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Boeing 737AEW & C: “Peaceful Eagle” of non-peaceful hosts. Replenishment in the fleet of Turkish AWACS

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The occupation of the northern part of Iraq, continuing through the Syrian-Turkish border oil traffic from the territories controlled by Daisy, strengthening of the Turkish army units on the border of the SAR, as well as openly arrogant and unsubstantiated statements of the first persons of Turkey, commenting on their "blinkered" vision of the military-political situation in the region, and many other examples only strengthen us in our opinion about the future policy of this country.

The Turkish leadership will not help a bit to reduce the degree of tension in the region, which was established from November 24, when Su-24M of our videoconferencing system was destroyed by a “stab in the back”, and a large division of the NE of Turkey was deployed to the Iraqi Mosul region.

Everything happens with the full support and support of the Turkish army by NATO’s Allied Forces, and this is when Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi makes a call to J. Stoltenberg to calm his alliance ally. But, as we see, "call in the rail"!

New cases of provocations from the Turkish side were also noted, one of which was the dangerous approach of the Turkish seiner on the 2,92 cable (540 m) to the patrol ship of the Black Sea Fleet "Sharp-witted" 13 December 2015, whose crew was forced to use small arms to avoid threatening our ship ( After all, nothing was known about the crew and cargo of the seiner). The situation is really developing according to a bad scenario, as Turkey continues to receive from the West more and more new types of weapons and intelligence systems that change the parity of forces in the Middle East, the Caucasus and the Mediterranean.

On December 9, 2015, it became known about the completion of the formation of a link of four AWACS aircraft Boeing 737AEW & C "Peace Eagle" ("Peace Eagle"). The first aircraft was put into service with the Turkish Air Force on January 31, 2014, thus, a full-fledged link of the Turkish "overseers" was created in just 2 years. The American corporation Boeing became the main executor of the contract. The Americans assembled the first Boeing 737-400 airframe modified for AWACS equipment for the Turkish Air Force, and the Australian branch of Boeing helped in organizing the ground service and assembly infrastructures of Turkish companies Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), HAVELSAN and ASELSAN, which were involved in the installation onboard electronic and radar equipment of the Israeli company ELTA.

The appearance of a whole link of such aircraft in the Turkish Air Force does not at all contribute to stabilizing the situation in the Middle East, moreover, gives them a feeling of complete control of the situation both over the Black Sea basin and the Caucasus, and in northern Syria. Despite the very strained relations between Turkey and Israel, ELTA nevertheless transferred to Turkish TAI the most advanced MESA ALC with air -borne AFAR, which allows tracking tactical fighters at a distance of 370 — 500 km (depending on EPR) and small-sized cruise missiles.

Boeing 737AEW & C aircraft significantly expand the air superiority capabilities of 200 Turkish F-16Cs, especially with the long-range versions of the AIM-120C-7/8 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles and due to the highest throughput achieved by the high performance of the radar control avionics: 10 operators The radar can simultaneously detect 3000 targets in the review mode and simultaneously track 180 air, ground and sea targets on the way, working with the highest priority of them. This capacity allows you to maintain control in a complex tactical environment, where the theater of operations is oversaturated with various sources of threats, from UAVs and missile launchers, to fighters and electronic warfare directors.

Four aircraft can control a section of the front with a length of about 3500-4000 km, and the range allows monitoring the airspace over the Crimea and most of the Krasnodar Territory, even if the Boeing 737AEW & C is flying in Turkish airspace.


This Turkish video, describing the principles of operation of the Boeing 737AEW & C AWACS, was published in the spring of 2011, when there were no signs of a "spiral" of tension between Russia and Turkey. Nevertheless, at the end of the video, attention is drawn to a combat aircraft chosen by Turkish authors as an aggressor vehicle. This is our Su-34. This fact needs no comment.


