Military Review

Poland bought kamikaze drones

30
According to the portal defense-blog.com, the Polish Defense Ministry purchased Warmate Micro Combat Unmanned Aircraft System kits from the WB Group 100 company. Warmate is positioned as an alternative to anti-tank guided missiles, allowing you to hit targets at a longer range, as well as to carry out loitering in search of a target for a long time.


Each of the Warmate kits contains 10 UAVs, as well as a set of warheads and reconnaissance modules of various types. The cost of the transaction is estimated at 100 million zlotys (about $ 20 million).

Poland bought kamikaze drones


The company WB Group calls Warmate unmanned combat system. The drone can be controlled by the operator or fly the programmed route. Ammunition comes in a wearable or portable version. The design of the drone provides for the possibility of its installation on the vehicle, as well as the integration of the station management system and the data processing terminal with the platform equipment.

The wing span of the Warmate is 1,4 m, the length is 1,1 m, the target range is up to 12 km, the maximum flight duration is 50 min. The drone is equipped with an electric motor that accelerates it to a maximum speed of 80 km / h. The Warmate system is a multi-purpose and, depending on the installed head, can be used to collect information and reconnaissance (GS9 head with a video camera), attack enemy manpower (fragmentation warhead), conduct reconnaissance and destroy armored targets (cumulative combat head part). Starting drone by using a pneumatic installation. Management of ammunition is carried out by one operator "Warspot"
Photos used:
defence-blog.com
30 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. svp67
    svp67 22 November 2017 11: 17
    +3
    Yeah ... Apparently we should expect something like that on the contact line in the Donbass ....
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 22 November 2017 11: 25
      +1
      target destruction range - up to 12 km, maximum flight duration - 50 min
      And it seems to me that this is more for a possible confrontation with Ukraine, taking into account increasingly deteriorating relations.
      100 million zlotys (about $ 20 million)
      The Poles are not such fools to give expensive "toys" to Ukrainians (knowing that they will not buy).
      1. svp67
        svp67 22 November 2017 11: 34
        +2
        Quote: rotmistr60
        The Poles are not such fools to give expensive "toys" to Ukrainians (knowing that they will not buy).

        And who was talking about the sale? Despite all the difficulties of the political situation, but Poland is present on its own special forces in the Donbass and will be present as long as possible. And accordingly, they use this position as the capabilities of the polygon.
        1. rotmistr60
          rotmistr60 22 November 2017 11: 36
          +1
          I agree with that. Where else is Poland, if not in the Donbass, to run its latest products.
          1. Going
            Going 22 November 2017 12: 00
            +7
            This is essentially a fighting robot - kamikaze, dangerous things.
          2. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 22 November 2017 12: 06
            +1
            Quote: rotmistr60
            And it seems to me that this is more for a possible confrontation with Ukraine, taking into account increasingly deteriorating relations.

            I heard the opposite, namely this:
            08.09.2017
            ... at the exhibition of the defense industry MSPO - 2017, which is being held in Kielce, the Ukrainian Spetstekhnoexport Group of Companies signed a contract for the purchase of a batch of unmanned ammunition Warmate for the Ukrainian armed forces. They are produced by the Polish private company WB Electronics SA contract details are not disclosed.
            It is worth recalling that in December 2016, at the Goncharovsk training ground near Chernigov, the Ukrainian military tested unmanned combat systems - both ground and air. And then it was about Warmate ammunition.
            The NSDC Secretary Alexander Turchinov at that moment said that such weapons were needed at the forefront. Although, in fact, the Warmate strike drone was introduced back in 2016 at the Girls ’training ground. He was even seen by Poroshenko. There were statements about their production plans for the Ukrainian Armed Forces at the Chernihiv Radio Instrument Plant OJSC and projects of various applications, for example, at the Sokol reconnaissance-strike complex, which includes elements of the WB Electronics Warmate unmanned aerial aircraft complex in an armored car. Now it has come to procurement. Https: //bin.ua/top/210317-drony-kamikadze
            -kakre-oruzhie-ukraina-kupila-v.html
            As you can see, diplomatic fuss does not affect military-technical cooperation between these countries. Yes, and I think that NATO does not plan to foment a military conflict between one of the members and their unofficial partner, but definitely an ally. In the EU and in Brussels there are all the levers to prevent such a conflict from erupting. These two countries are too important for the bloc, so direct confrontation is unlikely. A household and political squabbles are a trifle in comparison with NATO's strategic plans and there is always the opportunity to restrain the hooligans.
      2. Slovak
        Slovak 22 November 2017 12: 07
        0
        The Poles know that ukrovoyaki will sell drones, this is the main reason why there will be no gifts.
      3. n0001
        n0001 22 November 2017 18: 05
        +1
        Ukraine bought from Poland a license for these unmanned aerial vehicles
      4. just exp
        just exp 23 November 2017 09: 30
        0
        Well, I would not say that expensive toys, I also thought that they were expensive, but it turns out to be cheaper than ATGMs.
        Polish Ministry of Defense purchases from WB Group 100 kits Warmate Micro Combat Unmanned Aircraft System


        Each of the Warmate kits contains 10 drones.

