- 27 December 2005
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Thread for Typhoon avionics
TECNOBIT forma parte junto a GALILEO AVIONICA y THALES OPTRONICS del consorcio EUROFIRST que desarrolla el sistema FLIR/IRST del Eurofighter.
Este sistema, denominado comercialmente PIRATE, constituye el estado del arte en este tipo de sensores.
PIRATE aúna a las capacidades típicas de visión por Infra-rojo la capacidad de detección y seguimiento automático de múltiples blancos, esto es, actúa como un radar, pero sin necesidad de emitir señal alguna con lo aumenta significativamente la capacidad "stealth" del avión y su superioridad en el combate.
PIRATE es capaz de realizar un seguimiento automático de más de 500 blancos simultáneamente y de detectar aviones a distancias superiores a 74Km.
TECNOBIT participa en otros programas IRST nacionales que desarrollan esta tecnología en otros campos.
Its seems that the Euro-fighter partner nations have finally got together and signed a development and integration contract for the AESA radar for the Typhoon.
Details are a little thin on the ground but its seems likely that the RAF will be the first force to take delivery of the Captor E Scan radar.
One of the key features of the Captor E scan radar is supposedly incorporation of the Electronic Attack Capability pioneered in the Bright Adder Radar.
A Typhoon carrying SPEAR 3 missiles with the Praetorian DASS and Captor E Scan should give the aircraft a fairly potent capability against enemy air defences and hopefully go some way to offset the capability gaps left with the retirement of the ALARM missile and Tornado.
PaulMM (Overscan) said:Typhoon MHDD (Smiths Industries)
Here is some details on the performance of the Eurofighter's ECR-90 radar compared to the Su-27's Slotback radar. The comparison comes from July 1992, so the Eurofighter / radar was still under development at that point:
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The pages come from the National Archives DEFE 71/1487 Eurofighter Aircraft: AST 414 equipment and weapons
There was a statement a while ago that the RCS of the Eurofighter was 4x less than the Tornado which was 8sq meters so 2 sq meters. Stealth Warplanes by Doug Richardson estimates 2 square meters. So 1.5 is pretty consistent with what I’ve seen to date.
If the Slotback of the Su-27 detects a 10 m2 RCS target at 120 km, then the Eurofighter's RCS should be about 1.5 m2 to be detected at 75 km.
10^0.25 : x^0.25 = 120 : 75
x^0.25 * 120 = 10^0.25 * 75
x^0.25 = 10^0.25 * 75 / 120
x^0.25 = 1.1114
x = 1.5259
Similarly, if the Eurofighter's radar detects a 10 m2 RCS target at 135 km and the Su-27 at 104 km, the Su-27's RCS should be about 3.522 m2.
It’s probably notional, they might now have had much occasion to really examine on by 1993 and assumed a worse case.1.5 m2 sounds reasonable for Eurofighter, but I thought the Su-27 was meant to be quite a bit bigger than 3.5 m2? I've seen numbers around 10 - 15 m2 quoted for the Su-27 online.
1.5 m2 sounds reasonable for Eurofighter, but I thought the Su-27 was meant to be quite a bit bigger than 3.5 m2? I've seen numbers around 10 - 15 m2 quoted for the Su-27 online.