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Lockheed Martin Corporation has tested mini-missiles for a promising air defense system MML

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The US Army may soon receive miniature interceptor missiles. The press service of the corporation Lockheed Martin reported that the White Sands test site (New Mexico) has passed the tests of the updated MHTK rocket.


Lockheed Martin Corporation has tested mini-missiles for a promising air defense system MML


During the tests, the developer tested the updated version of the Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) rocket, as well as its modification with a semi-active guidance head. The company Lockheed Martin indicate that the tests confirmed the improved maneuverability of the updated rocket, as well as the stable operation of both versions of electronics.

For the first time, Lockheed Martin’s development of the MHTK rocket became known in 2016. It is planned that the miniature interceptors will become part of a promising air defense complex Multi-Mission Launcher (MML).

In the basic version, the length of the MNTK was 61 cm, and its starting mass did not exceed 2,2 kg. The rocket was equipped with an active homing head and hit targets with a direct hit (effective range - 3 km). The updated version is 72 cm long, but it retains the basic starting mass. The technical description indicates that new ammunition is designed to intercept unguided missiles, shells and mortar shells, reports "Warspot"
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  1. zzdimk
    zzdimk 1 February 2018 14: 46 New
    +2
    Are you trying to do something like a shell?
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 1 February 2018 14: 50 New
      +1
      Apparently, the mattress covers are afraid of drones, which are supplied to the barmaley.
      1. Partyzan
        Partyzan 1 February 2018 14: 51 New
        +1
        Quote: Thought Giant
        mattresses are afraid of the drones that they supply

        boomerang always comes back request
    2. Muvka
      Muvka 1 February 2018 14: 53 New
      +5
      Sorry, that’s not the topic, but here is the interesting news: The new Soyuz-2.1a rocket was launched using new fuel

      The rocket flew on a completely new fuel - naphthyl, an environmentally friendly type of hydrocarbon fuel using polymer additives.

      The use of naphthyl will allow the family of three-stage medium-class launch vehicles to bring more payload to all types of orbits than when using a chemical rocket engine, which is based on an oxygen-kerosene pair.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 1 February 2018 15: 38 New
        +4
        Naphthyl, this is kerosene. hi
        1. Muvka
          Muvka 1 February 2018 15: 59 New
          0
          AND? But this naphthyl with additives.
    3. Rokiii
      Rokiii 1 February 2018 15: 28 New
      +5
      and when did this carapace master hit-to-kill? or any Russian zrk?
      and the Yankees have long mastered .. even the Patriot air defense system (actively watered by swill patriots) the latest modification with erint missiles is able to shoot down the brig squad by direct hit in warheads!
      and s400 so moget? wink
      1. Alex_Rarog
        Alex_Rarog 1 February 2018 19: 11 New
        +5
        With a probability of 0.3 and at a distance of up to 100), and 400ka for 360, the minimum hits the minimum and the height of it. Yes, the shell is essentially shrapnel but the probability of destruction is 0.8. And you can continue to consider that we have only the usurpers.
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 1 February 2018 19: 40 New
        +4
        Quote: Rokiii
        and when did this carapace master hit-to-kill? or any Russian zrk?
        and the Yankees have long mastered .. even the Patriot air defense system (actively watered by swill patriots) the latest modification with erint missiles is able to shoot down the brig squad by direct hit in warheads!
        and s400 so moget? wink

        Both, is another American polymer hacked? Now he is pouring us with the victorious realities of American technology and shutting him up under the rug
        Significant improvement in the quality of destruction of ballistic targets was achieved even in the S-300PMU-2 system, due to equipping SAM 48N6E2 with an ultra-powerful warhead weighing 180 kg with the possibility of spatial optimization of the flight of fragments of equipment with a shift towards the target, i.e. a dense stream of fragments towards the target can completely neutralize, or initiate its equipment. This principle works best at a distance of 40 km. The 48N6E2 missile is equipped with PARGSN, so its use in the missile defense system determines the unmatched accuracy of the RPN 30N6E2 accuracy. The next step was the development of the S-400, which already included a conceptually new SAM, similar to the Aster and Erint, but with a much longer range. 9M96E2 missiles have a range of about 120 km, are equipped with ARGSN and this time DPU (gas-dynamic transverse control engines), which allowed the rocket to go overload 20 units in 0,02 s. This missile in the full sense of the word uses the principle of "hit-to-kill" ..