Triumph, Pantsir-S400 and EW Krasuha-1 complexes, which in the event of a military confrontation with Turkey will be able to repel powerful anti-personnel units against the Russian contingent, protect the ground infrastructure of the Russian Aerospace System of Russia and parts of the Syrian airspace. in Latakia and Tartus, but such defense will be most secured only in a confident range of C-4 (400 — 250 km at medium and high altitudes and 300 km at supersmall). At longer distances, one will have to rely only on the highest combat qualities of super-maneuverable multi-purpose Su-40CM fighters and Su-30 fighter-bombers, whose informational pilots are still small, since the lack of A-34U aircraft does not allow preventing Turkish fighters from approaching flying from the planes of the A-50U aircraft. heights 40 — 70 meters.

Conducting a probable air battle against hundreds of F-16Cs, guided by AEW & C aircraft, with one Su-30SM regiment, without AWACS support, will also not be an easy task. So radar patrol and guidance aircraft are now very important for our pilots in the SAR.
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  1. Magic archer
    Magic archer 15 December 2015 07: 50
    +1
    Erdogan’s rat has far-reaching plans. There is an active replacement of obsolete military equipment, brainwashing is in progress in the media, Turkey is returning from a secular state to the time of the Ottoman Empire. And the Ottomans did not hide what lands they want to get. They have already invaded Iraq, Syria is next in line, further who ??! The question is of course rhetorical ....
    1. -Traveller-
      -Traveller- 15 December 2015 09: 08
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      although the question is rhetorical, I can assume that further - the balkans. there is no one to resist the Turks there - everyone fell apart and degraded, there are candidates for "junior allies". there are no other candidates for the region, as Austria used to be, and is not expected.
    2. max702
      max702 15 December 2015 15: 18
      +2
      Quote: Magic Archer
      Erdogan rat has far-reaching plans

      What's on him? He is just the appointed chairman of the pound, and no more. The plans of the bourgeois world behind the scenes .. And the plans are simple to drag our country into conflict with STANDARD types of armed forces in which we need to speak directly and quantitatively, and in some places qualitatively lag behind NATO and comrades .. The place of conflict for NATO is perfect, our contingent in Siri is surrounded on all sides, a dozens of times superior enemy, our logistics in the case of the database is practically impossible, and therefore, with the exhaustion of resources for maintaining the database, defeat is inevitable .. Turkey is chosen as a performer simply perfect! She has a lot of problems, a lot of complaints to us, and considerable plans for this region. And at the same time, a very good army that is not particularly afraid of losses, and the NATO’s technical components will quickly be pulled up by NATO partners, which we observe in this article. Immediately after the incident, I said that this was a well-thought out and calculated NATO operation, and there can be no talk of any initiative on the part of Erdogan! Further what is happening is superbly confirmed! All these tricks that NATO is not aware of these initiatives Erdogan cheap comedy, and no more. What follows from this? But very simply, that side calculated all the scenarios of this conflict and worked out solutions to their advantage, the only thing that bothered them was how far Russia’s reaction to a direct military conflict would go (the destruction of SU-24), as it turned out the expected and fully predicted reaction by analysts, that is, angry puffing of cheeks and rolling eyes. Yes, yes! And nothing more! Or does someone think that the transfer of one S-400 battalion and a dozen fighters somehow changed the situation in the region? formidable claims that there will be a harsh response in which case .. so far there have been statements and whether the reaction will be known .. however, let's say that we still decide and pick up a couple of three Turks, and maybe NATO (in the last huge doubts ) but this will not fundamentally change anything! By the forces and means that exist in the region, we cannot defeat Turkey! As a result of the provoked conflict, there will be a quick bloody clash as a result of which our contingent in Syria will be destroyed! And it is a reality!
      1. max702
        max702 15 December 2015 15: 18
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        So the question arises, what should we do after that? Full-scale war with Turkey? Or let us go and let everything down on the brakes? that the first and the second bear on simply huge political and economic costs with a very unpredictable result. Consider the military option. The Turkish Navy surpasses the Russian Black Sea Fleet several times, aviation also has at least parity, for a successful land operation we will need to prepare at least six months, and given the support of Turkey by the entire NATO bloc (at least by technical means and weapons), this will be a very serious war with huge losses and costs .. whether the current authorities of our country are able to do this I doubt very much, we will have to rebuild the whole country by transferring it to a military economy, with numerous purges of the "elite" and other offal .. The second option is even worse, and will resemble 1905. This will be the point of no return of our country with its further sliding into oblivion .. So the question is what to do? Personally, I see only one, this is a massive attack by cruise missiles of about 100 units with TNWs of 10-50 kt each .. This will kill a bunch of birds with one stone, nullify the threat to Turkey for decades to come, prove to everyone else that we cannot be driven into a corner, and that steel eggs there are yes, and the gunpowder is not wet in the flasks .. I will be told Duc is the third world and yadnnrny arctic fox! nothing like this! That we have nothing to lose, defeat is inevitable, but the Western "partners" have something. " slightly lowering your appetites and ambitions they can be very successful for many centuries to come. And then there is a risk of losing everything at once! No, there will be no war, the "partners" are well aware that it was by their actions that they forced Russia to take this step, and it will not smack at the United States with its nuclear weapons comrades if it is not forced to do this .. If before Turkey they doubted the answer to nuclear weapons, then after it will not be ..
        1. -Traveller-
          -Traveller- 15 December 2015 16: 54
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          Quote: max702
          They will tell me Duc this is the third world and a vigorous arctic fox! nothing like this! That we have nothing to lose, defeat is inevitable, but the Western "partners" have something.

