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Israeli AFAR debuted on the international arms market

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Israeli AFAR debuted on the international arms market


According to Flight International Aviation Review, the Israeli company Elta Systems has signed a contract with an unnamed customer for the supply of radars with an active EL / M-2052 phased array. The contract amount is estimated at 95 million dollars.

According to analysts, the most likely candidate for the role of the customer is Singapore. This contract is highly likely to be linked to a previously signed contract for the purchase of sixteen F-15SG fighter jets from the American company McDonnell Douglas.

It is also worth recalling that Singapore is not the first time to buy weapon in Israel. Just a few months earlier, a contract was signed for the supply of 50 tanks Merkava Mk 4, equipped with a complex of active protection.

Aviation AFAR EL / M-2052 was first introduced to the public in the 2005th year and was tested in the Israeli Air Force. After 3 years, this new product was offered to foreign buyers at the international arms exhibition in India - Defexpo 2008.

At 2010, India offered to contract for the supply of Israeli AFAR for the HAL Tejas light multipurpose fighter project, but the contract was frustrated by US efforts under the pretext of "non-proliferating sensitive technologies." As a result, HAL Tejas received a less technological variation of PFAR EL / M-2032. Thus, this contract is a debut delivery of EL / M-2052 to a foreign user.

The main advantage of AFAR EL / M-2052 over foreign counterparts is its multiplatform. The radar was originally designed as a universal module that is compatible with almost all fighters of the 4 generation and above, with minimal improvements in compatibility. It can be installed on F-15, F-16, MiG-29 / 35, Su-27 / 33 / 35, J-11, J-15, Mirage 2000 and the already mentioned HAL Tejas.



The main features of EL / M-2052 are parallel work on air and ground / sea targets, SAR mapping, program identification and memorization of radio signal targets, adaptation to EW effects in real time and certain EW capabilities.

Brief description of the technical characteristics of EL / M-2052 AESA FCR in the export version:
Antenna size: varies in accordance with the dimensions of the aircraft carrier.
Installation weight: 130-180 kg (depending on the size of the antenna).
Radiation power: 4-10 kW (depending on the size of the antenna).
Number of receiving / transmitting modules: up to 1500 (depending on the size of the antenna).
Number of simultaneously accompanied targets: up to 64.
Azimuth range: up to 200 °.
Target detection range with EPR = 1m2: about 120 nautical miles.
Instrumental range: about 280 nautical miles.



For your information:
Active phased array antenna (AFAR) - a type of phased antenna array (PAR).
In an active phased antenna array, each element or group of elements has its own miniature microwave transmitter, which eliminates the need for one large transmitter tube used in radars with a passive HEADLIGHT. In an active phased array, each element consists of a module that contains an antenna slot, a phase shifter, a transmitter, and often also a receiver. A feature that can only be used in active grids is the ability to control the gain of individual receiving-transmitting modules. If this can be done, the range of angles through which the beam can be deflected increases significantly, and thus many of the lattice geometry limitations that conventional phased arrays have can be circumvented.
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  1. supertiger21
    supertiger21 29 August 2014 07: 56
    0
    It’s bad, how could we not become in the production of AFAR.
  2. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 29 August 2014 07: 59
    +4
    There are so many of our ex ... including from many specialized design bureaus on this topic ... I'm surprised ... that they dragged on for so long with the developments)))
  3. Listen grandfather
    Listen grandfather 29 August 2014 08: 02
    0
    And on this device, can I say hello to Sasha Bilom?
    1. Ptah
      Ptah 29 August 2014 08: 10
      +8
      Can.
      Only in person. But some design changes are required.

      You yourself plan to leave or have prepared a messenger ...
  4. Dart_Veyder
    Dart_Veyder 29 August 2014 08: 06
    +4
    It is also worth recalling that Singapore is not the first time to buy weapons in Israel. Just a few months earlier, a contract was signed for the supply of 50-ty Merkava Mk 4 tanks equipped with an active protection complex.

    And whether, as far as I know, there are no confirmations, there are only rumors.
    1. Professor
      Professor 29 August 2014 09: 22
      +3
      Quote: Dart_Veyder
      And whether, as far as I know, there are no confirmations, there are only rumors.

      You are absolutely right.
      1. andj61
        andj61 29 August 2014 09: 29
        +1
        Quote: Professor
        Quote: Dart_Veyder
        And whether, as far as I know, there are no confirmations, there are only rumors.

        You are absolutely right.


        Rumors are also not out of the blue! I wonder why and against WHOM to arm Singapore? This is a big city on a small island surrounded by Indonesia and Malaysia - in general, friendly states. Or is it the hand of China, who wants to receive samples of advanced technology for study? Given the ethnic composition of Singapore, perhaps this option is not so absurd.
        1. Professor
          Professor 29 August 2014 09: 33
          +2
          Quote: andj61
          I wonder why and against WHOM to arm Singapore? This is a big city on a small island surrounded by Indonesia and Malaysia - in general, friendly states.