        And so we all boot out of habit
      3. sabakina
        sabakina 1 February 2018 21: 48 New
        +2
        Quote: Rokiii
        and when did this carapace master hit-to-kill? or any Russian zrk?
        and the Yankees have long mastered .. even the Patriot air defense system (actively watered by swill patriots) the latest modification with erint missiles is able to shoot down the brig squad by direct hit in warheads!
        and s400 so moget? wink
        I remember the good Soviet film "Heavenly Slow-moving".
        “They bombed three times!”
        - Aha! Overshot two times!
        Do you get salaries in shares or in bitcoins?
    4. 11 black
      11 black 1 February 2018 15: 51 New
      0
      Quote: zzdimk
      Are you trying to do something like a shell?

      No - they want to protect themselves from UAVs and art. shells - but the idea, IMHO, is fatal ... like in a joke about a Chinese tank.
    5. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 1 February 2018 19: 08 New
      0
      So it’s easier to bring Vulcan to mind and screw the stingers to it ...
    6. NEXUS
      NEXUS 1 February 2018 21: 27 New
      +3
      Quote: zzdimk
      Are you trying to do something like a shell?

      Have you seen the range of the Shell? This Sikilyavka has a range of 3 km, the Shell has 20 (and in the new version 40 km).
      They are trying to reduce the cost of the interceptor missile and make it more compact so that they can be crammed into such a complex, not 10 or 15, so that it can intercept Gradov volleys, and not just single blanks with gas cylinders.
    7. Morrrow
      Morrrow 3 February 2018 06: 28 New
      0
      To the Israeli dome
  2. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 1 February 2018 14: 49 New
    +3
    Whoops! belay
    Overtake our ....
  3. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 1 February 2018 14: 50 New
    +1
    ".. mortar mines .."? Something I don’t believe somehow, maybe I don’t understand what. Finish better ballpoint pen for recording in zero gravity.
    1. MadCat
      MadCat 1 February 2018 15: 58 New
      +5
      Quote: iliitch
      ".. mortar mines .."? Something I don’t believe somehow, maybe I don’t understand what. Finish better ballpoint pen for recording in zero gravity.

      you from which planet dear? This pen is called helium, ale reception. The pencil, by the way, is not suitable for space, as the lead is crumbling.
      1. dvina71
        dvina71 1 February 2018 20: 37 New
        +6
        Quote: MadCat
        This pen is called helium, ale reception.

        Ale .. reception ..
        Thus, as you now understand, it is impossible to fill the handle shaft with helium.

        We remember further: Correctly write and say “gel pens”. They are filled with gel.

        I will not dwell on the composition of ink for ballpoint or fountain pens, it is different for everyone, I will only say about gel ink.

        As a rule, the basis of such ink is gel, that is, a viscous substance made from glycerin, which was specially thickened with a special thickener modifier. As a modifier, alcohols, sugars, dextrins are most often used.

        The advantage of such pens over, for example, ballpoint pens is that they write faster, softer, easier to move on paper due to the composition of the ink, and give a richer color.