          you have nothing to lose, but I, for example, have a family.
          I have Severomorsk, which in the event of a big war, in which you are so torn, will be covered first of all, in half an hour's drive.
          and for what, in fact, are you so eager to lose all of yours? for Assad to remain at the helm in Syria? what do you need?
          It seems to me that you are cunning when you say that there is nothing to lose. specifically you will lose both a sofa, and the Internet, and marshal's epaulettes
          1. max702
            max702 15 December 2015 18: 03
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            Quote: -Traveller-
            you have nothing to lose, but I, for example, have a family.

            Do you speak family? Well, but you look not at 5-10 years in advance, but about a year or two at 25-30 .. And what will you see? Yes, the policy of conciliation and cheeks we will stretch for 5-10 years, the country has a lot of resources, but what then? And the development will be such, they will finally finish the economy through their proteges and sanctions, physically remove the politicians disloyal to them, completely destroy the moral component of our country and much more .. Something similar was observed in the 90s but it turned out that we didn’t manage to finish it, you think now will it be the same? NO! The West is learning very well from its mistakes and this time will solve the question of Russia and the entire Slavic world completely! Your family has no future! NO! There is an option that your children will break into the service of the invaders and will be able to leave another generation behind, but then that's it! There are no plans for the world’s bigwigs of our country and its population, another old Thatcher said 15 million and that's it! Do you really think that everything will work out and they were joking? Do you personally want to watch how your grandchildren who are left orphans (and children are definitely disposed of in one way or another) will go partly to please the old pedophiles, and partly to the organs for them? Do you definitely want the old and sick to watch this while hiding in the garbage? With a loss in the war in Syria, our country will begin to fall into the abyss, it will be the detonator for many sad events, it’s just that we won’t win the war there; the whole Western world is opposing it and the escalation of this conflict will only grow! While it is very likely that as a result of all these actions, in order not to get a final defeat, we will have to use nuclear weapons it will be too late for the ridge will be broken, the country will be torn by then! What the hell with this when you can stop in the bud? chemotherapy against cancer is effective only in the early stages, then it is useless! So can we cut out this cancerous tumor at the very beginning, albeit with a risk to the whole organism?
            1. -Traveller-
              -Traveller- 15 December 2015 20: 56
              +2
              you are demonizing the west, your brain has been irradiated with some kind of demonic propaganda. pedophiles, children on organs ... this is already a clinic. they forgot about dog-headed people, devouring humanity.
              all can be negotiated, bargained in the end.
              a couple of years ago we were not surrounded by enemies, we had money, plans for the future, the Olympics and the football championship. and now every second one talks about nuclear war. somehow you need to calm down and return to normal life.
              and then there will be a future for both us and our children.
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        2. doework
          doework 15 December 2015 17: 23
