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  1. DrSomnath999

    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    FROM AIR & COSMOS MAGAZINE MAR 2012
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  2. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Sommy.. what is it talking about su-30s???
     
  3. DrSomnath999

    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    ^^ lol how do i know ,i wish i had known french :lol:
    & that is in JPEG format i couldnt translate man , i wish a french member could tell ( i mish DARE a lot):cry:
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    Air International, March 2012:

    What happened over Lybia ? The Marine Nationale and operation Harmattan.
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    RAFALE'S SENSOR FUSION CONCEPT
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    FROM JANES DEFENCE WEEKLY JUNE 2012

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    Pilots and planes, April 2011

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    Sagem Wins Contract for Mica Missile Infrared Seekers from MBDA
    Sagem (Safran group) today signed a contract with MBDA to supply nearly 200 infrared seekers for Mica air-to-air missiles.

    Developed and produced by Sagem, the Mica IR seeker is a key to the missile’s operational effectiveness. Furthermore, the seeker also functions as a sensor providing tactical information to the flight crew, because of its high sensitivity, powerful imaging algorithms, bispectral imagery, automatic acquisition of all targets, ability to lock-on before or after firing, discrimination between targets and countermeasures.

    Sagem produces Mica IR seekers in its Poitiers plant in France. The infrared system uses an array developed and produced by Sofradir, a jointly-owned company of Sagem and Thales
    Sagem Wins Contract for Mica Missile Infrared Seekers from MBDA : Defense news
     
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    India and France are to become deep friends. The French kiss will never end.
     
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    First firing of the weapon system evaluation C135/Rafale/ASMPA

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012, the strategic air forces have carried out successfully, the first launch of assessing strengths (TEF) of the weapon system C135/Rafale/missile air medium-range ground improved (ASMPA) Representative operation of a real mission.

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    The crew of the fighter squadron 1/91 "Gascogne" took off from the airbase 113 Saint-Dizier. For five hours, the raid brought together all the important phases of flight: high altitude, low altitude penetration, terrain following, in-flight refueling tanker aircraft ... The C135 group AAR 2/91 "Britain" offers the endurance necessary to lengthen the strategic. After five hours of flight, the crew pulled the ASMPA (without nuclear warhead).

    From the center "missile tests" of the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) in Biscarrosse, the civil and military authorities have tracked the evolution of the missile which has complied in every respect, the expected flight profile. This complex operation that brings together staff and resources of the Air Force, the DGA, industrial MBDA, the Atomic Energy Commission and Alternative Energies and the Navy (for the surveillance of the area including sea) is a success that embodies the performance of this weapon system. Guarantees the credibility of the technical-operational airborne component, the EFT transaction demonstrates the ability of all of this strategic tool, technical and human resources, implementing the mission of nuclear deterrence provided continuously for nearly fifty years by strategic air forces.
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    Somnath I want to ask one question,

    Is that you didn't have any other expertise beside rafele and dentistry?
     
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    But they are also going to kiss our money.
     
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    After carrying out simulations with its engineers, Dassault Aviation confirms that Rafale Marine can be used on carriers equipped with a ski-jump, rather than catapults. Rafale will still need arresting gear, though.

    Source: Mer et Marine
     
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    RAFALE'S FSO HAS AN UNDISCLOSED DETECTION RANGE OF 130 KM
    Flight testing of the Rafale's front sector optronics (FSO) system began in April, aboard the Dassault Mystere 20 "avion banc d'essai" testbed aircraft. It will be the first fully integrated optronic surveillance and tracking system installed on a European fighter aircraft. It is in some ways more advanced than equivalent systems in the USA, says programme manager Thomson Optronique.

    Development has been held back because of the overall delays in the Rafale programme, but also because of the immense task of ensuring the system is fully integrated with the radar and electronic countermeasures to provide the multirole capability which is key to the Rafale.

    The "eyes" of the FSO comprise the infrared system (on the right hand side) and TV/laser on the left, mounted on top of the nose, in front of the pilot. Thomson Optronique is responsible for overall integration and for the TV and laser ranging elements of the FSO, Sagem the infrared component. The signals from both devices are fed to a dedicated computer mounted directly below the scanners, between the radar and its processor.

    The FSO provides air-to-air and air-to-surface surveillance. The air-to-air component and the air-to-surface is still under development. "The first flights we have made have given us good confidence in the system," says Thomson Optronique.
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    The FSO is slaved to the aircraft sensor system and can work either as a standalone sensor or in conjunction with any other sensor such as the radar, Spectra self-defence system, or missile seeker. It scans at the same angular speed and looks at the same area of sky or ground, according to the search/track mode set by the pilot. Interception, for example, requires a wide sweep, to look for targets, while combat sweeps involve smaller angles (the figures are classified).

    The infrared scanner works in the 3-5mn and 8-12mn bands, providing a 3-5mn capability for the first time in the west, says Thomson Optronique commercial director Jean-Claude Vergnères. This wavelength provides "considerably better detection capability in humid conditions", he adds.

    The TV provides tracking, identification and three-dimensional acquisition for weapons lock-on (using the laser ranging function). It has a narrow field-of-view of less than 1¼, for precision and high resolution (and therefore target identification) at long range.

    Coupling of the FSO to the radar is set for 2001/2. The aim is to have the system up and running for installation in the F2 version of the Rafale by 2003, which will have air-to-air and air-to-ground capability. Full Rafale multirole capability comes with the F3 version, due to become available in 2006.

    FSO images can be viewed on the mid-level display or either of the main cockpit displays. Radar and TV images cannot be mixed, although work is known to be under way on ways of fusing the two images. At present, however, only discrete images of either the radar, TV or infrared can be viewed. Selection of which screen provides the imagery is through the pilot's stick-mounted Hotas control.

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    Rafales will also be equipped with the Damocles infrared air-to-ground targeting and "pseudo-recognition" pod developed originally for the Mirage 2000-9 sold to the United Arab Emirates (in which application it is called the Shehab). The pod brings full air-to-ground capability for day/night targeting, the "pseudo-recognition" capability providing limited intelligence on the nature of the target. It is compatible with existing and all currently planned future weapons, including long-range laser and TV guided and inertial navigation/global positioning system-guided weapons and missile imagery seekers. For imagery weapons, due to the "very high image quality", the pod will provide the reference image for the seekers. It can either work autonomously or with a laser spot tracker. In self-designation mode the Damocles has a range of 30km at 20,000ft with a temperature differential of 2k. For INS/GPS it provides real-time identification of moving or fixed targets with three-dimensional localisation, with a claimed range of 40km at 25,000ft. The infrared camera works in the 3-5mn range, while the 300mJ laser provides illumination and range-finding
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    ^^better than Su-35's system which has a max range of 60-80km.

    Detecting an aircraft by its IR signature at higher altitudes is easier because the
    body heat of the plane is many times greater than the ambient temperature, which is
    much cooler at higher altitudes. I've seen a pic of the FSO locking onto an F-22 in the
    ATLC exercise (thanks to Somnath bhai) ar much lower altitudes and
    possibly closer ranges...but these 130km figure is truely impressive.

    Thanks Doctor saab!!
     

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