- Aug 14, 2009
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borovik said:Original version.
Picture taken by me at the MAKS-1997.
The S-80PT, a patrol-transport version of the S-80 aircraft, the Emergency Situation Ministry and Boarder Guard Service of Russian Federation showed their interested in, is capable of all-weather round-the-clock missions patrolling sea and ground borderlines for 6-9 hours. In addition, this version is capable of giving a lift to troops and materiel, airdrop of troops and cargo, pipeline inspection, ice drift control, search and rescue missions.
The patrol/transport version of the S-80 aircraft is equipped with a Strizh on-board complex (developed by the Leninets holding company) which includes multifunctional all-round looking radar installed in the forebody and infrared imaging equipment. The Strizh complex allows acquisition of ship-type targets at ranges up to 220 km and location of a man aboard inflatable life raft at distances up to 1.5-2 km. Via special-purpose radio channel interception groups, combat units or rescue teams can be guided to the located air, sea or ground targets.
On-board arrangement of Strizh complex components provides for a usage of inner space for solution of respective tasks (particularly, housing 20 parachutists or paratroopers).
The S-80PT is fitted with a container-installed gun located under the fuselage. Four undenting suspension units can accommodate guided 'air-to-surface', 'air-to-air' missiles and unguided missile modules.