for the Mig-35 was developed. True MiG-35 has not yet been adopted. Gos. tests pass.
          MOSCOW, November 1 - RIA News. The Radioelectronic Technologies Concern (KRET) has developed the latest Zhuk-AME airborne radar station with an active phased array, which will allow MiG-35 fighters to track 30 targets and simultaneously hit up to six of them, the press service of the concern reports.

          The Radioelectronic Technologies Concern has developed a promising multifunctional airborne radar station "Zhuk-AME" with an active phased array for MiG family fighters. The new radar allows air combat outside of direct line of sight, track 30 targets at the same time and hit up to six of them in the air and up to four on the ground, "the report says.

          https://vpk.name/news/167040_istrebiteli_mig-35_poluchat_novuyu_rls_sposobnuyu_otslezhivat_do_30_celei.html
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek April 29 2020 18: 43 New
            +1
            However, the Mig36S in tests, like the first batch with a slot antenna, was ordered ...
            1. Sky strike fighter
              Sky strike fighter April 29 2020 18: 47 New
              -2
              Quote: Zaurbek
              However, the Mig35S in tests, like the first batch with a slot antenna, was ordered ...

              So save. So is the desire of the customer. What can you do? request
              1. Zaurbek
                Zaurbek April 29 2020 18: 49 New
                +3
                Military and save .... these are two big differences ..... unprepared, yes!
                1. Sky strike fighter
                  Sky strike fighter April 29 2020 18: 52 New
                  -3
                  What makes you think that Zhuk-AM is not ready? On the basis of what then created the export Zhuk-AME?
                  1. Zaurbek
                    Zaurbek April 29 2020 19: 27 New
                    +3
                    To participate in the tender of India .... it is necessary to create the appearance of work ...
        2. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa April 29 2020 16: 55 New
          0
          Passes flight tests of the Squirrel.
          Н036 is a Russian small-sized aviation radar station with an active phased array antenna for promising fifth-generation fighters.

          Dimensions 700 x 900 mm, 1526 PPM, the target detection range with an EPR of 1 m² is 400 km, the number of simultaneously tracked targets is 62 with the ability to target 16 targets in air or 4 on land. The on-board computer uses Elbrus processors.
          Apparently installed on the Su-57.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek April 29 2020 18: 44 New
            +1
            God forbid ... although competitors are doing their best to put AFAR on F16 / 15/18
    3. lucul
      lucul April 29 2020 15: 57 New
      -8
      I would like some article about the development of AFAR in the Russian Federation ..... in the air defense, air force and navy ....

      Ours are sawing with might and main ROFAR, which will put an end to any stealth plane, AFAR is the last century already. And besides, AFAR has too much radiation, there was an article here earlier that former pilots of America have prostate cancer .....
      1. Sky strike fighter
        Sky strike fighter April 29 2020 16: 14 New
        -2
        Well, not only do ROFAR, but AFAR is the same Zhuk-AM.
        Already today the range of detection of air targets by a new modification of the Zhuk-AM radar reaches 300 km, and this is already enough for any reasonable reaction to the fact that the target is illuminated on the display.

        https://m.tsargrad.tv/articles/mig-sdelal-zajavku-na-pobedu-nad-su_218235
      2. Vol4ara
        Vol4ara April 29 2020 16: 26 New
        +3
        Quote: lucul
        I would like some article about the development of AFAR in the Russian Federation ..... in the air defense, air force and navy ....

        Ours are sawing with might and main ROFAR, which will put an end to any stealth plane, AFAR is the last century already. And besides, AFAR has too much radiation, there was an article here earlier that former pilots of America have prostate cancer .....

        Exceptionally the prostate was irradiated? Or in a fighter drcht inconvenient? There is an opinion that rofar from the same opera as a railgun for a tank is an attractive idea, but there is no money for its implementation
      3. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek April 29 2020 18: 49 New
        +1
        Sawed already ...
      4. Sailor
        Sailor April 30 2020 09: 54 New
        0
        The fact that they saw it, you correctly noticed, but not the antenna, but the money allocated for it.
  5. Kicum
    Kicum April 29 2020 14: 06 New
    -2
    The Swedes called their Gripenes “Su killers”; did they interestingly “kill” me a lot of dryers?
  6. alone
    alone April 29 2020 14: 06 New
    +8
    Something and the Swedes in the military-industrial complex are strong ... And Grippen is a very worthy fighter
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek April 29 2020 18: 50 New
      +5
      They have all sectors strong ..
      1. alone
        alone April 29 2020 20: 22 New
        0
        Quote: Zaurbek
        They have all sectors strong ..

        Well the truth is the truth .. hi drinks
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek April 29 2020 22: 46 New
          0
          Even Swedish families
  7. Prahlad
    Prahlad April 29 2020 14: 07 New
    0
    Yes ... we have silence in this direction ...
  8. Amateur
    Amateur April 29 2020 14: 29 New
    +1
    When, in addition to the enthusiastic cries of AFAR, AFAR, AFAR, the characteristics of the locator will be given. Those who wish can read what these characteristics are and “what they eat with”. https://mipt.ru/education/chair/military/upload/231/f_4rgtul-arph8iq2e90.pdf
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek April 29 2020 18: 51 New
      0
      Maybe, as in the Crimean War it will turn out: they have chopped rifles, and Russia has a smooth-bore ..... with the corresponding result.
      1. Amateur
        Amateur April 29 2020 19: 04 New
        +2
        Maybe, as in the Crimean War it will turn out: they have chopped rifles, and Russia has a smooth-bore ..... with the corresponding result.

