PLA AEW&C, SIGINT, EW and MPA thread


by78

Lieutenant General
Compared with KJ-200, KJ-500 has an embedded box on top of head radome (which makes it tilted downward). That box must house the auxiliary antenna for the calibration of top phased arrays, similar to that on a 052D destroyer.
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So you think the small protrusion on top of the radome (indicated by the red arrow) contains an "auxiliary antenna" for calibrating the phased arrays? o_Oo_Oo_O

Could you explain to me how this "auxiliary antenna" is packed into such a tiny space? How it is folded and unfolded? What's the mechanism?

Since you are an expert on the efficient use of space, could you tell us how Noah was able to fit so many animals onto his
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, or how
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stores the
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in his ear?

Where are you from exactly? What magical realm or advanced extraterrestrial civilization do you come from? Are you like a wizard or something? Can you shrink my mother-in-law?

P.S. Have you seen the movie
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I highly recommend it!

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by78

Lieutenant General
Compared with KJ-200, KJ-500 has an embedded box on top of head radome (which makes it tilted downward). That box must house the auxiliary antenna for the calibration of top phased arrays, similar to that on a 052D destroyer.
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By carrying this "auxiliary antenna" onboard, I assume you believe the calibration is conducted while the plane is in the air. If so, could you explain to us how this antenna can be safely and effectively deployed while it's being buffeted by strong airflows at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour?

If you believe this "auxiliary antenna" is only used while the plane is on the ground, then may I inquire as to why you think it's wise to carry onboard a piece of equipment that will never be used inflight? Why would they deliberately waste fuel and useful payload on this dead weight?
 

by78

Lieutenant General
Compared with KJ-200, KJ-500 has an embedded box on top of head radome (which makes it tilted downward). That box must house the auxiliary antenna for the calibration of top phased arrays, similar to that on a 052D destroyer.
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Woah, I think I've misread your post. By the "embedded box" on top of the "head radome", are you referring to the protrusion on the nose radome (as seen in the red circle below)?

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That's even more ridiculous than I had thought. Could you explain to us how they've managed to pack a calibration device into that tiny space? Moreover, why is it stored behind the radome?

By carrying this calibration device onboard the plane, I assume you believe the calibration is conducted while the plane is in the air. Wouldn't it be far easier to perform the calibration while the plane is parked in a hangar? Why would they perform sensor maintenance while the plane is airborne? Do you change your engine oil, air filters, check coolant levels, and perform tire rotation while you're driving down the highway?

If you believe the calibration device is only used when the plane is on the ground, then may I ask why you think it's wise to carry onboard a piece of equipment that will never be used inflight? Why would they deliberately waste fuel and useful payload on this dead weight?

Lastly, why do you even believe that KJ-500 carries a calibration probe? Your seem to imply that KJ-500 must carry a calibration probe because that's what some Chinese naval destroyers carry. I mean, seriously? Your logic – if we could even call it that – is utterly and completely bizarre, just astonishing. It's like saying a man is pregnant because he has a big belly.

Come on, where is your common sense? Use your head!
 
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