        In zero gravity, the problem is not related to the presence of gel (glycerin) or ink in pasty, but the fact that the ink or gel refuses to flow through the ball (if we talk about the ball device of the pen) or flow down the pen .. (if we talk about the classic pen writing instrument ) In zero gravity, not a simple pencil is used, but the so-called chemical, or rather, a copy.
        Among the components of the chemical pencil lead are graphite, clay, aniline dyes (dyes eosin, rhodamine, auramine) and binders. The hardness / softness of the pencils varies depending on the percentage of binders. The exact proportions of the components vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. -

        When dry, a chemical pencil writes a silver-gray tint, like a familiar simple pencil. And in appearance they can hardly be distinguished. But it is worth wetting the inscription or the pencil itself, as the trace it leaves takes on a characteristic purple color. To a greater or lesser extent, the lead is soluble in many liquids, but best of all with water, followed by alcohol.

        Since such a pencil can write when ordinary pens refuse to write - in the heat or extreme cold, it is indispensable in traveling conditions.
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 1 February 2018 21: 53 New
          +4
          Gennady, this medkot heard a ringing. Yes, I do not understand where he is
  4. Proton
    Proton 1 February 2018 15: 01 New
    +5
    Well now, calculate how many missiles you need per mine, the cost of the mine the missile will chase laughing
  5. Just a man
    Just a man 1 February 2018 15: 09 New
    +4
    That's interesting, all of their missile defense and air defense systems are remarkably knocking down targets during the period when the promotion of a new super duper weapon is underway and provided that the information is provided only by interested US agencies. But in practice, as soon as there is an opportunity to evaluate the real abilities of third-party media or random people, always a cesspool turns out. For example, today the tests of the Aegis missile defense system in the US state of Hawaii ended in failure. CNN reported that the SM-3 rocket, which is equipped with the Aegis complex, could not intercept the object launched from the aircraft. A few months ago, they also disgraced themselves in front of the Japanese during the test of Aegis. A year ago, the same embarrassment was in Alaska. I'm not talking about the shame of the Patriot system among the Arabs. Apparently not in vain so many countries are eager to purchase our S-400 system.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 1 February 2018 15: 39 New
      +6
      C-400 has not had a single combat response so far.
      So just zero material to compare with American systems.
      1. viktor.
        viktor. 1 February 2018 15: 51 New
        +2
        Quote: voyaka uh
        C-400 has not had a single combat response so far.
        So just zero material to compare with American systems.

        Check for Israeli F35 wassat
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 1 February 2018 15: 53 New
          +2
          Will definitely be checked.
          1. viktor.
            viktor. 1 February 2018 16: 03 New
            +1
            Quote: voyaka uh
            Will definitely be checked.

            And it will be very similar to Vietnam yes
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 1 February 2018 16: 06 New
              +3
              In Vietnam, missiles showed themselves weakly. They were still
              very primitive. Bad example, you cited. recourse
              1. viktor.
                viktor. 1 February 2018 16: 11 New
                +1
                Quote: voyaka uh
                In Vietnam, missiles showed themselves weakly. They were still
                very primitive. Bad example, you cited. recourse

                Exactly WAS PRIMITIVE laughing
                1. voyaka uh
                  voyaka uh 1 February 2018 16: 15 New
                  +2
                  You're right. Today, air defense systems are much cooler. good
                  But all sorts of gadgets, how to drive them by the nose, too
                  invented for 50 years. wink
                  1. viktor.
                    viktor. 1 February 2018 16: 25 New
                    +2
                    Quote: voyaka uh
                    You're right. Today, air defense systems are much cooler. good
                    But all sorts of gadgets, how to drive them by the nose, too
                    invented for 50 years. wink

                    But there is no one who wants to try the sense of smell With 300. bully
                    1. voyaka uh
                      voyaka uh 1 February 2018 16: 57 New
                      +2
                      The attacker's task is not to destroy the complex,
                      and destroy the object that covers this complex.
                      And this usually does not cause problems.
                      1. sabakina
                        sabakina 1 February 2018 22: 04 New
                        +2
                        Quote: voyaka uh
                        The attacker's task is not to destroy the complex,
                        and destroy the object that covers this complex.
                        And this usually does not cause problems.
                        Oh how !, that is, while the attacking party crumbles an object into dust, the complex will “complex”? "What if I’m not fumbling"? laughing
                    2. Professor
                      Professor 1 February 2018 19: 48 New
                      +3
                      Quote: viktor.
                      Quote: voyaka uh
                      You're right. Today, air defense systems are much cooler. good
                      But all sorts of gadgets, how to drive them by the nose, too
                      invented for 50 years. wink

