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Also Known As: Zhuk-A
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Description: The Phazotron NIIR Corporation's Zhuk is a family of advanced multifunctional multimode Doppler-pulse radars designed to provide air-to-air and air-to-surface combat modes for upgraded models of the Mig-29 Fulcrum and Su-27 Flanker aircraft families. Zhuk radars feature a maximum detection range from 110 to180 kilometers for airborne targets and 300 kilometers for sea targets. These radars can track and engage several targets simultaneously guiding sophisticated air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons. Zhuk family utilizes both steered and phased array antennas.
In the air-to-air mode, the Zhuk radar can provide guidance for the latest generation of Russian-made missiles such as R-77, R-73 and R-27 as well as detection of a wide spectrum of airborne targets including hovering helicopters. In addition, the Zhuk radar also provides weather information. In the air-to-surface mode, the radar provides a 3x3 meters resolution ground mapping and support for low-altitude navigation. In the air-to-sea mode, the radar system can detect a destroyer-sized target at ranges of 300 kilometers or a small target, such as a patrol boat, at 150 kilometers.
The Zhuk-AE is an X-band active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar designed for the Mig-35 multifunction fighter aircraft. It can track up to 30 targets and attack simultaneously the six most dangerous of them. It features a target detection range of 140-to-160 km which can be extended to 250-280 km using more receive/transmit modules while the azimuth coverage is 140-degree. The Zhuk-AE radar system supports air-to-air and air-to-surface engagement modes allowing for air-to-air and precision-guided weapons delivery. The production Zhuk-AE radar available from 2016 onwards will feature 1,100 T/R modules, a maximum detection range of 200 kilometers against a target with a radar cross section (RCS) of 5 square meters.
Engaged Aerial Targets: 8
T/R Modules: 1,100
Tracked Aerial Targets: 30
Azimuth Coverage: 140 �
Antenna Diameter: 700 millimeter
Max Detection Range: 200 kilometer (108 nautical mile)
Max Surface Detection Range: 300 kilometer
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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