- Jan 25, 2018
Nope.Seems like Russians use IRST instead of DAS in front section.
Russians also use a system which is similar to DAS in some functionalities and coverage. It's the 101 KS-U system . There are in total four apertures providing 360 degree coverage.
2 single sensor aperture just below the aft portion of cockpit facing sideways
2 twin sensors aperture. 1 under the nose and one oon the dorsal surface just forward of the twin vertical stabs.
There are two IIR sensors, KS-P which are meant for terrain following and night time flight at low levels. It provides high def IR imagery to the HUD .
What makes Su-57 special compared to both F-22 Raptors and F-35 is the presence of KS-O which is a laser based DIRCM. Two such turrets are present. This makes Felon almost invincible to the threat of IR guided Bvraam and wvraam.
The electro optical suite has been designed and developed by UOMZ .
Su-57 is in a class of its own. Better than Raptor in some respects and head and shoulders ahead of the Lightning .