        When in 1976, Belenko hijacked the MiG-25P to Japan, the Americans were amazed at the outstanding characteristics of his radar made ... ON RADIOLAMP! (In the United States, p-lamps were no longer produced by this time). They could not figure out what was the matter, and then came up with: this will save the locator electronics during EMR. They could not imagine that in the USSR there are simply no semiconductors with the necessary characteristics and reliability.
        So the point is not in the element base, but in the algorithms and technical solutions. Therefore, there are no real characteristics of both Russian and American locators to the extent that are listed in the article I recommended (at least I have not seen). If anyone saw - discard the link. I will be grateful.
        1. Hexenmeister
          Hexenmeister April 29 2020 20: 14 New
          0
          Therefore, the real characteristics of both Russian and American locators to the extent that are listed in the article I recommend are nowhere to be found.
          All these data are determined by the technical task, and it, you understand, is not for general viewing. You can only collect fragmentary information, but their reliability is in question. And about the article - in reality, everything is much more complicated.
  9. bars1
    bars1 April 29 2020 14: 44 New
    +3
    In 2013 On bmpd, an article on the Su-57 claimed that its AFAR was created using GaN (gallium nitride) technology. At paralay, it was suggested that VKS management relied on gallium nitride. New technology from here and delays. Hence the problems in the implementation of Zhuk-A made on GaAs (gallium arsenide). And it is likely that the upgraded Su-35S and Su-30SM will go AFAR on GaN
    In any case, I want to believe that the Russian military will show foresight and that will be so ...
    1. Elephant
      Elephant April 29 2020 15: 01 New
      -3
      Quote: bars1
      I want to believe that the Russian military will show foresight

      far-sightedness is greatly hindered by couch generals, and even more so by the general state of Russian industry, including the military-industrial complex.
      1. bars1
        bars1 April 29 2020 15: 03 New
        -1


        ElephantI congratulate you on the rank of general!
        1. neri73-r
          neri73-r April 29 2020 15: 50 New
          +1
          Quote: bars1
          ElephantI congratulate you on the rank of general!

          We do not give through three ranks! laughing
  10. bars1
    bars1 April 29 2020 14: 54 New
    0
    But 500 PPM is not enough. Light Fighter Costs
    1. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan April 29 2020 15: 11 New
      -1
      But 500 PPM is not enough. Light Fighter Costs


      Yes, I would like some comparative characteristics, for example, on the discovery of a 4th generation fighter.

      And then everything is worn with this AFAR, but in fact it may be more modest than the PFAR Su-35.
  11. Sergei 777
    Sergei 777 April 29 2020 15: 36 New
    0
    When will the MiG 35 go ​​into production?
    1. strelokmira
      strelokmira April 29 2020 15: 47 New
      +1
      When it will cost significantly less than the su-30
      1. Ratmir_Ryazan
        Ratmir_Ryazan April 29 2020 15: 50 New
        -1
        When will it cost less than su-30


        Firstly, the MiG-35 will be an order of magnitude more advanced than the Su-30, especially in terms of avionics.

        Secondly, why did you decide that the MiG-35 costs more than the Su-30? Have you seen somewhere the purchase prices for our VKS for these fighters?
        1. strelokmira
          strelokmira April 29 2020 15: 55 New
          +1
          Firstly, the MiG-35 will be an order of magnitude more advanced than the Su-30, especially in terms of avionics.

          In what place is the Beetle-M more advanced than H011? Who is stopping the installation of a new avionics on the su-30?
          Secondly, why did you decide that the MiG-35 costs more than the Su-30? Have you seen somewhere the purchase prices for our VKS for these fighters?

          Well read, the price if cheaper than the su-30 is not much, why do you need a light fighter at a heavy price?
  12. bars1
    bars1 April 29 2020 18: 59 New
    0
    Quote: strelokmira
    Firstly, the MiG-35 will be an order of magnitude more advanced than the Su-30, especially in terms of avionics.

    In its current form - with the SHCHAR, the MiG-35 is a shame on the Russian military industry.
  13. bars1
    bars1 April 29 2020 19: 29 New
    +1
    Quote: strelokmira
    Well read, the price if cheaper than the su-30 is not much, why do you need a light fighter at a heavy price?



    In 2018 a contract of 6 (!) MiG-35. Contact validity period 2018-2023 Compare the number of aircraft in this contract with the number of Su-35S in the first contract of 2009 (48) and the number of Su-57 in the first contract of 2019. (76).
    The VKS conclusion does not need this misunderstanding, and they buy it in a symbolic amount in order to show foreign customers that the aircraft was put into service and is not so bad. But something tells me that the 6 (!) Ordered MiG-35 is unlikely to make foreigners think that way.
    By the way, the onset of the e-crisis with a fall in the volume of the Russian economy will support the position of the Ministry of Defense in the rejection of this aircraft. At least some benefit from this crisis!