- Oct 3, 2016
1) The Type 346A/B panels are at least 16 square (4x4) meters to the 9 (3x3) on the MFSTAR (and whatever the Israelis sell you will be a little less than what they'll probably keep for themselves,Incorrect. MF-STAR just like most AESA is a scalable version with RMA modules. The frigate version mounted on Indian ships is 3x3 meter and 4 ton weight while the corvette version is significantly smaller (and lighter) at 1x2 meter diameter.
Comparing the area of each flat plate, SPY-6 radar will have 37 RMA Modules on each plate on DDG 51 which is approximately 13 sq meter compared to 9 sq meter for MF-STAR. Each plate contains 144 T/R Modules per RMA hence 5,328 T/R Modules per Face.
Now comparing that to 3500 or so T/R modules on Type 346, it is clear that Type 346 is not as big as SPY-6. It also means that MF-STAR being only 4 sq meter smaller than SPY-6, isn’t too small either.
Also, MF-STAR and Type 346 both are closer in size than you claim. Coming to backend and software capabilities, one can only guess what is truth and what is CCP propaganda.
But I will advise you one thing, I would not mess with Indian navy in Indian Ocean despite what your nut-job CCP masters tell you. Or should I say please go ahead and try that.
One thing that CCP and it’s evil regime has is its massive industrial production capacity. West and it’s allies need to coalesce together to challenge that.
2) Chinese destroyers are armed and sensored against top tier industrialized powers in its region like the US, Korea and Japan,
3) Indian destroyers are armed and sensored against basically Pakistan and Bangladesh so that is why it is okay to have no UVLS, just 32 MRSAMs and a corvette radar set.
The two will never meet. There is no reason Indians to bring up the Calcutta class in thus thread