SE SPC Iskra, which is the part of SC Ukroboronprom, has provided the capital repair and modernisation of 19Zh6 radar after which it receives the new index 35D6M and actually, became the new modern radar.

 The company noticed that the modernization was carried out as a part of the state defence order 2020.

 “The station has been operated in the Armed Forces of Ukraine for almost 30 years and has been serviced by the Iskra's specialists all this time. As a result of the latest deep modernization, the radar, in terms of its specifications, has in fact become a new, modern radar that meets all necessary requirements of today", said Yuri Pashchenko, director of Iskra.

 Such modernization has a significant export potential and may be of interest to foreign partners, the enterprise noticed.

 Today, a large number of such old models’ radars as 19Zh6, 36D6, with a service life of more than 20 years, are working all over the world. “36D6 radar has been in operation in the United States of America for more than 10 years, and two Iskra's radars were delivered to USA in the recent years. These radars should be repaired and modernized, and as a result, the customer receives the new modern radar. Therein, the cost of repair and modernization is much less than the purchase of new station. This is a promising area of the enterprise's ​​activity and is of interest to foreign partners, as the stations have been able to perform their combat tasks for more than 20 years, even in difficult climatic conditions,” - summarized the director of Iskra.

 All assemblies and components with physical or moral wear were replaced, the protective and paint coating was renewed, the ability of the station to work in the stated climatic conditions were restored during radar repair and modernization.

 "The modernized radar has increasing range and coordinates detection accuracy, trajectory parameters are improved due to modern software solutions, expanded functionality and reduced maintenance costs," - said Yuri Pashchenko about the working details carried out by the company.

 The level of false plots, during the operation at the mountains, was decreased after the changing the probing signals shaper in the station.

 The radar cooling system has also been upgraded what made the possibility to increase the actual life of klystrons.

 “I'd like to make a pointed reference that the modernized radar displays information of meteorological phenomena location and intensity - these data are very useful in controlling the pilot's actions. We also paid considerable attention to the comfortable working conditions for radar crew - we have installed new workplaces, have equipped the indicator compartment with air conditioning and heater, "- said the director of the enterprise about the modernization features.

 Radar can be additionally equipped with four remote workplaces - this allows to control the station in full at a distance up to 300 meters. Radar can also be optionally equipped with equipment set for interaction directly with anti-aircraft missile complexes.

 SE SPC Iskra has many years of experience in the manufacturing and modernization of such radars as 19Zh6, 35D6, 36D6.Enterprise's specialists provide technical support for Radar operation throughout the life cycle of stations, both in Ukraine and far beyond its borders. This factor is very important for military equipment, which shall perform combat duty 24 hours and continuously and ensure the air control”, Yuriy Pashchenko pointed out.

 He added that the company's ability to provide technical support, modernization and software upgrades of products, which are in service abroad is highly valued by foreign partners in choosing reliable and efficient equipment.





Last week, the SE SPC Iskra conducted the final stage of testing the 90K6E mobile 3D surveillance radar for the ability to identify small targets with a small radar cross-section.

According to the results of the two-day test, the 90K6E radar fully confirmed its stated tactical and technical characteristics for detecting UAVs at different altitudes and maximum range. The positive results of these tests open the undeniable prospects for export of 90K6E, in particular to  one of the Middle East countries, since the ability to identify unmanned aerial vehicles is one of the main requirements of the potential customer.

Also a high-mobility metric wave radar MR-1 and the counter-battery radar complex 1L220UK had been involved in testing. Tests on these radars were conducted under agreed program and also provided full confirmation of the claimed UAV determination characteristics.

The unmanned aerial vehicle Raybird 3 was the object of determination, under control of Skyeton specialists. It is a serial production small unmanned aerial system for different long-range missions, ISTAR solutions, and SAR applications with the following characteristics:

  • Flight time - more than 24 hours
  • Maximum altitude - 3000 m
  • Speed ​​(min/cruising/max) - 80/120/160 km/h
  • Range in direct control mode - 240 km

We thank the Skyeton Aviation Production Company for the opportunity and the specialists of SE SFTF PROGRESS for their assistance in organizing and conducting the tests.


