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The United States proposes to cover aircraft with drones. Mako - one of the applicants

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U.S. company KRATOS Defense gets the opportunity to export its unmanned aerial vehicles to potential customers in Europe and countries in the Asia-Pacific region. First of all, we are talking about the new Mako UAV (UTAP-22 Mako). This is a lethal vehicle, having a length of about 6,1 m and a wingspan - 3,2 m.


The United States proposes to cover aircraft with drones. Mako - one of the applicants


Mako has a subsonic speed (around Mach 0,9). The maximum altitude for the UAV is 15,2 thousand meters, the flight range - 2,6 thousand km. He is able to lift into the air up to half a ton of cargo, the main of which is weapons.

A feature of this drone is that it can both be controlled by the operator from the ground, and controlled by the pilot of the aircraft. In the second case, the drone turns into virtually a driven unmanned aircraft that can perform tasks, for example, cover manned air objects.

The decision on the possibility of selling Mako UAV abroad was made in March of this year, but it is only now being communicated to the general public. It is stated that the export of the latest American UAVs, called the “loyal wing wing”, will be carried out as part of the Allied support program. Several countries have already submitted KRATOS with the proposal to acquire several such UAVs. According to some reports, this is Britain and Taiwan. About 500 of such drones are planned to be implemented in the next two years, for which cooperation with other private manufacturers can be used.

In the United States themselves, several such drones were procured for the needs of the Navy.
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 1 May 2018 16: 40
    +8
    Another prodigy is expensive
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 1 May 2018 16: 43
      +3
      Well, not chavchem. We are an aggressive UFO country. Substitute for our missiles and go the second wave of “axes”. Just do not understand that we really identify them by behavior
      1. Logall
        Logall 1 May 2018 16: 51
        +9
        I want to see how these drones start to shoot down their own aircraft. After the electronic warfare, I think this will happen ...
        1. cniza
          cniza 1 May 2018 17: 05
          +2
          It is likely to be pecking on who is closer .. Greetings! hi
          1. Hire
            Hire 1 May 2018 18: 01
            +8
            which can perform tasks, for example, covering manned air targets.

            How, with their maneuverability, will they cover the planes? And for pilots it’s generally trash - whether to perform an anti-ballistic maneuver, or to control a drone. And in principle, it’s a bad idea to fly two planes in flight.
            1. 210ox
              210ox 1 May 2018 19: 17
              +3
              You are wrong .. More precisely, not quite right .. Ours did something similar with the landing of the Buran .... He actually performed the actions of a pilot flying nearby on an airplane .. Already then.
              Quote: Hire
              which can perform tasks, for example, covering manned air targets.

              How, with their maneuverability, will they cover the planes? And for pilots it’s generally trash - whether to perform an anti-ballistic maneuver, or to control a drone. And in principle, it’s a bad idea to fly two planes in flight.
              1. Hire
                Hire 1 May 2018 21: 37
                +11
                Quote: 210ox
                .He actually performed the actions of a pilot flying nearby on an airplane ..

                Hello Dmitry hi This is the first time I hear such a version of those events. And you know, I doubt its reliability. Just because I know where and how the landing program was written. The program did not involve human intervention until the stop of the Buran.
                1. NN52
                  NN52 1 May 2018 22: 37
                  0
                  Hire
                  This version of events has been known for a long time ...
                  1. Hire
                    Hire 1 May 2018 23: 53
                    +4
                    Quote: NN52
                    Hire
                    This version of events has been known for a long time ...

                    Perhaps you know more.
                2. 210ox
                  210ox 2 May 2018 10: 01
                  +3
                  Victor, I won’t argue. It was just that a teacher at the institute told me at the department of automation and telemechanics. He worked on this issue several years before.
                  Quote: Hire
                  Quote: 210ox
                  .He actually performed the actions of a pilot flying nearby on an airplane ..

                  Hello Dmitry hi This is the first time I hear such a version of those events. And you know, I doubt its reliability. Just because I know where and how the landing program was written. The program did not involve human intervention until the stop of the Buran.
              2. Reserve buildbat
                Reserve buildbat 2 May 2018 11: 38
                +4
                Sorry, but if the “Buran” “actually performed the actions of the pilot,” he would have sat far from the airfield, which is evident even from the flight paths of the “Buran” and the MiG-25 escort. "Buran" sat in fully automatic mode.
        2. Tusv
          Tusv 1 May 2018 17: 14
          +1
          Quote: Logall
          I want to see how these drones start to shoot down their own aircraft. After the electronic warfare, I think it will happen.
          ..
          No doubt. And who is easy right now? Do you think Trump can easily hang voters on ears? drinks
        3. Hole puncher
          Hole puncher 1 May 2018 20: 47
          +4
          Quote: Logall
          I want to see how these drones start to shoot down their own aircraft. After the electronic warfare, I think this will happen ...