          +2
          The scenario is sad. Not cheerful at all. The best way out, IMHO, is to reach an agreement with them on the division of the SAR in a short time, with the condition of preserving our base, giving Turkey a part of the north, and the Kurds, as opposed to Turkey, their own piece. At the same time, of course, ISIS in the SAR must be buried in the ground by the forces of the "coalition" and the Russian Federation. At the same time, it will be possible to save face and base ... With our scanty economy, the current cost of oil and gas, on which the budget of the country rests and the cost of maintaining a database in the SAR, we will not be able to extend this war for at least another 3 months. The country will die, damn it. As for Assad - then, as usual, to settle in a state-owned apartment in a quiet area of ​​the capital.
          And one more thing: if the database starts without the use of nuclear weapons, the decoupling for our aviation, and then for the ground units, will come very quickly. The NATO military machine in its entirety has obvious quantitative and, in many ways, qualitative superiority in space, at sea, and in the information space.
          It’s time to start straining the GDP of diplomats ... they have very little time left. You can’t fight!
        3. mav1971
          mav1971 15 December 2015 18: 48
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          Quote: max702
          Personally, I see only one thing - this is a massive strike by cruise missiles of the order of 100 units with nuclear weapons in 10-50 ct each .. This will kill a bunch of rabbits, zero out the threat of Turkey for decades to come, we will prove to everyone else that we cannot be cornered, and that steel eggs Yes, and the gunpowder is not wet in the flasks ..


          Estimate that the Americans believed exactly the same. developing their plans for nuclear attacks on the Soviet Union.

          And also the fear of communism was. And in the same way they wanted to reset the Soviets. to live quietly ...
    3. Civil
      Civil 15 December 2015 16: 54
      +2
      here it is the heat of war
  2. Mera joota
    Mera joota 15 December 2015 10: 04
    +2
    Boeing 737AEW & C is by far the most optimal variant of the AWACS aircraft. Both in terms of productivity and the duration of patrolling, and there are no equal in operation. We don’t have such a car ...
    1. Bersaglieri
      Bersaglieri 15 December 2015 10: 59
      +1
      Right. On the basis of the Tu-214 airframe, a glorious AWACS aircraft would come out. Especially if instead of "pancake" or "log" conformal AFAR is put
      1. Falcon
        Falcon 15 December 2015 12: 36
        +2
        Quote: Bersaglieri
        ... Especially if instead of "pancake" or "log" conformal AFAR is put


        In vain you are against a pancake. Conformal do not cover the review in 360 degrees. Better still triangle afar inside the mushroom.

        or have a freak like an Israeli phalcona do

        Although it is also half measures, it does not see back, and the area is important in comparison with the fungal cloth. Nobody canceled the basic equation of radar.


        A better combination of mushroom and conformal radar
        1. Kir
          Kir 15 December 2015 18: 36
          +1
          Falcon and you didn’t be confused by the 1 photo given by you - from him why the screws rotate in one direction or something.
          1. Falcon
            Falcon 15 December 2015 21: 14
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            Quote: Kir
            Falcon and you didn’t be confused by the 1 photo given by you - from him why the screws rotate in one direction or something.


