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Northrop Grumman presented a new air launch UAV

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American fighters can get one-time "assistants." According to the portal nationaldefensemagazine.org, the company Northrop Grumman presented an unmanned aerial vehicle called Dash X.


The new UAV was developed by Northrop Grumman in partnership with universities in the states of North and South Carolina with the support of the Naval Research Administration (ONR) under the US Navy. Dash X is a multi-purpose air launch drone.

Northrop Grumman presented a new air launch UAV

Full-size mock drone Dash X


To launch Dash X from the aircraft, it is planned to use special containers. After dumping, the UAV drops out of the capsule, spreads its wings and activates the engine, accelerating it to 110 km / h. The wing span of the disposable "scout" is 3,65 m, and the flight duration due to low speed can reach 10 hours. According to the developers, Dash X can carry almost any type of payload, while the US Navy plans to use a drone for electronic intelligence.

Northrop Grumman points out that they have already assembled two fully functional Dash X prototypes that the US Navy command successfully tested. During the test flight, the drones detected and corrected targets in real time, and also worked out target designation.

The US Navy plans to use new drones to search for disguised armored vehicles and rocket launchers. Northrop Grumman has stated that it plans to complete work on Dash X already in 2019, after which the “scout” can be used with F / A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler fighters, reports "Warspot"
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  1. Mihanishche
    Mihanishche 11 December 2017 10: 42
    +4
    We have a lot better. There is no doubt about that.
    1. Deniska999
      Deniska999 11 December 2017 11: 06
      +1
      Is a priori always better with us?
      1. Mihanishche
        Mihanishche 11 December 2017 11: 09
        +2
        And where are the doubts ???
        1. Deniska999
          Deniska999 11 December 2017 11: 30
          +1
          Before you say so, you need to familiarize yourself with the characteristics and compare.
          1. bulvas
            bulvas 11 December 2017 12: 49
            +2
            Quote: Deniska999
            Before you say so, you need to familiarize yourself with the characteristics and compare.



            One can imagine that such UAVs using fighters can be thrown much further than they fly under their own power

            Such a tool is an additional opportunity for warfare.
            Any additional opportunity increases the chances of winning.

            If there are means and opportunities - why not use

            At the same time, there is also developer support, which would not hurt us
  2. Jedi
    Jedi 11 December 2017 10: 55
    +5
    I would like to know the opinion of specialists about this one-time drone: is it needed with the already ample nomenclature of UAVs in the USA? what
    1. Going
      Going 11 December 2017 10: 58
      +3
      The United States has a lot of money, but it is possible that they also dream of pulling us in this direction.
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 11 December 2017 11: 00
        +4
        This has already happened, and therefore the opinion of specialists is interesting.
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 11 December 2017 11: 01
      +2
      Hi! hi ... Maxim, I am not an expert, but I believe there will not be an unambiguous opinion ... everything should be confirmed by practicality ... and so, mericatos can be advertised for pumping dough ...
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 11 December 2017 11: 05
        +5
        hi I’m not an aviator either, but in my opinion it’s either cut a dough of pure water or a step towards a flock of drones, as writes chidoryan.
        1. Vlad.by
          Vlad.by 11 December 2017 12: 07
          +2
          Experience is the son of difficult mistakes ...
          They start small, then they reach a network-centric flock of drones with launch directly in the area of ​​the BZ.
          New here - only the compactness of the container, allowing you to carry a set of drones inside the bomb bay. And so, any missile on the suspension is also a drone, one way or another.
  3. chidoryan
    chidoryan 11 December 2017 10: 58
    +3
    They still have gremlin and perdix, I feel in all sorts of flocks of drones this will be a new trend in the wars of the future.
  4. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 11 December 2017 11: 06
    +3
    It is a pity that they did not indicate the cost of the development and production of one such one-time "miracle" ....
  5. Metlik
    Metlik 11 December 2017 11: 12
    0
    Such a system can respond much more quickly to any change at the front, and especially beyond its line.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 11 December 2017 11: 30
    +5
    But sho, dronization in the army is in full swing!
    Once fantastic, more and more enter our lives.
    Give Jules Verne more and more ideas.
    So you look and the moon will deliver shells of tourists?
  7. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 11 December 2017 15: 48
    +3
    They did a very rational thing. Drone in container
    comparable in size to a conventional fighter container.
    A couple of such drones fighter throws closer to the remote
    important object. Those fly around him, foktat near - infa leaves
    in real time to the satellite. And then they get back on their own
    (or fall on the way back, if far away - it's done)
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 11 December 2017 18: 41
      +3
      But this option is not so safe! Should a fighter fly to an object? However, use cases will be found if the technique were suitable.