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US Army selects new guided missile for attack helicopters and UAVs

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The American army is choosing a new missile for arming drones, as well as modern and promising helicopters. According to Flightglobal, the development and purchase of new ammunition will take place as part of the LRPM (Long Range Precision Munition, long-range high-precision ammunition).


US Army selects new guided missile for attack helicopters and UAVs


The U.S. Army has already announced requirements for a new missile. According to them, a rocket should hit ground targets (manpower, lightly armored vehicles and command posts) at a distance of not less than 30 km, and it should also be able to overcome and destroy complex air defense systems. The mass of the rocket should not exceed 91 kg together with the launch container, if such is provided for by its design. It is emphasized separately that the rocket must overcome 30 km in no more than 100 seconds.

In announcing a competition for a new missile, the US Army put forward one more condition - only missile designs ready for testing and production will be considered. After being taken into service, they plan to introduce a new missile into the armament complex of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and the MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones. It will also be put into service with promising helicopters, which are being developed to replace modern models.

The new missile should replace the already obsolete AGM-114 Hellfire guided missile, armed with modern US helicopters and drones. A single JAGM air-to-surface missile, which has been produced in small series since last year to replace Hellfire, apparently does not quite suit the US military because of its short range. With a mass of 49 kg, the JAGM is capable of hitting a target at ranges up to 8 km.
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  1. Nycomed
    Nycomed 14 September 2019 14: 06
    +1
    "In announcing a competition for a new missile, the US Army put forward one more condition - only projects of missiles ready for testing and production will be considered"
    Absolutely the right approach.
  2. Magic archer
    Magic archer 14 September 2019 14: 11
    +3
    Interestingly, will foreign-made missiles be admitted to the competition? No matter how in Israel there is a rocket that is suitable for the characteristics.
    1. Zeev Zeev
      Zeev Zeev 14 September 2019 15: 11
      +3
      Of course, foreign missiles will be allowed. Americans do not worry at all about the countries participating in tenders.
      1. nPuBaTuP
        nPuBaTuP 14 September 2019 15: 40
        0
        Americans do not worry at all about the countries participating in tenders.

        Come on ... and can Russia also take part?
        Can not?...
        So maybe soared?
        1. Corn
          Corn 14 September 2019 16: 01
          +4
          Does Russia have something to offer in this segment?
          1. Rwmos
            Rwmos 14 September 2019 16: 15
            -10
            Russia has to show a victory in Syria over ISIS, against which the entire concept of the US army, including such "anti-manpower" SDs, has shown its complete futility.
            1. Corn
              Corn 14 September 2019 16: 42
              +6
              UR "against manpower" - has shown its complete uselessness.
              sho seriously? And the peasants then think that UR has become the main weapon of war. I’ll go tell them that this is not so, thanks for dispelling the error.
              1. Rwmos
                Rwmos 14 September 2019 16: 46
                -7
                You are welcome. Even in Afghanistan, they began to apply carpet bombing directly at once - already in the 2001 year. Something did not grow together with URami about the price-effectiveness. And to drive one barmaley with urom across the bare desert is not at all for average minds. They used URs well in Syria - Tomahawks en masse. True, they didn’t get anywhere.
                That is why they stole Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, because they sang songs about the fact that UR is the main thing in such a war laughing And everywhere they scooped out with a full shovel
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 14 September 2019 14: 12
    -7
    They will do it, who would have doubted. But I look at all these weapons ... Well, who will give them target designation? When semi-guerrilla formations are chasing, this is understandable, there will still be no opposition ... But how and what will be over the field for when any Drones are "cleaned" from the sky, the electronic warfare will cover the "clearing" with an impenetrable cap, the multi-layered army air defense will knock down everything that moves in the sky, including crows and seagulls, and here you are, with a helicopter and its radar, which shines in the electromagnetic sky like a searchlight in the night ...
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 14 September 2019 14: 29
      +2
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      They will do who would doubt it.