            Understood nothing? And then the screws, if we are talking about the radar?
            He brought a photo, as the latest modifications have a fixed afar.
            Well, this photo would probably be clearer
            1. Kir
              Kir 20 December 2015 15: 36
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              What is so incomprehensible I asked you, the radar is a radar but it is also standing on an airplane, and if so then it’s probably worth a closer look at what you are placing, or be ready to answer related questions.
              Thank you for the scheme and in general this is more true for understanding than the photo.
    2. Falcon
      Falcon 15 December 2015 12: 43
      +1
      Quote: Mera Joota
      Boeing 737AEW & C is by far the most optimal variant of the AWACS aircraft. Both in terms of productivity and the duration of patrolling, and there are no equal in operation. We don’t have such a car ...


      Budgetary he. Therefore, the states do not buy it for themselves.

      It may be more interesting to offer an option for myself, I think.
      1. Lt. Air Force stock
        Lt. Air Force stock 17 December 2015 17: 02
        +1
        Quote: Falcon
        Budgetary he. Therefore, the states do not buy it for themselves.

        Actually, the US has 14 Boeing 737 AEW & C aircraft. If you believe the Russian-language Wikipedia.
  3. aviator1913
    aviator1913 15 December 2015 12: 28
    +1
    Boeing 737AEW & C is by far the most optimal variant of the AWACS aircraft. Both in terms of productivity and the duration of patrolling, and there are no equal in operation. We don’t have such a car ...




    The Boeing 737AEW & C is really very good in its class. And very necessary for work away from borders. With a long range and good equipment, it significantly enhances any troop grouping.
  4. vo3
    vo3 15 December 2015 12: 41
    +1
    The author of the article touches on the problematic aspects of modern warfare. Problem for us in Syria and not only in it. It is the air operation that highlights all the flaws - there is nothing to plug holes in. You need to know where the enemy is. You need to have a complete information picture. Syria is not a very big country. There is an intelligence and information center where the operators are at the monitors on which everything is visible up to a separate machine, where a single integrated system receives information from airborne early warning aircraft, ground-based equipment, unmanned aerial vehicles, reconnaissance aircraft, shipborne reconnaissance stations, space assets and so on .... in real time.
    Modern combat operations presuppose the presence of three components: information, control, and means of destruction. We are fine with the means of destruction. With management, there’s something like that. But with the informational component, we are head over heels .... Yes, it’s expensive, very technological and high-tech. But without it we can’t .... And it’s very nice to see the racks of generals at press conferences with heaps stars on pagons, just like during the Soviet stagnation. What are they doing, why are they paying money?
    Tell me enough lyrics .. In this regard, if the AWACS only for Turkey they will not be effective. They have control and no means of destruction. ..I’ll say why it’s so difficult for bearded uncles? And tomorrow .... Well, suppose it’s difficult to fight small groups. But if so, it’s very simple to control and destroy oil traffic. At least in Syria and near the border with Turkey, Or maybe I'm right? ..
    1. Ares
      Ares 15 December 2015 14: 42
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      Normally, everything in the Turks with weapons. Their f-16s are equipped with the latest AIM-120s, while our r-77s are not visible in Syria at all, as in other combat units. Fly with semi-active junk.
  5. Alexez
    Alexez 15 December 2015 12: 48
    -2
    It seemed to me or a movie, as they say, was whipped up on my knee? The car next to the radar is hanging in the air, the clowns at the control panel are more like zombie clones. I was especially pleased for our scientists and designers, who, judging by the video of the Turkish Armed Forces, still figured out how to make the SU-34 turbojet engines work without a thermal trace and generally without a flame ...))
  6. Ares
    Ares 15 December 2015 14: 38
    +2
    Quote: Zero Nil Seventh
    Elegantly formulated. I love that.

    Well, he could not write directly as it is, that the task of combating such an adversary in the current conditions is impossible. He is also a man, afraid of local cheers.
    1. mav1971
      mav1971 15 December 2015 18: 54
      +1
      Quote: Ares
      Quote: Zero Nil Seventh
      Elegantly formulated. I love that.

