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Guided bomb GBU-53 / B SDB II. Easier and more accurate

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The American defense industry continues to develop the direction aviation means of destruction. The promising Raytheon GBU-53 / B Small Diameter Bomb II project is nearing completion, the goal of which is to create a new guided bomb with a number of characteristic features. Due to the use of modified guidance tools, built on the basis of new equipment, this product has significant advantages over similar weaponsalready used by combat aircraft.


The roots of the current GBU-53 / B SDB II project should be sought in the middle of the last decade. In 2005-2006, the United States Air Force began to master the newest GBU-39 SDB bomb developed by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. This product was a planning bomb with a homing system using inertial instruments and satellite navigation. A bomb weighing 285 pounds (129 kg) carried an 206-pound (93 kg) warhead. Depending on the discharge conditions, a GBU-39 bomb could fly around 100-110 km.


Advertising image of a bomb GBU-53 / B SDB II


Tests and the first cases of combat use confirmed the design characteristics and the relatively high potential of the new weapon. However, in its present form, it could not solve some combat missions, and therefore its potential turned out to be limited. The homing head with inertial and satellite navigation provided the withdrawal of a bomb only to a stationary target with previously known coordinates. The attack of a moving object, for obvious reasons, was excluded.

Understanding the specific problems of the GBU-39 bomb, the Pentagon immediately decided to develop another bomb. At the same time, the development of a bomb for attacking moving targets was proposed to be carried out separately. Until a certain time, the military department concentrated all its efforts on the first SBD project, as a result of which the development of a new bomb began only a few years later.

The final requirements for the SBD II bomb were defined only in 2008. In accordance with the terms of reference, the new bomb should have been able to independently search for a target and then aim at it. At the same time, it was required to ensure the possibility of an attack of moving objects at any time of the day and in all weather conditions. The carriers of the new bomb were to be all the main modern and future front-line aircraft.

The Small Diameter Bomb II program has been joined by several aviation weapon developers, including Raytheon. She involved the American branch of the European organization MBDA in the development of her project. In accordance with the contract, this company had to take over the development of the wing for the planning bomb. All other elements of the product were created by Raytheon specialists. This company in the future was supposed to start mass production.

In July, 2010, the US military chose the most successful project of the proposed. The analysis showed that the best version of the guided bomb was created by Raytheon and MBDA. Further work was carried out only on this project. For a certain time, the term GBU-53 / B Small Diameter Bomb II was used in its relation. Over the next few years it was planned to complete the development of the project, to establish production and conduct tests. According to the results of the last Pentagon had to decide on the adoption of a bomb or to abandon it.


Product layout


From the technical point of view, the bomb GBU-53 / B is a planning product equipped with a relatively large warhead and a whole set of target detection tools. At the same time, like the bomb SDB, it is characterized by relatively small dimensions. In particular, the small diameter of the hull and the absence of large protruding parts (in the transport position) makes it possible to hang several such bombs on a compatible holder. Thanks to this noticeable increase in the maximum possible ammunition of the aircraft.

The SDB II project provides for the placement of all devices in a housing of a fairly simple form. Its head is formed by a hemispherical fairing and a small annular section. Further, the bomb retains the tubular body, but above it appears a casing with straightened surfaces, containing devices for controlling the wing and hinges for its installation. In the tail part of the protruding housing has a smaller size. The tapering tail of a bomb is equipped with folding rudders of an X-shaped design. In order to obtain the maximum possible range of discharge, the wing is used in flight. Two planes of minimal sweep in the transport position are placed on the rear casing of the case and are revealed after a drop.

The head compartment of the bomb is given for the installation of several types of guidance tools. In particular, it is for this reason that the characteristic transparent fairing is used. The large central compartment accommodates the warhead. The tail of the case is intended for the installation of some elements of the control system and steering gears. Also in this compartment there are narrow niches for placing the rudders in the folded position. The protruding upper casing of the housing accommodates the drives for folding the wing.

The GBU-39 SDB controlled bomb is equipped with inertial and satellite navigation systems, which allows it to attack only stationary targets with known coordinates. Requirements for the new project have led to a noticeable complication of homing equipment. Unlike its predecessor, the SDB II product has just four guidance systems, thanks to which it is capable of solving a wider range of combat missions.

To attack stationary targets, you can use the guidance according to satellite or inertial navigation. In this case, the automation continuously monitors the position of the bomb in space and issues commands to the steering cars. According to known data, the satellite and inertial system allows to obtain a circular probable deviation at the level of 5-8 m - approximately the same characteristics are shown by the bomb GBU-39.

Guided bomb GBU-53 / B SDB II. Easier and more accurate
Tests of the warhead


To attack moving targets it is proposed to use other means of guidance. So, the new guided bomb is equipped with an infrared head type IIR. This device is based on the components of the larger AGM-154 JOSW bomb, but is smaller. Such a head, built using an uncooled matrix, is capable of not only finding sources of thermal radiation, but also creating an image of a high-resolution target used for course correction. Stated performance when monitoring small objects such as humans.