          The most terrible nonsense ...
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 1 May 2018 16: 44
      +12
      And if pilots refuse to bomb cities, use them as detachments lol
      1. Tusv
        Tusv 1 May 2018 17: 18
        +1
        Quote: Lord of the Sith
        And if pilots refuse to bomb cities, use them as detachments

        No, Vladyko. On the one hand, it’s good that the field is plowed and the homeless on the scrap metal are hunted down. But Well, in FIG, at least one Russian will die, whether it’s a hateful little pig am
    3. cniza
      cniza 1 May 2018 16: 44
      +6
      Unfortunately, we do not have it for expensive either.
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 1 May 2018 16: 52
        +10
        Vitya, but these facts do not cause suspicion?
        It is planned to sell about 500 of these drones in the next two years.

        In the United States themselves, several such drones were procured for the needs of the Navy.

        Another way to chop cabbage from partners? wink
        1. cniza
          cniza 1 May 2018 17: 04
          +2
          That’s for sure, the chopping machine chopping cabbage without stopping for a moment.
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 1 May 2018 17: 10
            +2
            This is already on a subconscious level for mattresses, as a kleptomaniac has enough.
            1. cniza
              cniza 1 May 2018 17: 18
              +1
              In a neighboring state, there are also advanced workers in this specialty. lol
              1. bouncyhunter
                bouncyhunter 1 May 2018 18: 05
                +3
                Yeah, and the main Stakhanovite is pan president. wassat
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 1 May 2018 18: 33
        +2
        Quote: Thrall
        Another prodigy is expensive

        Quote: cniza
        Unfortunately, we do not have it for expensive either.

        Who said? The fact that GDP was voiced and shown to the Federation Council is not cheap and very effective. Only it seems to me that they didn’t show everything and left something for dessert. In addition, Shoigu voiced the fact that more than 200 new weapons were tested in Syria, and of which, the great secret is the sovereign.
        1. cniza
          cniza 1 May 2018 18: 37
          +2
          Yes, we really hope, but in matters of impact drones, we are not finalizing.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 1 May 2018 18: 46
            +3
            Quote: cniza
            Yes, we really hope, but in matters of impact drones, we are not finalizing.

            So then it is so Victor, but as they say - "Not the Gods burn the pots." There is a desire, there are brains, hands, too, seem to grow out of the fifth point, the truth is not enough, but I think Russia will put together this apparatus for longing, and for the sake of admiration.
            1. cniza
              cniza 1 May 2018 20: 58
              +1
              That was and was always strong Russia, live ...
    4. NEXUS
      NEXUS 1 May 2018 18: 16
      +6
      Quote: Thrall
      Another prodigy is expensive

      I don’t think ... the concept of a shock swarm of drones is quite interesting. A swarm of drones cleans the area from air defense, radar, etc., and after the pilots pointwise destroy everything else. I do not think that drones will be worn in the near future with fighters.
      I would not be surprised if we also consider such a concept of shock swarms.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 1 May 2018 21: 22
        +2
        They will adopt it, then it will be possible to carefully look at the entot apparatus, but for now it’s just a publicity stunt! Not interested.
    5. Pollux
      Pollux 1 May 2018 22: 30
      +1
      Quote: Thrall
      Another prodigy is expensive

      Not even thousands of years later, they were born. Finally, it dawned that the UAV should act together with living pilots.
  2. san4es
    san4es 1 May 2018 16: 48
    +4
    UAV Mako (UTAP-22 Mako)
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced that it successfully completed the second flight of its Unmanned Tactical Aerial Platform (UTAP-23) unmanned aircraft at China Lake, California, on November 2015, 22. This was the second flight in a planned series of three flights, and its task was to practice: • joint actions with the AV-8B Harrier manned fighter; • command and control over the tactical data link; • performing semi-autonomous tasks; • performing autonomous flight in formation with the AV-8B; • transfer of control over UTAP-22 from the satellite channel to the tactical network; • handover of control from the tactical network to an independent dedicated control channel. the cost of each device, about three million dollars, will allow them to be combined and used by numerous groups that can make strong adjustments to the tactics of warfare in the air. am
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 1 May 2018 16: 54
      +2
      Completing a parachute mission epic looks beak down smile
      1. san4es
        san4es 1 May 2018 17: 04
        +7
        Quote: Thrall
        Completing a mission by parachute ...

        hi ... Yeah ... Tu-300, developed by the USSR, also landed soldier
    2. sabakina
      sabakina 1 May 2018 17: 39
      +1
      Sanchez, prvevet! Wikipedia, you are ours, listen, but what will it cover for? How many did not look, neither a gun, nor a machine gun ....
      1. san4es
        san4es 1 May 2018 17: 47
        +1
        hi
        Quote: sabakina
        ... no gun, no machine gun ....

