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In the United States will create a flying aircraft for gremlins

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The US Department of Defense intends to create an aircraft carrier to carry and control Gremlin drones. To do this, use the military transport aircraft C-130 Hercules, reported in Popular Mechanics.


The essence of the project is that the aircraft carrier will launch flocks of drones, which are called gremlins. They are able to destroy the radar system and other ground equipment of the enemy. Two companies - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems - the creator of UAVs Predator and Dynetics will be engaged in their production. The Agency for Advanced Defense Research Projects (DARPA) has signed a contract with them.

In the United States will create a flying aircraft for gremlins


Gremlin drones will be light - 25 kilograms payload - small in size and multi-purpose, with a range of up to 500 kilometers. Some will be able to make up to 20 flights to gather intelligence information and return, others will explode when confronted with enemy equipment.

The developers plan that the C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft will launch a flock of drones from the front line. But if necessary, the aircraft carrier will be able to transfer control of the gremlins to another aircraft, less radio-visible and located closer to the enemy.

Gremlin is a character in English folklore. He was popular among British pilots during the Second World War. They believed that this creature did not like the equipment and it imperceptibly breaks it, reports "RG-Force"
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  1. Astoria
    Astoria 21 December 2017 15: 34
    +3
    The article should be called:
    54 year old airplane will carry gremlins
    1. 79807420129
      79807420129 21 December 2017 15: 45
      +8
      Gremlin is a character in English folklore. He was popular among British pilots during the Second World War. They believed that this creature did not like the equipment and it imperceptibly breaks it, reports "RG-Force"

      Remember means. fellow Look
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 21 December 2017 15: 37
    +3
    In my opinion, the leaders in the creation of weapons on the principle of "just to create"! fool
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 21 December 2017 15: 40
    +2
    Then who are the tapestries, trolls, elves? ?? fool Yankees really confuse the worlds! fool What a name, what an idea - it's not from this world! fool
    1. Mih1974
      Mih1974 21 December 2017 16: 00
      +2
      Not against us Mordor - not a ride. laughing And by the way - Trolls, these are our "animals", as well as gremlins tongue . Let them try to defeat us on elves or fairies good drinks
  4. Filippov Yuri
    Filippov Yuri 21 December 2017 15: 59
    0
    A notice on the US public procurement platform dated October 07, 2016 stated: “On September 09, 2016, the SIPRNet system at Krich airbase failed, affecting critical services. Their work has been partially restored. ” If simpler, then "SOME" entered the US drone management system around the world and took control. And it was an innocent joke of humor. And if for real?
  5. tasha
    tasha 21 December 2017 16: 33
    +2
    Here is a link to the article IN, with a description of the UAV program "Gremlins"
    https://topwar.ru/112727-ssha-pokazali-novye-bpla
    -dlya-programmy-gremlins.html

    It seems to me that the idea is very promising.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 21 December 2017 17: 02
      +4
      The technical complexity is not with sending drones or even managing them,
      and with their return to the uterus.
      The drone should fly right to the uterus and fall into a special network (landing net)
      Where did he get him on the plane. A plane cannot change course and chase after its "children."
      And the drones will not be returning "from the case" at the same time ...
      In general, logistics is not easy.
      1. KaPToC
        KaPToC 21 December 2017 18: 52
        +1
        Quote: voyaka uh
        In general, logistics is not easy.

        The cost of delivering a unit of ammunition to the target will be sky-high, it will be cheaper to shoot bullets, gold.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 21 December 2017 23: 28
          +1
          You can work with two transporters: it launches, the other receives drones.
          In general, if you establish reusability, there will be cheap weapons.
          1. KaPToC
            KaPToC 21 December 2017 23: 51
            +1
            Quote: voyaka uh
            In general, if you establish reusability, there will be cheap weapons.

            Reusability is a myth, such massive and simple drones will massively and simply get off. So much effort to eventually return to the rockets ... but everyone can participate in the "rake walking" attraction.
            1. tasha
              tasha 22 December 2017 04: 42
              0
              Imagine the AC-130 strike, plus gliding UAV kamikaze and reusable reconnaissance.
              1. KaPToC
                KaPToC 22 December 2017 19: 32
                0
                Quote: tasha
                planning UAV-kamikaze

                These are missiles or planning air bombs.
                Quote: tasha
                reusable scouts.

                Now they are not?
                1. tasha
                  tasha 23 December 2017 05: 18
                  0
                  I think you should re-read the description of the program "Gremlins". You can find answers to many of your questions in this article.
  6. Maz
    Maz 21 December 2017 17: 33
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    The technical complexity is not with sending drones or even managing them,
    and with their return to the uterus.
    The drone should fly right to the uterus and fall into a special network (landing net)
    Where did he get him on the plane. A plane cannot change course and chase after its "children."
    And the drones will not be returning "from the case" at the same time ...
    In general, logistics is not easy.