To work in adverse weather conditions, the bomb is completed with an active radar homing head operating in the millimeter range. After the product reaches the target area, the head begins an independent search for ground objects. This GOS is intended primarily for the destruction of armored fighting vehicles and other targets well visible to radars.

Also, the GBU-53 / B Small Diameter Bomb II project involves the use of a passive laser homing head. The latter requires assistance from the ground or from other aircraft. Ground reconnaissance or UAVs must detect the target and provide its illumination with a laser target designator. The bomb, in turn, finds the reflected light and is aimed at the specified target.

An important feature of the Raytheon guided bomb is the original control system, coupled with all the means of guidance. The mode of operation of the electronics is set either by the pilot before the reset, when the target parameters are entered, or determined automatically. In the latter case, the onboard control system analyzes various data and selects the optimal mode of joint operation of several separate systems. In this case, the exit to the target area is carried out using satellite or inertial navigation, and then three GPS are connected to work.

Due to the correct simultaneous use of several systems, the bomb is capable of displaying fairly high accuracy characteristics. The circular deviation, according to the developer, does not exceed 1-5 m.

On board the bombs are also present means of communication and data transmission. With the help of the Link 16 system, the bomb communicates with the carrier and transmits telemetry data to it, and also receives commands. Declared the possibility of retargeting a bomb after dropping or transferring its tracking to another aircraft. Also, if necessary, the pilot of the carrier can issue a command for self-destruction.


GBU-53 / B bombs on F-15E media


In the central compartment of the corps is a high-explosive fragmentation warhead. The project involves the use of a charge mass 48 kg. As planned by the customer and the developer, a relatively small mass of charge should be compensated for by high accuracy. Such characteristics to a certain extent simplify the use of weapons in difficult conditions, for example in a city.

Bomb SDB II differs not the largest size, which simplifies its operation. Product length is 1,76 m with a maximum diameter of about 180 mm. Wingspan in flight position - 1,67 m. Weight - 93 kg. The explosive charge accounts for just over half of the total mass.

Flight technical and combat characteristics of the product depend on a number of factors. Thus, the maximum range is determined taking into account the speed and height of the carrier at the time of the reset. In addition, it affects the type of goal. According to known data, when resetting from the maximum allowable height and speed, the GBU-53 / B range reaches 110 km. In this case, it is possible to attack only a stationary target with previously known coordinates. A moving target can only be attacked from 70-72 km. Such a difference in the parameters is due to the need for maneuvering when aiming at a mobile target.

As the carriers of the GBU-53 / B Small Diameter Bomb II bombs are considered several modern aircraft of the US Air Force. At the same time there is the possibility of obtaining very remarkable results. The F-15E fighter-bomber can carry GBU-53 / B bombs with BRU-61 / A pendant holders. On the plane you can hang up to seven holders with four bombs on each. The F-22 and F-35 fighters are capable of carrying SDB II bombs in internal cargo compartments. Their ammunition may include up to 8-10 of such products.

It should be noted that, to date, aircraft of the F-35 family do not yet have the possibility of using advanced bombs. For the use of such weapons, they need a certain software update onboard equipment. Mass introduction of such updates will begin only in the twenties. Other potential carriers, as far as is known, can already use new weapons.


SDB II bombs on the battlefield as presented by the artist


Earlier it was proposed to introduce the GBU-53 / B bombs into the armament range of the A-10C attack aircraft and the AC-130 fire support aircraft. However, the study of such issues has shown that this will lead to a significant increase in costs without a tangible gain in combat qualities.

Tests of new model bombs started at the beginning of 2011 of the year. At first, simple removal of inert products on carriers was carried out, and then test dumps began. Since the summer of 2012, the F-15E fighter jets have used test bombs with full-fledged homing heads on the test sites. By the autumn of 2014, all basic checks were completed. Products GBU-53 / B showed themselves well, and received a recommendation for adoption. However, the Raytheon and Pentagon specialists were to carry out some additional work.

By the middle of this decade, plans for future procurement had been determined. In total, it is planned to purchase over 17,1 thousand prospective bombs. Each of them will cost about 128,8 thousand dollars in 2015 prices of the year. Taking into account the cost of developing the project, the cost of a single ammunition increases by about 98 thousand dollars.

According to known data, at present, the US Air Force is engaged in the gradual introduction and assimilation of new weapons. In the very near future, SDB II bombs and their carriers in the form of F-15E should reach the stage of initial operational readiness. Other carriers will receive new weapons in the near future. At the same time, in some cases, the integration of weapons into the existing complex has been significantly postponed.

