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Air Defense Base, said that Bavar 373 was expected to begin firing trials before the end of the then-current Iranian
year. That year ended on March 19, but there has been no
news of test launches.
It is possible that the Pon'gae-5 system may contain Iranian technology, and that the two nations have agreed that
trials of the resulting weapon would be conducted at North

RUSSIAN FIGHTERS TO CARRY IMPROVED
AIR-TO-AIR MISSILES

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Korean missile ranges. Such an arrangement would have allowed Bavar 373 test flights to be postponed until the Iranian program had incorporated the lessons learned during
North Korean trials.
North Korea has released no performance details of the
Pon'gae-5, but according South Korean officials, the missile
used in the April test flew for a distance of around 100 km.

To ensure compatibility with Russia's new Sukhoi T-50 PAK
FA fighter, the K-74M2 has a reduced cross-section that allows
for internal carriage within the aircraft's weapons bays.
Deliveries to the Russian military of a new agile shortEventually, the R-74M2 will be replaced by the K-MD
range, air-to-air missile have begun, the Sputnik news
(Izdeliye 300), a short-range weapon currently under deagency reported in June. This weapon is probably the infravelopment. This is understood to be an all-new design
red-homing K-74M2 (Izdeliye 760).
with an IIR seeker based on a focal-plane array, and inerBased on the earlier K-74M Izdeliye 750 (export designatial guidance.
tion RVV-MD) - a developed version of the older R-73 (AA-11
For beyond-visual-range (BVR) combat, the PAK FA is
"Archer") - the K-74M2 is near-identical in visual appearexpected to carry the K-77M (Izdeliye 180), an upgraded
ance with the R-73 and RVV-MD, but was designed to use a
version of the R-77 active-radar missile. Recognizable by
dual-band Impuls IIR seeker made by the Ukrainian company
the use of conventional cruciform tail surfaces rather than
Arsenal. This homing device has probably been replaced by a
the folding lattice fins seen on all previous R-77 variants,
seeker of Russian origin as part of Russia's program to reduce
it is powered by a rocket motor that contains more solid
its dependency on hardware from Ukraine and other now-inpropellant than that in previous versions, and offers dualdependent states that were part of the former Soviet Union.
pulse rather than single-pulse operation.
The time interval between the two motor
burns can be varied to match the engagement being flown. Some reports credit the
R-77M with having a seeker based on an active electronically-scanned array (AESA).
In order to cope with extended periods of guided flight, the new missile has
an improved mid-course inertial guidance
system, and more powerful batteries.
For the longest-range engagements, the
T-50 might use a new Izdeliye 810 heavy
missile. This is based on the weapon currently being marketed under the export
designation Raketa Vozdukh Vozdukh-BolThe new K-74M2 (Izdeliye 760) is externally identical to the RVV-MD (Raketa Vozdukhshaya Dalnost (RVV-BD). The latter entered
Vozdukh Maloy Dalnosti) missile shown here, but probably incorporates a seeker of
Russian rather than Ukrainian origin. (Miroslav Gyürösi)
production in 2015.
Also known as Izdeliye 610M (some
sources say Izdeliye 620), the RVV-BD was
based on the older R-33 (AA-9 "Amos") missile, but the Izdeliye 810 has been extensively redesigned to make it compatible
with internal carriage. Terminal guidance
is reported to be via a newly-developed
MFBU-810 broadband passive/active radar
seeker, and the maximum range could be
around 300 km.
Production was due to have started in
2014, but was delayed by a year due to the
The new Izdeliye 810 heavy missile has never been publicly displayed, but it is
need to conduct tests of modifications needunderstood to be based on the RVV-BD missile, an R-33 (AA-9 'Amos') derivative
ed to eliminate imported technology. a
currently being promoted for export. (Miroslav Gyürösi)



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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Cyber Blitz: US Army Gains New Insight for EW/Cyber Operational Integration
Technology Survey: Solid State Power Amplifiers for EW, Radar and Communications Applications
EW 101
Threat Monitor
AOC Election
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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