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Typhoon to get 360 degree AESA?

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posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 05:01 AM
Aviation week

an article by Bill Sweetman - who was the editor for Janes Fighting Aircraft and now writes for AWST - and is hugely respected within the industry;

its very interesting what he has said about AESA - and its limitations vs mechanically scanned systems.

he also thinks that the Typhoon will go for side (and tail) scan arrays - something proposed for the F-22 but currently shelved.

another AWST link

^^ although slated by many as being russian crap , the SU-35 has this feature from the outset - 270 degree AESA with side arrays coming - AND , this is the kicker - the russian AESA kit is slaved to the helmet sight - so you have optimum radar performance where the pilot looks.

[edit on 23/2/09 by Harlequin]

posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 07:03 AM
I'm pretty suree the Su-35 is PESA with extra mechanical sweep...

Lookin good either way.

posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 10:56 AM
your right ofc - its a full scan PESA - but whats interesting is the maker says it can detect 3m2 targets at 400km - which puts it a match for APG-77

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