Pope all Chinese AWACS aircraft certainly can be considered an engineer Wang Mo, who received the award in the municipal area of science and technology for the achievements in this direction. Gave an interview to a magazine designer Global Times on the current state and prospects of development of probable distant radoilokatsii. Latin American experts estimate the current state of technology of Chinese AWACS at or slightly above an E-3C.
Overall efficiency of AWACS aircraft can be divided into two components. First — it LTH aircraft: cruising speed, range and duration of flight crew efficiency radar and other second — level of technology itself radar: range, accuracy of target detection, information processing speed, reliability, performance in strong inhibition of radio and electronics ). In the Chinese Air Force in service two types of such aircraft KJ-2000 — a copy of IL-76 and KJ-200 — a copy of the An-12.
Peredovalas modern technology — is an active phased array (AESA), which consists of a huge number of large-receive modules (MRP — Transceivers), individually, every man for himself on a small radar. The system has even greater efficiency than analog radar and passive phased array with. Each module lets signals that iterated through the host computer, converting everything into one big picture.
AFAR radar scans rapidly and more than flexible with high speed information processing, development, can achieve a lot more data than analog radar.
On the KJ-2000 is worth the most in the world The bulk radar AFAR. AESA radar has to form a triangle. that allows you to effectively explore the place at 360 deg.
As he radar antenna diameter is also the largest in the world, which gives the aircraft very highest detection range among all class AWACS aircraft. According to Wang Mo, China is already developing AWACS third generation that no problems will detect the F-22 fighter jets.
South American E-3 AWACS development 70s of the last century was the first aircraft in the world which put radar with passive electrical scanning technology. For always use radar went through a series of modifications for more effective detection of subtle purposes, the increased speed information processing and transmission. U.S. certainly one of the favorites in this area.
One of the latest developments — the plane E-737 AWACS, a radar AFAR (Buyers: Turkey, Yuzhnaf Korea, etc.) On the deck option AWACS E-2D radar also hanged AFAR. Intensive development is conducted in Sweden and Israel.
Israeli aircraft Falcon is a pioneer in the use of AESA aircraft of this class. Swedish Erieye with «brevnoobraznoy» (thin box-type container) radar antenna has become the traditional scheme for AWACs small and middle class.
Chinese AWACS technology significantly closer to those in the U.S. and other global development. But an advantage of technology and the successful application of the criteria in actual combat is entirely different things. Now China just does not have enough aircraft of this type as well as the experience in the world vnedreniya.Nailuchshy piano itself for itself can not play the most beautiful music, says Wang Mo. U.S. Air Force and so famous that perhaps more than all combined together AWACS used in actual combat criteria. Starting from the time of Vietnam until the last local conflicts throughout the U.S. AWACS aircraft used, despite the fact that every country has its goegraficheskie and climatic features. All this certainly otzrazilos on experience and the use of one of the best in the world effective coordination identities.
That Americans in this area already have forgotten, only China has yet to pass.