      Well ... not a fact laughing Recall JAGM. Zamah was also not sickly.
    2. Saxahorse
      Saxahorse 14 September 2019 15: 52
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      And how and what will happen over the field for when any Drones are "cleaned" from the sky, the electronic warfare will cover the "clearing" with an impenetrable cap, the multi-layer army air defense will knock down everything that moves in the sky, including crows and seagulls, and here you are, with a helicopter,

      "When" and "if" are probably key points laughing

      By the way, this is the plan for this drones. To replace Helfaer. And in general, we have nothing to clean them from a range of 30 km.
      1. Rwmos
        Rwmos 14 September 2019 16: 17
        -7
        STRATEGIC drone - nothing? Tell Iran, even they have something. And a quadrocopter with Ali-express simply will not pick up such a rocket
    3. Tatyana14
      Tatyana14 14 September 2019 19: 56
      0
      The main thing is that our military leadership does not have such thoughts as yours.
    4. Avior
      Avior 15 September 2019 11: 09
      -1
      UAV, for example.
      A military air defense does not shine?
  4. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 14 September 2019 14: 28
    -1
    at a distance of not less than 30 km, she must also be able to overcome and engage complex air defense systems. The mass of the rocket should not exceed 91 kg together with the launch container, if such is provided for by its design. It is emphasized separately that the rocket must cover 30 km in no more than 100 seconds.
    Not frail Wishlist. There are feelings. that the requirements were written on the basis of the performance characteristics of the Shell of the last modification.
  5. marshes
    marshes 14 September 2019 14: 29
    -1
    An interesting requirement for a rocket to find out.
    Not really with AI.
  6. Izotovp
    Izotovp 14 September 2019 14: 34
    0
    Helicopter missiles are getting closer to cruise missiles).
  7. abc_alex
    abc_alex 14 September 2019 14: 52
    -2
    Oh! And what about managed? But what about "shot and scored"? Is "shot and hit" still more important?
    wink
    1. NordOst16
      NordOst16 14 September 2019 16: 01
      +1
      And there are pilots who are capable of unguided missiles at a distance of 10 or more kilometers, how to get a pretty penny?
    2. Tatyana14
      Tatyana14 14 September 2019 19: 58
      0
      And lined and forgot this is not a guided missile - a very interesting idea.
      1. abc_alex
        abc_alex 15 September 2019 16: 42
        0
        Quote: Tatyana14
        lined and forgot


        This is a homing missile. wink
        It’s hard, you know, to forget the protractor if it has to be controlled.
  8. Zeev Zeev
    Zeev Zeev 14 September 2019 15: 09
    0
    Hm. And what, Spike-NLOS for these performance characteristics fits quite well.
    1. marshes
      marshes 14 September 2019 15: 15
      -2
      Quote: Zeev Zeev
      Hm. And what, Spike-NLOS for these performance characteristics fits quite well.

      So they hold a tender for these characteristics, because Kushnir's son-in-law. laughing
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 14 September 2019 16: 06
        +3
        Spit on son-in-law. Local gunmen and Trump are able to eat without salt.

        And the American military industrial complex will not allow helping its direct competitor.
        1. marshes
          marshes 14 September 2019 16: 22
          -3
          Quote: Spade
          Spit on son-in-law. Local gunmen and Trump are able to eat without salt.

          Everything has changed there, local gunsmiths are already exhausted. Yes, and the national composition has changed. laughing
          They rule the world of corporation. laughing
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 14 September 2019 18: 02
            +1
            Quote: marshes
            Everything has changed there, local gunsmiths are already exhausted

            They don’t need money now?
            On the contrary, their grasping reflex has become even more powerful.
      2. Zeev Zeev
        Zeev Zeev 14 September 2019 16: 43
        0
        In the US, the president cannot do what he pleases.
        1. marshes
          marshes 14 September 2019 16: 48
          -3
          Quote: Zeev Zeev
          In the US, the president cannot do what he pleases.