      On October 8-11th XVI International Specialized Exhibition ARMS AND SECURITY '2019 - the largest exhibition of defense industry in Ukraine was held at the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv. More than 370 participants took part in the event, including 48 foreign ones from 16 countries. In particular, the USA, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Belarus, Austria, Czech Republic, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Croatia, Israel, China, Kazakhstan. The countries are represented by the National Pavilions this year: United States (9 companies), Poland (5 companies), Turkey (14 companies) and the Czech Republic (3 companies).

      The exhibition is an annual event, participants demonstrate the latest technologies and developments in all sectors of land, sea and air defense. The purpose of the exhibition is to strengthen relations between enterprises, governmental agencies and representatives of the armed forces of different countries of the world, to establish business contacts, to conclude contracts for the weapons supply. According to the IEC, about 24,000 specialists visited the exhibition this year, including representatives of foreign companies from 46 countries. Most experts who visited the exhibition are from Turkey, Poland, Great Britain, Lithuania, China, Germany, USA and UAE.

      This year SE SPC Iskra presented a full-scale sample of a 90K6E mobile surveillance 3D radar with a transistor transmitter, designed to detect targets flying at low, medium and high altitudes as part of the exhibition. Also, Iskra presented other developments using multimedia tools, such as 1L220E counter-battery radar, mobile standalone secondary radar Trasa-M, the concept of the Multifunctional radar, electronic warfare equipment, namely the B1E Mandat Complex, etc.

      The stand was visited by president of Ukraine - Volodymyr Zelensky, who was very interested in the activity of the enterprise, and the modern products it produces. The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine - Oleksiy Danilov, Minister of Defense of Ukraine - Andriy Zagorodniuk, Chief of General Headquarters Ruslan Khomchak, Minister of the Interior - Arsen Avakov, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine for European Integration - Anatoliy Petrenko, heads of the President's Office and, and other dignitaries also visited stand.

      The presented equipment has aroused great interest of the country’s leadership and international partners. The Iskra delegation held a series of meetings and negotiations with representatives of defense companies and ministries of foreign countries to establish international cooperation.



         State Enterprise “Scientific-Production Complex “ISKRA” together with the State Foreign Trade Enterprise “SpetsTechnoExport” have held a demonstration of the 90K6E radar for representatives of foreign diplomatic missions.

         Representatives of foreign states and partners have repeatedly shown interest in new developments of the company. Radar 90K6E, adapted for delivery to international markets, made a very positive impression on the participants of the demonstration. Most of them confirmed their interest in further organization of radar demonstrations in their countries using imitation of combat conditions.

         As previously reported, 90K6E is a mobile 3-D air surveillance radar with transistorized transmitter, intended for low, medium and high flying targets detection is designed to be used as target designation system in anti-aircraft missile troops and as an information link in AD and AF units.

         Also, the radar feature is high mobility and ability to transport, due to modern design solutions.

         The radar can detect the exact position of targets at distances up to 500 km and simultaneously track more than 300 objects in the air, flying both at ultralight and at high altitudes. The radar system is capable of making 12 rotations per minute, which allows it to provide updated data every 5 seconds. 

The International Defence Exhibition and Conference took place on February, 17 – 22 in Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). About 900 of defense industry corporations from different countries of the world participated in the exhibition, including UkrOboronProm enterprises.
Every two years, the city of Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates hosts the biggest defense exhibition in the Middle East, IDEX. Enterprises present the latest design in land, maritime and air defense. The main goal of the exhibition is to strengthen relationship between enterprises, governmental organizations and members of the Armed Forces, to create mutually beneficial contacts between them, and to contract supplies of weapons.
“Iskra” presented an innovative 1L221E Counterbattery Radar that can be used for both surveillance and detecting enemy and friendly artillery. Technical peculiarities of the radar allows detecting classes of shooting systems (mortars, artillery, tactical missiles), determine impact points of mortars and ordnances, detect enemy UAVs and military aircraft.
“Iskra” delegation held meetings and negotiations with the heads of American and European enterprises of defense industry. Possibilities of extension of the contracts and concluding mutually beneficial arrangements in the field of co-development of new radar stations and component supplying were discussed.
“Participation in IDEX-2019 is a big event for our enterprise. Foreign companies are interested in cooperation. We held 18 meetings with potential partners during those 5 days. Our developments are properly represented; the production is competitive and arouses customer interest. We expect to cooperate with foreign customers and produce exportable items”, - said Yuriy Pashchenko, director of SE SPC “Iskra”.

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