EMB-145H Airborne Early Warning & Control © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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380th Airborne Early Warning & Control System Squadron

Location: 112nd CW, Elefsina Air Base
Year of establishments: 2001
Subordination: Hellenic Tactical Air Force
Aircraft serving: EMB-145H AEW&C
Mission: Management and control of aerial and naval operations

 

On July 1, 1999 the contract for the acquisition of four (4) EMB-145H aircraft is signed. On February 12, 2009, the official ceremony of joining the four (4) EMB-145H aircraft in the HAF took place.

 

SAAB 340AEW&C: One of the two SAAB-340 aircraft of the intermediate solution, joined the force of HAF in 2001 and remained until 2003 (September) where they returned to the Swedish Air Force.

SAAB 340AEW&C: One of the two SAAB-340 aircraft of the intermediate solution, joined the force of HAF in 2001 and remained until 2003 (September) where they returned to the Swedish Air Force.

EMB-145H Airborne Early Warning & Control © Konstantinos Panitsidis

EMB-145H “Erieye” AEW&C comes from the ERJ-145 passenger version, equipped with active phased pulse radar-doppler and emits S (3.1 -3.3 GHz) frequencies from Ericsson Microwave Systems. It flew for the first time on May 22nd, 1999. The range of the radar in target detection reaches 450 km and the performance of radar against fighter- size targets up to 350 km (and 150 km against cruise missiles).

 

Technical characteristics of the PS-890 “Erieye” radar

Technical characteristics of the PS-890 “Erieye” radar © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 Altitude  0-20 km
 Frequency band  3,1 - 3,3 GHz
 Beam width  0,7 degrees in azimuth
 0,9 degrees in vertical
 Sidelobe level  50db
 Minimum scan speed  30-50 m/s
 Maximum scan speed  >1000 m/s
 Transmit and Receive Module (TRM)  192
 Weight radar  900 kg
 Lenght  9,75 m
 Width  0,75 m

 

Indicative capabilities for revealing Erieye system objectives

Indicative capabilities for revealing Erieye system objectives © Konstantinos Panitsidis

1. Aircraft EMB-145H  2. Erieye AEW&C coverage  3. Ground-based radar coverage  4. Cruise missiles  5. Ships (range limited horizon)  6. Fighter aircraft

 

Explanation of EMB-145H aircraft systems


1 Weather radar scanner  2 Twin nose wheels, forward retracting  3 Chaff / flare launchers of the ELIPS system of the French Alkan (the system is installed on both sides of the boat)  4 Cabin window panels with pull-down son blinds  5 E-mode antenna (of the ALR/733 (5) system which provides the detection of sources of electromagnetic radiation around the aircraft)  6 Dorsal radome  7 Cooling air ram intake  8 Dorsal radome cooling air exhaust  9 Ericson Microwave systems PS-890 Erieye active phased array Doppler surveillance radar antenna, port and starboard  10 DF antenna, ALR/733 (5) family, Elettronica Italy  11 Twin main wheels  12 Chaff / flare double launchers of the ELIPS system of the French Alkan  13 Thales MWS-20TA missile warning systems  14 Power-plant Rolls-Royce / Allison AE3007AP1 turbofan with thrust 3704 kgf each  15 Chaff/flare launchers of the ELIPS system of the French Alkam (the system is installed on both sides of the boat)  16 Ventral fins, port and starboard  17 Sighting antenna (DF – Direction finding), the ALR/733 (5) family of ESM systems ELINT/SIGINT, of the Italian Elettronica  18 Auxiliary Power Unit exhaust (APU)  19 Auxiliary fins, above and below  20 Tail navigation light  21 Wingtip 

 


PATCHES

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THREE-VIEW DRAWING

EMB-145H Airborne Early Warning & Control © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
Εmbraer / Ericsson.
COUNTRY
Brazil / Sweden
TYPE
Airborne Early Warning & Control
CREW
2 +5 operator
POWER-PLANT
Two turbofan Allison AE3007AP1
Thrust, kN
2 x 3.704
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
29,87
Height, m
7,72
Wing span, m
21,01
Wing area m2
51,19
WEIGHT
 
Empty aircraft, kg
15.680
Normal take-off, kg
21.390
Maximum take-off, kg
23.400
Useful load, kg
-
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
918
Cruising speed, km/h
592
Range, km
1.600
Combat range, km
-
Rate of climb, m/min
-
Service ceiling, m
9.144 - 11.277
ARMAMENT
-

 


PHOTOS EMB-145H "Archangel" 2005, HAF

 

PHOTOS EMB-145H  Feast of the Hellenic Air Force 2006

 

PHOTOS EMB-145H  Feast of the Hellenic Air Force 2008