New fighter Fifth-generation T-50, which tests will commence before the end of 2011, will develop a new radar which greatly enhance the combat ability of the aircraft.
"At the moment an aircraft factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur finalized flight tests of the third reference promising aviation complex tactical aircraft (PAK FA) — Machine T-50 at number 3", — quotes "Interfax" the words of the representative of the military-industrial complex.
Third experienced fighter T-50-3 will develop a board radar (radar) with an active phased array (AESA), which comes in the highly-functional integrated electronic system (VMIRS) fighter fifth generation.
AESA radar "has many new modes of operation, which for the first time to apply in the Russian practice."
"The plan is that after a few test flights machine T-50-3 will be used radar and start working off of radar equipment in the avionics fighters" — said the source.
He stressed that the PAK FA to equip a fundamentally new avionics integrating the function of "electric Pilot" and promising AESA radar.
"This is largely reduces the load on the pilot and allows you to concentrate on the implementation of tactical tasks. Avionics new aircraft enables the exchange of data in real time as a land management systems, as well as inside the air group" — allocated to the agency.
The first public showing of the PAK FA took place on August 17, 2011 in Zhukovsky near Moscow at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2011.
The program provides for the creation of the PAK FA, Group of mass production and adoption of Russian army fighter fifth generation. This will allow to increase the combat potential of the group of Russian Air Force, will help bring the aviation industry and related industries to the new production and technical level, to give impetus to the development of scientific schools, provide a stable load defense industry companies involved in the design and manufacture of the aircraft. This priority programm of "Dry" will contribute to the development and implementation of materials, element base and high technologies with the highest potential innovator for the aviation industry and the economy, to develop other projects unified aviation complexes of new generations.
Compared to the previous generation fighter PAK FA has several unique features, combining the functions inside the strike aircraft and fighter.
The use of composite materials and technology innovator, aerodynamic aircraft assembly, measures to decrease the visibility of motor provide unprecedentedly low level of radar, optical and infrared visibility. This can significantly improve the combat effectiveness of the work of both aerial and ground targets at any time of the day, in normal and adverse weather conditions.