          Maybe if the senate and the Congress fall under it, at the moment there are a lot of like-minded people.
    2. Corn
      Corn 14 September 2019 16: 09
      0
      In addition to the speed that you want to increase by a third.
      1. Zeev Zeev
        Zeev Zeev 14 September 2019 16: 44
        0
        Well this is not a problem, the low speed is due to the use of a cumulative warhead.
  9. garri-lin
    garri-lin 14 September 2019 15: 24
    0
    According to the parameters, this is not a replacement for helfaire but an addition to it. Long arm. Spending a 91 kg rocket on a jihadmobile is impractical. Or it will be modular. The long version is at a great distance and shortened to near and inexpensive targets. I think up to 5 kilometers.
    1. NordOst16
      NordOst16 14 September 2019 16: 02
      0
      It is unlikely that they will be fenced because the turbojet engine, in comparison with the GOS, does not cost much
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 14 September 2019 16: 34
        0
        There is not only price. Helfaer weighs half as much and has a range of 10+. For light drones is almost perfect. Hanging instead of 2 lungs 1 long-range sometimes nn makes sense. Either there will be a light version or Helfaer will remain in service.
        1. NordOst16
          NordOst16 15 September 2019 10: 01
          0
          The question is how much this light drone will be light. For 0,2 tons (≈4 missiles) to raise and even in the air for at least 5-6 hours is not a small car should be. Maybe they will decide to use the car more and not to make different rocket modifications
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 15 September 2019 10: 08
            0
            Correctly. Let's double everything. And at a price of four.
            1. NordOst16
              NordOst16 15 September 2019 10: 29
              0
              Well, a heavier drone at a higher price can be equipped with more advanced electronic warfare equipment in order to increase its survival. It can also stay in the air longer and take more weapons. And heavier missiles will cost almost the same and there will be no heap of missiles of different varieties.
              Maybe I'm wrong of course.
              1. garri-lin
                garri-lin 15 September 2019 13: 39
                0
                And if the weapons will weigh half as much and at the same time meet the requirements of the task, then you can take them twice as much. The most difficult thing on the battlefield is target detection. If the target can be detected from 2 km, then why a missile with a range of 10? Helfaer corresponds to reality. The new missile is not a replacement but a supplement. Long arm for external target designation or open theater. When development is over and the price is announced, you will see that it will not be cheap.
    2. marshes
      marshes 14 September 2019 16: 26
      -1
      Quote: garri-lin
      According to the parameters, this is not a replacement for helfaire but an addition to it. Long arm. Spending a 91 kg rocket on a jihadmobile is impractical

      From your point of view, the fighters, to whom this installation is prescribed, decide on the application.
      They can use a sniper in a cave against a sniper; by the way, this was a witness, doc. film shot on an amateur camera.
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 14 September 2019 16: 40
        0
        It's one thing when Helfair flies into a single sniper. And it is completely different when "TochkaU" arrives. And that happened. Or you can blow up a mountain entirely with a nuclear mine. America has already been burned in the MASSIVE destruction of penny targets with hundred-ruble munitions.
        1. marshes
          marshes 14 September 2019 16: 45
          -1
          Quote: garri-lin
          It’s one thing when Helfaer flies into a solitary sniper

          Decision surprises me here, just a sergeant.
          Quote: garri-lin
          And it is completely different when "TochkaU" arrives.

          But there to decide on the application, it depends on the battalion headquarters. laughing
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 14 September 2019 16: 57
            0
            And what is so surprising in deciding to use weapons with an ordinary sergeant? Sometimes at the request of the lieutenant heels of the trunks of 152mm for 10 minutes a gunpowder harness.
            1. marshes
              marshes 14 September 2019 17: 08
              -1
              Quote: garri-lin
              Sometimes at the request of the lieutenant heels of the trunks of 152mm for 10 minutes a gunpowder harness.

              Well this is probably a joke.
              1. garri-lin
                garri-lin 14 September 2019 18: 55
                0
                Well it depends on the situation. You know the term "donated funds". If an unmanned aircraft is attached to the squad, then the squad leader will dispose of it. Sometimes a soldier needs something more than a machine gun to achieve a goal, and the shorter the chain for calling this more, the more effective and faster the result.
  10. Operator
    Operator 14 September 2019 15: 30
    0
    "the rocket must cover 30 km in no more than 100 seconds", - 300 m / s, is that such a joke of humor? laughing
    1. Saxahorse
      Saxahorse 14 September 2019 15: 53
      0
      Quote: Operator
      300 m / s, is this such a joke of humor?

      It’s likely that they wouldn’t slip the planning bomb :) Those with ranges of up to 110 km, but it’s painful to climb high to drop it.
    2. garri-lin
      garri-lin 14 September 2019 17: 01
      0
      Less speed means less fuel, which means more warheads. Yes, and for average speed when flying by inertia is not enough.
      1. Operator
        Operator 14 September 2019 17: 25
        0
        Less speed makes it easier to shoot down.
        1. garri-lin
          garri-lin 14 September 2019 19: 01
          0
          On the one hand, yes. On the other hand, anything less than 1000m / s gets off equally easily. Perhaps this is the minimum requirement below which it should not fall and the real figure will be higher.
  11. Rwmos
    Rwmos 14 September 2019 16: 11
    -1
    manpower, lightly armored vehicles
    We have already tried to use UR and other "high-precision" weapons against martyrs and single barmaley, for example, in Iraq. It ended with the realization that even the United States would overstrain all the Hondas in the world, and they moved on to their favorite carpet bombing raids.
    Sawmills of America ... Interestingly, this is not at all connected with that. that they’re the Minister of Defense now - a professional lobbyist of the Raytheon concern, what spanks such racquets? And there is no corruption that you