      Well, he could not write directly as it is, that the task of combating such an adversary in the current conditions is impossible. He is also a man, afraid of local cheers.


      What are they afraid of?
      Take away Claudia and all.
      Quiet hour.
      each ukolchik and on the side :)
  7. gregor6549
    gregor6549 15 December 2015 14: 46
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    This flying machine provides a 360 degree azimuth field of view due to a combination of various antennas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737_AEW%26C. So it clearly wins against a rotating "mushroom", especially since the "mushroom" has serious restrictions on the rotation speed at low temperatures (and the shadows over the mechanical one where it has to spin temperatures are always low). And then there are all the advantages of electronic scanning of the radar antenna beam over mechanical. So at this point in time, this plane is much cooler than all others where rotating "mushrooms" are used. By the way, the Israeli Fallon has similar characteristics, although less aesthetic
  8. iouris
    iouris 15 December 2015 15: 06
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    In this situation, the performance characteristics are not very important: it is important that qualitative superiority is lost. It is known that we cannot achieve quantitative superiority over NATO. But there are other tools. But on these issues you need to talk with only one opponent who is behind Turkey.
    1. gregor6549
      gregor6549 15 December 2015 15: 24
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      Actually, the article is about a technical tool, not about politics. It should be discussed about him.
      1. iouris
        iouris 16 December 2015 17: 21
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        The technical means for the Turkish Air Force is very necessary and, probably, effective. As for the Aerospace Forces, the presence of AWACS aircraft in Syria does not make much sense: in the B. East, the Aerospace Forces group will not be able to resist the aviation of the "coalitions", the task is not set that way.
  9. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 15 December 2015 16: 57
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    I wonder why Russia does not design such aircraft. It is possible on the basis of old platforms. Yak-42, Tu-204. This is much cheaper than driving the A-50. Against the background of the military, these aircraft are super economical and highly resourceful! And the groundwork for 4-5 aircraft in the factories is.
    1. mav1971
      mav1971 15 December 2015 18: 56
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      I wonder why Russia does not design such aircraft. It is possible on the basis of old platforms. Yak-42, Tu-204. This is much cheaper than driving the A-50. Against the background of the military, these aircraft are super economical and highly resourceful! And the groundwork for 4-5 aircraft in the factories is.


      Old school. :(
      There are a lot of alterations in aviation.

      Demand for AWACS aircraft in many countries of the world. Even Thailand and Chile buy it.
      Could become our customers.
      But for them, A-50 is too redundant.
      And there will be more such countries.

      If there were compact ones like Embraer or the Gulf Stream, even the same Tu-214 - I would also hope for demand.

      1. Ares
        Ares 15 December 2015 23: 14
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        The MS-21 currently under development with extended wings and longer flight duration would be ideal. He is just positioned as a competitor of the 737th.
  10. Kir
    Kir 15 December 2015 18: 41
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    It’s interesting who has such a developed sense of humor - a peaceful eagle, it’s something like a herbivorous predator, not more than the sellers themselves were distracted.
    1. mav1971
      mav1971 15 December 2015 19: 02
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      Quote: Kir
      It’s interesting who has such a developed sense of humor - a peaceful eagle, it’s something like a herbivorous predator, not more than the sellers themselves were distracted.


