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World Defense & Security News - Russia
 
 
Russia about to provide Egypt with President-S airborne defense systems
 
Russia will provide Egypt with President-S airborne defensive aids suites (DAS) designed to protect aircraft from surface-to-air and air-launched missiles, Igor Nasenkov, first deputy director general, Radio Electronic Technologies (KRET, a Rostec subsidiary), told journalists on Friday, Dec. 25, 2015.
     
Russia about to provide Egypt with President S airborne defense systems 640 001KRET's batch of President-S airborne defensive systems could be fitted on future Egyptian Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopters
     
"We have been awarded an order that we are executing now. The delivery will start any time soon," he said.

The President-S protecting its carrier from air defense missiles carrying various types of seekers already equips the Ilyushin Il-76 (NATO reporting name: Candid) airlifter, Kamov Ka-52 (Hokum-B) attack/scout helicopter and Mil Mi-28 (Havoc) attack helicopter.

The DAS is designed for protection against not only air defense missiles, but air-launched missiles and antiaircraft guns as well. The President-S DAS comprises the control device, radar and laser warning receivers, missile attack warning receiver, radio-frequency and infrared decoys and flares, an active jammer, a non-coherent electro-optical jammer and a laser jammer. In addition to the above, airlifter and long-range bombers can be fitted out with a towed active radar decoy.

A multifunction indicator and its confirmation device may optionally be mounted on the individual types of aircraft.

Structurally, the equipment of the President-S is made in blocks (stations) that can be stored inside the fuselage of the plane (helicopters) and on external sites.

The President-S gives the commands for counter resource control and the exchange of information with the onboard systems of the helicopter (plane) according to GOST 18977-79 and RTM 1495-75, including GOST V 26 765.52-86 (MIL STD 1553 B).
     
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