Baldev wrote:so now you come to know that kopyo m has better detection range than kopyo21I on indian mig21s
actually kopyo M is upgraded kopyo21I
this proves kopyo M has superior detection range compared to elta2032 on SHAR
the manufacturer claims that for a 600 mm array (for a regular sized fighter nose diameter) it has upto 120 NM detection range. for a 550 mm sized array, it won't drop down to 45 kms. what you're doing is using the MiG-21 Lancer's Elta 2032 to claim that this is the radar on the SHar.
ithe article you linked back to was for the MiG-21 Lancer upgrade which was done more than a decade ago. since then, the Elta 2032's processors would've been upgraded in a way similar to the Kopyo I to the Kopyo M. as it is, what is also not known is whether the nose diameter was increased on the LUSH upgraded SHars or not, in a way similar to the SHar FA2 in RN service. the radar it carried, the Blue Vixen, was a very capable set with a bigger diameter array than the Blue Fox it had earlier.
since its just limited upgrade so there is no question of increasing nose cone diameter of SHAR
comapare nose cone of this http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/ph ... r-kbbe.jpghttp://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/ph ... r-kbbe.jpghttp://www.airplane-pictures.net/images ... /13951.jpg
this clearly shows that SHAR nose cone isn't bigger than mig21 lancer and mirage F1 nose cone
and then see this http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_44d3OT-xI3U/S ... arrier.JPG
so the radar antenna can't bigger than 500-520mm dia
GRIFO M3 and M5
The versions configured for the Dassault Mirage III and Mirage V.
Antenna size circular 47 cm diameter for Mirage3 and 51 cm diameter for Mirage5.
The version configured for the Dassault Mirage F1.Antenna size circular 51 cm diameter.
The version configurated for Dassault Mirage F1. Antenna size circular 51 cm diameter.
The version configurated for Dassault Mirage V. Antenna size circular 51 cm diameter.
The version selected for the JF-17 aircraft. Antenna size circular 60 cm diameter.
The version configured for a pin-to-pin replacement of the APG-66 radar on the F-16 fighter.
Antenna size elliptical 74x48cm
Key Parameters for grifo S radar
Track while scan 10 targets tracked, 8 displayed
SAR resolution < 1m
Track formation range > 40 NM
look-up detection range > 50 NM
here 50NM or 90km range corresponds to GRIFO-2000/16 so this range should be 55km for
grifo S5/S1 because grifo S5/S1 radar antenna is quite smaller than that of GRIFO-2000/16
closest relative to elta2032 is grifo radar family
so the upgraded elta2032 radar for SHAR will have detection range close to that of grifo S5/S1
how can a 600mm dia radar has 120NM search range