                      But there is no one who wants to try the sense of smell With 300. bully

                      Who was singing about the curvature of the Earth when the bourgeoisie bombed the Assad airfield "securely covered" by your umbrella. wink
                      Air defense weapons of the weak.
                      1. sabakina
                        sabakina 1 February 2018 22: 06 New
                        +3
                        Yeah, but the nuclear weapons of the poor! laughing
                      2. viktor.
                        viktor. 2 February 2018 13: 08 New
                        +1
                        How many axes were released and how much did they reach ????? And how they landed there is no information ...
              2. viktor.
                viktor. 2 February 2018 13: 25 New
                +1
                So fundamentally found today in the Internet. 1046 aircraft shot down with the help of C75, 31% of the total.
      2. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 1 February 2018 17: 39 New
        +3
        Quote: voyaka uh
        C-400 has not had a single combat response so far.

        But how many polygon and test !!! If the buyer had not seen this with his beautiful peepers, figs he would have ever bought our C-400E.
        This is for reference, so that the head does not swing! Yeah yes
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 1 February 2018 17: 41 New
          +1
          "But how many polygon and test !!!" ////

          I know, I know ... "Boars" he beat off countlessly.
          All give up hi
      3. sabakina
        sabakina 1 February 2018 22: 00 New
        +3
        Quote: voyaka uh
        C-400 has not had a single combat response so far.
        Emergency valve trips. But, you have that fifth point, that the SAM, apparently the same thing.
      4. Vkd dvk
        Vkd dvk 2 February 2018 01: 00 New
        +2
        Quote: voyaka uh
        C-400 has not had a single combat response so far.
        So just zero material to compare with American systems.

        YOU are breaking crazy money for penguins, although they did not participate in any military operation. Not combat duty, namely in battle. You, then, are smart, while others are not very? Report from where such arrogance?
  6. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 1 February 2018 15: 20 New
    +3
    that the new ammunition is designed to intercept unguided missiles, shells and mortar mines, reports "Warspot"
    From a massive shelling - like a dead poultice, from single ones - it’s quite, only expensive pleasure, an artillery shot for 800 kilobaxes immediately comes to mind and for some reason this rocket “mini-cooper” seems no exception. But for object defense in the conditions of low-intensity conflicts from “wandering” mortars and so on, it’s quite an aggregate in the American monetary system
    1. MadCat
      MadCat 1 February 2018 16: 02 New
      +1
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      From a massive shelling - like a dead poultice

      just for these cases, these mini-missiles were created, about the cost, then everyone has their own abilities and opportunities for cheaper Americans.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 1 February 2018 16: 30 New
        +5
        Do you even imagine firing a mortar battery at an object? NOT a sighting, but 6 120mm hollows at the target by readiness. To protect against this, an unrealistic concentration of such miracle rackets is needed.
        1. MadCat
          MadCat 1 February 2018 18: 20 New
          +1
          Quote: KVU-NSVD
          Do you even imagine firing a mortar battery at an object?

          And when and who has bombarded Americans for a long period in recent years, so thirty of the mortars? All their bases are covered by air patrols. So what the system needs is a maximum reflection of the first blow.
          In Syria, 7 aircraft were crushed, and so the development of a mini-missile for shells began.
          1. KVU-NSVD
            KVU-NSVD 1 February 2018 18: 28 New
            +4
            As I already said - this device is for protection against single shots at a guarded object. Read the comments you are responding to a little more carefully. And about 7 aircraft - then these fakes have long been chewed, digested and ... etc
      2. Vkd dvk
        Vkd dvk 2 February 2018 10: 23 New
        0
        Quote: MadCat
        Quote: KVU-NSVD
        From a massive shelling - like a dead poultice

        just for these cases, these mini-missiles were created, about the cost, then everyone has their own abilities and opportunities for cheaper Americans.

