Contract Awarded for The repair of the Total Radiation Aperture Controlled Antenna (TRAC)-A Rotodome
Antenna Overhaul and IFF Mode 5/S upgrade on four of the French Navy s E-2C OE-335 A/A TRAC-A antennas as well as the TRAC-A Rotary Coupler Assemblies overhaul and IFF Mode 5/S upgrades for six rotary couplers
The E-2D's structurally distinctive design C which includes a rotating rotodome
and four vertical stabilizer tail configuration C provides unprecedented, 360-degree surveillance to the warfighter.
With some help from Germany, the DRDO converted an Avro aircraft into a platform with the characteristic rotodome
will turn twice as fast (twelve rpm) as most AEW radars, and the antenna will scan electronically only in elevation.
Two days before we were scheduled to depart for Fallon, one of our mechs noticed the rotodome
appeared to wobble a bit more than usual when pushed upward.
Airbus Airbus Military's first C-295 development aircraft fitted with an airborne early warning and control system rotodome
completed its first modified flight of 2h 48min on 7 June from the company's San Pablo site near Seville.
He conveyed the concern that any ice formation on the rotodome
could break off during the takeoff roll or while in flight, severely damaging the aircraft's vertical stabilizer, rudder, or flight controls making the aircraft uncontrollable.
The new rotodome
contains a critically important, continuous, 360-degree scanning capability, while adding an electronically scanned array system.
The E-2C is a twin engine, five-crew member, high-wing turboprop aircraft with a 24-foot diameter radar rotodome
attached to the upper fuselage.
Aircraft 153442 has undergone extensive modifications with Lockheed Martin to install a rotodome
antenna and a full airborne electronic warfare radar system.
It is instantly recognised by its large rotodome
mounted above it and, while cruising at 29,000 feet, significantly extends the range of ground based radars.
The primary radar housed in the rotodome
is the Northrop Grumman AN/APY-1/2 AWACS radar.