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Powerful shock complex under the guise of C-300. Will it be possible to deceive the aerial reconnaissance of the US Navy?

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The last aerospace exhibition "China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition 2018", held in Zhuhai, China from November 6 to 11, 2018, surprised its visitors with a unique exposition of numerous concepts of promising strike reconnaissance drones and tactical missile systems from leading aerospace giants and young companies of the Celestial Empire, continues to excite Western European and American military-analytical blogs with the appearance on its fields of a launcher demonstrator of a rather extraordinary and "insidious" operational-tactical missile system WS-600L. Already after the first photograph of this product, published in the photo reportage by Mikhail Zherdev, numerous observers and fans of military equipment were misled about the classification of this bizarre weapon system. And this is absolutely not surprising, because at first glance they saw a classic launcher with four cylindrical transport and launch containers designed for storage, transportation and vertical "mortar launch" (using squibs) of HQ-9 or 48N6E / DM anti-aircraft missiles of HQ complexes -9 and S-300PMU-1/400, respectively.




Nevertheless, the shock mission of the WS-600L complex can be judged by several details that are noticeable to specialists. First, the layout of the aerodynamic planes of the same-name rocket, the layout of which was placed next to the launcher: 4 X-placed short shortened stabilizer wing of small elongation, shifted to the tail section of the WS-600L hull (the same position is observed at “Point-U” ), as well as 4 small tail aerodynamic steering, the area of ​​which is significantly less than the area of ​​the rudders of anti-aircraft missiles such as 48Н6Е or HQ-9. Conclusion: WS-600L high speed (3000 — 4000 km / h) on the descending branch of the trajectory at an angle of 70 — 80 and more will be enough to perform anti-aircraft maneuvers even with small aerodynamic control surfaces. Such design features are characteristic of operational tactical ballistic missiles. Also in the nozzle block of the WS-600L layout are visible tungsten “plane-blades” of the gas-jet rudders of the deflection vector deviation, which provide the OTRD with decent maneuvering capabilities on the ascending branch of the trajectory during the operation of the solid propellant rocket engine. The gas jetting system is the only link that makes WS-600L related to some modern anti-aircraft missiles.

Secondly, this is the “expanded” cockpit of the WS-600L PTRC (in comparison with the cabins of the HQ-9 anti-aircraft missile systems and the 5P85C / SE2 C-300М1 / 400 PU). Unlike anti-aircraft missile launchers, which automatically receive radio commands via a telescopic antenna behind the driver’s cabin, commands to launch from the 30H6E and 54K6E radar and guidance radar, the combat use of operational-tactical missile systems launchers provides for independent processing. tactical information from friendly optical-electronic, radio engineering, and radar reconnaissance systems as well as oyaschih staff units. Naturally, for this, the WS-600L crew must be represented not only by the driver, but also by the operator of the topographic location and navigation system, as well as the commander, who will receive target coordinates at the multifunctional terminal, as well as comprehensive information on the tactical situation (including enemy air defense systems) parameters) on the segment of the theater where the flight path of the ballistic missile WS-600L will pass. As you can see, the configuration of the calculation, and hence the design of the cabin, when viewed in detail here is completely different.

We were interested in a much more important question: what tactical advantages will open to PLA units after gaining operational operational readiness of the WS-600L OTRK? If you do not rely on detailed reviews, then we have a combat unit whose appearance is almost identical to the HQ-9, S-300PS / PM1 air defense launchers both in the marching and standby and in combat positions. This primarily concerns the effective reflective surface of the WS-600L self-propelled launcher, as well as its infrared signature and silhouette in the television range. Imagine another increase in tension around the disputed island archipelago of Spratly or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. It is logical to assume that, as part of the support of the Vietnamese side, the command of the 7th operational fleet The US Navy will send AUGs, as well as P-9A Poseidon long-range anti-submarine aircraft, often used by the Pentagon for strategic optoelectronic and radar reconnaissance of enemy targets, to the “8 dotted line” (exclusive economic zone of the Middle Kingdom) region. In response to this, the PLA command will deploy in the disputed islands not only additional HQ-9 batteries or those in service with the S-400 and S-300PMU-1, but also the latest WS-600L OTRK. This is where the fun begins.

Despite the fact that the Poseidon P-8A operators use the highly advanced on-board radar system AN / APY-10 (AN / APS-137D (V) 5) for reconnaissance, which is capable of receiving a radar image of the terrain in the reverse synthetic aperture mode (ISAR) with a resolution of 1 m, as well as classify coastal units at a distance of about 100 km (defining their silhouettes and radar signature), clearly identify the PU of the operational tactical missile system WS-600L, and distinguish it from the HQ-9 or 5P85C radar launcher APY-XNU MX will not be able to. After all, in order to see minor design differences, the resolution of the radar should be from 10 to 0,3 m, to which the parabolic antenna APY-0,5 is incapable. Moreover, the Chinese army is equipped with modern EW facilities that can easily suppress the working X-range of the Poseidon radar.

