If “Stugna” is so good, why does Kiev need “Javelins”?
We present a material on Ukrainian-made ATGM (according to M. Kazakov):
The “Stugna” ATGM portable complex is used at firing ranges from 100 m to 4 km. Flight time of the guided missile at maximum range - no more than 16 with. Warhead - tandem cumulative.
The P-2C missile is guided by a tele-orientation method using a laser beam. Accompanying the goal is carried out by the gunner in manual or automatic mode with the image of the target on the screen of the remote control monitor.
The Stugna ATGM guidance system functionally consists of a television and laser channel to control the rocket. With the help of a television channel, the gunner does the search, detection and recognition of a target, and also has the ability to track the target in manual and automatic modes with a television image of the target on the remote control monitor (RC).
Further, in the material about "Stugna":
The information field of the rocket control is formed by the guidance device. The video signal generated by the pointing device enters the automatic tracking block of the launcher. The output signal "Stugny" comes from the launcher on the remote control monitor. The console generates commands for managing the complex.
The rocket control system takes the rocket to the center of the information beam and provides further rocket maintenance in this position until the target is hit.
Shooting at night with the help of the “Stugna” ATGM system is carried out under the condition that the target is visible in the sight while illuminating the area with regular military lighting equipment. The emitter, located in the back of the rocket, generates radiation in the red wavelength range and allows visual control of the rocket flight.
The rocket is launched at the PUSK command with the ATGM remote control, as a result of which the pyro lock is triggered in the rocket transport and launch container and a command is issued to start the starting engine.
After the missile’s departure from the guide, the pointing device forms a laser beam. The radiation receiver of the rocket perceives optical radiation without reacting to light interference. The rocket's photodetector converts optical radiation into an electrical signal.
ATGM "Stugna-P" was adopted by the APU in 2011 year. The armor penetration capability of this anti-tank missile is up to 800 mm (depending on the type of armor). Serial production of these complexes, as stated in Kiev, has been going on since 2015. At the same time, according to the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, no more than three dozen of such complexes are actually in service.
In Ukraine, they say that the Stugna ATGM system has passed the procedure of complying with NATO standards and has performed well during combat training events. If "Stugna" is considered in Ukraine weapons high efficiency, then why in this case Ukraine American Javelin anti-tank systems? Recall that President Poroshenko announced the receipt of American anti-tank missile systems "real victory" and "guarantee of national security." Against this background, manufacturers realized that the current authorities do not intend to support their own arms manufacturer.
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