Bombs GBU-53 / B Small Diameter Bomb II have not yet reached full operation, but have become the subject of several contracts. First of all, such weapons were ordered by the US Air Force. The Royal Air Force of Great Britain showed interest in the bombs, but they eventually chose to launch their own project. In the autumn of 2016, the Republic of Korea announced its desire to purchase the latest American bombs. They are supposed to be used with aircraft F-15K. In the event of a war, they should become the main means of combating DPRK mobile missile systems. In October, 2017, the contract appeared to supply 3900 SDB II bombs to the Australian Air Force.

In the near future, several American combat aircraft will be able to use in real operations a new guided bomb. The GBU-53 / B Small Diameter Bomb II product has high expectations, and so far it justifies them. In what battles this product will be used, against what goals and with what results - time will show.


On the materials of the sites:
http://raytheon.com/
https://defenseindustrydaily.com/
http://deagel.com/
http://globalsecurity.org/
http://janes.com/
http://aviationweek.com/
http://dsca.mil/
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  1. dSK
    dSK April 24 2018 05: 54
    +4
    With such "wings", 100 km can fly. Our "drill" with four "developed" stabilizers is unlikely.
  2. Lolik
    Lolik April 24 2018 07: 00
    +1
    I liked the article: from the history of creation to the detailed specifications. The bomb itself - "will be too small" negative
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich April 24 2018 07: 07
      +2
      to drop a bomb, you still have to fly ... with an advanced air defense system, this is problematic. such "toys" are suitable to bomb the countries of the 3rd world. or Israel, to launch them without crossing the border towards Syria.
      1. Equalized
        Equalized April 24 2018 07: 35
        +16
        What kind of "advanced air defense" is it working at 100 + kilometers in less favorable conditions? Do you really think that in the event of a war with a country that has "developed air defense", the United States will simply launch tomahawks like they did in Syria, without suppressing air defense?

        In reality, everything will be a little different. RTR will actively open the position of the radar / air defense system, the CR / PRR will work on them, and all this will be framed by a beautiful electronic warfare for the entire theater. Under such conditions, no air defense can do anything at such ranges because it will not be before.

        Although, even in the hottest conditions, working on 100 + kilometers, even for such complexes as C-300 with SAM with good energy, is a difficult thing. At such a range, the chance to hit a target is very small, when the manufacturer writes "the range of our complex 200, 400 kilometers" always means targets flying at maximum altitude that are easiest to reach.

        How will you get the F-15 for the 100 kilometer if it rises once to a height, drops these bombs and then leaves for the radio horizon?
        1. Cherry Nine
          Cherry Nine April 24 2018 08: 35
          +9
          Quote: Equalized
          always mean flying at maximum altitude which is easiest to get.

          Moreover, goals such as an airliner, preserving speed, course and level. That is the basic concept - Spaats will arrive with LeMay. In an extreme case, blackbird.
          Quote: Equalized
          In reality, everything will be a little different.

          You are on the resource, where it is considered to be the fact that the Shells and especially MANPADS are shooting down the Tomahawks. From time to time, people appear here who themselves personally shot down OTR TochkaU from the shell. So hateful reality is inappropriate.
          1. Equalized
            Equalized April 24 2018 08: 57
            +2
            Stories about the "Shell" with its tiny missile launching a fuel dispenser weighing in 2 tons flying along a ballistic trajectory is generally from the field of science fiction wink

            Here, at least you can’t do without C-300 ..
            1. Cherry Nine
              Cherry Nine April 24 2018 09: 56
              +1
              Quote: Equalized
              Here, at least you can’t do without C-300 ..

              According to the experience of the 91st year, Americans and Jews have great doubts about the fight against ballistic missiles with the help of the OFBCH.
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        2. dragy52rus
          dragy52rus April 24 2018 10: 48
          0
          I would like to clarify with specialists. Do advanced air defense exist separately from other military branches? for example, the air force? Isn’t someone deflated, and someone close?
          1. Cherry Nine
            Cherry Nine April 24 2018 11: 21
            +6
            Quote: dragy52rus
            Do advanced air defense exist separately from other military branches?

            It depends on where. In Syria, for example, they like to draw a S-400 circle for 400 km of the radius of interception of an allegedly existing 40N6 missile, but with fighters it’s not easy.
            Quote: dragy52rus
            Isn’t someone deflated, and someone close?

            Yet again. Theoretically, yes. S-400 should be covered with tori and shells, which theoretically work with it in a single network.
            But the trouble is that shells and tori are in case the completely distraught partners decide to take out the S-400 with cannon fire from gunship or Nursa from Apache. But with the Kyrgyz Republic - very big doubts.
            If there will be a lot of CD (Virginia - 12, Lancer - up to 36 (usually 24), Burke - up to 56 in the strike set, Ohio -154), then there is no doubt about air defense. At least sane people.
            1. sivuch
              sivuch April 24 2018 13: 27
              +1
              For Thor, ASP is a standard target.
              1. Cherry Nine
                Cherry Nine April 24 2018 15: 19
                0
                Quote: sivuch
                TSA is a standard target

