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A-Square self-guided bullet: development completed

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The firm A-Square (USA), specializing in the development and production of non-standard ammunition, completed work on the creation of homing bullets. They are based on bullets for caliber .577 cartridges. Homing is done with an electronic compass developed by Silicon Standard Corp. and a microcontroller developed by Atmel, located in the head of the bullet. Bullet maneuvering is carried out with the help of stabilizers, which play the role of rudders and are in the tail of the bullet, which, if necessary, are pulled out of the body of the bullet by metal plates having a “memory” when the controller applies control voltage to them. After completion of the maneuver, stabilizers do not return back, the movement of the bullet is coordinated by the other rudders.


A-Square self-guided bullet: development completed


In case of loss of speed, the bullet can be additionally accelerated by built-in pyrotechnic micro charges, also located in the tail section of the bullet.

The bullet has a titanium tip and is designed to defeat manpower, shelters and lightly armored vehicles, as well as the failure of defense systems tanks and air defense.

Before the combat use of ammunition are adjusted and referenced to the terrain, which can be made in advance. The role of communication bus is played by stabilizers already familiar to us. To connect with them using an adapter to USB. In preparation for the production of a shot, the operator selects the target and enters its characteristics into the controller. The data includes the coordinates, color, temperature, the forecast of the possible movement of the target, which is calculated in advance using a computer, etc.

Practical firing range can reach 7 km and depends on the equipment of the cartridge, but if necessary, you can save the shooter from recoil and increase the range of destruction. To this end, A-SQUARE, in addition to standard shock absorbers, plans together with the company Chrysler Defense Inc. develop a self-propelled robotic chassis, which will independently prepare ammunition for a shot, move to the starting position and fire the enemy in accordance with the list of specified targets. This chassis will have a small height (not more than half a meter), retractable side stabilizers to avoid tipping, and a length of no more than one and a half meters. The issue of booking is solved. The movement will take place on rubber tracks driven by the motor-wheels and is assumed to be noiseless. The engines will be powered by high-capacity lithium-ion batteries.

Estimated cost of a bullet for mass production is no more than $ 150.
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  1. Theodore
    Theodore April 15 2018 05: 37
    +3
    The price is already fun! Could it be like with the Fu-22 and fi-35?
    1. Vard
      Vard April 15 2018 06: 16
      +4
      And the quality of the ammunition ... Most likely as with the same F-35 ... It seems to fly ... But somehow sideways ...
    2. Passing
      Passing April 15 2018 07: 21
      +15
      Quote: Theodore
      The price is already fun!

