MW: Russian Su-35 has the ability to track Western stealth aircraft

Since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2015, the Su-4 35++ generation fighter has proven itself to be well-optimized to engage Western fifth-generation stealth aircraft. This will be reported by the Military Watch publication, describing the capabilities of the sensors and radar of the Russian aircraft.

The publication notes that the Irbis-E radar available to the Su-35 can track subtle targets at a distance of up to 90 km. The fighter also has dual AFAR radars on the wings that operate in the X-band.

The fourth sensor with a lower profile and less widely discussed, which could potentially be decisive, is the OLS-35 optical radar station.

- says the publication.

MW: Russian Su-35 has the ability to track Western stealth aircraft

The USSR was the first to widely use such systems on its MiG-29 and Su-27 fighters in the 1980s. The Su-35, as an improved version of the Su-27, inherited this capability, but in a much improved form. The Su-27 OLS-27 had a detection range of 50 km, while the Su-35 OLS-35 had a detection range of 90 km, that is, 80% further. At the same time, Irbis-E has a detection range of conventional targets with an area of ​​3 square meters. m 400 km, which is much more than 80 km for the Su-27 N001 radar.

Infrared search and tracking systems provide fighters with a number of advantages, including the ability to maintain situational awareness without the use of any radar and thus operate with zero radar visibility. RLs are also immune to interference and are well optimized for tracking stealth targets, which, while having reduced thermal signatures, can reduce them less drastically than their radar signatures.

- specified in the material.

The publication emphasized that the OLS-35 Su-35 infrared search and tracking system can simultaneously accompany up to four aircraft. The system is also equipped with a laser rangefinder capable of working against both air and surface targets, and can be used to identify ground targets for laser-guided weapons.

The system has been repeatedly tested against Western fifth-generation fighters, primarily against the American F-22 Raptor over Syria, for which the Su-35 was developed. The Su-35 fighter jet uses it to create crisp F-22 locks, one of the many ways that Air Force General VeraLinn Jamieson says the Russian Aerospace Forces have secured a "minehouse of information" on how US aircraft operate in theaters. It is expected that such systems will remain the main feature of all classes of Russian fighters, and the Su-35-Su-57 receiver will integrate them as a seventh sensor along with six AFAR radars.

- summed up the media.

We remind you that in 2020 MW wrote that the Su-35 will succeed and conquer the world arms market.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Rostec
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 11 October 2022 10: 56
    So it wasn't hidden.
    The problem is that the invisible plane is tracked from 400-500 km, they wrote.
    The ratio of 400/90, with a range of modern V-V missiles of 100-150 km, is not good.

    We remind you that in 2020, MW wrote that the Su-35 will succeed and conquer the global arms market.

    - it's more of a negative.
  2. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 11 October 2022 14: 59
    Irbis sees f22 at a distance of up to 200 km, otherwise it would not have been produced
  3. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 12 October 2022 22: 20
    The American edition of Military Watch discovered America! It told the whole world what we have repeatedly written about for several years.
  4. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 21 October 2022 10: 17
    All radar stations of the decimeter range, early warning horizons, see stealth perfectly. Stealth was developed and is being developed for a very narrow spectrum of the microwave range used in anti-aircraft missiles and air-to-air homing heads. .Communication only for reception, all onboard radars are off. Turned on the equipment, sparkled with a Christmas tree, invisibility only for the taxpayer.