                Like yes. But TSA - they are very different.
                1. sivuch
                  sivuch April 24 2018 15: 46
                  +2
                  In particular, the new Tor-M2K anti-aircraft missile system battery, manufactured by the Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol, which was received in December 2016, completed all combat launches on targets fully and with a positive result. During the shooting, the situation was complicated by the fact that one of the targets was chosen by the command of the Grad projectile, that is, a target with a minimum effective reflective surface.
                  Without stopping, the Tor-M2U air defense missile system was able to detect the Saman target missile, took it for auto-tracking, and then shot down the target missile at a distance of more than 8 km. (Saman is a 9M33 rocket, i.e. a wasp)
                  1. Cherry Nine
                    Cherry Nine April 24 2018 15: 53
                    +1
                    Quote: sivuch
                    Grad ”, that is, a target with a minimum effective reflective surface.
                    Without stopping, the Tor-M2U air defense system was able to detect the Saman target missile,

                    Great. Which of these is an analogue of the Kyrgyz Republic with envelope relief? Or about the PRR conversation?
        3. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA April 24 2018 11: 15
          +3
          Quote: Equalized
          In reality, everything will be a little different. RTR will actively open the position of the radar / air defense system, the CR / PRR will work on them, and all this will be framed by a beautiful electronic warfare for the entire theater. Under such conditions, no air defense can do anything at such ranges because it will not be before.

          Judging by the experience of past wars, they will first hit the key components of the air defense system - so as to remove the full radar coverage and break the system down into separate brigades and regiments. That is, in the first place, radar detections, headquarters / command centers and communications will be knocked out.
          Because without centralized management and external target designation, the effectiveness of the air defense system drops by an order of magnitude. And besides, in stand-alone mode, the zrp is forced to work with its own radars and unmasks itself in such a way much faster than when working according to data "from above".
          Quote: Equalized
          How will you get the F-15 for the 100 kilometer if it rises once to a height, drops these bombs and then leaves for the radio horizon?

          Schaz will tell you about the guidance of missiles according to A-50 and about missiles with ARLGSN. smile
          1. sivuch
            sivuch April 24 2018 13: 26
            +4
            In principle, they will tell you correctly. The point is in practical implementation and the Americans, for example, are working on this - see the adjustment of standards from a penguin.
        4. sivuch
          sivuch April 24 2018 13: 32
          +2
          And how will he go under the radio horizon if the TSA still needs to be pointed (if the target is moving)? And by the way, which db height and speed of the carrier, so that the range is 100 km?
          And the definition of the range for the air defense system is somewhat different (like the ceiling)
        5. Pin
          Pin April 23 2019 08: 04
          0
          Using your logic, it can be argued that a patriot with any missiles just about anything can point him at point blank range so that the aggressor will also get both cheeks right?
      2. Professor
        Professor April 24 2018 08: 15
        +2
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        or Israel, launch them without crossing the border towards Syria.

        Israel has its own planning ammunition with GOS that does not require satellite navigation. And of different caliber.
      3. Vadim237
        Vadim237 April 24 2018 08: 45
        0
        This bomb also has an ESR of 0,015 meters squared.
        1. Alexander War
          Alexander War April 24 2018 14: 32
          +1
          And what kind of EPR at F-117 and in Yugoslavia they shot down, at that time the most advanced US plane laughing and was destroyed by Soviet air defense so that all of these vaunted F-22s and F-35s will also be destroyed as in their time and F-117
          1. vadim dok
            vadim dok April 24 2018 17: 15
            +1
            How many STUKS F-117 shot down in Yugoslavia, do not tell me?
            1. Alexander War
              Alexander War April 24 2018 17: 31
              0
              Order 5-7
              1. ZVO
                ZVO April 24 2018 20: 51
                +4
                Quote: Alexander War
                Order 5-7


                Write at once 15 ... What really is there ...
          2. ZVO
            ZVO April 24 2018 17: 28
            +3
            Quote: Alexander War
            And what kind of EPR at F-117 and in Yugoslavia they shot down, at that time the most advanced US plane laughing and was destroyed by Soviet air defense so that all of these vaunted F-22s and F-35s will also be destroyed as in their time and F-117


            Have you read how exactly the F-117 was shot down?
            What equipment was used?
            Read ..
            May cease to be militantly illiterate.
            1. Alexander War
              Alexander War April 24 2018 17: 33
              0
              Enlighten!
              1. ZVO
                ZVO April 24 2018 20: 51
                0
                Quote: Alexander War
                Enlighten!

                Well, look for yourself. it's not hard...
                1. macgyver
                  macgyver April 29 2018 16: 41
                  0
                  The most “modern” radar in those years in Yugoslavia (due to the embargo) was from 13 to 30 years ago. If we saw "invisibles" on it, then I think it's time for us to honestly admit to the Americans that we see them.
      4. ZVO
        ZVO April 24 2018 09: 16
        +5
        Quote: Andrew Y.
        to drop a bomb, you still have to fly ... with an advanced air defense system, this is problematic. such "toys" are suitable to bomb the countries of the 3rd world. or Israel, to launch them without crossing the border towards Syria.