        With any advanced technology, a missile defense MUST have a higher speed, greater maneuverability, greater vigilance, which leads to a much higher price.
        The latest examples of the leaky American missile defense in the NE (in Yemen), when half of the still Soviet missiles could not intercept modern American missiles.
        Further. The use of jihad mobiles with automatic mortars, to organize concentration, surprise and multiplicity became elementary. Countering this plague requires innumerable amounts of this humor around its own objects and borders.
        1. Morrrow
          Morrrow 3 February 2018 06: 32 New
          0
          Israel is coping
  7. tezey
    tezey 1 February 2018 15: 30 New
    +1
    If this is indeed so, and the Americans managed to create a rocket with the stated diameter and mass having an active homing head and hitting a target with a direct hit, then whoever said that would be a very serious achievement. Unfortunately, we have nothing of the kind yet. Let's see how much the Americans manage to bring the system to adoption.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 1 February 2018 15: 37 New
      +1
      This is really a serious revelation. Accurate mini-missiles are very promising.
      And the application is the widest.
      After all, such a missile may be the second stage after the booster.
    2. prosto_rgb
      prosto_rgb 1 February 2018 23: 16 New
      0
      Quote: Theseus
      having an active homing head

      wrote about this development in the summer
      they indicated that the rocket itself is actively aiming at the target that the locator highlights
      those. translated into Russian, the guidance itself according to the principle of action there is semi-active
  8. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 1 February 2018 15: 35 New
    +6
    At the White Sands (New Mexico) test site, the updated MHTK missile was tested.
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 1 February 2018 15: 43 New
      +2
      hi as always, you are only + from me! hi
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 5 February 2018 16: 10 New
        0
        Quote: Herkulesich
        hi as always, you are only + from me! hi

        Thank! Somehow in the bustle I missed your post, I'm sorry. hi
    2. Vkd dvk
      Vkd dvk 2 February 2018 12: 55 New
      0
      Quote: A. Privalov
      At the White Sands (New Mexico) test site, the updated MHTK missile was tested.

      .....So what? I, in my deep childhood, launched rockets, self-made from a hunting cardboard cartridge 12 caliber. Case of drawing paper, stabilizers of a tin can. Starting complex- flat wire stuck into the ground. What is tsimus? In exact hit in a goal, or in noise and a show with starts?
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 2 February 2018 13: 17 New
        0
        Quote: wkd dvk
        Quote: A. Privalov
        At the White Sands (New Mexico) test site, the updated MHTK missile was tested.

        .....So what? I, in my deep childhood, launched rockets, self-made from a hunting cardboard cartridge 12 caliber. Case of drawing paper, stabilizers of a tin can. Starting complex- flat wire stuck into the ground. What is tsimus? In exact hit in a goal, or in noise and a show with starts?

        I didn’t even know that your knowledge of rocket science technology is so great and extensive. Very happy for you. Good luck to you. I wish you well. hi
        1. Vkd dvk
          Vkd dvk 2 February 2018 14: 28 New
          +1
          Quote: A. Privalov

          ...... Very happy for you. All the best. I wish you hello. hi

          Thank you
          But that is not all my talents. (!!!) Aircraft modeling, photography, radio business. VHF callsign and more than a dozen years of work on the air.
          Which led to work in the Design Bureau, where he worked half his life.
          The profession taught to try not to ask questions, but to answer them.
          I have one answer to this video - nonsense.
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 2 February 2018 15: 07 New
            0
            Well, what a great fellow you are! good drinks
            1. Vkd dvk
              Vkd dvk 3 February 2018 00: 39 New
              +1
              Quote: A. Privalov
              .

