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Zhuk-ME  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: ?
Origin: Russia
Corporations: GRPZ, KRET* and Phazotron NIIR   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Zhuk
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Zhuk-AE, Zhuk-MFE, Zhuk-MSE and Zhuk-MSFE
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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-ME features steered array radar antenna and is intended for the Mig-29 aircraft. It can detect airborne targets with a five square meter Radar Cross Section (RCS) at ranges of 110-120 kilometers in the forward hemisphere or 50 kilometers in the rear hemisphere while tracking 10 targets and engaging four of them simultaneously. It can track up to two ground/sea targets simultaneously. In the air-to-ground mode, the Zhuk-ME is capable of detecting armored formations at ranges of 25 kilometers and railway bridges at ranges of 120 kilometers.

To date, the Zhuk-ME radar system has been installed on the Mig-29K, Mig-29KUB, Mig-29SMT, Mig-29M, Mig-29M2 and Mig-29UMT aircraft replacing the N-019E radar which features a detection range of 80 kilometers against airborne targets.

Zhuk-ME Applications


Combat Aircraft Mig-29 Mig-29K Mig-29KUB Mig-29M Mig-29M2 Mig-29SMT

Zhuk-ME Specifications

Engaged Aerial Targets: 4
Tracked Aerial Targets: 10
Tracked Surface Targets: 2
Dimensions
Antenna Diameter: 624 millimeter
Performance
Max Detection Range: 120 kilometer (65 nautical mile)
Max Ground Detection Range: 120 kilometer
Max Surface Detection Range: 300 kilometer
Rear Hemisphere Detection Range: 50 kilometer
Small Ground Target Detection Range: 25 kilometer
Small Sea Target Detection Range: 150 kilometer
Time
Mean-Time Between Failures: 120 hour
Weight
Weight: 220 kilogram (485 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Zhuk-ME News

There are 3 news between
19 Mar 2008 and 25 Nov 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013Russian Navy Takes Delivery of Two Mig-29K and Two Mig-29KUB Fighter Jets
Wednesday, August 28, 2013India to Establish Zhuk-ME Radar Maintenance Facility for Mig-29UPG Jets
Wednesday, March 19, 2008First Indian MiG-29KUB Shipborne Fighter Performs Maiden Flight

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