        In the case of a massive confrontation with advanced air forces, the air defense has no chance.

        Any inclusion of a radar - entails a massive launch of Harmov, Alarm, Shrikov X-58UShK, etc.
        These missiles cover the coordinates even if the radar is turned off.
        And since (according to the experience of previous conflicts) they are “fired” by dozens and without hesitation, it turns out. so that to maintain air defense - it can not be used.
        In the spherical confrontation of air defense against the air force - air defense has a zero chance. Alas. They will take it out. With this or that level of own losses - it doesn’t matter. But that is important. that air defense simply has no chance.
        1. Cherry Nine
          Cherry Nine April 24 2018 10: 12
          +3
          Quote: ZVO
          air defense simply has no chance.

          It is believed that an advanced air defense in the amount of one bush will play a role only in one case - the Jews will fly in a quiet squadron to bomb another nuclear reactor.

          And if there is a rush, then yes - any air defense bush will leave 1-2 Lancer drums (there are 3 to 8 of them, plus optional 12 AGM-86 outside, if suddenly 24 missiles seem small) or Virginia (2x6, EMNIP).
          1. sivuch
            sivuch April 24 2018 13: 23
            +1
            Are you sure that this is the correct opinion?
            1. Cherry Nine
              Cherry Nine April 24 2018 14: 20
              +1
              Quote: sivuch
              Are you sure that this is the right opinion

              Of course not.
              Unless our Israeli friends with the help of our Persian friends will conduct a field experiment.
              Or is your "sure" the other way? So you would not bet on Ohio?
              1. sivuch
                sivuch April 24 2018 14: 33
                +2
                Without knowing other additional conditions, I would not have put anything.
                And the experiment will certainly be conducted. I think that it will not happen at all as we imagine. Even taking into account the fact that Iran’s air defense, to put it mildly, is far from modern.
        2. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA April 24 2018 11: 25
          +2
          Quote: ZVO
          In the case of a massive confrontation with advanced air forces, the air defense has no chance.
          Any inclusion of a radar - entails a massive launch of Harmov, Alarm, Shrikov X-58UShK, etc.

          Simulators, irregular radar activation, work from several stations, AWACS aircraft in the end.
          But in general - yes, in the confrontation with "anti-aircraft missile defense against aviation", air defense missile defense systems alone will not be extended. At least because of the damned radio horizon. smile
          But the combination of air defense missile defense + air defense can already fight back.
          1. Hole puncher
            Hole puncher April 24 2018 11: 37
            +2
            Quote: Alexey RA
            But the combination of air defense missile defense and air defense can already fight back

            So this is the standard role of ground-based air defense systems, drifting through bursting machines unable to conduct an organized attack on the object. It is simply not available to many believers in the omnipotent S100500.
          2. Cherry Nine
            Cherry Nine April 24 2018 11: 46
            0
            Quote: Alexey RA
            due to the presence of the damned radio horizon

            And the curvature of the earth, apparently.
            Quote: Alexey RA
            But the combination of air defense missile defense + air defense can already fight back.

            If there is such an IA that fights off raptors, then the functions of ground-based air defense are sharply reduced. And IA, you know, will surely beat off only if it reaches the carriers of the Kyrgyz Republic, and even better - the locations of the carriers. Well, I don’t know, Norfolk.
            And this is about another.
            1. Alexey RA
              Alexey RA April 24 2018 12: 30
              +1
              Quote: Cherry Nine
              And the curvature of the earth, apparently.

              Well yes. Alas, we do not have a flat world, standing on four elephants, standing, in turn, on a giant tortoise. smile
              Quote: Cherry Nine
              If there is such an IA that fights off raptors, then the functions of ground-based air defense are sharply reduced.

              The task of IA air defense is not to repulse the attackers in one person, but to thin out their ranks at distant approaches in order to facilitate the work of the air defense forces. It is highly advisable to knock out control vehicles, electronic warfare and PRR carriers.
              1. Cherry Nine
                Cherry Nine April 24 2018 12: 58
                +1
                Quote: Alexey RA
                The task of IA air defense

                Everything is complicated here.
                The removal of IA is precisely the work for which partners have been preparing for 50 years. Century + Raptor. There are no options to stand against such a combination now.
                Then DDoS of the mass will go with the Tamahawks at the control nodes, the collapse of the national air defense into the bushes, as you described. Further EW and destruction of air defense bushes. And then SDB, helpers from drones, ganshipy, everything is as it should.