The launchers of the WS-600L complex against the background of the HQ-9 or 5P85 PU ZRK system can be used to assist the P-8A operators with the MX-20HD turret television-optical station, which is able to monitor the 1080p and the optical visor and the optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with the optical visor and optical visor with optical visor and optical visor with optical visor and optical visor with optical visor and optical visor with optical display. 30X (plus digital zoom). But, given the repeated deterioration in the quality of an object using MX-40HD due to various atmospheric phenomena (warm air, dust, smoke, etc.), we conclude that to get high-quality shooting with zooming and identification of launchers WS-20L Poseidon will need to approach the disputed islands in the South China Sea at a distance of 600 — 30 km.

Naturally, in the pre-escalation period, fighter aviation The Chinese air forces will prevent the operation of US aerial reconnaissance equipment near its air borders over the disputed islands, and the Pentagon will remain completely unaware of the exact location of the WS-600L until the first combat launches. Excite the nerves of the US Navy command in all this stories the fact that the WS-600L operational-tactical ballistic missile is yet another anti-ship tool capable of breaking through to the aircraft-carrier formations through the unexplored and beyond the ship's missile defense capabilities, the quasi-ballistic trajectories familiar only to our Iskander and Daggers.

Information sources:
https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3404676.html
https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/systems/an-apy-10.htm
https://www.wescam.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/PDS-MX-20-20D-January-2017.pdf
http://rbase.new-factoria.ru/missile/wobb/c300pmu1/c300pmu1.shtml
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  1. gunnerminer
    gunnerminer 19 November 2018 06: 29
    +9
    It may be possible to deceive the air one for a while. It will be more difficult with agents and others. At this theater of operations, several intelligence agencies are engaged in legal and illegal operational activities. Not only American ones. Besides cooperating, and coordinating their efforts to obtain information, and about the air defense system, in particular. Although China is famous for its tough counterintelligence regime.
    1. Lieutenant Teterin
      Lieutenant Teterin 20 November 2018 11: 14
      +3
      Here, rather, there is another threat: if the strike complex cannot be distinguished from the anti-aircraft system, then in the pre-escalation period, the probable enemy can begin to strike at any suspicious target. To avoid.
  2. antivirus
    antivirus 19 November 2018 07: 59
    +1
    the fight is not for Spratly --for Taiwan
  3. BAI
    BAI 19 November 2018 09: 18
    -1
    processing tactical information from tens of kilometers away friendly optoelectronicradio engineering and radar intelligence as well as higher staff links.

    What information can a tactical missile system learn from visual surveillance?
    1. Bogatyrev
      Bogatyrev 19 November 2018 11: 32
      +2
      In Iskander, the analysis of goals in general, individual machines are engaged in the division.
      The Chinese probably have a network-centric linkage and all targets discovered, for example, by drones visually, too.
  4. Faceless
    Faceless 19 November 2018 09: 55
    0
    If you do not rely on detailed reviews, we have a combat unit whose appearance is almost identical to the HQ-9, S-300PS / PM1 air defense launchers both in the marching and on-duty, and in the combat position. This primarily concerns the effective reflective surface of the WS-600L self-propelled launcher, as well as its infrared signature and silhouette in the television range.


    The infrared identity is possible only if the same internal arrangement of devices and assemblies, as well as the same external materials, are used.

    With several suggestions above, the author of the article separately emphasized the different composition of the WS-600L and HQ-9 equipment (different cab sizes, etc.). This raises the question of why the author concluded that the infrared signature is identical.
  5. Santor
    Santor 19 November 2018 11: 02
    +2
    Quote: BAI
    What information can a tactical missile system learn from visual surveillance?
    Reply

    This is not for us, this is for Damantsev :)))
    1. Mikhail m
      Mikhail m 20 November 2018 19: 38
      +1
      I consider it necessary to put the author’s name at the beginning of the article when publishing Damantsev’s articles in order to avoid wasting time.
  6. Santor
    Santor 19 November 2018 11: 23
    0
    Quote: Faceless
    In this regard, the question arises as to why the author concluded that the infrared signature is identical.

    The answer is because he is Damantsev. The article is sucked from the finger. Apart from the statement of fact, the author himself does not know anything. And because of his military ignorance, he does not even suspect. But the conclusions are, as always, far-reaching and very loud ... And why didn’t it write at the end of the article “Russia again lagged behind China and will not catch up soon” ??? And why drag all this to the islands if China has very effective means of a different nature and more suitable for countering ship groups in this direction ...

    Further - highly advanced airborne radar system AN / APY-10 (AN / APS-137D (V) 5) - I was quite surprised ... This radar is called AN / APS-137D (V) 5, and AN / APY-10 (formerly SIGINT) is just a complementary RTR system. And now the AN / APS-137D (V) 5 radar with AN / APY-10 synthesized into it allows mapping the terrain, identifying stationary surface targets, and also has a mode that allows detecting submarines at periscope depth, as well as the same high-speed vessels in the coastal zone. Not only to detect but also to destroy .... For this, the aircraft carries the necessary weapons up to 9 tons in weight, including two Harpoon anti-ship missiles.
    Coast units, which can be located in the folds of the terrain - this is something other than located on a flat surface of the water, is not it?

