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With the T-50 fifth-generation fighter making its MAKS air show debut, the Russian industry also has provided additional insight into elements that will make up the aircraft.Some components have been been shown before, but the collection of the subsystems on display is unusual. First is a mock-up of the active, electronically scanned array radar: The fighter also is due to feature embedded L-band antennas: Also on show were models of the T-50's two IRST sensors—here the frontal IRST (or KS-B), with coating aimed at reducing its radar return:Second is the rear-looking sensor, the KS-O: And lastly, sensors mounted in the aircraft structure:Industry officials say the Article 101KS targeting pod also is T-50-bound, although the device is hardly stealthy and the fighter may yet feature a different approach.
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