              That is why no abomination can take us.
              And yet, for what reason did you throw a bonnet into the air there? What squeal of delight?
  9. Old26
    Old26 1 February 2018 16: 04 New
    +1
    Quote: zzdimk
    Are you trying to do something like a shell?

    No, rather, this complex resembles the Iron Dome

    Quote: Muvka
    Sorry, that’s not the topic, but here is the interesting news: The new Soyuz-2.1a rocket was launched using new fuel

    The rocket flew on a completely new fuel - naphthyl, an environmentally friendly type of hydrocarbon fuel using polymer additives.

    The use of naphthyl will allow the family of three-stage medium-class launch vehicles to bring more payload to all types of orbits than when using a chemical rocket engine, which is based on an oxygen-kerosene pair.

    if more, then not by much. the engines are the same. Fuel is not too different from the original (otherwise there would be other engines)
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 1 February 2018 16: 11 New
      0
      I hope we find out someday. In any case, this is very good. This fuel for the Angara means suitable for any future missiles being developed. A + power will never be superfluous. And it is unlikely that they would test fuel with several% better efficiency. Maybe 10-20% make up.
  10. Old26
    Old26 1 February 2018 17: 01 New
    0
    Quote: Muvka
    I hope we find out someday. In any case, this is very good. This fuel for the Angara means suitable for any future missiles being developed. A + power will never be superfluous. And it is unlikely that they would test fuel with several% better efficiency. Maybe 10-20% make up.

    We have already tried once to replace kerosene with synthetic fuel. The result is a very small number of starts on this fuel.
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 1 February 2018 17: 09 New
      0
      Well this is kerosene, but with additives. It is unlikely that they have now begun to experience something unprofitable, agree.
  11. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa 1 February 2018 17: 49 New
    +6
    Quote: voyaka uh
    “Boars,” he beat off countlessly.

    Warrior! The irony is good where there is nothing more to say!
    On business. There were no "boars" at the workshops in Abu Dhabi, but there were imported and manufactured BRs and KRs. At the same time, the polygon time was not exactly set. Therefore, we can assume that this was a small air defense battle. In this case, the "target" was covered by interference. I do not argue: there were no towed traps. But, nevertheless, a line of people wishing to “possess” Russian weapons lined up for C-400.
    However, this is a fact, Monsieur ironist! yes
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 1 February 2018 22: 11 New
      +2
      Alexander, the warrior did not know that there are no wild boars in Abu Dhabi! laughing
      1. Vkd dvk
        Vkd dvk 3 February 2018 00: 42 New
        0
        Quote: sabakina
        Alexander, the warrior did not know that there are no wild boars in Abu Dhabi! laughing

        They are found, but only kosher.
  12. Vadim237
    Vadim237 1 February 2018 20: 55 New
    0
    These are the dimensions and the mass shoots at 3 kilometers, at the Igla S MANPADS, the rocket weighs 11,7 kilograms with a length of 163 centimeters and shoots at 6 kilometers, the use is limited by supersonic aircraft, it is time for our designers to create new small-size turbojet engines.
    1. Vkd dvk
      Vkd dvk 3 February 2018 00: 48 New
      0
      Quote: Vadim237
      These are the dimensions and the mass shoots at 3 kilometers, at the Igla S MANPADS, the rocket weighs 11,7 kilograms with a length of 163 centimeters and shoots at 6 kilometers, the use is limited by supersonic aircraft, it is time for our designers to create new small-size turbojet engines.

      Small-sized is what for? What is the goal - dimensions, range, small-sized, or something else? Isn't it better to do things with an almost absolute effect on the results of the application? Small-sized products have a small-sized resource. The slightest miss and the second approach to the goal for them is absolutely unattainable pleasure. Miniaturization worsens the parameters and increases the cost of production.
  13. viktor.
    viktor. 2 February 2018 03: 22 New
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    The attacker's task is not to destroy the complex,
    and destroy the object that covers this complex.
    And this usually does not cause problems.

    At this time, as I know, the shell is covering wink