Russian firm Rostec‘s Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) is to develop electronic warfare system for the sixth-generation military aircraft.
The electronic warfare system will provide individual protection and will be focused on resistance to threats, the company said.
The hypersonic, multifunctional aircraft will be fitted with antenna systems and instrumentation units that will be integrated with avionics of various radio frequency, as well as communication systems, data transfer, identification of the state, navigation, central and peripheral computers and specialised calculators.
According to a statement posted on the company’s website, the principle of integration is a fundamental approach to the design and construction of advanced aircraft’s electronic warfare.
The systems and electronic warfare of the aircraft are equipped with wideband receivers and use digital signal processing, for automatic software databases’ formation for radiation sources’ classification and identification, as well as for the decision on the radio-electronic protection and electronic suppression.
KRET first deputy director-general adviser Vladimir Mikheev said: "In addition, the most advanced system provides highly accurate geolocation, sufficient for the use of guided weapons."
The aircraft’s sample, with completely automated defence systems, will take its maiden flight during the period up to 2025.
KRET said that the military aircraft can fly with or without a pilot.
The company is currently carrying out scientific work for the sixth-generation military aircraft.
Image: The front view of an aircraft. Photo: courtesy of Rostec.