      The price of one bullet does not really matter. How many targets do you need to hit every few kilometers there? Ten? A hundred? Even during the war, such goals will not be millions or billions, but tens to hundreds of thousands. So the army will not go broke on long-range guided bullets.
      Moreover, such bullets, on the contrary, will reduce costs by thousands of percent, because they will save ATGMs and tank shells.
      1. RaptorF22
        RaptorF22 April 15 2018 08: 20
        +6
        I agree many hi they don’t understand that if we lag behind in the development of advanced weapon systems, this will be able to go sideways for our soldiers and, as a result, unjustified losses No.
        1. Nikolaevich I
          Nikolaevich I April 16 2018 00: 12
          +2
          Not so long ago, articles about BLAM technology ("the bullet twists the nose") were popular ... You can also find messages on the EXACTO (DARPA) project on the Internet ...
      2. RaptorF22
        RaptorF22 April 15 2018 08: 21
        +2
        Right on the right things do not save money
        1. dzuar saubarag
          dzuar saubarag April 15 2018 13: 10
          +2
          Again, according to statistics, the actual cost of ammunition for one killed goes to many hundreds and even thousands. In this scenario, the price can be quite penny. By the way, an ordinary cartridge of this caliber costs about 100 US rubles, if you believe the Internet
          1. Kot_Kuzya
            Kot_Kuzya April 16 2018 08: 30
            0
            100 rubles is 1,5 dollars. For you, there is no difference between 1,5 and 150 dollars?
            1. dzuar saubarag
              dzuar saubarag April 16 2018 10: 31
              0
              I meant American rubles - i.e. dollars)))) In this case, the difference is not very significant, given the declared possibilities!
    3. Hog
      Hog April 15 2018 12: 57
      0
      For spetsnaz the most.
  2. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff April 15 2018 06: 30
    +19
    Was the article written on April 1st?
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 April 15 2018 19: 16
      0
      Well, yes, a self-propelled gun on a tracked chassis in caliber 0.577. If this is not a joke, then this is not a delusion for a budget drink.
      1. dzuar saubarag
        dzuar saubarag April 16 2018 10: 41
        +3
        Given that the caliber of this cartridge is 14,9 mm (this is what it means in all the reference data), and the power is more than 13000 KJ, then a self-running car can be a good option. At least the arrow will be more comfortable using such a robot than to "bullet" itself from such a karamultuk. In Africa, hunters with this caliber were joked: a gentleman shoots an elephant from such a gun - both fall, which of them managed to get up - that is the winner)))
      2. Sergey Klyaus
        21 March 2019 23: 14
        0
        Khrushchev considered cybernetics nonsense. And the result?
  3. Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya April 15 2018 07: 09
    +12
    Does a .577 caliber bullet have an aiming range of 7 km? Does it even have an active reactive block for overclocking? Actually, April 1 is long gone.
    1. Ace Tambourine
      Ace Tambourine April 15 2018 08: 44
      +3
      Duc in the old style just right April 1
      1. Kot_Kuzya
        Kot_Kuzya April 15 2018 09: 34
        0
        Uh, yes, exactly laughing
    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I April 15 2018 10: 57
      +4
      Quote: Kot_Kuzya
      Does a .577 caliber bullet have an aiming range of 7 km? Does it even have an active reactive block for overclocking? Actually, April 1 is long gone.

      Well.... what passed, did not pass ... request And in Russia, it’s not like writing on April 1 about the developing jet homing pool as far as 10 km .... belay So 7 km-bullshit! ... tongue
      1. Ace Tambourine
        Ace Tambourine April 15 2018 19: 15
        +1
        10km ?!
        This bullet has an over-the-horizon locator, or an operator rifle?
        1. Nikolaevich I
          Nikolaevich I April 15 2018 23: 53
          +5
          Quote: Ace of Diamonds
          10km ?!
          This bullet has an over-the-horizon locator, or an operator rifle?

          Yes FIG knows! request I'll show you a couple of “notes about your boy”: 1. In Russia, announced the creation of a new self-governing bullet. The project is being developed by the Advanced Research Foundation (FPI). According to the developers, it will be a new "sniper jet firing complex."

          It is planned to install an intelligent sight, and the bullet will really be controllable. Naturally, the development is in complete secrecy, and the data that is there is quite scarce. However, it is known that the complex will be able to hit a target at a distance of up to 10 kilometers with the help of specially developed smart optics. A bullet made of several alloys and mounted aerodynamic rudders is capable of developing simply incredible initial speed and maneuvering around obstacles.
          2. On the eve of the Foundation’s General Director Andrei Grigoryev told reporters about the ongoing development of a “promising sniper-guided missile complex.”

          “A fundamentally new family of bullets is being created, for example, from two or more metals, with special armor-piercing and long-range properties. Intelligent sights, a promising sniper rocket complex with a controlled bullet and much more are being designed, ”he said.

          According to the developers, ““ smart bullet ”will be able to hit targets at a distance of up to ten kilometers.”
          1. Kot_Kuzya
            Kot_Kuzya April 17 2018 12: 35
            +1
            A fundamentally new family of bullets is created, for example, of two or more metals
            How can you carry such nonsense? In fact, bullets of two metals were invented in the 19th century, when they began to make bullets with a lead core and cupronickel or tompac shell. Now a simple bullet consists of at least three metals: a tompack shell, a lead shirt, and a steel core.
            1. Nikolaevich I
              Nikolaevich I April 17 2018 13: 31
              +2
              Quote: Kot_Kuzya
              ? In fact, bullets of two metals were invented in the 19 century, when they began to make bullets with a lead core and cupronickel or tompac shell. Now a simple bullet consists of at least three metals: a tompack shell, a lead shirt, and a steel core.

