Air Power Australia
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
Editor: Air Power Australia @ http://www.ausairpower.net