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US Navy Tested New Cruise Missiles

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The US Navy has completed testing the latest LRASM cruise missiles. Today, according to the portal navaltoday.com, the US command conducted a double test of new ammunition, dropping them from the strategic bomber B-1 Lancer.


During tests off the coast of California, the B-1 Lancer simultaneously launched two LRASM cruise missiles that hit two surface moving targets. The company Lockheed Martin, which developed the new missiles, indicate that the tests were considered successful, and ammunition confirmed all the declared characteristics.

US Navy Tested New Cruise Missiles


The AGM-158C LRASM missile (Long Range Anti-Ship Missile - a long-range anti-ship missile) was developed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin by order of the US Department of Defense. Work on the creation of LRASM cruise missiles began in 2009, in 2013 these missiles passed the first tests, and a year later they armed some ships of the US Navy. Although new ammunition is already in use fleet, officially they will go into service with the US Navy and Air Force only after 2018.

The AGM-158C are designed to replace Harpoon missiles that have been in service with the US Army since 1977. New missiles have a special shape and coating, reducing radar visibility, and are equipped with sensors that allow them to independently detect and identify targets in a given square, as well as “communicate” with other missiles, distributing targets among themselves.

According to the technical description, the LRASM rocket carries a battle charge with a mass of 450 kg and can cover the distance to 930 km. The AGM-158C is equipped with a Williams International F107-WR-105 turbofan engine, which provides it with a maneuverable flight at subsonic speed.

It is planned that in the coming years LRASM missiles will become the standard armament of US Air Force aircraft and US Navy ships. New ammunition has already been tested for compatibility with the Mk.41 ship launcher, can be dropped from the B-1B Lancer bombers, and also launched from the F / A-18 and F-35 Lightning II fighters, reports "Warspot"
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  1. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 14 December 2017 11: 06
    0
    Well, one more serious argument appeared among the striped ... I hope our MO takes into account all these points.
    1. hrych
      hrych 14 December 2017 11: 15
      +3
      China spanks the fleet, has an export club and its clones. The harpoon is already weak in the confrontation. It was not for nothing that the Lancers drove closer to China under the pretext of Un. Of the Lancers decided to make "killer aircraft carriers" wassat This we have already passed, we can give the adversaries practical advice on the operation laughing True, the Kyrgyz Republic is subsonic, but oh well ...
  2. ded100
    ded100 14 December 2017 11: 08
    +4
    Under the first contract, Lockheed Martin will supply the US Air Force 23 AGM-158C LRASM missiles in the amount of $ 86,5 million (the cost also includes maintenance). Fulfilling the first order, the manufacturer will launch a small-scale assembly of new generation rockets. In the future, the US Air Force plans to increase procurement, which will reduce the cost of LRASM
    However, dear little thing!
    1. Frol 7525
      Frol 7525 14 December 2017 11: 12
      +4
      But good! When, God forbid, of course, we will talk about the use of such expensive things, we will again rush to embrasures with breasts, figuratively speaking ... hi
      1. figwam
        figwam 14 December 2017 11: 17
        +2
        I think when rockets enter the A2AD zone, its effectiveness will approach zero.
      2. bulvas
        bulvas 14 December 2017 11: 19
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        Quote: Frol 7525
        But good! When, God forbid, of course, we will talk about the use of such expensive things, we will again rush to embrasures with breasts, figuratively speaking ... hi


        Where does this conclusion come from?

        You think we don’t have rockets?
        1. Frol 7525
          Frol 7525 14 December 2017 11: 53
          +4
          There are, of course, sleep soundly.
          In Crimea, they put into service, fresh paint has not yet dried on this ancient miracle.
          1. bulvas
            bulvas 14 December 2017 12: 06
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            Quote: Frol 7525
            There are, of course, sleep soundly.
            In Crimea, they put into service, fresh paint has not yet dried on this ancient miracle.


            Is that all they found on the Internet?
            Can you still look?
            1. katana
              katana 14 December 2017 12: 20
              +2
              Quote: bulvas
              Quote: Frol 7525
              There are, of course, sleep soundly.
              In Crimea, they put into service, fresh paint has not yet dried on this ancient miracle.


              Is that all they found on the Internet?
              Can you still look?

              Yesterday there was an article on the site on this anti-ship missile, a very interesting and informative article written by its respected forum member Andrei from Chelyabinsk. According to Andrei, the new anti-ship missile is a breakthrough in the literal sense of the word and no one in the world has such weapons. Andrey's article from Chelyabinsk.
              1. sivuch
                sivuch 14 December 2017 16: 04
                +1
                Already read and discussed. He is not quite right.
    2. Viktor.12.71
      Viktor.12.71 14 December 2017 11: 15
      +2
      For Americans, this is a normal price, 3 lyama per rocket.
    3. NIKNN
      NIKNN 14 December 2017 11: 56
      +2
      Quote: ded100
      However, dear little thing!

