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Complex "Lever-AV" - helper of rotary-wing aircraft: on the increase in the number of helicopters with radio suppression systems

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Complex "Lever-AV" - helper of rotary-wing aircraft: on the increase in the number of helicopters with radio suppression systems

The Ministry of Defense has decided to significantly increase the number of helicopters equipped with electronic warfare "Lever-AV" systems. According to the military department, the grouping of the Southern Military District, including Crimea, will be strengthened first.


According to the plans of the Ministry of Defense, the subdivisions and units of the Southern Military District will be reinforced with Mi-8MTPR-1 helicopters with the "Lever-AV" radio suppression system. The emergence of these helicopters will be an effective response to the possible deployment of medium and short-range missiles in the region.

The number of vehicles planned for delivery has not been reported. Earlier, the Ministry of Defense ordered 18 helicopters in this modification, most likely, the number of machines will be increased, if this has not already happened.

The first helicopters with the electronic warfare "Lever-AV" system appeared in 2016. At the beginning of April of that year, Russian Helicopters announced the early modernization of the Mi-8MTV-5-1 helicopters with the installation of the Lever-AV system on them. In mid-April 2016, the first two modernized helicopters entered the ZVO.

Active jamming stations "Lever-AV" are powerful enough to "blind" the enemy's electronics at a distance of up to 150 kilometers. At the same time, it is argued that this is only one of the operating modes, the range of the complex is much greater. The stations have a database with information about various means that pose a threat to the covered objects. The computer system matches the signal coming from the source with the types of signals available in the database. If a match with a threat signal is detected, then the system works, which selects the most effective interference for the source of danger. The complex operates fully automatically without operator intervention. Base stations "Lever-AV" - multi-beam antenna arrays. When generating signals, the station uses DRFM (Digital Radio Frequency Memory - digital processing and recording of radio signals) technology, which guarantees stable reception of signals from radar facilities and their radio suppression throughout the entire coverage area.

The Mi-8MTPR-1 helicopter, while in the air, is capable of simultaneously jamming up to 8 enemy radars, interfering not only with ground, but also aviation radars. With the help of "Lever-AV" stations, helicopters are able to conduct electronic reconnaissance and suppress enemy troops and weapons control systems. The systems provide group protection for aviation and ground vehicles.

Mi-8MTPR-1 is produced at the Kazan Helicopter Plant. In 2019, information appeared about the imminent adoption of an upgraded version of the system - Lever-AVM ".
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  1. Runoway
    Runoway 13 November 2020 09: 53
    -2
    They boasted about "President S" for about 15 years, but they did not fly to the SAR
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 13 November 2020 09: 59
      +3
      why do you think so? President is the export name of Vitebsk. they are put on everything from 15 years old.
      1. x.andvlad
        x.andvlad 13 November 2020 10: 06
        +6
        For all that is possible, but not for what is needed! Where was this system during the attack on a helicopter in Armenia?
        1. carstorm 11
          carstorm 11 13 November 2020 10: 16
          +1
          there was mi 24. it is not on it. mi 28 mi 35 mi 8 mtsh ka 52. Since 15, all these machines are being installed.
          1. x.andvlad
            x.andvlad 13 November 2020 10: 20
            +8
            As I understand it ... It is necessary to supply helicopters with reliable protection to potentially hot spots. As always, life does not teach us anything, even after Syria!
            And then we dream that we will honestly provide the perpetrators of the attack.
            Are we looking for the culprits there?
            1. carstorm 11
              carstorm 11 13 November 2020 10: 23
              +8
              who would argue. but this system is rather complex and integrated. Apparently it can only be put on under special conditions. And apparently not at all. its tests ended in 15 and the installation began.
            2. Interlocutor
              Interlocutor 13 November 2020 11: 15
              -1
              As I understand it ... It is necessary to supply helicopters with reliable protection to potentially hot spots. As always, life does not teach us anything, even after Syria!
              And then we dream that we will honestly provide the perpetrators of the attack.
              Are we looking for the culprits there?


              Rather, it is not profitable for the curators filming missiles hitting the helicopter to propagate unsuccessful launches when the missile is retracted. Perhaps for this reason, there are no such videos available on the internet.
            3. ZEMCH
              ZEMCH 14 November 2020 01: 26
              +1
              Quote: x.andvlad
              As I understand it ... It is necessary to supply helicopters with reliable protection to potentially hot spots. As always, life does not teach us anything, even after Syria!

              Armenia has banned the modernization of equipment and weapons at base 102, Armenia is a very strange "Partner", and then they shout help!
          2. Runoway
            Runoway 13 November 2020 11: 47
            +1
            mi 28 mi 35 mi 8 mtsh ka 52. Since 15, all these machines are being installed.

            1) November 26, 2015 Mi-8 AMTSh-V Destroyed by FSA militants in Latakia province during a search and rescue operation at the crash site of Su 24M. [1] [2
            2) July 8, 2016 Mi-35M Multipurpose helicopter Shot down by militants near Palmyra
            3) August 1, 2016 Mi-8 AMTSH Multipurpose helicopter Shot down by militants in Idlib province
            4) November 3, 2016 Mi-35M Multipurpose helicopter Destroyed by militants from an ATGM in the province of Homs.
            1. carstorm 11
              carstorm 11 13 November 2020 12: 41
              +2
              no one says that this is a panacea. like KAZ on a tank, this is an opportunity. Taking into account the fact that at least two cars on your list are destroyed on the ground and they are regularly fired upon, losses are minimal and the complex is quite a working one. I do not remember exactly the numbers, but the combat use of helicopters and the number of flight hours, if compared with losses, the number of losses is simply scanty.
            2. sivuch
              sivuch 13 November 2020 13: 00
              +3
              So you want Vitebsk to work against ATGMs too? Maybe he should hit the RPG shells in the direction of the shooter?
        2. BDRM 667
          BDRM 667 13 November 2020 10: 42
          0
          Quote: x.andvlad
          For all that is possible, but not for what is needed! Where was this system during the attack on a helicopter in Armenia?

