Source: Rostec; issued Oct 21, 2014
The Concern Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET), a subsidiary of Rostec Corporation, has delivered the first batch of Himalayas, the innovative electronic warfare (EW) systems, for the T-50 advanced frontline aircraft.
The unique system of active and passive radars and optical rangefinders is integrated into the aircraft body and acts as a “smart skin”. Its use not only enhances the aircraft’s protection against jamming and its survivability, but also counters, to a great extent, the effects of low-observability (stealth) technology of enemy aircraft, the Concern’s Press Service reports.
The new Himalayas system was developed by KNIRTI in Kaluga and is being constructed at the Stavropol Radioplant Signal (both are KRET subsidiaries). The new airborne system is a key component of the fifth-generation fighter, reducing its overall weight and enhancing its survivability and combat effectiveness.