      Not too much...
      equipped with a turbofan engine Williams International F107-WR-105,
      One engine is not sickly ... what And given the fact that it is not profitable for the Americans to produce cheap things for the economy, it’s also necessary to upgrade lyamov by twenty to double the price ... smile
  3. assa67
    assa67 14 December 2017 11: 13
    +4
    are selected for withdrawal from the INF Treaty ..... and we are arming with the "heavy" art ...
    somehow not proportional recourse ... where are our hackers? would transfer the budget employee (or at least part) to Russian accounts laughing
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 14 December 2017 11: 22
    +4
    She’s only a ton of weight. Almost all of them fall to the warhead.
    half the weight of the rocket.
    Single-engine F-35 takes 4 of them on an external sling.
  5. Altona
    Altona 14 December 2017 11: 22
    +1
    According to the technical description, the LRASM rocket carries a battle charge with a mass of 450 kg and can cover the distance to 930 km. The AGM-158C is equipped with a Williams International F107-WR-105 turbofan engine, which provides it with a maneuverable flight at subsonic speed.
    ----------------------------------
    Well, that is nothing special in general.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 14 December 2017 12: 12
      +4
      How not? Efficiency (rocket weight / warhead weight) - a total weight of 1,1 tons and a 450 kg warhead.
      And flies 900 km. Not to mention the GOS.
      For comparison:
      twin-engine Su-35 can take only one heavy BRAMOS, which flies over 400 km, and
      single-engine F-35 - 4 LRASM, which fly 900 km.
      1. tlauicol
        tlauicol 14 December 2017 13: 59
        0
        Su35 can't take brahmos
      2. Beby
        Beby 14 December 2017 14: 04
        +5
        You give a somewhat incorrect comparison: BRAMOS is a supersonic missile, and LRASM is a subsonic rocket, respectively, and their characteristics are significantly different. The likelihood of an air defense breakthrough will also be determined by various factors.
      3. Stas157
        Stas157 14 December 2017 15: 08
        +4
        Quote: voyaka uh
        For comparison:
        twin-engine Su-35 can take only one heavy BRAMOS, which flies over 400 km, and
        single-engine F-35 - 4 LRASM, which fly 900 km.

        Do you intentionally compare the incomparable? LRASM is a sound rocket, and therefore flies far. And, BRAMOS flies at a tremendous speed, almost Mach 3, so it spends a lot more energy. Naturally, it is heavier.
        1. prorab_ak
          prorab_ak 14 December 2017 16: 23
          +1
          You can compare any weapon, anything, even a nuclear bomb with a hammer, according to one criterion, the effectiveness of the application / damage, this is the main task of the weapon. Another thing is that a hammer and a nuclear bomb can not be used in any way, well, there is no point. But these babies are created for one task, so it is quite appropriate to compare them. And if you look at the context of modern realities ... Bramos is losing to Lrasm (I want to write insanity) ... at least by the fact that the first one, as a matter of fact, is not yet combat-ready. The fact that the Americans did not officially accept theirs is not a significant factor, which does not affect the assessment of the situation as a whole.
          1. Stas157
            Stas157 14 December 2017 17: 07
            +5
            Quote: prorab_ak
            You can compare any weapon, anything, even a nuclear bomb with a hammer, according to one criterion, the effectiveness of the application / damage

            Some are still warm and soft compared, probably by the criterion who likes what more! Another question is why is this? All the same, subsonic missiles need to be compared with subsonic ones, like their own kind.
            Quote: prorab_ak
            And if you look at the context of modern realities ... Bramos Lrasmu loses

            In terms of speed or something, or maybe you think it's harder to shoot down a sound target?
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 14 December 2017 21: 14
              0
              On approaching the target, Bramos slows down and flies above the water at subsonic speed.
              His supersonic is to reach the target faster, before it moves far.
              More details from "Andrei from Chelyabinsk" in "Armaments".
              1. 1c-inform-city
                1c-inform-city 14 December 2017 22: 35
                +2
                Well, you are attached to the "Bramos". We are not armed with it. We are armed with Onyx with a range of up to 800 km. But “Brahmos is its truncated version. And“ Onyx ”, if it slows down, doesn’t even get close to subsonic. By the way, the anti-ship“ Caliber ”(three-stage) accelerates the last stage to 2,5 mach when approaching. yes
      4. 1c-inform-city
        1c-inform-city 14 December 2017 22: 59
        0
        Penguins as always cunning. They simply included everything except the engine in the weight of the warhead. So onyx will have a warhead weight of 1,5 tons. And if the body is added up good
        1. Mimoprohodil
          Mimoprohodil 15 December 2017 11: 17
          +1
          Why are you so doubtful? X-555 with a range of 2000 km, has a starting weight of 1280 kg and a warhead weighing 410 kg
  6. san4es
    san4es 14 December 2017 11: 22
    +4
    can be dropped from B-1B Lancer bombers, as well as launched from F / A-18 and F-35 Lightning II fighters


