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THREATS AND EW AT MAKS 2013

The Journal of Electronic Defense | October 2013

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The Moscow Air and Space Salon
(MAKS) held in late August provided
an opportunity for Russian industry to
showcase their newest in air defense
and electronic warfare technology.
The S-350 Vityaz medium range (up
to 60 km) air defense system was shown
publicly for the first time by AlmazAntey. The 50N6E multifunctional radar
is virtually a downsized version of the
30N6E radar of the well-known S-300
system, with a very similar space-fed,
transmission type, passive phased array. However, for autonomous operations, the 50N6E has expanded circular
(40rpm) and sector search options. The
50P6E launcher carries twelve vertical launch active radar guided 9M96E2
missiles. A single 50K6E command post
can control up to two radars and eight
launchers. A single radar can engage 16
aircraft and 12 ballistic targets simultaneously with a maximum of 32 missiles.
Although not new, Almaz-Antey also
exhibited the S-300VM (Antey-2500, SA23 Gladiator/Giant) system, which may
be the version contracted for, but not
yet transferred to, Syria. Earlier this
year the presence of this system in Venezuela was confirmed. Just beside the
S-300VM, the 9K317 Buk-M2 (SA-17 Grizzly) was exhibited, which for a few years
has been the most potent equipment of
the Syrian air defence system, together with the Instrument Design Bureau
(KBP) Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound)
short range gun-missile complex. KBP
showed the new 72V6-E4 version of the
Pantsir-S1 combat vehicle, equipped
with a new two-face acquisition radar
designed to increase scan rate, which
is important in the system’s munitionsinterception role.
To underline the flexible configuration of its products, Almaz-Antey displayed the “Autonomous Combat Module”
version of its Tor (SA-15 Gauntlet) system
designated M2KM installed on an Indian

Tata Motors chassis. At least in Russian
service, this short-range system is being
equipped with an increased performance
missile, the 9M338K that was shown for
the first time.
A glimpse of future Russian seeker
technology was given by Istok Research
and Production Corporation, long time
maker of microwave components. On
their stand, the company displayed
an example of their Small Size Active
Phased Array Radar (MAFAR), configured to fit into a missile nosecone with
about 30-40 cm in diameter.
Countering low-observable platforms
forms an important focus area for the

UK EXTENDS EWOS TO MC
The UK Ministry of Defence has exercised a contract option with Lockheed
Martin Canada for the supply and support of Electronic Warfare Operational
Support to Maritime Capability (EWOS
to MC).
EWOS to MC provides EW emitter libraries to Royal Navy radar-band
electronic support measures (RESM) systems. These libraries enable operationally deployed RESM systems to identify
emitters (stored in the Defence EW Database) by generating format, theater and
equipment-specific library outputs.
Lockheed Martin Canada originally
won the competition to supply and support EWOS to MC in 2008. It will now
provide a further five years support at
the Defence EW Centre (located at RAF
Waddington) under a contract extension
worth about £2 million.
The contract includes the supply of
Lockheed Martin’s proprietary Coronis EW database toolset under license.
Coronis is an integrated and automated
Windows-based EW operational support
solution that enables the generation of
high quality mission datasets specific to
both equipment and theaters – R. Scott

Russian air defense industry. A traditional maker of VHF-band acquisition
radars, the Nizhny Novgorod Research
Institute of Radio Engineering (NNIIRT) exhibited its 55Zh6ME multi-band
radar complex, which closely integrates
three radars working in the VHF, L and S
bands. For those who cannot afford this
solution, but still need frequency diversity, the 55Zh6UME features a VHF- and
an L-band radar facing in the opposite
direction on the same platform.
Regarding electronic warfare, production and pre-production examples
of Russian Air Force aircraft showed the
increased emphasis put on self-protection. Series Ka-52 combat helicopters are
equipped with the Prezident-S system,
which includes two Directed IR Countermeasures (DIRCM) installations on the
underside, while Su-35S fighters have
both missile and laser-warning sensors
in addition to their RF EW system. According to a presentation at the Tactical
Missile Corporation (KTRV), the Russian
Air Force’s upcoming fifth-generation
fighter, the T-50 (PAK-FA project) will
be equipped to perform a suppression
of enemy air defenses (SEAD) role. The
Kh-58UShKE is a folding-fin version of
the known Kh-58 (AS-11 Kilter) missile
designed to fit into its internal weapons
bay. The new weapon has a wideband
seeker that replaces the three interchangeable seekers of earlier versions.
It seems, however, that Russian AntiRadiation Missiles are no longer just
for Russian aircraft. With an eye on the
still-to-be-signed Multirole Combat Aircraft contract in India, Dassault recently signed a deal with KTRV to integrate
the Kh-31PD (AS-17 Krypton) ARM to its
Rafale fighters. – G. Zord

IN BRIEF

❍ The US has agreed to sell eight
Apache AH-64E (Block III) attack
helicopters to Indonesia. The
Foreign Military Sale, valued at $500
million, is believed to include APG78 “Longbow” fire-control radars
and APR-48 RF Interferometer targeting systems. a



JED - October 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - October 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
Washington Report
Growing AOC’s EW Advocacy Program
World Report
Beyond CREW: Army EW Fights for a Bigger Spectrum
US Army Electronic Warfare in the Post- Global War on Terrorism World
RF Decoys for Fighter Aircraft
New Products
EW 101
AOC News
AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention Guide
AOC 2013 Award Winners
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - October 2013 - cover1
JED - October 2013 - cover2
JED - October 2013 - 3
JED - October 2013 - 4
JED - October 2013 - 5
JED - October 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - October 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - October 2013 - Courses Calendar
JED - October 2013 - 11
JED - October 2013 - From the President
JED - October 2013 - 13
JED - October 2013 - Letters
JED - October 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - October 2013 - Washington Report
JED - October 2013 - 29
JED - October 2013 - Growing AOC’s EW Advocacy Program
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JED - October 2013 - 32
JED - October 2013 - 33
JED - October 2013 - World Report
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JED - October 2013 - Beyond CREW: Army EW Fights for a Bigger Spectrum
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JED - October 2013 - New Products
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JED - October 2013 - EW 101
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JED - October 2013 - AOC 2013 Award Winners
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