              In fact, the "authors" are hinting that the know-how is not in the combination of "2-3 metals" .... it is like this: it flew by ... But I was also "impressed" by one phrase: "... it can simply develop incredible initial speed and maneuver around obstacles ... " belay request
          2. Aqela
            Aqela April 25 2018 20: 30
            0
            Along the way, someone else watched the movie "Especially Dangerous" wassat laughing
            1. Nikolaevich I
              Nikolaevich I April 29 2018 13: 33
              +2
              "The tale is a lie, but a hint in it ....." When the monkey descended from the tree, it turned out to be at the fork of further human development ... To the left: the path of isoteric development of mankind ... to the right: technocratic ........ . The monkey went right ...
  4. cariperpaint
    cariperpaint April 15 2018 07: 26
    0
    homing towards this is somehow poorly suited ... does she choose the goals or what?
  5. Simargl
    Simargl April 15 2018 07: 56
    +9
    The practical firing range can reach 7 km and depends on the equipment of the cartridge
    Incompatible with:
    They are based on bullets for .577 caliber cartridges.

    These 7 km can only be reached by canopy.
    The price of a "simple" .577 Tyrannosaur is from $ 100, but here for a "tricked out" $ 150 was announced.
    And the last: the correction method is only for a smooth barrel, and the remote for a rifled one.
    Conclusion: BIG !!!
    PS: this is a cartridge for shooting elephants at pistol distances. It’s better to shoot at an elephant at 500-1000 m with a PTRD or PTRS.
    1. Narak-zempo
      Narak-zempo April 15 2018 09: 18
      0
      Quote: Simargl
      The price of a "simple" .577 Tyrannosaur is from $ 100, but here for a "tricked out" $ 150 was announced.

      So then the retail price of the bourgeoisie, who can afford to hunt elephants. The cost of a cartridge is clearly not $ 100
      1. Simargl
        Simargl April 15 2018 15: 37
        +1
        Quote: Narak-zempo
        Cost price the cartridge is clearly not $ 100

        Quote: from article
        Approximate cost bullets in mass production - no more than $ 150.
        Am I missing something and misunderstood?
        1. Narak-zempo
          Narak-zempo April 16 2018 00: 39
          +1
          Quote: Simargl
          Quote: Narak-zempo
          Cost price the cartridge is clearly not $ 100

          Quote: from article
          Approximate cost bullets in mass production - no more than $ 150.
          Am I missing something and misunderstood?

          You claim that the cost of a cartridge with a homing bullet can hardly be $ 150, because the prototype - a hunting .577 Tyrannosaur - is sold for $ 100 apiece. I just wanted to say that it’s not worthwhile to consider the COST of a military high-tech cartridge based on the RETAIL PRICE of the hunter, because in the military the most expensive is a bullet with a guidance system, and in hunting it is a wrap for rich uncles.
          1. Simargl
            Simargl April 16 2018 02: 08
            0
            Quote: Narak-zempo
            You claim that the cost of a cartridge with a homing bullet is unlikely to be $ 150,
            Where did I write this ?! it You affirm!
            1. Narak-zempo
              Narak-zempo April 16 2018 08: 02
              0
              Quote: Simargl
              The practical firing range can reach 7 km and depends on the equipment of the cartridge
              Incompatible with:
              They are based on bullets for .577 caliber cartridges.