    Lockheed Martin received another contract worth $ 116 million for the production of JASSM KR for the US Air Force, Military Parity reports citing airrecognition.com (March 7).
    Missile production will be carried out at the company's facility in Troy (Alabama), the contract will be completed by June 29, 2019.
    KR AGM-158 JASSM is a high-precision air-launched long-range cruise missile and provides for the defeat of targets in any weather conditions day and night with guidance from an infrared seeker in addition to the GPS satellite system. The missile is integrated on several types of combat aircraft, including the B-1, B-2, B-52, F-16 and F-15E, integrates into the Australian F / A-18 (also ordered to equip the Polish and F-16 F-18 fighters / A-35 Finnish Air Force - approx. Military Parity). In the future, the Kyrgyz Republic will become the weapon of F-XNUMX stealth fighters and a number of other aircraft.

    http://nevskii-bastion.ru/agm-158-jassm/
    1. Alexander War
      Alexander War 14 December 2017 11: 40
      +2
      I would like to see their video of the defeat of two moving targets! So with this missile there is nothing new, the ERP of this missile is known to our times and two air defense systems under it, I think there is or will be in 2018-2019
  7. Alexander War
    Alexander War 14 December 2017 11: 45
    +2
    AGM-158 JASSM we also have missiles for this X-101, X-102 plus it has a range of at least three times as much!
  8. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 14 December 2017 11: 59
    +1
    The main point is the mini Tomogavk, which tactical fighters can carry. This dramatically increases the capabilities of tactical aviation ... We have so far in the projects.
  9. Vadim851
    Vadim851 14 December 2017 12: 03
    +4
    The main advantage of this KR family is that it can be used by tactical aircraft. Here is the X-101, 102 is heavy, the maximum of the Su-34 will only pull it. Given the mass of the F-35 and the Hornets - extremely dangerous crap.
  10. Mentat
    Mentat 15 December 2017 00: 51
    0
    Quote: Frol 7525
    But it’s good! When, God forbid, of course, we will talk about the use of such expensive things, we will rush into embrasures again, figuratively speaking ...

    What breast embrasures, why are these heart-rending cries?
    However, this is another example of blathering for the sake of pluses on the VO forum.
  11. Mentat
    Mentat 15 December 2017 00: 54
    0
    Quote: Zaurbek
    The main point is the mini Tomogavk, which tactical fighters can carry. This dramatically increases the capabilities of tactical aviation ... We have so far in the projects.

    We developed it in the 70s, even then with the best features. We have not needed it since the days of the USSR, because it is a model of weapons in the framework of the offensive concept.
  12. Mentat
    Mentat 15 December 2017 00: 59
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    Quote: voyaka uh
    On approaching the target, Bramos slows down and flies above the water at subsonic speed.
    His supersonic is to reach the target faster, before it moves far.
    More details from "Andrei from Chelyabinsk" in "Armaments".

    Bramos is NOT ONYX, it is Yakhont, which is a simplified version.
    The Hindus learned that we have a ready-made project from the shaggy years of Onyx-M, tests are being carried out, apparently they will buy. Russia does not need it at this stage.
  13. chidoryan
    chidoryan 15 December 2017 08: 00
    +1
    Very interesting contraption. 6-8 of these babies released for a major purpose and no means of air defense will help. At the same time they will fly up from different sides and you won’t get any metal cutting. If the United States rivets these kids like pies, and they can rivet, they can stupidly throw the enemy with quantity.
  14. Mentat
    Mentat 16 December 2017 00: 22
    0
    Quote: chidoryan
    Very interesting contraption. 6-8 of these babies released for a major purpose and no means of air defense will help. At the same time they will fly up from different sides and you won’t get any metal cutting.

    Oh really? Some ridiculous slogans.
    By the way, from the new one, Tor-2MKM. https://rg.ru/2017/02/22/novaia-modifikaciia-zrk-
    tor-zashchitit-morskie-suda.html