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#261 JasonJ

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 0307 AM

I guess the S-62 is no longer an active program. Looks like it could be effective. A bit more from what I can find about it.

https://thediplomat....5-killer-drone/


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 1018 AM

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 0206 AM

I guess the S-62 is no longer an active program. Looks like it could be effective. A bit more from what I can find about it.

https://thediplomat....5-killer-drone/

Yeah, though as noted the power requirements for a big radar will be a sharply limiting factor.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 0934 AM

I wonder why they would go for such a large fixed installment vice a mechanically steered array like the MQ-4C? The only good reason I can think of is that this is a very low frequency array that requires a long antenna. As such perhaps its intended purpose isn't surface tracking but long range anti-stealth detection from high altitude. Though those engines look like they'd struggle to get that platform to MQ-4 levels if they use Chinese built engines.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 2229 PM

I wonder why they would go for such a large fixed installment vice a mechanically steered array like the MQ-4C? The only good reason I can think of is that this is a very low frequency array that requires a long antenna. As such perhaps its intended purpose isn't surface tracking but long range anti-stealth detection from high altitude. Though those engines look like they'd struggle to get that platform to MQ-4 levels if they use Chinese built engines.

You can get a much bigger array, though as above you can probably make it bigger than the power supply can reasonably support. It was probably designed to hold a long rectangular VHF or L band AESA array, mechanically steerable in one dimension (elevation).

Possibly only one array can be run at full power at a time, though then you need to ask why not have a single array in a single fuselage, and have it fully rotatable in one axis, as in the MP-RTIP on Global Hawk.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 0413 AM

I missed this:

'China Goes on Propaganda Offensive Promoting its Very Long Range Air-to-Air Missile'

 

 


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 0416 AM

I missed this:

'China Goes on Propaganda Offensive Promoting its Very Long Range Air-to-Air Missile'

 

 

See also: https://www.popsci.c...-warfare,442329


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