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Discussion in 'Air Force' started by Jeff Head, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. slouuuma
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    I'm very interested in PLAAF radar brigades & their equipment , i searched the internet for Plaaf radar brigades orBat & their AOR ( Area of responsability ) without succes .

    Can you please help me with that ?
     
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    Any informative sources where i can read on "Radome-cum-Radar" or Radar-baked-into-Airframe technology , its viability, technical feasibility studies etc that were conducted in the past and the present ?
    This image of the JY-300 gives me ideas as well as questions.
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    1. Radoms protect the Radar. Radomes have always been a limitation as it could interfere with the radar and therefore it had to be created specifically and with care. We do know that. But Is it possible to have a radar without a radome ?
    2. Couldn't the JY-300 provide a stepping stone for further developments into a surface baked primary radar that would give away with the Radomes? A carrier capable, Flying wing UAV, extrapolated/ derived from the sharp sword program is in consideration. Wouldn't YJ-300 be quiet helpful for such a platform?
    Then this tidbit -
    "The JY-300 is the world's first unmanned aircraft that integrates radars with airframe, which means radar antennae are part of the craft's skin," Rong told China Daily by phone on Friday from the sidelines of the ongoing 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province.

    Putting these aside, I am convinced that exposed radars would be something that had been pursued by the US and the USSR during the cold war. They may/may not have made it into actual prototypes but it is quite surprising to believe that these two superpowers never even thought about the idea. I'm sure some scientists at some research centre thought about it.
     
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    You are referring to conformal arrays. Its basically a kind of AESA phase array. However just because you see a conformal array doesn't necessarily mean its radar. They are often used for communication for example. Subs in particular, especial Russian ones, use conformal arrays for their sonars.
     
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