              These 7 km can only be reached by canopy.
              The price of a "simple" .577 Tyrannosaur is from $ 100, but here for a "tricked out" $ 150 was announced.
              And the last: the correction method is only for a smooth barrel, and the remote for a rifled one.
              Conclusion: BIG !!!
              PS: this is a cartridge for shooting elephants at pistol distances. It’s better to shoot at an elephant at 500-1000 m with a PTRD or PTRS.
              1. Simargl
                Simargl April 16 2018 08: 05
                0
                About both prices about himselfcost of speech was not conducted. What's wrong?!
                1. Narak-zempo
                  Narak-zempo April 16 2018 15: 07
                  0
                  In the article, $ 150 is the cost of one bullet in mass production.
    2. Sergey Klyaus
      21 March 2019 23: 19
      0
      Dear, AKM, and what is the firing range? And what, the Akmovskaya bullet flies in a straight line? Or does it fall, but does the sight take this into account?
    3. Sergey Klyaus
      22 March 2019 00: 01
      0
      Does it say about rifled or smooth trunks?
      Although rifling is an interesting thing, flight correction can be made if the electronics have time to process the driving mode.
  6. RaptorF22
    RaptorF22 April 15 2018 08: 14
    +3
    While the Americans are already developing such bullets laughing our prohibitions ruin the civilian arms market in Russia angry at this pace, only Americans China and Europe will be leaders in the development and production of weapons winked
    1. Simargl
      Simargl April 15 2018 08: 37
      +2
      Quote: RaptorF22n
      our prohibitions ruin the civilian arms market in Russia
      They probably seriously believe that bans will greatly affect the illegal arms market. Here they will affect the criminal situation. Especially where the response time of the police is maximum (rural areas, etc.). Do not think that for the better they will influence.
      And about the bullets themselves - here, in fact: topwar.ru/54739-v-ssha-...pul-exacto.html
      Only a cutaway cartridge is complete rubbish!
  7. garri-lin
    garri-lin April 15 2018 08: 57
    +5
    Jeepsi-guided bullet? The easiest tomahawk shrunken after a mass of washes? Looks like brave reports from UkroVoenPro. Such ammunition without AGSN is meaningless, and with them are called PTURS.
    1. Sergey Klyaus
      22 March 2019 00: 03
      0
      Unfortunately, I do not have design documentation.
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 22 March 2019 01: 04
        0
        The year passed unnoticed.
        1. Sergey Klyaus
          22 March 2019 12: 21
          0
          The site administration initially demanded some kind of evidence from me and did not want to publish it. Then they published it, but did not inform them. Now they are silent.
  8. rehev931
    rehev931 April 15 2018 08: 57
    +4
    fake news !!!
  9. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets April 15 2018 09: 11
    +7
    Testing readers for the adequacy and ability of text analysis? what
  10. alex-cn
    alex-cn April 15 2018 09: 21
    +16
    "as it later turned out, self-donning boots are more expensive than a motorcycle and are afraid of dust and dampness"
    Br Strugatsky.
    1. Aqela
      Aqela April 25 2018 20: 34
      0
      good laughing Very appropriate quote! drinks
  11. Operator
    Operator April 15 2018 10: 20
    +2
    This is a fake, definitely laughing
  12. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh April 15 2018 10: 31
    +4
    Such a company exists. But the self-managed pool data looks like
    completely unrealistic.
    Attempts to create mini-missile bullets with GOS with external "backlight" were made.
    But in fact - this is a mini-rocket: a pencil with wings.
    About a few kilometers it did not go. It was possible to hit the target for 1 km.
    And the price immediately goes to thousands of dollars.
    1. Kot_Kuzya
      Kot_Kuzya April 15 2018 10: 44
      +3
      The sons of Israel immediately calculate the cost of the "project." wassat
      1. alex-cn
        alex-cn April 15 2018 10: 48
        +3
        and rightly so. It’s unprofitable to shoot sparrows from a cannon
      2. Vladimir 5
        Vladimir 5 April 17 2018 10: 59
        0
        But he speaks competently and reasonably, sometimes with the submission of factual material that is clearly unknown to the majority. Therefore, the presence improves the quality of the site and are always happy to see ...
    2. sabakina
      sabakina April 15 2018 12: 50
      +8
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Such a company exists. But the self-managed pool data looks like
      completely unrealistic.
      Alex, why? Hollywood created, Hollywood showed ...
      1. VictorZhivilov
        VictorZhivilov April 15 2018 16: 03
        +3
        Thanks for the video clip! I haven’t laughed like that for a long time. laughing
    3. Sergey Klyaus
      21 March 2019 23: 31
      0
      Barrett will do just fine for 1 km. The question is what - all of a sudden, on those who are 5-7 km away and expect nothing ... Can you imagine this distance? Fuel trucks, trucks with ammunition, armored vehicles, and tanks ... Suddenly a swarm of bumblebees arrives. Crumbled, and to the rear. What will you do with such an installation? Projectile - only direct hit. "Grads" will scratch slightly with fragments. And it will charge the batteries, replenish the ammunition and crawl again.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 21 March 2019 23: 43
        0
        Can you provide a link to the original in English?
        I re-read the article again. TTX in the sizes indicated are absolute
        science fiction.
        1. Sergey Klyaus
          22 March 2019 12: 35
          0
          There are no articles in English. In general, it does not exist in nature. Three years ago, when I came face to face with a 50x lens, recognition of faces, license plates and other objects (the idea of ​​embrasures of checkpoints, refuellers, etc. came to my mind), Arduino electronics, I got the idea of creation of a self-propelled sniper installation, which is controlled by an operator who is in cover. Although it can be made completely autonomous in general. I proposed the idea to an acquaintance of the GRU colonel who has access to the high command. So, in particular, he showed Putin an underwater vehicle for transporting combat swimmers. But, alas, this colonel said that the development of such a self-propelled gun was already underway. But on Arduino, I had more ideas, and in one of the conversations on the forum, I ran into a programmer dealing with similar issues. He gave me this information. I wrote an article.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 22 March 2019 12: 46
            0
            And, of course ... Well, you still read about modern GOS - homing heads
            shells and missiles. Heat, infrared video and radar. And combined
            of two, or all three. About the Excalibur shell. About ATGM Spike. Once again, such a "self-propelled gun"
            firing 25 km behind. And about the prices. Starting at $ 20,000 and up to $ 100,000 per shot.
            You have to pay for accuracy. No miracle rifles will help. It is already manageable
            rockets and shells.
            1. Sergey Klyaus
              23 March 2019 11: 47
              0
              I would compare a bullet with a sword, and self-propelled guns with a sledgehammer. Slightly different tasks.