        He is able to lift into the air to half a ton of cargo, the main of which is seen weapons
        The device itself has a very small size, in particular, this aircraft has a fuselage length of 6 meters 13 centimeters, and a wingspan of 3 meters 20 centimeters, while the device is capable of carrying two war rockets.

        http://avia.pro/blog/utap-22-tehnicheskie-harakte
        ristiki-foto
        Wikipedia ...
        ... I do not use ... I prefer other sources (preferably from the manufacturer)
        https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.a
        sp? aircraft_id = 1754
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 1 May 2018 17: 53
          0
          Sancho, I wanted to make a complement to you, and you were offended ... Well, since you don’t want to be our encyclopedia ....
          1. san4es
            san4es 1 May 2018 17: 58
            +2
            Quote: sabakina
            ... you are offended ..

            laughing ... I do not have such a property.
            ... do not want to be our encyclopedia ....

            ... Not Glory - too much responsibility fellow.. suddenly I’ll mess up
            1. NN52
              NN52 1 May 2018 22: 54
              +1
              san4es
              Yes, it seems you have never confused anything ... wink
              And straight from the manufacturer? hi
              Do you pay them for the info there? drinks
              1. san4es
                san4es 2 May 2018 10: 08
                +2
                hi Hi Dim.
                Quote: NN52
                And straight from the manufacturer? hi
                Do you pay them for the info there? drinks

                smile ... Nah, some publish TTX and video (in the public domain) about their works drinks
    3. sabakina
      sabakina 1 May 2018 18: 38
      0
      Sancho, in your first video, the music, especially in the beginning, resembles one group of my youth. This is not Pink Floyd. Maybe craftwerk?
  3. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 1 May 2018 16: 54
    0
    It is ideal for interaction in speed
    with the F-35. But large and expensive for the target bait.
    It is more profitable to use it as a kamikaze drummer.
    First uses its missile weapons (as directed from the lead aircraft),
    then he rams one of the ground targets.
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 1 May 2018 16: 57
      +3
      Quote: voyaka uh
      then ram itself one of the ground targets

      In this situation in the compartment, saving on sewing a parachute smile
    2. family tree
      family tree 1 May 2018 17: 03
      +6
      Quote: voyaka uh
      It is ideal for interaction in speed
      with the F-35.

      So, took and burned everything? Supersound without afterburner! Or will he be a specialist in Plastunsky, hardly noticeable, so that the follower does not lag behind? belay
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 1 May 2018 17: 50
        +6
        Supersonic without afterburner in F-35 is small: 1.2 MAX for
        500-600 km.
        And afterburner - up to 1.6 - 1.8 MAX
        But the cruising speed is exactly 0.85 - 0.9 MAX
        Which, as I wrote, is ideal for collaborative
        work with such jet drones.
        Which is the future of military aviation. hi
        1. family tree
          family tree 1 May 2018 18: 18
          +2
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Supersonic without afterburner in F-35 is small: 1.2 MAX for
          500-600 km.

          Well, less than half an hour the fifth generation and sintered. Well, enough for your spaces, take a walk over the sea of ​​this drone. In the attack, where will he be? Oh wait me i can't so fast? Or do you still think that all the time you will stupidly be the first to spread rot of the Papuans?
          Here the Italians also thought so, in armored cars in Africa, while these Papuans did not pick out with their simple spears because of the armor.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 1 May 2018 18: 30
            +1
            “Where will he be in the attack?” ///

            Don't you get it?
            In an attack, such drones will fly ahead,
            and control planes from behind.
        2. NEXUS
          NEXUS 1 May 2018 18: 53
          +2
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Which, as I wrote, is ideal for collaborative
          work with such jet drones.

          Not suitable. Drones are too light and a darling target for electronic warfare systems. Here, most likely there is a conversation about a swarm of drones, which the first wave crushes the enemy’s air defense, and after that the F-35 works with its mediocre maneuverability and not outstanding speed.
    3. sabakina
      sabakina 1 May 2018 17: 44
      +1
      Lyokha, again you are with your F-35! There is no F-35! There is no Rio de Janeiro, and there is no America, and there is no Europe. and Israel. There is nothing. In general, the last city on earth is Shepetovka, on which the waves of the Atlantic Ocean break.
    4. Pollux
      Pollux 1 May 2018 22: 35
      +1
      Quote: voyaka uh
      It is more profitable to use it as a kamikaze drummer.

