- Aug 13, 2009
A look at AGAT, the russian seeker makers!! and their seekers.
HistoryThe joint-stock company “AGAT Moscow research institute” is founded in 2002 by reorganization of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “AGAT Moscow Research institute” (AGAT MRI). It was affiliated with air-defense concern “Almaz-Antey".
AGAT Moscow Research Institute is a leading enterprise of Russia’s defense industry in the field of creation of radar seekers for the missiles applied in the air defense systems to oppose air attacks.
AGAT Moscow Research Institute has been organized in 1986 according to the Regulation of 27.01.86 of the USSR Council of Ministers and the Order of the USSR Ministry of Radio Industry of 29.08.86, though the Institute’s staff taken as the basis for its formation has been created as early as in 1958. For half a century passed from that time they have developed all radar seekers used in the missiles of army air-defense complexes "KUB", "BUK" and their modifications, as well as of navy complexes "Shtil" and "Gang". The Institute has also developed all radar seekers for the family of missiles constituting the armament of Russia’s fighter aircraft.
Having begun its activity from the development of relatively simple radar seekers with semi-active homing of several tens kg in weight, AGAT is capable now to create most perfect radar seekers with active homing (ARS) and “fire-and-forget” capability, which weight does not exceed 10 kg. These ARS are equipped with powerful onboard computers and small-size microwave transmitters and receivers. Their specifications correspond to the highest modern requirements.
Recently, AGAT has developed ARS radar seeker under the name “Advanced ARS 9B-1103М”. It is a unique active radar seeker. It comprises the new miniature digital signal processor with large memory capacity and increased operation speed. Fiber-optical gyroscopes are used there instead of mechanical ones. Due to this, the time of missile preparation for launch has been considerably reduced. “Advanced ARS” possesses high degree of unification - it can be applied with any type of missiles, air defense and air-to-air, within the caliber of 150 to 400 mm. A missile with this ARS will have higher homing accuracy, larger range coverage and reduced time ready for launch.
At present, AGAT’s specialists carry out development of new generation ARS for surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles, which will possess even higher characteristics at detection, lock-on and tracking of air targets with generation and transfer in a missile control system of signals required at generation of missile control commands ensuring high accuracy homing on air targets including the targets-carriers of various types of jamming.
Missiles equipped with these ARS are capable of engaging wide class of the targets including airplanes, helicopters (including hovering ones), cruise missiles, tactical ballistic missiles, anti-radiation and anti-ship missiles.
Creation of new small-size ARS, providing high-precision missile homing, became possible due to application in AGAT’s products of state-of-the-art technologies, utilization of computerized workstations and implementation of unique measuring and modeling facilities.
During the last years, highly skilled specialists and scientists of AGAT with participation of many talented young engineers have devised miniature microwave transmitters and receivers, high-performance onboard computers and digital signal processors. Considerable progress is attained in the development of the newest antenna devices and, in particular, in creation of flat slotted waveguide monopulse arrays and sharp-pointed radiotransparent radomes possessing high radar characteristics. The work is under way for application of phased arrays and active phased arrays in perspective ARS. A lot of attention is given in AGAT to creation of conversion products and, in particular, medical equipment. Portable electrocardiographical complex ECG-"Agat", bilirubin analyzer АBChK-02 making it possible to monitor bilirubin level without taking patient’s blood, and UROFLOWMETER- “AGAT” intended for early diagnosis of urological diseases have been developed and type-approved.
AGAT Moscow Research Institute is one of few companies of the world, capable of creating ARS for aviation and air-defense missiles at the level of world standards. On a contract basis, AGAT’s specialists and scientists are ready to perform development of ARS and other equipment in minimum time at the highest scientific and technical level.
Publication date History : 2009-05-18