          And what, in fact, the electronic warfare system could interfere with a MANPADS missile that reacts to infrared radiation (heat) from turbines and some other types of radiation (depending on the modification of MANPADS)?
          1. carstorm 11
            carstorm 11 13 November 2020 10: 52
            +8
            The complex includes a system of protection against missiles with a thermal homing head (TGSN), which blinds enemy missiles with a laser searchlight. At the MI-8 helicopter, standing on the ground and equipped with an electronic warfare system, 20 homing missiles were fired from Igla MANPADS. All of them went to the target, but at some distance from the helicopter they sharply changed course, going up due to the loss of the target. None of the missiles hit the helicopter.
            1. BDRM 667
              BDRM 667 13 November 2020 11: 03
              +1
              Quote: carstorm 11
              the complex includes a system of protection against missiles with a thermal homing head (TGSN), which blinds enemy missiles with a laser searchlight

              A "laser spotlight" can affect MANPADS missiles with an integrated "dual-band" infrared-ultraviolet target sensor?
              That is, the laser generates high-intensity coherent radiation in the ultraviolet frequency range?
              1. carstorm 11
                carstorm 11 13 November 2020 11: 07
                +5
                Are you now arguing with me or the manufacturer who announces performance characteristics on their products?))) all questions in KRET)
                1. BDRM 667
                  BDRM 667 13 November 2020 11: 08
                  +1
                  Quote: carstorm 11
                  Are you now arguing with me or the manufacturer who announces performance characteristics on their products?))) all questions in KRET)

                  Am I arguing? No, I am asking, proceeding from the fact that in the commentary I indicated that MANPADS complexes are induced not only by "heat" (radiation in the infrared range), but also by ultraviolet.
                  You, in your answer, mentioned only warmth ...
                  1. carstorm 11
                    carstorm 11 13 November 2020 11: 14
                    +3
                    try to find the answers to your questions in the full version of his performance characteristics) on the site they wrote a lot about it.
        3. lucul
          lucul 13 November 2020 11: 11
          -1
          For all that is possible, but not for what is needed! Where was this system during the attack on a helicopter in Armenia?

          So the Armenians forbade our base to modernize weapons.
    2. Civil
      Civil 13 November 2020 10: 41
      0
      The name, as always, is fire laughing
    3. venik
      venik 13 November 2020 20: 34
      0
      Quote: Runoway
      They boasted about "President S" for about 15 years, but they did not fly to the SAR

      =========
      "President-S" is an export version of the "Vitebsk" system. This is the first!
      Second - "Lever-AV" "lit up" in Syria back in 2018!
      Third - "Vitebsk" was found in Syria by helicopters even earlier - in 2016!
      It's another matter, HOW MANY "Levers" were there and how many turntables were equipped with "Vitebsk"!
      PS Learn materiel!
      PPS Sometimes it is better to remain silent than to "blurt out" without thinking!
  2. RealPilot
    RealPilot 13 November 2020 10: 00
    +9
    In the photo there are completely different machines, not the Mi-8MTV-5-1. Older and simpler wink

    But helicopters really need good electronic warfare equipment. We hope for the massive introduction of effective means of both self-defense and the fight itself. The same "Vitebsk", aka "President-S" in the export version. And something more powerful would be.

    It would have been electronic warfare on the Mi-24 shot down by Azerbaijan ... Who knows, maybe we would not have heard this sad news! The rocket would have missed ... And that's all.
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 13 November 2020 10: 44
      +7
      Quote: RealPilot
      The rocket would pass by

      Yes ... "something like that" ... Here's just how to "understand" this trick, when the Defense Ministry is in full swing about equipping Russian helicopters with countermeasures, but Russian aircraft abroad ... practically, in "hot spots" fly naked "! It can be understood that all helicopters cannot be supplied with electronic warfare equipment at once, given that the Ministry of Defense has finances "singing romances"! But why not equip aviation in hot spots in the first place?
      1. ZEMCH
        ZEMCH 14 November 2020 01: 31
        0
        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        Yes ... "something like that" ... Here's just how to "understand" this trick, when the Defense Ministry is in full swing about equipping Russian helicopters with countermeasures, but Russian aircraft abroad ... practically, in "hot spots" fly naked "! It can be understood that all helicopters cannot be supplied with electronic warfare equipment at once, given that the Ministry of Defense has finances "singing romances"! But why not equip aviation in hot spots in the first place?

        I already wrote above that Armenia has banned the modernization of equipment and weapons at 102 bases!
    2. BDRM 667
      BDRM 667 13 November 2020 10: 46
      +4
      Quote: RealPilot
      In the photo there are completely different machines, not the Mi-8MTV-5-1. Older and simpler

      The author did not bother, and inserted what came to hand. Apparently according to the principle: - The main thing is that it looks like the Mi-8, green and with stars ...

      Well, at least not Chinese ...
    3. sivuch
      sivuch 13 November 2020 13: 03
      -1
      The lever is not a means of self-defense. He puts interference in the 9 cm range (i.e. where E-3 works) and possibly in others, for example, in 3 cm.