      Everything MAY look a little different. An UAV arrived, joined the link led by a living pilot, shot back, flew away, and the next one took its place.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 2 May 2018 10: 02
        0
        To do this, you need to attach a fair amount to the drone
        additional fuel tanks. After all, he needs:
        1) take off from the airfield 2) join the group 3) fly to the target and "bomb"
        according to the instructions of the leader 4) return and sit down offline.
        This is tricky logistics. And while such tactics are still in diapers.
        1. Pollux
          Pollux 2 May 2018 17: 44
          +1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          additional fuel tanks

          No need, because manned aircraft will already be over the battlefield.
    5. NN52
      NN52 1 May 2018 22: 56
      0
      voyaka uh
      Tomahawks will not be cheaper?
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 2 May 2018 10: 09
        +1
        You can compare. Tomahawk ($ 800,000) has one warhead. That is - one goal.
        Such a drone ($ 3,000,000) can hit several small targets in a single raid - missiles and one large target ("ram") in an "unsuccessful" case (there is no fuel for the return trip).
        Or he will return to his airfield.
        In the first case, the Tomahawk is approximately equivalent in effectiveness.
        In the second (with return) UAV it pays for itself in 2-3 sorties.
  4. family tree
    family tree 1 May 2018 16: 55
    +6
    Et cho? Does the target pose an active noise interference? At the expense of the slave, yes, the salvation of the drowning, the work of the drowning themselves? what Will they introduce an additional crew member to control the unit? Or they, no matter what the pilot, is no less than Gaius Julius Caesar that sprinkles the left flight report, and steers the right rear UAV, leading its flying or lethal limbs with the rest of the limbs?
    Some questions request
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 1 May 2018 17: 56
      +3
      Vladimir, hi Have you seen the drivers of our minibuses? Talking with one hand on the mobile, handing over the change with the other. Guess what he steers ...
      1. family tree
        family tree 1 May 2018 18: 08
        +2
        Quote: sabakina
        Guess what he steers ...

        Vyacheslav hi
        At the expense of minibuses, I’ll tell a joke about the ZIL-157 driver, or rather the ending.
        - And I stuck the second one, a brick on a gas truck, and myself in a body, to Masha repeat
        -And steer !?
        -Schaz! And the track for what? drinks
        1. 22 dmdc
          22 dmdc 2 May 2018 11: 35
          0
          Some kind of illiterate driver. There is a “manual gas” on the cleaver - the carburetor flap is in the middle position and fry itself on a rut.
    2. Hagalaz
      Hagalaz 1 May 2018 17: 58
      +1
      I also thought the same hi . However, like any unmanned vehicle, the direction is promising, but the application algorithms still have to work and work.
  5. Vita vko
    Vita vko 1 May 2018 17: 03
    +1
    Surely it will be effective as in breaking through the air defense system, covering the strike group with jamming and armed with an anti-radar missile. Also a good option is the delivery of bombs to targets in conjunction with the RUK or independently if the air defense system is already destroyed.
    1. family tree
      family tree 1 May 2018 17: 35
      +1
      when breaking through air defense armies are needed, not a UAV with Mach 0,9.
      And about special warheads on air defense missiles what
      No, I won’t lie, for my part, there are pure rumors, the last century, the S-125 "Pechora" complex, the "Camomile" warhead, well, I warmed up my ears, and the subscription term has long expired.
      In general, "the thicker the grass, the easier it is to mow," some kind of either Hun or goth, maybe Attila, I don’t remember request
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 1 May 2018 17: 15
    +1
    Expected. The development of drones and should go, later they will do through unmanned aircraft. Yes, here they are - only at the beginning of the journey. And advertised as ... In short, as Elon Musk. Three lyamas per machine - good money ... wassat
  7. Vard
    Vard 1 May 2018 17: 18
    +4
    Turn on the EW ... and most importantly hide when it comes down from the sky ...
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 1 May 2018 17: 59
      +5
      We turn on the electronic warfare and wait until a bomb or rocket with a GOS target, a radio interference source, flies into it.
      1. Vard
        Vard 1 May 2018 19: 22
        +1
        An anti-aircraft gunner ... by the way, I served in Syria and told me that this problem is solved elementarily ... In the same Yugoslavia, microwave ovens were turned on ...
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 1 May 2018 19: 47
          0
          "This problem is solved elementarily" - How, how?
          1. TOR2
            TOR2 1 May 2018 22: 07
            0
            Quote: Vard
            An anti-aircraft gunner ... by the way, I served in Syria and told me that this problem is solved elementarily ... In the same Yugoslavia, microwave ovens were turned on.