        that is, 1000 UAVs are obtained, and all this costs together with control centers and other systems
        100 million zlotys (about $ 20 million)

        that is, along with all the infrastructure, one UAV costs about 20 thousand bucks, the same Javelin emnip 250 thousand costs. that is, one ATGM is more expensive than the entire set of 10 UAVs.
  2. 210ox
    210ox 22 November 2017 11: 17
    0
    I understand this thing as a serious one. And I think that we will find opposition.
  3. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 22 November 2017 11: 24
    +1
    They, as I understand it, have a simple version with folding wings.
    More practical with wings and tube launch.
    They are easier to store and bring to the battlefield.
    1. Going
      Going 22 November 2017 12: 02
      +7
      It turns out a smart, small, cruise missile for a large number of purposes.
    2. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 22 November 2017 12: 11
      +1

      _______________________For clarity.
  4. Krasnyiy komissar
    Krasnyiy komissar 22 November 2017 11: 30
    0
    Poland itself is a kamikaze, so there is nothing surprising here. The next war should end not with another section, but with the liquidation of this state. Yes, I’m talking about the destruction of several tens of millions during a limited nuclear war in geyrop. Russophobes should not be captured, but eliminated by all available means, including the use of WMD. Destroy one - everyone around them will tighten their tails like broken dogs, hoping to survive during the most severe meat grinder.
    And remember the words of one of their leaders. Pilsudsky: “My dream is to reach Moscow and write on the Kremlin wall:“ It is forbidden to speak Russian. ” My dream is to see the ruins of enemy cities, which are natives walking around like zombies, natives who fight for every rat that has been caught.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 22 November 2017 11: 57
      +5
      "My dream is to see the ruins of enemy cities,
      on which the natives adored by the Russian atom walk like zombies "////

      There are many such maniacs, you are not alone ... sad
      1. just exp
        just exp 23 November 2017 09: 33
        0
        live with wolves (to be neighbors to the west) ....
    2. The comment was deleted.
    3. xetai9977
      xetai9977 22 November 2017 12: 17
      +5
      to see the ruins of enemy cities, which are natives walking like zombies, natives who fight for every rat that has been caught
  5. Old26
    Old26 22 November 2017 11: 32
    +1
    If I correctly understood 100 sets - this is 1000 drones. Quite a serious weapon and also multi-purpose

    Quote: 210ox
    I understand this thing as a serious one. And I think that we will find opposition.

    Hard to tell. After all, it can be controlled not only by the operator, but also act programmatically. In any case, the target with dimensions of a meter and a half is difficult enough to defeat
  6. The comment was deleted.
  7. LVMI1980
    LVMI1980 22 November 2017 11: 54
    +1
    It’s time to attribute drones to cruise missiles with all the consequences (RMSD agreement)
    1. Going
      Going 22 November 2017 12: 03
      +6
      Soon, those who are behind in this will put this issue on the agenda.
  8. HMR333
    HMR333 22 November 2017 11: 55
    0
    Well, it’s not more profitable to buy rockets and they are smaller in size and easier to transport! In general, an unmanned kamikaze is generally a hellless heresy!
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 22 November 2017 12: 13
      +1
      He is reconnaissance-strike ... he himself can seek out the target and hit.
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 22 November 2017 20: 56
      +1
      For the destruction of air defense systems, the very thing is that several thousand will be launched and C-400 Shells will be powerless against them.
    3. just exp
      just exp 23 November 2017 09: 34
      0
      These UAVs are cheaper than missiles.
      True, a flight speed of 80km an hour is also not so hot for a striking munition.
  9. Separ DNR
    Separ DNR 22 November 2017 12: 00
    +2
    Quote: svp67
    Apparently we should expect something like that on the contact line in the Donbass ....

    A month ago, information on this issue was already circulated.
    And if they really appear, then EW funds are needed. They say that they are somewhere repeat , but it is "somewhere" at the time of their application, we will not be happy.
    From the word TOTALLY yes
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 22 November 2017 17: 23
      0
      Quote: Separ DNR
      A month ago, information on this issue was already circulated.


      Hey. These packaging bars have been in operation since May. But until now, the generals of “unsigned” do not understand what the hell it is, if Russia does not have the slightest desire to attack anyone. It seems that delusional thoughts conquer only the half-crazy Matserevich.
  10. Old26
    Old26 22 November 2017 12: 25
    +2
    Quote: LVMI1980
    It’s time to attribute drones to cruise missiles with all the consequences (RMSD agreement)

    And rocket-propelled grenades for ballistic missiles?

    Quote: HMR333
    Well, it’s not more profitable to buy rockets and they are smaller in size and easier to transport! In general, an unmanned kamikaze is generally a hellless heresy!

    A missile, except for defeat, cannot be used. And this UAV can work both as a scout and as a strike. Moreover, with such dimensions it is difficult to hit it right away. He can catch it earlier
  11. kojak
    kojak 22 November 2017 22: 09
    0
    The Warmate wing span is 1,4 m, length - 1,1 m, target destruction range - up to 12 km, maximum flight duration - 50 minutes. The drone is equipped with an electric motor that accelerates it to a maximum speed of 80 km / h.

    maximum flight duration - 1,5 hours
    maximum speed 150 km / h
    armor penetration of 240 mm RHA steel
  12. hezbola
    hezbola 22 November 2017 22: 28
    0
    our answer to kurvacemberlen would be a kamikaze with caterpillars just so that it could come under the enemy’s technique bypassing all the defenses. so that it could be launched from under water by saboteurs.
  13. Metlik
    Metlik 23 November 2017 01: 45
    +2
    Most likely attacks from above, diving, which means it hits the most vulnerable spot of the tank.