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Russian fighters to use Thales Damocles targeting pods
« on: February 07, 2008, 04:37:14 AM »
Russian fighters to use Thales Damocles targeting pods
ATE:16/01/08
SOURCE:Flight International
Russia will license-produce the Thales Damocles reconnaissance and target designation pod for its air force strike aircraft, following successful tests of the system with Malaysia's Sukhoi Su-30MKM multirole fighter.  Made late last year, the decision will see Damocles become the first piece of Western equipment approved for integration with Russia's combat aircraft, and the first to be produced locally under an official licence with the system's developer.  Comparative trials involving Damocles and the Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant (UOMZ)-produced Sapsan and Solux targeting pods went in favour of the French design.

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http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2008/01/16/220747/russian-fighters-to-use-thales-damocles-targeting-pods.html

 



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