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News of the project "Lever-AV"

The Russian defense industry continues to create and produce new means of electronic warfare. Currently, the Kazan Optical and Mechanical Plant, which is part of the Radioelectronic Technologies Concern (KRET), is completing development work on the updated project of the radioelectronic wrestling complex “Lever-AV”. Several units of this complex in the base configuration have already been transferred to the military at the beginning of the year. In the near future, Kazan specialists intend to complete the execution of the order for 2015 a year, and then proceed with the deployment of the production of modernized systems.

According to press reports, a few days ago, deputy general director of the Kazan Optical-Mechanical Plant, Alexey Panin, spoke about the current status of the Lever-AV project. In the near future, the plant should complete the delivery of EW complexes as part of the order for 2015 year. Part of this technology was transferred to the customer earlier. Several units of new complexes are planned to be commissioned in the foreseeable future.

In addition, the Kazan plant and KRET are already making plans for the mass production of promising systems that are the development of existing ones. According to A. Panin, in 2016 or in 2017, it is planned to begin mass production of an upgraded version of the Lever-AV complex. KRET is currently completing development work on this product, which opens the way for mass production.

To date, Kazan Optical and Mechanical Plant and related enterprises have mastered the production of advanced EW systems designed for installation on helicopters of the Mi-8 family. In early March of this year, it was reported that KRET built and transferred to the armed forces three Mi-8MTPR-1 helicopters, equipped with the latest EW complexes. At that time, Igor Nasenkov, First Deputy General Director of the Radioelectronic Technologies Concern, noted that the delivery of new equipment had been ahead of schedule by about a month.

At the same time, representatives of the defense industry and the press revealed some details of the new project. According to available data, the Lever-AV electronic warfare complex is designed to suppress enemy radar stations and communication systems in order to ensure the safe operation of their troops. Special equipment of the complex is installed on helicopters of existing models, which ensures the required mobility and flexibility of use.

It was reported that the product "Lever-AV" is a variant of the complex designed for installation on aviation technique. In addition, there is information about the creation of other systems of the "Lever" family, intended for use on other media. In particular, it is possible to install special equipment on various land equipment. However, at the moment it is only known about installing the electronic warfare complex on helicopters of the Mi-8 family.

Due to the secrecy of the project, most of the information about the new complex has not yet been announced. Only some general facts about the system are known, which, nevertheless, allow us to draw some preliminary conclusions. According to domestic media reports, the Lever-AV complex is capable of suppressing the enemy’s electronic equipment at a distance of about 100 km. This ensures simultaneous work on several goals.

When converting to an EW complex carrier, the Mi-8 helicopter undergoes some refinement and receives a set of special equipment. So, in the cargo compartment, relatively large blocks of equipment, control systems of the complex, etc. are installed On the sides of the fuselage mounted set of antennas and other means of the complex. According to available data, multipath antenna arrays are used to transmit interference. The most noticeable elements of the antenna complex are two antenna arrays mounted on the sides in front of the tail cargo hatch.

For the safety of the crew, the cabin receives additional shielding that protects people from the negative effects of powerful electromagnetic radiation. The large range of jamming systems requires an appropriate signal power, which is why cockpit shielding is an indispensable element in equipping the base helicopter.

According to available data, the Lever-AV complex is capable of detecting the radiation of the enemy’s electronic equipment and analyzing them. Using the existing library with signatures of a large number of electronic systems, the complex can determine the type of target and independently choose the type of interference that is most effective in a given situation. Thus, the new EW complex can adapt to the situation and use the interference that is most appropriate in this case. According to the developers, in the future the library will be replenished with records of new radio-electronic systems with which the complex may encounter during the course of combat operations.

As follows from the available data, Mi-8MTPR-1 helicopters with special equipment will be able to counteract air defense complexes, suppress communication and control channels, and also protect their troops from various means of destruction using radio-electronic control and guidance systems.

Now KRET and Kazan Optical and Mechanical Plant together with some related enterprises continue to fulfill the order of the Ministry of Defense for the supply of Mi-8MTPR-1 helicopters with EW systems "Rychag-AV" in the basic configuration. The first three cars with special equipment were handed over to the customer at the beginning of March 2015. In the near future, the industry intends to complete the assembly of several new helicopters and also transfer them to the customer.

Specialists of the “Radioelectronic Technologies” concern are completing work on the project for the modernization of the “Lever-AV” complex. Over the next two years, the upgraded version of the complex should go into mass production. For some next time, it is likely that both versions of Lever-AV will be operated in parallel.

