Infra-Red Search & Track (IRST) Systems

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    We have here and other forums threads discussing radars as primary sensors. However, with LO and VLO planes, IRST systems are getting more and more prominent as plug-and-play pods or as integrated systems that are designed and built as part of the aircraft from the start. Lets look and discuss these here:

    I KNOW RELIABLE DATA IS HARD TO COME BY!
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    PIRATE on the Eurofighter is claimed to pick a fighter at 140km.
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    OLS-35 on the Su-35. should see a fighter at 90km and the laser range finder be able to start working at 20km.

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    A very very great thread wait a day & I will come up with some thing new from Russian systems...
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    50km for the Rafale's

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    The below is from: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,942.msg49308.html#msg49308
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    here is what Pakistan AWC produced for Mirage-3

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    Skyward IRST

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    Anybody got more details or the full article? I was search for more info on this last week and came up with nothing.
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    My personal opinion is for future aircraft. remove Radar and house a Larger and powerful IRST of the size of Radar in a Fibreglass or some kind of optical Radome. specially to intercept Stealth aircrafts from distance. for this purpose Radar guided Missiles will be replaced by long range IR guided missiles.
    a smaller size RADAR can be fitted in a small nose right under the nose. Will show you guys my ideology drawing tomorrow.
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    Interesting discussion guyz....:)
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    the newest generation of infrared satellite can provide not just missile detection. But IR intelligence for an entire battle space which is then relayed to the warfighter. However IRST will remain important for those countries on a more limited defense budget.
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    F-14 TCS


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    Here is a demo of the SNIPER XR: ********.com - LM Sniper XR targeting pod demo

    I could not here properly but sounded like he said "28 miles" when he was tracking the VIP jet. He then identifies F-16s on the ground at 15 miles.

    Watch SNIPER ATP here: .
    Watch it tracking that F-16 around 1:11.
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    That is very impressive. However what are its limitations? Why is the US still putting money towards IRST units on planes? Could it be that a satellite could give a larger picture without enough detail or if it have to give detail, then it has to focus on a small area? My thinking is that satellites can them be limit with you have a large battle from with a lot happening. ... ...???
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