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The modernized su-25СМ3 equipped with complex “Vitebsk”, which protects them against missiles with thermal homing heads (like “stinger” or “Igla”). Batch of planes ready to be sent to the army, informs “the Russian newspaper”.
As says the publication, the work is based on a focused and modulated radiation of a special sapphire crystal lamp. It creates for rockets about the image of the target — that flies in the empty space and the estimated time samolikvidirovalsja. In the world this technology so far no one has brought to industrial production.
Such systems installed, in particular, all helicopters Ka-52 and Mi-8, which are used by the Russian military in Syria. None of the helicopter with the “Vitebsk” has not suffered from the shells figurative is antiaircraft-a rocket complex (PZRK), the newspaper said.
In addition to the “Vitebsk” on Board the su-25СМ3 there are electronic warfare systems, making them hard to defeat missiles, which are induced with the help of radar.
Avionics, which is equipped with a new attack — purely Russian development and production. The aircraft has a chance to hit ground targets, but to dogfight. Their speed is from one hundred to one thousand kilometers per hour. The upgraded su-25 can fly without refueling 1850 kilometers. It’s also got satellite navigation GLONASS.
3 Feb Russian su-25 was shot down by rebels using MANPADS in Syrian province of Idlib. Its pilot Roman Filipov ejected and landed, and then took the fight. For some time he was fired from staff weapons, and eventually blew himself up with a grenade to avoid capture. He was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Russia.
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