          What are you talking about? Both of these states sleep and see a pearl in their possessions, especially Malaysia.
          1. STALGRAD76
            STALGRAD76 29 August 2014 10: 52
            0
            sleep and see the pearl in their possessions
            Is there a "milophone"? laughing
            1. Dan4eG
              Dan4eG 29 August 2014 11: 06
              +2
              Milophone ??? Ali "myelophon" ???
            2. Professor
              Professor 29 August 2014 11: 15
              +4
              Quote: STALGRAD76
              Is there a "milophone"?

              Something like that. wink I know the history of Singapore well, I have been there many times. I know that secular Singapore is surrounded by countries with Islamic regimes. Moreover, Israel created the Singapore army "in its image and likeness" and my former colleague took part in this.
  5. inkass_98
    inkass_98 29 August 2014 08: 07
    +3
    Well done, what to say. And the market continues to actively conquer, while some snot chew.
    Here is the only question I have about the Chariot supplies to Singapore - a heavy tank, about 60 tons, designed specifically for desert terrain with rocky ground. How will such a weight behave in the jungle and swamps of Singapore? or was it purchased exclusively for urban conditions? After all, no one else buys "Merkava", too specific car, for a very specific theater of operations. The Singaporean military did not just buy it, so it was somehow adapted to the conditions of Indochina?
    1. Ptah
      Ptah 29 August 2014 08: 16
      +3
      First of all, it was "adapted" for the conditions of SERVICE in Indochina, when even the most shiny nail rusts in half a day ...
      Then the tank can be "served" with a short lunch break.
    2. tomket
      tomket 29 August 2014 08: 35
      0
      But how can I adapt it? wider caterpillars to deliver? weight is not going anywhere.
    3. And Us Rat
      29 August 2014 09: 09
      +1
      Quote: inkass_98
      This is the only question I have about the supply of the Chariot to Singapore - a heavy tank, about 60 tons, designed specifically for desert terrain with rocky ground ...



      1. Ezhaak
        Ezhaak 29 August 2014 13: 11
        +1
        Quote: And Us Rat
        And Us Rat

        Everything meets in life! Both good and bad. Do not forget about it!
    4. Professor
      Professor 29 August 2014 09: 27
      +4
      Quote: inkass_98
      heavy tank, about 60 tons, designed specifically for desert terrain with rocky soil.

      No. The foothills of the Golan Heights are swamps and the heights themselves in winter are full of mud.

      Quote: inkass_98
      How will such weight behave in the jungle and swamps of Singapore?

      In Singapore itself, besides the island of Sintosa, there are practically no jungles and swamps. There are swamps in Israel.

      Quote: inkass_98
      After all, no one else buys "Merkava", too specific car, for a very specific theater of operations.

      Until 2010, Merkava was not even offered for export, but even did not participate in exhibitions.

      Quote: inkass_98
      The Singaporean military didn’t just buy it, did it mean that it was somehow adapted to the conditions of Indochina?

      Yes, they did not buy anything, "they are negotiating" and it is not clear who exactly.
  6. VICTOR-61
    VICTOR-61 29 August 2014 08: 08
    +1
    Yes, weapons are being upgraded every year. Science flies forward. I’m sure that our designers will not be left behind in this much.
  7. bionik
    bionik 29 August 2014 08: 11
    +3
    The Russian corporation Fazatron-NIIR is developing a 3D radar for the Altair UAV. The program is called Altius and has passed the stage of research and is moving on to the stage of development work
    1. And Us Rat
      29 August 2014 10: 23
      +1
      Quote: bionik
      The Russian corporation Fazatron-NIIR is developing a 3D radar for the Altair drone. The program is called Altius and has passed the stage of research and is moving on to the stage of development work.

      3D radars are multi-range AFARs that allow you to get a three-dimensional display of the controlled space. They even show the weather.
      By the way, the "iron dome" radar is made according to this principle, and this allows you to quickly calculate the location of the fall of approaching missiles.
      The radar discussed in the article, too, since the declared capabilities include tracking the metrological situation at the rate.

      1. STALGRAD76
        STALGRAD76 29 August 2014 11: 09
        +3
        About the "Iron Dome", as I saw an amateur video of work on targets, the impression is incredible, start-up 8-10 pieces. SAM for 3-5 seconds. and interception each of its targets, an amazing sight ...
        1. And Us Rat
          29 August 2014 16: 56
          +3
          Quote: STALGRAD76
          About the "Iron Dome", as I saw an amateur video of work on targets, the impression is incredible, start-up 8-10 pieces. SAM for 3-5 seconds. and interception each of its targets, an amazing sight ...

