How to make equipment for aviation
• How to make equipment for aviation
Today we will focus on what makes combat aircraft omnipotent and invulnerable. Rare stroke of luck for the photographer - to take pictures of the factory that produces military equipment. I confess that I have visited many places, but the most difficult was to get to the secret production in his home city of Moscow. However, even this bastion surrendered.
The enterprise with science fiction called "Fazotron-NIIR" a lot of things: the glowing screens, wires, instruments and obscure men in white coats. Hard to believe, but "Fazotron" was founded almost at the king, the summer of 1917, becoming the first company in the country Aircraft Instrument.
In the photo - booth radar complex "Crossbow," which (not stand, of course) is mounted on helicopters Ka-52 "Alligator". The main functions of "Crossbow": intrusion detection aircraft and missiles of the enemy, the correction of the navigation system, providing a low-altitude flight and mapping.
This is, in fact, "Alligator". Ka-52 - further development of the Ka-50 "Black Shark". "Alligator" -new car made since 2008.
It is possible, the system design is rather weak, but it is, indeed, to anything - not for admiring it all made. The main thing is that the technical characteristics of the "Crossbow" exceeds that of the US complex TADS.
"Crossbow", e.g., is capable night in any weather detect enemy aircraft at a distance of 15 kilometers. When this angle is a full circle of 360 degrees. We simply do not have the device "blind" zones. So to "Alligator" unnoticed will not pick up.
Before 1991, everything went fine in the enterprise: there were new planes and helicopters, which are installed on modern equipment. But in the 90 orders from the state came to naught. Only after ten years there has been some revival - the Chinese and the Indian army started ordering radar "Spear" and final "Beetle" radar.
And here is the "Beetle" - right in the photo. "Zhuk-ME" FGM129 install on carrier-based fighter MiG-29K / KUB, which will go to the Indian customer.
MiG-29K - the fourth generation multi-purpose fighter, which is a further development of the MiG-29.
radar "Zhuk" is necessary for the detection and tracking of targets, mapping terrain, airspace control and management of the rocket fire.
Now "Fazotron-NIIR" - one of the leading manufacturers of airborne radar systems for military aircraft. This year, the company became part of the group "Radio-electronic technology" (Rostec Corporation). Now KRET engaged in the consolidation of the industry to set up production of integrated avionics systems.
The assembly of the radar system transmitter "Zhuk-ME" - little jeweler's work.
Adjustment of sophisticated equipment - a very complicated and important process, but the young engineers are doing everything smoothly and confidently.
And here's an interesting fact: the former chief designer of the company Adolf Tolkachev was the most that neither is an American spy: from 1979 to 1985, passed on the CIA secret information about the projects of the enterprise.
And this is another assembly "Beetle" - which AE. "Zhuk-AE" is set to light frontline fighter generation "4 ++" MiG-35. Yellow stuff - it's not a honeycomb, and the active phased array antenna. It allows you to increase the detection range, recognize and classify group and single objects simultaneously attack multiple targets high-precision weapons, and to provide electronic countermeasures.
MiG-35 - a multipurpose Russian fighter generation "4 ++", created on the basis of the MiG-29M. For the first time fighter was unveiled at the international air show "Aero India 2007". Our "Beetle" is located in the nose of the aircraft.
The assembly and adjustment of the radar, which will install on the upgraded MiG-29UPG. Feature radar "Zhuk" is that it is modular - it can be easily and inexpensively adapted to the new modifications of the aircraft.
In the "radio-electronic technologies," "Fazotron" will continue to produce radar systems. However, now the company will be a link in a single chain for the production of integrated avionics systems.