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WhipShot - Cheap IMI guided missile

WhipShot - Cheap IMI guided missile

IMI introduced the Whipshot, a guided missile designed to equip light aircraft. This rocket will provide pilots of light aircraft with affordable high-precision firepower. IMI is negotiating the placement of a new weapons with a number of aircraft manufacturers, including Embraer, which was recently selected as a supplier of Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the United States Air Force. The WhipShot rocket used a glider from the Mapatz rocket and the original guidance system. Instead of using an onboard guidance system, the rocket is controlled by a target detection and tracking system on board the aircraft, using a wireless communication channel to guide the missile at the target. According to IMI, the result is a very affordable air-based weapon, which costs much less than Hellfire missiles, but ensures accuracy and control of guided weapons. IMI also plans to develop an improved version of the rocket, equipped with additional inertial and satellite (GPS) guidance systems.

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  1. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 12 May 2012 07: 50
    What's the news? We have sort of missiles like ammunition. Unless, of course, I correctly understood tth
    1. Armata
      Armata 12 May 2012 07: 54
      What can I say if they stand on planes that fall, so they generally will not reach anywhere laughing
    2. esaul
      esaul 12 May 2012 07: 56
      Today on the site is the day of success of Western weapons - as I understand it. The same - it won't hurt to look and know what is being prepared against us and, accordingly, to be interested in what we can oppose and what our defense industry "thinks" about this. recourse
      1. alex-defensor
        alex-defensor 12 May 2012 09: 42
        To get started, you need to understand why you need Super Tucano, single-engine turboprop small aircraft made in Brazil. And they are needed for use in Afghanistan, where the mountainous terrain makes inefficient aircraft flying at high speeds. The use of helicopters is expensive, and the range and duration, as well as the height and thrust-weight ratio, cannot be compared with a small plane, not to mention its low price. It is for Afghanistan that such cheap missiles are needed, the weak point of which is radio dependence on the aircraft, i.e. exposure to electronic warfare.

        By the way, Super Tucano - has a Kevlar cabin reservation.
  2. Sergh
    Sergh 12 May 2012 07: 51
    It may be good, but equipped with additional inertial and satellite (GPS) guidance systems you cannot call cheap, although the amers term "cheap" is relatively, they have an F-35 at $ 350 million, which is also slightly cheap.
    Here is our Yak-130 with weapons, it's cheap.

    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 12 May 2012 07: 59
      Serge, good morning. Here recently an article was - Japan buys f 35, 4 pieces - price 10bn. Bucks. Why 350mln? - sale started chtol
      1. Sergh
        Sergh 12 May 2012 08: 06
        Alexander Romanov, for 2011 - $ 201 million, but it seems like for 2012 the prices almost doubled, because no one bought it:

        -According to the draft Pentagon budget for 2011, 43 fighters for $ 8,654 billion will be purchased next year. Thus, the cost of one aircraft is 201,2 million dollars. However, according to the Pentagon, with the establishment of mass production of the F-35 and an increase in the volume of orders for equipment, the cost of aircraft will decrease.

        And 10 billion, this is with simulators, a technical service station, additional equipment, infrastructure and other gadgets, including spare engines.


        larov /
    2. YARY
      YARY 12 May 2012 09: 05
      Sergei mon sher ami!
      Minor Amendment - Cheap for the price, but not in essence!
      As one constructor said -"Ugly does not fly" !!!
      Yak - 130 LYALA!
  3. _Igor_
    _Igor_ 12 May 2012 08: 09
    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    f 35, 4 pieces, the price of 10 billion. bucks.

    discounted price
  4. Honory
    Honory 7 March 2015 17: 08
    Jews rule