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APA Updated - Warsaw Pact / Russian / PLA Emitter Locating Systems / ELINT Systems May 03, 2008


This is a little gap filler which refutes some of the nonsensical claims made about Kolchuga and Tamara/Vera in relation to VLO targets.

What is abundantly clear is that DTOA emitter locating systems can nail quite precisely any aircraft with emitting JTIDS/Link 16 terminals.

The PLA's YLC-20 looks to be a copy of the Tamara/Vera DTOA, possibly using bits from the Kolchugas they acquired. The PLA is clearly serious about building a comprehensive sensor network for their IADS.

Dr Carlo Kopp, MIEEE, SMAIAA, PEng
Defence Analyst and Consulting Engineer
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