    And I wonder where the Poseidons will come from .... Three squadrons are based at Kaneohe Bay (Hawaii), five at Jacksonville (Florida) and four at Whitebay (Washington). Due to the lack of necessary infrastructure, Hikam airbase was excluded from the list of suitable new aircraft. In Okinawa there are none, they can only be used to jump ...
  7. VladVlad
    VladVlad 19 November 2018 11: 39
    -8
    S-300,400, 500, 700 is very easy to deceive. There are technologies 100 times more efficient. In free access!!!!
    The implementation of the invention for which patent No. 149598 was issued, “A device for controlling the flow around an aircraft” and modifications of the device based on a patent, allows:
    - create an additional lift force on the wing in two or three times;
    - to reduce to almost zero aerodynamic resistance at any hypersonic speeds;
    - to be an invisible aircraft for all types of anti-aircraft missile defense and anti-aircraft defense systems;
    - be protected from lasers, beam weapons, EW systems;
    - to reach hypersonic speeds of 1 km / s or more in the lower dense layers of the atmosphere, at an altitude of 10 km, for rockets and planes (the issue of thermal effects during hypersound and sound is resolved, the device does not make noise, there is no shock wave);
    - take off and land vertically, with minimal fuel consumption;
    - to achieve fuel economy of aircraft and vehicles more than 50%;
    - to fly rockets and airplanes in the atmosphere and in space;
    1. Faceless
      Faceless 20 November 2018 10: 53
      +2
      I have one question for you: where can I read the science fiction novel by your authorship, in which the invention for which patent No. 149598 is issued, successfully overcomes layered air defense / missile defense from S-700, 500, 400, 300? ..
    2. Mikhail m
      Mikhail m 20 November 2018 19: 34
      +2
      Quote: VladVlad
      There are technologies 100 times more efficient. In free access!!!!

      Gravitsap found. Buy CC, inexpensive. KU!
  8. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 19 November 2018 12: 34
    0
    Merikans, humble yourselves and do not impersonate, so as not to receive a baby bo-bo in response from China. China will no longer tolerate the appearance of anyone in its territories, and especially the United States. That is why the PRC and settled in the Paracel Islands and the Spratly archipelago. But I do not presume to argue about the visibility or invisibility of aircraft, amateur. Although real, if something material is actually in the sky, then it will always be visible based on scientific data. It all depends on the size.
  9. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 19 November 2018 13: 41
    0
    And what? The idea, in principle, will please ... (if only because he somehow figured out the possibility of placing various missiles / TP, SAM, anti-ship missiles / in the same TPK and on the same chassis ...)!
    But only the Chinese will spoil the blood of the Ukrainians ... will prove their priority!
    And yak! Bach, yaky garni "Sapsan"!
    Here you have tactical (operational-tactical) missiles, and anti-aircraft ... and anti-ship ...!
  10. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 19 November 2018 15: 28
    +9
    And I remembered an old Soviet anecdote on this topic, apparently the Chinese have learned disguises from us? TASS statement: “Yesterday, a Soviet peacefully plowing tractor was attacked on the Soviet-Chinese border. After the peacefully plowing Soviet tractor opened fire from its onboard guns and the attackers fled, the sustainer engines were turned on and the tractor entered low-earth orbit.
    Tractor drivers feel fine. The collective farm chairman, Colonel-General Ivanov, warns that in the event of a repeated attack, seeders, winnowing machines, stretcher-mowers, a vertical take-off Niva combine and other agricultural machinery will be activated.

    Soviet peace tractor
    We inform you of a flagrant fact:
    On the banks of the Amur River in the midst of native fields
    Our simple Soviet peace tractor was exposed
    The shelling of six Chinese batteries.
    Hearing the wild cry of the Chinese landing
    Soviet tractor driver, by the title of starley,
    Answered the fire with one powerful salvo
    And destroyed six Chinese batteries.
    And then, draining the gas and starting the reactor,
    He plowed all of them and quickly brought in the dung.
    Our Soviet peace tractor rose into the sky
    And he flew home to his beloved state farm.
    The next day, in an interview with special editors of their editorial offices
    The Soviet foreman, by the rank of captain,
    He said that in the case of the second such provocation
    Instead of a tractor, we will release a harvester on the field!
  11. Campanella
    Campanella 19 November 2018 17: 47
    +3
    All with the Feast of Artillery and Missile Forces!
    Do not let the adversary escape from fair punishment!
  12. Turist1996
    Turist1996 19 November 2018 22: 14
    +1
    Hooray!
    Damantsev - style!
    I found out right from the title of the article!
    Eugene - you are a genius!
    I deliberately postponed reading your article for later.
    A little later - when all discussions and indignation settle down: you are in this - Doc !!! To initiate discussions - few people in the VO can like you!
    Thank you so much !!
    No fools - seriously writing my opinion !!!
  13. kutuz
    kutuz 19 November 2018 23: 27
    +1
    "Will it be possible to deceive the air reconnaissance of the US Navy" - After this article, definitely not, now the whole world knows about it
  14. shonsu
    shonsu 20 November 2018 01: 52
    +3
    As for me, then this entire article is purely stupid, fantasy and speculation of the author.