          Here is the interception of 15 in one salvo.


          And here is the most spectacular of the night interceptions.
  8. bmv04636
    bmv04636 29 August 2014 08: 39
    +5
    Well, this does not surprise us
  9. saag
    saag 29 August 2014 08: 50
    0
    "Instrumental range: about 280 nautical miles."

    Here is such a malipuska?
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas 29 August 2014 09: 02
      +2
      Quote: saag
      Here is such a malipuska?

      The data is most likely with the maximum quantity of planning MRP, i.e. 1500 pcs.
    2. And Us Rat
      29 August 2014 10: 29
      +1
      Quote: saag
      "Instrumental range: about 280 nautical miles."

      Here is such a malipuska?

      By modern definition, the international nautical mile is equal to 1852 meters.
      That is, somewhere 520 km ... not enough? request
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas 29 August 2014 12: 03
        +1
        Quote: And Us Rat
        That is, somewhere 520 km ... not enough?

        Comrades were amazed at the dimensions of the AFAR, and not the characteristics.
    3. Tourist Breakfast
      Tourist Breakfast 29 August 2014 20: 32
      +3
      Here is such a malipuska?

      The higher the operating frequency range, the smaller the physical dimensions.
  10. qwert
    qwert 29 August 2014 09: 52
    +1
    Russian AFAR 2006 of the Zhuk-AE radar (FGA-29) with an antenna diameter of 575 mm and reduced to 680 number of APMs (170 of four modules) operating in the X-wavelength range, was manufactured in 2006 and passed a test cycle for stand of the Fazotron-NIIR corporation and at the end of the year was installed on a demonstration model of the MiG-35 fighter. In March of this year, it is planned to begin its flight tests on board the aircraft. It is expected that the detection range of air targets will be 130 km, while all the other characteristics of the original radar project with AFAR are retained: the ability to track and launch a large number of targets, combining operation modes, high-precision mapping modes (with resolution up to 1x1 m), etc. . The azimuth and elevation angles of the beam are ± 60 ° (viewing areas ± 10, ± 30, ± 60 °), and the pulse power is not less than 3,4 kW. Radar weight reduced to 220 kg. In the future, it is planned (recall, article 2006 of the year) to return to a larger diameter AFAR (688 mm), the number of anti-aircraft missiles will reach 1064, and the range of detection of air targets will increase to 200 km.
  11. qwert
    qwert 29 August 2014 10: 05
    +1
    Radar with AFAR Sh-121 (modernized NO-11M "Bars") developed by the Research Institute of Instrument Engineering named after V.V. Tikhomirov. Development of the radar began in 2004, bench tests started in November 2008. The radar was first demonstrated at the MAKS-2009 air show in August 2009 The release of the second copy is planned for the summer of 2010. Tests of the Sh121 radar should begin in 2010 at the Su-30MK2 flying laboratory (board # 503). The radar prototype is installed on the T-50-3 (board # 053). Flight tests of the radar on the T-50-3 began on August 8, 2012. On September 14.09.2012, 4, the media reported that the Tikhomirov NIIP had already produced 1500 samples of the radar. "To date, four full-scale AFAR samples have already been manufactured. The antenna array contains about 1526 (12 pieces according to some sources) X-band transceiver modules (microwave monolithic integrated circuits - microwave MIS) manufactured by Istok JSC (St. Fryazino) with a total power of 20 to 2009 kW according to various sources. up to 50 radar stations with AFAR per year).
    Detection range - over 400 km (large radio contrast targets)
    Up to 60 Goals Concurrently Accompanied
    At the same time firing at 16 targets
  12. Nayhas
    Nayhas 29 August 2014 12: 08
    +1
    Installation weight: 130-180 kg

    Wow ... I remember in the history of the creation of the Su-27 they wrote that the plane lost longitudinal instability due to the excess weight of the radar by 700 kg. from the calculated ... And here 180 kg.
  13. gregor6549
    gregor6549 31 August 2014 15: 57
    +2
    Details on the radar http://www.iai.co.il/sip_storage/FILES/4/36834.pdf. True in English, but who is not lazy will translate. And it is necessary to evaluate and compare this mechanism with "analogues" not in appearance, but in its performance characteristics. And they are very impressive, and if you consider that the Israeli company ELTA has created a whole line of such radars, including very compact ones, then it would be nice to purchase samples of ELTA products not only in Singapore but also in Russia. By the way, the presence of former owls of specialists in the Israeli defense industry and the defense industry of other Western countries is somewhat exaggerated. The former owls are not very trusted there. Individuals, of course, somehow break through, but this phenomenon did not become widespread