UIMC is outfitting the Su-35 fighters for China with modern communication capabilities

UIMC is outfitting the Su-35 fighters for China with modern communication capabilities


United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) will deliver communication systems to China for its military airfields and will also equip the super-maneuverable Su-35 fighters to be delivered to the Chinese Air Force with modern communication equipment. The systems enable secure communications resistant to interference and are integrated into a single network for tactical aviation.

“Russia and China signed a major contract for the purchase of the Su-35 multipurpose fighters. The S-108 updated communications system, which is part of the fighter’s equipment, facilitates the inclusion of these aircraft in automated military control systems,” said Sergey Skokov, Deputy CEO of UIMC. “While working in anti-interference mode, the system facilitates information exchange between all communication systems used by the Air Force.”

He said that, compared to the previous generation of communications equipment, the new system has a greater radio bandwidth, an increased number of concurrent data links, a reduced delivery time, and greater accuracy in receiving messages while fending off electronic countermeasures.

In addition, the S-108 system can relay communication signals between ground control and aircraft to perform combat missions.

Russian equipment is required to control aircraft produced by Sukhoi. Therefore, UIMC is providing Chinese military airfields with the NKVS-27 ground-based system, which is designed for communication with frontline aircraft and other types of aircraft.

Russian equipment is required to control aircraft produced by Sukhoi. Therefore, UIMC is providing Chinese military airfields with the NKVS-27 ground-based system, which is designed for communication with frontline aircraft and other types of aircraft.

"The system organizes networks and communication channels, primarily for tactical aircraft such as the Su-27SKM, Su-30MK2, Su-35, and other aircraft,” said Sergey Skokov. “It has a functional command post and performs automated control commands, transmits commands to higher levels of management, and monitors and records processes carried out in performing flight missions. The NKVS-27 enables multi-channel voice and data communication with the aircraft across all modes of their combat use and at a distance of up to 1,500 km. "

The export of this Polyot RPC product is being carried out as part of Rosoboronexport’s comprehensive supply of aviation equipment to China.

In November, Rostec Corporation CEO Sergey Chemezov announced that Russia and China had signed a major contract for the purchase of the Su-35 multipurpose fighters. In this regard, the Chinese military has become the first foreign customer to purchase these airplanes; previously only the Russian Air Force operated them.