In addition to the seven flyable aircraft of Lock On: Modern Air Combat, the Flaming Cliffs adds the Su-25T to the stable of aircraft.
Combat modes of the Su-25T include:
Close Air Combat, mode Fi0;
CCIP and CCRP modes to deliver unguided bombs and rockets against ground targets;
Fire and forget optically guided missiles and bombs for use against ground targets;
Semi-active laser-guided missiles and bombs for use against ground targets;
Infrared-guided missiles for use against ground targets;
Internal gun and externally mounted gun pods for use against ground and air targets;
Backup, optical aiming mode “Grid” (Setka) in case of malfunction of guidance systems
Su-25T Avionics Systems
The Su-25T has the ability to search for and attack moving armor. This grew out of the need of Russian armed forces for a specialized anti-tank aircraft. In 1976, the USSR Council of Ministers issued a resolution that began the planning of an all-weather attack aircraft with anti-tank capabilities.
The primary anti-tank missile system for the Su-25T was to be the “Vihr” — later the improved to the “Vihr-M” with a laser guidance. The main acquisition and targeting system, “Shkval”, provided automatic target tracking and targeting with the laser designator and range-finder termed “Prichal”.
For low light level operation, the Su-25T can be equipped with a “belly pod”, Low Light Television (LLTV) camera termed “Mercury”. This provides a night-time, electro-optical aiming system for “Shkval”.
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Imagery from the aiming systems is transferred to the IT-23M Television Monitor (TVM), which is located in the upper right portion of the instrument panel. “Shkval” optics allow a 23x scene enlargement and “Mercury” provides a 5x scene enlargement. These assist in identification of distant targets: a house at 15 km, a tank at 8-10 km, and a helicopter at 6 km.
The integrated Electronic Warfare (EW) system provides detection and direction finding of air, ground, and naval radar emitters, with an accuracy of +/- 30 degrees in azimuth. The EW system can detect and classify radars emitting in the 1.2-18 GHz bands. Adjustable, Electronic Attack (EA) jamming can be used to reduce the effectiveness of weapon control radars operating in continuous wave and pulse modes. EA pods can be fixed to under-wing suspension hard points. For protection against infrared-guided missiles, expendable flares are used. The Su-25T is equipped 192 flare cartridges. Also for protection against infrared-guided missiles, the electro-optical jamming system “Sukhogruz” is installed in the tail section of the aircraft. This powerful, cesium lamp, with an energy consumption of 6 kW, creates an amplitude-modulated jamming signal that prevents infrared-guided missiles from guiding.
To engage air defense radars, the Su-25T can be equipped with the target designation pod “Viyuga” or “Phantasmagoria.” This allows the Su-25T to designate targets for anti-radar missiles such as the Kh-58 and Kh-25MPU. Read more…