KLJ-7/10 Fire Control Radar (FCR) (China), Airborne radar systems

Airborne Fire Control Radar (FCR).

The KLJ-7 Fire Control Radar (FCR), also referred to as Type 1478, employs a mechanically-scanned, phased-array antenna and is the main radar set for the Chengdu Aircraft Industries/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex FC-1/JF-17 fighter aircraft. A derivative of the KLJ-7, and likely employing a larger diameter array, the KLJ-10/J-10A, is believed to have been installed in the Chengdu J-10 fighter aircraft.In terms of development, the J-7 is reportedly similar in basic design to Phazotron N010 Zhuk family of radars; both Phazotron NIIR and rival radar house NIIP have worked closely in the past with Chinese radar design bureaux and provided technical assistance as well as operational models of Russia-made radar sets that were used as benchmarks in the process of Chinese firms developing their own designs. Nanjing have also reportedly drawn on the Galileo Avionica/Finmeccanica Grifo and the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta-2032 in developing their own radar designs. While the basic configuration of the J-7 may be similar to that of the Zhuk family, Nanjing utilises Chinese-made electronic components, multi-layered circuit boards, etc.The J-7 has multiple modes, both Beyond Visual Range (BVR) and close-in air-to-air modes, ground surveillance and a robust anti-jamming capability, according to Chinese sources. The radar can reportedly manage up to 40 targets, monitor up to 10 of them in Track-While-Scan (TWS) mode and can engage two targets simultaneously at BVR. The detection range for targets with an radar-cross section of up to 3 square metres is 75 km look-up, or 35 km in look-down mode.

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Publication Title Jane's Avionics
Publication date Jan 19, 2009
Section Airborne radar systems
Publication synopsis Containing detailed information on airborne electronic equipment for both military and civilian aircraft, Jane's Avionics ensures that you stay up-to-date with the latest developments and new production lines. Contractor and manufacturer indices supply you with the information you require to make all your procurement, training and commercial decisions. Each entry is arranged by country of manufacture and contains information on function, development history, technical description, specifications, operational status and contractor, supplying you with a detailed system assessment. Colour images are used wherever relevant to facilitate quick assimilation and comparison of important design and layout characteristics.
Key contents include
  • Analysis
  • Avionic Communication
  • Navigation
  • Identification (CNI) Systems
  • Flight/Mission Management (FM/MM) and Display Systems
  • Airborne Electro-Optic (EO) Systems
  • Airborne Radar Systems
  • Airborne Electronic Warfare (EW)
  • Aircraft cockpits
Different sections provide in-depth detail covering
  • Airborne Electro Optic (Eo) Systems
  • Airborne Electronic Warfare (Ew) Systems
  • Airborne Radar Systems
  • Aircraft Cockpits
  • Aircraft Control And Monitoring Systems
  • Aircraft Identification And Safety Of Flight (Sof) Systems
  • Aircraft Navigation Systems
  • Analysis
  • Avionic Communications Systems
  • Combined Cni Systems
  • Contractors
  • Flight/Mission Management (Fm/Mm) And Display Systems
  • Glossary
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum

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