      Leo Alex from the children's cartoon Madagascar :)
  11. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 15 December 2015 19: 03
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    In a conflict with us, the Turks risk being left without an airfield and without nuclear weapons. The gauges fired not for the bandits, but for all progressive humanity. This is a conventional weapon with a yao effect. The Turks will not be able to reflect the mass launch, they have a difficult terrain, and airfields throughout the territory can be affected. After the defeat of radars and airfields and the threat of an attack, ground forces will not go. And without the appearance of the Kyrgyz Republic, we would have to tight.
    1. Ares
      Ares 15 December 2015 23: 16
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      So far, there are not enough carriers, and certain problems with target designation must also be overcome. We need more satellites and scout drones similar to the Global Hawk class.
  12. Arikkhab
    Arikkhab 15 December 2015 22: 55
    +1
    It’s bad of course that the yak-44 project was not brought to mind in the USSR at one time ... now something like a hockey would be very necessary for a / b in Lattakia. By the way, it seems that the project "radar" based on the IL-114 was demonstrated on one of the "max" s - I wonder what happened to it?
    1. Falcon
      Falcon 16 December 2015 08: 43
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      Quote: ArikKhab
      It’s bad of course that the yak-44 project was not brought to mind in the USSR at one time ... now something like a hockey would be very necessary for a / b in Lattakia. By the way, it seems that the project "radar" based on the IL-114 was demonstrated on one of the "max" s - I wonder what happened to it?


      To be honest, the first time I hear. Do not confuse with An-71?



      Where is il-xnumx now? Tashkent released it ... Nobody does it and most likely they will not start it. The machine is not cost-effective.

      The problem is not in the Yak-44 - this is a deck aircraft. Note E-2 is not used from the ground. Since it is very expensive, it is easier to transfer its system to a regular passenger business jet.
      Need a locator and a system of calculations and processing. You can put it anywhere.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 16 December 2015 12: 09
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        There was no yak in the metal. it was planned two coaxial theater, as on the Tu 95.
        1. Arikkhab
          Arikkhab 16 December 2015 20: 05
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          engines were planned D-27 - as on the An-70
      2. Arikkhab
        Arikkhab 16 December 2015 20: 04
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        1) Yak-44 - Deck aircraft radar patrol, guidance and control (RLDNU / DRLOiU) and electronic countermeasures (EW).
        Designed by OKB. A. S. Yakovleva in the mid-70s. The prototype of the Yak-44 (Yak-44RLD) aircraft was selected American E-2 "Hokai." The aircraft was supposed to be based on the atomic aircraft carrier of project 1143.7 Ulyanovsk.
        Due to difficulties in developing on-board equipment, only the Yak-44 was built.
        In 1993, work was frozen due to lack of funding.
        2) Aircraft AWACS E-2 "Hawkeye" of all modifications are in service with the USA, Egypt, Israel, Singapore, Taiwan, France and Japan. It should be noted that all countries, except for the United States and France, use the Hawaiian as a "land" AWACS aircraft based on "conventional" airfields, that is, it is a cheaper alternative to the complex E-ZA.
  13. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 16 December 2015 07: 27
    +2
    With the advent of AFAR, it is not so difficult to compose a radar of the right size from the finished cells, I think the problem is in the medium. We are waiting for IL 114, this is a good base for various special aircraft.
    1. Falcon
      Falcon 16 December 2015 08: 45
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      With the advent of AFAR, it is not so difficult to compose a radar of the right size from the finished cells, I think the problem is in the medium. We are waiting for IL 114, this is a good base for various special aircraft.


      Although AFAR is at least silly, there is no difference!
      Nobody cancels the radar equation

  14. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 16 December 2015 12: 08
    +1
    In one case, you need to make an antenna of a new size, in the other, to assemble it from serial cells and install serial "brains", but in general, I trust the laws of physics.
    1. Falcon
      Falcon 16 December 2015 14: 17
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      In one case, you need to make an antenna of a new size, in the other, to assemble it from serial cells and install serial "brains", but in general, I trust the laws of physics.


      You can’t even imagine how far from the truth ...

      HEADLIGHT acts as a generator of starting pulses of the frequency synthesizer. The transmitter can be integrated into the headlamp array - then it is an AFAR, or built as a single modulator.

      Next comes the receiver processor, processing processor, and IOI.



      A standard AFAR cell is by definition more expensive, since it is a system of small modulators, and not a single one. And the size of the canvas here does not matter.

      Especially universal brains! Since the processor processes the data arrays - which depend on the power and number of headlights. not per processor per cell