65th Aggressor Squadron F-35

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Unread post13 Feb 2019, 16:05

marsavian wrote:
Big Sukhoi's with their big radar signature are in for a long day, penultimate Flanker (SU-35) or not.


Irbis-E powerful though it is will also be like a lighthouse to RWRs and will undo any RCS benefits they achieved. The Su-35 is a brute force approach, they really do need a working Su-57 to have a serious chance.


Yes, that radar is going to look like a flashlight in a dark room. What of the SU-35's passive detection systems though?

Is it fair to say they have the edge over the Eagle in that realm??
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Unread post13 Feb 2019, 16:42

mixelflick wrote:
Yes, that radar is going to look like a flashlight in a dark room. What of the SU-35's passive detection systems though?

Is it fair to say they have the edge over the Eagle in that realm??

I would think not. EPAWWS should be superior to Khibiny in every way. Legion/ATFLIR should be superior to OLS-35 in every way except maybe packaging.
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Unread post14 Feb 2019, 00:30

mixelflick wrote:
marsavian wrote:
Big Sukhoi's with their big radar signature are in for a long day, penultimate Flanker (SU-35) or not.


Irbis-E powerful though it is will also be like a lighthouse to RWRs and will undo any RCS benefits they achieved. The Su-35 is a brute force approach, they really do need a working Su-57 to have a serious chance.


Yes, that radar is going to look like a flashlight in a dark room. What of the SU-35's passive detection systems though?

Is it fair to say they have the edge over the Eagle in that realm??

No. The APG-63(v)3 and APG-82 are far superior to the Irbis, either in active or passive detection.
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