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User currently offlineShmertspionem From India, joined Aug 2006, 453 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

2nd photo down
http://kr.blog.yahoo.com/shinecommerce/27376.html?p=5&t=2

Could someone please identify what this yellow contraption being fitted on the P-8's nose is? It looks like no radar I've seen and if it is a radar why's it shaped so weird? About the only thing i can make out that the Korean text thinks its the APY-10 but then what's the radar that goes in the bulbous hump below the plane? Thanks in Advance


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User currently offline11Bravo From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1717 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

That would be the APY-10 Multi-Mission Maritime and Overland Surveillance Radar.

http://www.raytheon.com/businesses/s...s/sas/documents/asset/apy10_ds.pdf



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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Quoting Shmertspionem (Thread starter):
Could someone please identify what this yellow contraption being fitted on the P-8's nose is? It looks like no radar I've seen and if it is a radar why's it shaped so weird? About the only thing i can make out that the Korean text thinks its the APY-10 but then what's the radar that goes in the bulbous hump below the plane? Thanks in Advance

That yellow ball is the transmitter for the radar. It may not look what most of us think a radar should look like but it is.

http://www.raytheon.com/businesses/s...s/sas/documents/asset/apy10_ds.pdf


I'm not sure what the hump is on the bottom of the aircraft.


User currently offlineShmertspionem From India, joined Aug 2006, 453 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

But then

1) isn't that a complete waste of the 737's large nose aperture given that Physics dictates the bigger the array the more the signal throw?
2) this provides only 180 degree surveillance - who surveys the rear 180 degrees?
3) What's the hump on the belly?



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User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5669 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2781 times:
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Quoting Shmertspionem (Reply 3):
1) isn't that a complete waste of the 737's large nose aperture given that Physics dictates the bigger the array the more the signal throw?

I am no expert but the antenna is stabilised in pitch & roll, 25deg in roll and from what I can deterrmine the roll axis is off centre above the antenna so it requires room to swing.
A second consideration perhaps, as the APY-10 is a development of the APS-137 the size constraints of that system may have played a part.

Cheers

PS, A side note, I wonder when the Aust Govt is going to announce a purchase of some P-8 for the RAAF?

[Edited 2010-03-07 21:13:55]


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