    How much will it cost? Mountains of money. It would be better if they gave it to young families at home.
  7. Lexus
    Lexus 21 December 2017 18: 20
    +1
    The idea is interesting. The concept of a "flock of drones" in the long term can create sufficient air defense difficulties.
  8. chidoryan
    chidoryan 21 December 2017 18: 27
    0
    Isn’t it easier not to fool around with recoverability and make disposable but inexpensive drones with a self-destruction system? Run them from fighters and that’s it.
    1. KaPToC
      KaPToC 21 December 2017 18: 53
      +6
      Quote: chidoryan
      Isn’t it easier not to fool around with recoverability and make disposable but inexpensive drones with a self-destruction system? Run them from fighters and that’s it.

      And these "drones" are called ... rockets.
      1. chidoryan
        chidoryan 21 December 2017 19: 14
        0
        generally yes. Well, or let them return to the controlled territory and sit there. But what is the point in returning to the “aircraft carrier”?
  9. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 21 December 2017 18: 29
    0
    Quote: Maz
    Quote: voyaka uh
    The technical complexity is not with sending drones or even managing them,
    and with their return to the uterus.
    The drone should fly right to the uterus and fall into a special network (landing net)
    Where did he get him on the plane. A plane cannot change course and chase after its "children."
    And the drones will not be returning "from the case" at the same time ...
    In general, logistics is not easy.

    How much will it cost? Mountains of money. It would be better if they gave it to young families at home.

    And how loudly it will shut !!!
  10. NEXUS
    NEXUS 21 December 2017 20: 12
    +2
    By the way, an airplane as a uterus platform is an unfortunate choice, but the MI-26 is quite a platform for such mini-drones. Why not? The helicopter is capable of hovering, landing without an airfield, and a payload of 20 tons fits very well.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 21 December 2017 21: 20
      0
      Speed ​​however
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 21 December 2017 22: 15
        +2
        Quote: BlackMokona
        Speed ​​however

        She and plus she and minus. Delivery is of course faster, but at speed to catch returning “chicks” this is a problem stronger than Faust Goethe.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 21 December 2017 23: 06
          0
          They have already demonstrated unmanned refueling, so the problem has already been solved
    2. Mimoprohodil
      Mimoprohodil 21 December 2017 22: 25
      0
      So the S-130 will fly with a load of 3000 km, and the Mi-26 475 km
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 21 December 2017 22: 31
        +2
        Quote: Mimoprohodil
        So the S-130 will fly with a load of 3000 km, and the Mi-26 475 km

        While he will fly, for these 30000 km he will be thrown into the ground either by air defense or by a fighter several times. The goal is noble and not at all small. Let them do it, who is against it. And the MI-26 is a slow-moving machine and under the cover of its own airborne forces a very good platform, plus to its almost 500 kilometers, we add the radius of action of small drones to the same number of kilometers ... and it's normal.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 21 December 2017 23: 07
          0
          So he is an aircraft carrier, can not fly up to the front to the radius of the Mi-26. And there he is not in danger.
    3. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 21 December 2017 23: 24
      0
      Then Osprey. It flies every 10 times over long distances.
  11. Terenin
    Terenin 21 December 2017 23: 12
    +4
    "These idiots will be destroyed by their own technique!" - German infantry general from "17 Moments of Spring" about the United States (performed by N. Gritsenko).
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 21 December 2017 23: 25
      +1
      But as it turned out, he was wrong.
      1. NordUral
        NordUral 22 December 2017 12: 35
        0
        And what is wrong, warrior?
  12. Tyulen
    Tyulen 22 December 2017 00: 32
    0
    While the urakopriots are joking about the new technology, it turns out that this awful flock of comicadze drones can work out quite well against the enemy due to mass character and surprise.
    Purely for practical interest, I advise them to kick the hornet's nest, or at worst the hive with bees, and try to run to the river.
    1. bk316
      bk316 22 December 2017 12: 07
      +2
      Purely for practical interest, I advise them to kick the hornet's nest, or at worst the hive with bees, and try to run to the river.

      Purely for the sake of interest, I advise before kicking the hive to smoke it (EW) and put on the appropriate suit (Air Defense) - then you will not have to run anywhere.
  13. NordUral
    NordUral 22 December 2017 11: 59
    +1
    Well, how not to wish that the offices of these _kov fell into hell. There they belong! They won’t calm down at all.
  14. sa-ag
    sa-ag 22 December 2017 12: 03
    0
    Intel as a technology demonstrator raised 500 drones, with control on one computer