            The first element in solving the problem will be an increase in funding for the Radiophysical Research Institute.
            The second will be the addition to the air defense system of additional elements that had not been dreamed of before. An example is a laser locator. In the Terra project, such a locator could see for 400 km. Of course, a huge minus is the energy intensity of the installation. In addition, the installation must be mobile and not every carrier will pull it, which makes it the prerogative of object-based air defense. Although the energy intensity carries positive aspects. In order for the adversary to reach such a locator, the enemy will need a lot of energy, and there’s simply nowhere to get it from in the sky. And of course, everything the NATO team is so proud of becomes visible, and from afar.
            What I have outlined is just a small part of what you need to start doing today.
        2. Hole puncher
          Hole puncher 1 May 2018 20: 53
          +1
          Quote: Vard
          An anti-aircraft gunner ... by the way, I served in Syria and told me that this problem is solved elementarily ...

          And you believed. And to analyze, to delve into the available materials in any way?
      2. dvina71
        dvina71 1 May 2018 20: 51
        +1
        Quote: Vadim237
        We turn on the electronic warfare and wait until a bomb or a rocket with a GOS reference point flies into it

        This missile for the Thor and the Shell is no different from the others. Any long-range air defense system with a powerful locator is covered by them.
        1. ZVO
          ZVO 2 May 2018 22: 04
          +1
          Quote: dvina71
          Quote: Vadim237
          We turn on the electronic warfare and wait until a bomb or a rocket with a GOS reference point flies into it

          This missile for the Thor and the Shell is no different from the others. Any long-range air defense system with a powerful locator is covered by them.

          They (tori and shells) will be destroyed by the first ten missiles.
          And yes. look how the English PRLR worked.
          For her, a torus or shell is generally babble.
          And the second will fly to the source of the reb ...

          Remember how many dozens of missiles the Americans and the Angles fired in the Gulf War without hesitation ... Just for one impulse.
  8. net0103net
    net0103net 1 May 2018 17: 33
    0
    This is a good innovation for them and dangerous for us, the main idea of ​​which no one has caught - as a result, it is an anti-aircraft missile aimed from the air. In this case, no matter how good our pilots and planes are, there will be many posthumous Heroes of Russia, as well as disappointments that the Americans are stupid (according to Zadornov). It is necessary to confuse them in this) ...
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 1 May 2018 18: 04
      +1
      In fact, even before Zadornov, a German Wehrmacht general said about them. In the train. Stirlitz.
    2. Vard
      Vard 1 May 2018 19: 25
      +2
      Subsonic anti-aircraft missile ... Original ...
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 1 May 2018 18: 18
    0
    What is this hat?
    UAV Mako (UTAP-22 Mako) has artificial intelligence and mastered the art of air combat, which means it has an AFAR and a friend-or-foe system. It’s even more interesting how this will be controlled by a co-pilot, he has nothing to do
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 1 May 2018 19: 00
      0
      Campaign, everything goes to this ...
    2. pafegosoff
      pafegosoff 1 May 2018 19: 30
      0
      And what the hell AFAR? It is controlled remotely. And who is his own, who is a stranger, the interrogator will determine with E-2-3-8 ... Although, the radio transponder with the "Explosion" button takes up little space and weight. Receiver - even less (if this is not an ancient ground-based radar of the all-round P-35)
      1. MadCat
        MadCat 1 May 2018 21: 39
        0
        Quote: pafegosoff
        And what the hell AFAR?

        scans the space behind with Phantoms off ...
  10. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 1 May 2018 19: 15
    0
    If instead of a ton of combat load on the Tu-300, take 800 kg of additional kerosene and a more economical engine, then it would be quite comparable.
    And from "Caliber to create a variant of a drone escort?
    So there is nothing new. Another thing is that it was created more as an export option ... Again, pull the Allies on money, as with the F-35? Therefore, quality will yield to quantity.
  11. Conserp
    Conserp 2 May 2018 12: 36
    0
    "Global Hawk" flies for 20 years, knows how to land.
    And here is such squalor a la 70s.
    Behind fashionable advertising words does not cost anything. "Can I control from the plane"? Wow! A Chinese toy quadrocopter can also be controlled by sitting on the toilet in a train. That's where the progress is! Scream.