                We take it out of the question that there is very little where national air defense. Usually it is already bush. So immediately the 3rd stage.
              2. ZVO
                ZVO April 24 2018 17: 32
                +4
                Quote: Alexey RA

                Well yes. Alas, we do not have a flat world, standing on four elephants, standing, in turn, on a giant tortoise. smile

                You're wrong... :)))))))))))))))))))))))
        3. sivuch
          sivuch April 24 2018 13: 22
          +2
          Is it like a rocket, in the sense of PRR, through a Container, Sky or Valeria?
          And there is optronics (and, in my opinion, it is necessary to develop it), there are simulators, starting with op-amps and backups, plus radar modes, camouflage and much more. Of course, only the shield cannot win, but it is completely difficult to work.
    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I April 24 2018 12: 51
      +3
      Quote: Lolik
      The bomb itself - "will be too small"

      Duc, it’s especially highly accurate! Already 3 GOS, not counting GPS! It is possible that this type of combined (three-mode) GOS will become standard for the latest US ammunition (after all, the other newest JAGM missile is equipped with an 3-mode GOS of this type ...)! For Russia, this "by tradition" will be a little expensive! We would have got ammunition from a single-mode GOS, but several types of GOS (modes) with the possibility of installing one or another type of GOS in the "field" conditions ... (i.e., at the airport before departure ...).
  3. Amateur
    Amateur April 24 2018 07: 12
    +1
    "Weight - 93 kg. The explosive charge accounts for a little more than half of the total mass." Such headstock for 46 kg of explosives + target illumination group. It will be justified if you shoot at FortNox. Or some sort of tribune. But no one is allowed to the 110 km tribune.
    1. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine April 24 2018 08: 02
      +1
      Quote: Amateur
      Such headstock for 46 kg of explosives + target illumination group.

      By the standards of maverick or helfaire, everything is quite cheap and cheerful.
    2. Hole puncher
      Hole puncher April 24 2018 11: 42
      0
      Quote: Amateur
      Such headstock for 46 kg of explosives + target illumination group. It will come true if you shoot at FortNox

      Modern ATGM is several times more expensive than an anti-tank shell, and the explosive charge is several times less than in the FAB 250, but it is preferable to destroy a tank, is not it?
      1. Amateur
        Amateur April 24 2018 13: 51
        0
        So I say: "It will be justified if you shoot at FortNox. Or some sort of tribune."
  4. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn April 24 2018 07: 49
    +1
    For shock drones suitable. Nobody will risk “invisibles” for corrections of such planning bombs in conditions of unsuppressed air defense / missile defense and electronic warfare, and for anti-guerrilla warfare it is too expensive a toy.
  5. Romario_Argo
    Romario_Argo April 24 2018 10: 15
    +1
    the standard target for the Zur Nail from the ZRPK Pantsir-S1 / SM / S2 / M, and the carrier itself will be destroyed by the ZRPK at 40 km
    * although carriers still need to go through the dome from the S-400 radar in 600 km so as not to run into the Su-35 from the RVV-SD with a range of 110 km, and then still leave the 40Н6 zur at a distance of 400 km from the intended target
    1. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine April 24 2018 10: 39
      +3
      Quote: Cherry Nine
      You are on the resource, where it is considered to be the fact that the Shells and especially MANPADS are shooting down masses.

      Yes, I just remembered about you, and about your idea to use the Willows at the level of national air defense. Thanks for stopping by.
      1. Romario_Argo
        Romario_Argo April 24 2018 11: 32
        +1
        the radius of defeat of the calculation of MANPADS Verba is like berries on a bunch of grapes

        United Communist Party for the distribution of military personnel, according to calculations covering the battle formations of troops
        you can look at it more widely, see the comment above, the selected text
        1. Cherry Nine
          Cherry Nine April 24 2018 11: 40
          +1
          Beautiful picture, thanks.
          Shooting tamahawks off your shoulder is what you need.
          1. Nikolaevich I
            Nikolaevich I April 24 2018 12: 25
            +2
            Quote: Cherry Nine
            Shooting Tamahawks off your shoulder is what you need.

            Sorry to joke! what This is a whole hour to infuse at least the eye does not close at the command "Air"! And our people are, to a large extent, smokers! Go convince him, for at least an hour not to think about the cigar! No. It certainly won’t hold on and climb over the flint ... and then the tomahawk! Here he flew by and .... yeah! request
          2. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA April 24 2018 13: 43
            +1
            Quote: Cherry Nine
            Shooting tamahawks off your shoulder is what you need.