              "... Heat, infrared video and radar. And combined,
              of two, or all three ... "- if you are friends with electronics or programming, buy the training set" Arduino "- it's all there.

              Here is about domestic development
              https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/218770/
              if, of course, this is being done. And if crooks and thieves do not steal the allocated money, as happened with the Vostochny cosmodrome.
  13. Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya April 15 2018 10: 47
    0
    The practical firing range can reach 7 km

    I recalled Paul Mauser, who was advertising on his C-96 pistol aimed aiming range of 1000 m. But at least he was more modest and gave the bar only 1000 m.
    1. Simargl
      Simargl April 15 2018 15: 40
      0
      Could get into the house?
      1. Kot_Kuzya
        Kot_Kuzya April 16 2018 08: 38
        0
        I doubt that the TT bullet could even fly to that house.
  14. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman April 15 2018 12: 05
    0
    Quote: pafegosoff
    Was the article written on April 1st?


    Pafegosoff! Confess honestly! Did you compose this? I ask for the last time ?!
  15. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman April 15 2018 12: 06
    +1
    Quote: Kot_Kuzya
    The sons of Israel immediately calculate the cost of the "project." wassat


    But what, the Jewish office?
    1. Kot_Kuzya
      Kot_Kuzya April 16 2018 11: 23
      0
      And what is isho! You will be asked for another ruble per exit laughing !
  16. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman April 15 2018 12: 08
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Such a company exists. But the self-managed pool data looks like
    completely unrealistic.
    Attempts to create mini-missile bullets with GOS with external "backlight" were made.
    But in fact - this is a mini-rocket: a pencil with wings.
    About a few kilometers it did not go. It was possible to hit the target for 1 km.
    And the price immediately goes to thousands of dollars.


