NETRA MK.2 AEW News and Updates

Covfefe

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2021
Messages
3,535
Likes
23,311
Country flag

AI to be sold off within a few months but this is likely to happen before any sort of agreement is in place for NETRA MK.2, has this been accounted for?

I do hope this isn’t a case of one ministry not knowing what the other ministry is doing and missing out again by moving too slowly

this could be the death of the NETRA MK.2 project before it has even commenced
Making Air India an excessive asset-heavy airline in a low-margin business with a high cost of capital is what got the company into this place- loss making, debt ridden. Don't think that any investor would mind if the IAF pays the pro-rata price of the aircraft, even if they had included it in the deal.

Reference- 111 aircraft purchase worth 10.8 Billion USD in 2005.
 

Javelin_Sam

Regular Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2019
Messages
177
Likes
1,120
Country flag
Despite it's larger size, the top array in a blister will have FOV problems, wonder if they do indeed go with it, will they need two flank and one ventral array to enable 360 degree coverage. Even a electronic scanning beam from the top array has its limits in terms of azimuth
The frontal radar is just for frontal coverage. It is not meant for 360. So one array. The kitkat for remaining sides
 

abingdonboy

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2010
Messages
5,546
Likes
19,765
Country flag
The frontal radar is just for frontal coverage. It is not meant for 360. So one array. The kitkat for remaining sides
NETRA 1 had around 240 degree coverage, NETRA 2 will have >300 degree coverage. The remaining blind spot being directly at the rear
 

Aditya Ballal

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2020
Messages
2,603
Likes
15,350
Country flag
NETRA 1 had around 240 degree coverage, NETRA 2 will have >300 degree coverage. The remaining blind spot being directly at the rear
How does the SAAB Erieye manage a 270* coverage with its radar despite the configuration being very similar to the Netra Mk1?
1650641801260.jpeg
1650641843057.jpeg

PAF Erieye based on SAAB 2000.
1650641956569.jpeg

Brazilian Air Force Erieye based on ERJ-R99.
 

Global Defence

New threads

Articles

Top