            It’s still not bad, purely for fun, to estimate the number of prepared MANPADS calculations — based on the required probability of hitting a missile defense, the probability of hitting a target of one MANPADS, the average / maximum number of targets in the sector for calculating MANPADS, their flight speed and rate of occurrence, the effective radius of work of MANPADS , the coefficient of overlap of the radii and the safe distance from the target being covered.
            It seems to me that the account will go to the division. smile
            1. Nikolaevich I
              Nikolaevich I April 24 2018 14: 50
              +3
              Quote: Alexey RA
              Still not bad, purely for fun, to estimate the number of required prepared MANPADS calculations

              Well, actually it’s not necessary to give each soldier a “willow” stop but there are complexes (modules) "Sagittarius", "Archer" ... or something similar to take! Modules like, Sagittarius, you can try to integrate into the S-300 / 400, Buk air defense systems for self-defense against, for example, PRR ... SAMs from Igla-S and Verba MANPADS can again be tried to use in the Pantsir air defense system as an alternative to the promised “anti-aircraft nails.” It would be nice to consider, for example, the 9М342 base as a zur with a dual-mode seeker (passive thermal + semi-active laser) and an enlarged warhead with performance characteristics: n.a.-5 km ; d.v.-3 km ... Use this missile in the Pantsir air defense system and in the modules integrated in the S-300 / 400 air defense system for self-defense ...
              1. Alexey RA
                Alexey RA April 24 2018 16: 55
                +1
                Quote: Nikolaevich I
                Modules like, Sagittarius, you can try to integrate into the S-300/400, Buk air defense system to protect yourself from, for example, PRR ...

                For self-defense against PRR, it is better to use not low-power MANPADS with their infrared seeker, but a regular ZN-mm caliber 30 with radar.
                Quote: Nikolaevich I
                It would be good, on the basis of, for example, 9M342, to figure out the zur with a dual-mode seeker (passive thermal + semi-active laser) and an enlarged warhead with performance characteristics: n.d.-5 km; d.v.-3 km ...

                After such modernization, the “nail” will turn out exactly. smile
                1. Nikolaevich I
                  Nikolaevich I April 25 2018 01: 50
                  +2
                  Quote: Alexey RA
                  After such a modernization, the “nail” will turn out exactly

                  All-so- "unlikely" ... No. I feel ... I feel that the "nails" will be radio command ... although they could have considered an alternative "additional option" for laser beam ... winked
                  Quote: Alexey RA
                  For self-defense against PRR, it is better to use not low-power MANPADS with their infrared seeker, but a regular ZN-mm caliber 30 with radar.

                  Well, modern PRRs are so nimble that you’ll get in from ZAK ... A zur based on MANPADS with an increased warhead (like Igla-N ...) and a semi-active GOS can handle it. For a rocket, for example, 9М342 (“Needle-C”) 2 photodetector: the cooled one is “oriented” to airplanes, and the uncooled one is for selecting false targets. 9М31 .... "Arrow-9 / 37") plus a more powerful warhead (as in "Needle-N" ...) If the performance characteristics of "Needle-S": n.d.-1 km; 10 km, then in a “modernized” rocket it is possible to “stay” on n.d.-6 km and a.a.-3,5 km ... The highlight is that the “new” rocket is created on the basis of long-mastered production PZ rockets RK Igla-S. It will be faster and cheaper ...
      2. Hole puncher
        Hole puncher April 24 2018 11: 44
        0
        Quote: Cherry Nine
        Yes, I just remembered about you, and about your idea to use the Willows at the level of national air defense.

        He has a neon inside ...
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA April 24 2018 12: 31
          0
          Quote: Puncher
          He has a neon inside ...

          "The highest achievements of neutron megaloplasm! The rotor of the field, like a divergence, graduates itself along the back and there, inside, turns the matter of the matter into spiritual electric vortices, from which the synecdo of response arises ...smile
  6. san4es
    san4es April 24 2018 10: 58
    +3
    the ability to independently search for a target with subsequent pointing at it. In this case, it was necessary to provide the ability to attack moving objects
    1. Alexander War
      Alexander War April 24 2018 14: 08
      +3
      Hello namesake hi Funny video smilecolumn firing request maybe the columns of the us military do not cover air defense but we have enough Thor to cover
      1. san4es
        san4es April 24 2018 14: 18
        +1
        Quote: Alexander War
        ... shooting at the column

        hi Hi Sanya ... Yes, what a column there ... The witness (in his car) was removed bully
        1. Alexander War
          Alexander War April 24 2018 14: 20
          +2
          I'm still waiting for the video press conference of our Moscow Region on downed tomahawks and AGM-158 JASSM
  7. Gust
    Gust April 24 2018 13: 20
    +1
    "Excuse me, in my army only I am fighting alone ??" C. Air defense works in conjunction with RTR, electronic warfare, IA, etc. And yes, the two C 400 spherical divisions against the rush of axes with Ohio + EW + have no chance of false targets, even with Shells on top. The target channel will be overloaded stupidly. As well as the AUG does not have them against the rush of the Tu22M3 air regiment with aeroballistic missiles. But the removal of the regiment of the air defense system of the Russian Federation or the USA AUG is 100% war. So you can not steam.
    1. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine April 24 2018 13: 38
      +2
      Quote: Rafale
      As well as the AUG does not have them against the rush of the Tu22M3 air regiment with aeroballistic missiles. But the removal of the regiment of the air defense system of the Russian Federation or the USA AUG is 100% war. So you can not steam.

