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Chinese fiasco "crackers" in the sky over Thailand. Unknown details «Falcon Strike 2015" exercise

Chinese fiasco «dryers» in the sky over Thailand. Unknown details of the exercise «Falcon Strike 2015»

It is interesting food for thought in the Russian and the Chinese community to provide expert 14 December 2019 , the eminent Indian military-analytical portal bharat-rakshak.com, in one of the sections of which were published graphs and tables with the previously unknown results of joint flight-tactical exercises of China and the Royal Thai Air Force Air Force «Falcon Strike 2015", carried out in the vicinity of the Thai Korat Air Base during the period from 12 by 30 November 2015 years with involvement of heavy multi-generation fighters «4+» J-11A and JAS-39C / D «Gripen».

Rout Chinese J-11A in aerial combat training ranged from Thai JAS-39C / D has a mass of technological studies

Graphical and tabular data, meticulously drawn up on the basis of the ratio of victories and defeats both types of machines in several stages teachings, demonstrated a complete inability Chinese J-11 (licensed copy of the Su-27SK from Aircraft Corporation «Shenyang») to oppose anything "Gripenam" Thai Air Force in aerial combat far away 80 km and more (ratio 24:0), and in the battle on the middle distance at a distance of 20-80 km (ratio 64:14). And only in close air combat (BVB), hereinafter referred to as ODBC NATO "dog dump", the ratio of wins and losses amounted to 86:12 not in favor of the Thai "Gripenov".

In maloosvedomlonnyh representatives of "ordinary blogosphere", not possessing a flight performance data properly spectrum, and technical parameters of avionics and missile participating in the exercise modifications "Gripenov" and J-11, this result has caused perplexity, because their vision of "heavy fighters should hold dominion over confident with light multi-role fighter in the far dogfight, while the PRL must fend off potential heavy twin-engine machines in "dogfayte". In reality, however, this view has no single technological or tactical rationale.

As shown by careful monitoring of the Chinese segment of the Internet in the last quarter 2015 of the year, Force Command PLA involved in data multipurpose exercise fighter J-11A earliest modification, belonging to the 6th Regiment of the 2nd Fighter Division, stationed at the airbase Suixi, located in the military district of the same name province Guandu. Multirole fighter J-11A are equipped with modernized airborne radar type N001VE project "Panda", represented Cassegrain antenna arrays with additional bypass channels for the implementation mode "air-surface".

Despite the fact, radar data that boast 10% increase in the energy potential in comparison with earlier (staff) Radar N001 version, their noise immunity still leaves much to be desired, and the range of "capture" target type «JAS-39C / D» (EPR of the order 1,7 quarter. m) not more than 75-80 km, while the standard onboard radar slot-array antenna PS-05A Thai JAS-39C / D «Gripen» can "capture» J-11A on the same distance, it is well known, that the latter can not boast of having the means to reduce radar signature, possessing effective reflecting surface of the order of 12-15 kV. m.

That is, during the phase of long-distance air combat, waste in the framework of «Falcon Strike 2015" exercise, crews Thai "Gripenov" and Chinese J-10A, having involved radar PS-05A and N001VE, We found each other almost simultaneously, on the basis of what is still impossible to predict establish air superiority fighter units either side. The next question: What factors contributed to unconditional victory JAS-39C / D?

First of all we are talking about simulated Missiles class "air-air", tactical and technical parameters which have been made to the software weapons control system (SUV) fighters, responsible for the simulation of a virtual air combat in general, and "electronic triggers" in particular. So, if BBG Chinese J-11A hit the parameters entered is not the most promising medium-range PL-12 air combat missiles, equipped with active radar seeker 9B-1348E type and have an effective range of action only 70-85 km, in the simulation software weapon control systems Thai "Gripenov" with maximum probability parameters were made long-range guided missiles "air-to-air» AIM-120C-5/7 to intercept range in the forward hemisphere 105 and 120 km respectively.

Chinese fiasco «dryers» in the sky over Thailand. Unknown details of the exercise «Falcon Strike 2015»

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Even if mounted on the JAS-39C / D, low-energy radar PS-05A crew not allowed "Gripenov" fully realize the potential of range AMRAAMov, Their early start of the race more 110 km could be possible due to the implementation of the regime «HOJ» (guidance on interference; in the case of engagement pilots J-11A complexes container EW L005-C "sorption"), or on target designation from the board of irradiation warning system, pelengovat and able to calculate the angular coordinates of the radiation source (in this case the Chinese radar N001VE) at a distance of about 200-250 km. As for the Chinese J-11A, then placed on their hardpoints URVV PL-12, do not possess such a "long-playing" single-mode solid propellant (compared with AIM-120C-5/7), would not allow to achieve the interception of Thai "Gripenov" at a distance of 90-100 km, even if, If direct involvement in the process of targeting accepted onboard warning system irradiation SPO-15 "Birch" or aircraft Airborne Early Warning and Control KJ-2000.

Save the combat stability of the Air Force of the PLA in the «Falcon Strike 2015" exercises could attract prototypes advanced multifunctional fighter generation "4 ++» J-11B, equipped promising "far-sighted" on-board radar AFAR, and possessing renewed information field Cockpit, advanced information exchange terminals of the tactical air situation and the updated software simulation system of air combat in the medium and long range.

The last item was designed to make patterns with the parameters of "virtual" missiles PL-15 air combat with integral rocket-ramjet engine and a range of 200-250 km. Digital launches "virtual" URVV this type, has the highest speed and maneuverability even on a terminal portion of the flight path, would provide J-11A full domination over generations of Swedish cars "4+".

Eugene Damantsev

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