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  3. Mangel olys
    Mangel olys 1 October 2015 09: 57
    I am proud of my fellow countrymen and colleagues.
    1. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr 1 October 2015 20: 38
      Quote: Mangel Olys
      A set of antennas and other facilities of the complex are mounted on the sides of the fuselage .....
      Like this?
  4. Lecha57
    Lecha57 1 October 2015 09: 59
    We will have to work with this, because, this is only the beginning.
  5. NEXUS
    NEXUS 1 October 2015 10: 18
    A good Lever system. And very necessary. It would run in Syria.
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    2. gjv
      gjv 1 October 2015 16: 49
      Quote: NEXUS
      It would run in Syria.

      Quote: Pal2004
      100 km !!!!!

      The USA is terrified ...
  6. V.ic
    V.ic 1 October 2015 10: 45
    due to which shielding of the cockpit is an indispensable element of equipping the base helicopter.

    It would be interesting to know: 1. How are they going to screen the "blisters" (glazing) of the cockpit. 2. How was the reflectivity of the lower surface of the rotor blades taken into account? 3. Leaded underpants, will the pilots be given a T-shirt? 4. Rehabilitation measures for the crew in the form of 200 grams of grape red "dry" wine will be added to the "flight ration"? Questions ... questions ...
    1. V.ic
      V.ic 1 October 2015 14: 16
      Quote: V.ic
      Questions ... Questions ...

      Well, "minusyars", there are no arguments for the answer? That's it! Minus if you don’t wiggle your brain’s convolutions ...
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      2. gjv
        gjv 1 October 2015 16: 51
        Quote: V.ic
        Well, "minusyars",

        No, Victor, I didn’t minus ...
        Come on, move your brain ... fellow
    2. gjv
      gjv 1 October 2015 15: 10
      Quote: V.ic
      How are they going to screen the "blisters" (glazing) of the cockpit.

      In order to prevent electromagnetic interference, which may interfere with operation, from entering the crew cabin and into the compartment of the aircraft avionics equipment, a thin film of indium and tin oxide, gold, silver, or other similar materials is used, which is inserted into the glazing of the crew cabin by multiple packing glazing panels made of acrylic polymer.
      The cockpit glazing contains many transparent packaged glazing panels, internal and external holders, a weatherproof seal, a film electromagnetic screen, a connecting film. The holders are made of conductive material between which packaged panels are inserted. A seal is installed between the outer glass pane holder and the glazing panels. An electromagnetic screen is installed between two adjacent glazing panels and is made of conductive material. The connecting film is made of conductive material and electrically connects the external perimeter of the film electromagnetic screen with the external glass packet holder. A reliable electrical connection is achieved between the film electromagnetic screen and the external glass unit holder, eliminating the impact on the film electromagnetic screen of the clamping force between the internal and external glass unit holders.
      On the outer perimeter of the glazing as an integral part, a mounting frame of a metal double-glazed window holder is installed, which is fastened to an opening in the aircraft body made of metal (conductive) material, thereby securing the glazing to the aircraft body.
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    4. gjv
      gjv 1 October 2015 15: 16
      Quote: V.ic
      How did the reflectivity of the lower surface of the rotor blades be taken into account?

      For example, the antenna lobes of the antennae are directed outside the screw rotation loop.
      Or an automatic skip blade.
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    6. gjv
      gjv 1 October 2015 15: 21
      Quote: V.ic
      Leaded underpants, a shirt for pilots will be issued?

      Yeah, OZK ... bully
    7. gjv
      gjv 1 October 2015 15: 22
      Quote: V.ic
      Rehabilitation measures for the crew in the form of 200 grams of grape red "dry" wine will be introduced into the "flight ration"?

      Liqueur "Chassis" ... bully
  7. Pal2004
    Pal2004 1 October 2015 12: 56
    This is the lever - 100 km !!!!!
    1. shans2
      shans2 1 October 2015 23: 30
      a few hundred kilometers in fact ... and in the military acceptance and in the video in this forum, the above is about long range. as well as "krasuha" can work far away.
  8. shans2
    shans2 1 October 2015 23: 26
    has no analogues in the world, where is the Professor from Israel?) wassat
    1. aws4
      aws4 3 October 2015 07: 11
      Why do you need a professor ??? I’m at least in the subject and not a boom. ...