    Warrior wow! Do not unlock! Is your doing? In the sense of an April Fool’s joke?
  17. AlexMark
    AlexMark April 15 2018 12: 10
    +3
    As I understand it, this bullet is not self-guiding at all, but it makes corrections itself when offset due to side wind and distance. That is, she just tries to fly "in a straight line." In my opinion, data entry in color is practically useless, unless the enemy goes to fight in bright red sports suits. Well, the fact that the operator will predict the possible movement of the target in general is somehow strange. Suppose the operator asked the predicted movement to the left and fired, while the enemy sat down and decided to light, how should the bullet understand that the enemy is not moving to the left? No, we don’t need such hockey smile
    If you already fantasize about this topic, it would not be easier to isolate the target against the general background using a thermal imager, touch the selected target with a laser beam and a computer to provide target tracking with a laser beam, to which the bullet will orient, adjusting its trajectory in flight?
    1. Sergey Klyaus
      21 March 2019 23: 48
      0
      In the good old days, red light was used in darkrooms. He did not light up photo paper.
      Color data is entered in shades of gray - and the gradation is greater, and what's the difference, what color stands out the embrasure of the checkpoint against the background of the embankment? If such a bumblebee flies into the embrasure, he will make such a rustle there - the heroes will not just run away from there, they will rush. And if several of these bumblebees arrive?

      I can predict for you the trajectory of the train, the plane, and if I pull myself up, then the truck with ammunition or a fuel truck.
      Of course, slapping a fighter with such a bullet will demoralize the rest. But to blow up a truck with ammunition with such a bullet or a fuel truck will demoralize even more. Well and again - how many fighters are sitting on the bus or in the back of a truck on the march? Even one such bumblebee of three or five will sip.

      The laser beam is a unmasking tool. Plus smoke can be fenced off.
  18. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman April 15 2018 12: 11
    +1
    Quote: RaptorF22n
    While the Americans are already developing such bullets laughing our prohibitions ruin the civilian arms market in Russia angry at this pace, only Americans China and Europe will be leaders in the development and production of weapons winked


    Raptor! You are as always stuck in the stone age! Where are Africa, Australia and Antarctica?
  19. Monarchist
    Monarchist April 15 2018 13: 54
    +2
    In this case, snipers on the cap, any tyagomotin with aiming down, or maybe the soldier too down? Something doubts are taking me, maybe I have already lagged behind progress?
    1. AFHENOGEN
      AFHENOGEN April 15 2018 21: 12
      0
      No progress is keeping pace.
  20. VictorZhivilov
    VictorZhivilov April 15 2018 15: 48
    +1
    It is pleasant to realize that progress does not stand still and evolution does not pass the topic of "small arms and ammunition" by. smile

    PS
    It's a shame to forget such a Day.
    www.calend.ru/holidays/0/0/682/
  21. thinker
    thinker April 15 2018 21: 05
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Such a company exists ...

    On February 15, 2012, A-Square ceased to exist.
    request
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-Square
    1. Sergey Klyaus
      21 March 2019 23: 50
      0
      Are you sure that she really ceased to exist, and not changed the sign? Me not...
  22. Guillon
    Guillon April 15 2018 21: 59
    0
    It's time to stop supplying titanium to the USA! am No.
  23. sxfRipper
    sxfRipper April 15 2018 23: 29
    +1
    Today doesn’t seem like April 1st?
  24. Catfish
    Catfish April 16 2018 00: 37
    0
    Quote: sib.ataman
    Quote: RaptorF22n
    While the Americans are already developing such bullets laughing our prohibitions ruin the civilian arms market in Russia angry at this pace, only Americans China and Europe will be leaders in the development and production of weapons winked


    Raptor! You are as always stuck in the stone age! Where are Africa, Australia and Antarctica?


    I don’t know how in Antarctica, it’s finally cold there, but in Africa in the local markets they sell pomegranates in bags like potatoes, and machine guns in boxes. For how many years they’re firing at every corner and no matter what, but the population is not decreasing. They probably don’t know how to shoot. And here, obviously, everyone shoots superbly and the government, knowing this, cares about our security with you. After all, start mass trade with us with all kinds of firearms, so we’ll shoot each other, or we’ll poke our eyes with bayonets. What to take with us, we blow our nose with our feet. drinks
  25. Sergey Klyaus
    22 March 2019 09: 15
    0
    Unfortunately, I do not have design documentation.