      Here, you see, there are nuances other than war. If there is no doubt about the AUG, then there are questions about the Tu-22 regiment. First, not a regiment, but a division. Secondly, how many are there, MRA divisions, and where are they. Thirdly, where they will fly, where is the enemy. Well, aerobalistic missiles, by the way, where to get it.
      In general, I would not wave the saber once again.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA April 24 2018 16: 59
        0
        Quote: Cherry Nine
        Secondly, how many are there, MRA divisions, and where are they.

        Just the answer to this question is known - zero. As well as there is no MRA itself - since 2012.
        1. Cherry Nine
          Cherry Nine April 24 2018 17: 21
          0
          Quote: Alexey RA
          Just the answer to this question is known - zero.

          And you do not prompt))))

          Comrade here AUS in the middle-earth drowns, not khukh-mukhra.
  8. Gust
    Gust April 24 2018 14: 49
    +1
    I heard from a former pilot that the standard was precisely a regiment at the AUG, but this is with old missiles. At the same time, it was even allowed to be completely destroyed during the breakthrough of the AUG air defense.
    As for the nuances, no one has also seen a reflection of this kind of raid on AUG. Everything is very theoretical.

    X-22 has not gone anywhere, is being upgraded to X-32. Tu22M3 can also be scraped into a couple of regiments. If we consider a specific Mediterranean theater of operations and databases in Syria, then we can consider the scenario of repulsing the anti-aircraft missile defense of such an attack. In theory.
    1. ZVO
      ZVO April 24 2018 17: 37
      0
      Quote: Rafale
      If we consider a specific Mediterranean theater of military operations and databases in Syria, then we can consider the scenario of repulsing the anti-aircraft missile defense of such an attack. In theory.


      Now tell us the route to the target (AUG in Sredizemka) from the Belek airfield (for example) ...
      Which countries will you lead?
      Which of them are NATO and how are the Patriots and the like placed there, included in the structure of NATO air defense, and not the host countries ...

      Is the hint clear?
  9. Gust
    Gust April 24 2018 15: 06
    +2
    When attacking ATS objects from the Mediterranean, the AUG wing will be located at least in the area of ​​Crete. Accordingly, Tu22M3 taking off from the Crimean airfields will be able to strike, being above the neutral waters of the Black Sea. The distance to reach the lines of attack will not allow AUG fighters to block the zone in advance, only a counter attack at best. Under the guise of their fighters, the carcasses will have time to shoot and go back.
    Further escort ships will be busy repulsing a massive missile strike.
    1. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine April 24 2018 15: 26
      0
      Quote: Rafale
      Accordingly, Tu22M3 taking off from the Crimean airdrome

      How many are there?
      Quote: Rafale
      to strike

      What exactly?
      Quote: Rafale
      Distance to attack lines

      Do you shoot through Turkey? Bulgaria?
      Quote: Rafale
      escort ships will be busy repelling a massive missile strike.

      Again. Massed - how much?
      1. Click
        Click April 29 2018 06: 56
        0
        With massive attacks, the yars and minutemans will work. yes
  10. Alexander War
    Alexander War April 24 2018 17: 42
    0
    Add video
  11. VOENOBOZ
    VOENOBOZ April 24 2018 17: 47
    0
    It is unlikely that anyone will have a chance to get dry out of the water.
  12. Raphael_83
    Raphael_83 April 24 2018 18: 21
    0
    It should be noted that currently F-35 family aircraft do not yet have the ability to use promising bombs. To use such weapons, they require a certain software update on-board equipment. Other potential carriers, as far as is known, can already use new weapons.

    Mdaaa ... The most modern unit in the American air fleet is not able to use these gadgets, and the Echo (Percussion Eagle) fighter, created in the 80s, is already capable of this (well, if the photo in the article judge). request Chet does not fit ... recourse With the update of the aircraft software, I see a serious problem in the form of malicious Russian hackers that have plans that are sinister to enslave the machine mind in all areas of the life of the Free World. laughing
    From SW. hi
    1. Monar
      Monar April 25 2018 06: 41
      +1
      I paid the same attention to this. They created a modern airplane. They created a modern ammunition. Everything seems to be logical. But no. "Grenades of the wrong system."
      The question is, “Why?”.
  13. Maksim_ok
    Maksim_ok 2 May 2018 23: 52
    0
    Cool bomb. It can hit both stationary and moving targets. Three-mode seeker, two-way communication and more. By the way, her warhead is multifunctional (48 kg). Even the cumulative funnel is visible on the diagram. Without a doubt, after the development of this munition, the capabilities of American aviation will seriously increase and this should be taken seriously.
  14. octogen
    octogen 13 August 2019 11: 10
    0
    I wonder where the Russian counterpart? With a tri-band GOS and planning for 100+ km? All that Russian companies rolled out is planning not far and has GOS in the same range.