He-400ES development of ammunition ammunition will end in 2018
The long-range barrage combat system He-400ES strikes a fixed object during demonstration tests in December 2017
UVision Air has upgraded the Nexus-400ES (Electric, Cruciform - electric cruciform) locking ammunition to the 8 technology level, so the final development and initial deployment of the production model is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.
The new 400ES system, which is a development of the previous His-400 system, which was equipped with a gasoline engine and rigid flat wings, is distinguished by a new electric motor specially designed for UVision by an unnamed contractor. An electric motor with low acoustic and thermal signs of visibility allows you to fly in cruise mode at high speed and in low-speed locking mode. The modified part of the hull with a folding cruciform tail (like the feathering of the lighter locking system X-Numx of the same company) provides longer flight time, lifting force and maneuverability, better accuracy in the final trajectory section of fixed and moving targets or targets in a limited urban space.
The new system has a length of 2,1 meter, wingspan of 2,4 meter and maximum take-off weight of 40 kg. Like the previous model, His-400, 400ES is equipped with a stabilized optoelectronic station and two-way communication channel in direct view with the 40-150 km range with the “man in control loop” function, although the duration of the patching ammunition flight was reduced from 4 to 2 hours of -for changes in the type of propulsion.
The 400EC system retained all of its reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities, but the 8 kg high-explosive ordnance in the previous version of the Nego-400 was replaced with a new, heavier universal 10 kg warhead (tandem shaped-charge high-explosive fragmentation warhead) to combat a wide range of targets, including main combat Tanks.
The advanced task termination feature allows automatic re-activation of the patching mode, re-targeting or return using a parachute. The working height is 5500 meters at speeds of flight / patrol of 50-150 nodes.
Managed by one operator, His-400-E system can be launched either from a rail or from a modular multi-barreled container, which can be installed on any platform at the customer's request, land, sea or air. The previous version of He-400 could not be launched from the container due to the fixed configuration of the tail or from the offshore platforms due to the gasoline engine.
A representative from UVision said that they had left the original version of Him-400 and so far there is a need for such a configuration, mainly for reconnaissance tasks. “The 400 of it still exists, but with the locking ammunition, now only the 400ES product remains.”
“Our customers want a larger, anti-aircraft munitions with a longer range with the same characteristics as our He-30 system [portable container system weighing 3 kg with warhead 0,5 kg, communication channel within line of sight 5-40 km and maximum flight duration 30 minutes] to deal with larger targets. Therefore, the system was born Him-400ES. The company has now teamed up with Raytheon to promote the He-30 system under the Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS) US Army program.
Meanwhile, the company is promoting its 400ES system to the market and therefore, in December 2017 of the year held an initial screening of the system for an unnamed “strategic” customer. According to the company, the demonstration “confirmed the capabilities of the system for tracking and capturing targets using the example of a moving machine and a person in different operational scenarios, as well as the ability of the function to terminate the task. The capabilities for high-precision target destruction were also demonstrated. ”
The development of the He-400ES system has shifted to the right the deadlines for the development of another system - the tactical locking system of the He-120 container launch with 12,5 kg mass, designed to fight at close distances with armored objects and structures. Its 120 system with an electric motor, equipped with a 4,5 kg warhead and a stabilized optoelectronic target load, has an increased flight duration of 60 minutes and a communication channel within line of sight to 60 km. The final revision of the X-NUMX system was planned for the end of 120, but a spokesperson for UVision said they focused on the EU-2015 system in the EU and that the development of the X-NNUMX system will be completed after the 400-E system is released to the market.
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