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Not only Tomahawks are in the game. Eshorov's undisclosed ammunition challenges the Russian Air Force

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As you know, over the past few years, senior representatives of the defense and foreign affairs agencies of Russia, as well as experts from domestic military and analytical resources, have repeatedly focused the attention of the public and knowledgeable observers on the consequences of deploying Aegis Ashore stationary missile defense systems in the vicinity of the Romanian commune Devesela and the Polish village Redsikovo in the framework of the ambitious program of EuroPro.




Such a high level of interest in this topic has a number of compelling justifications of an operational-strategic nature. They are associated not so much with the anti-missile potential of the RIM-161B / C exoatmospheric interceptors (SM-3 Block IA / IB), but with the possibility of constructive adaptation of the ground-based modification of the Mk 41 VLS universal launcher and software adaptation of the Aegis BMD 3.6.1 / 4.0.1 ”to the use of strategic cruise missiles of the Tomahawk family and other means of air attack, which pose a certain threat to the strategically important objects of the Russian Armed Forces in the Southern and Western military districts.

The situation around the impact potential of the Aegis Ashore complexes continues to grow


In particular, despite the inability of the RIM-161B / C exoatmospheric interceptor missiles and the RIM-174 ERAM endoatmospheric SAMs to effectively intercept the maneuvering tactical ballistic and aeroballistic missiles 9M723-1 of the Iskander and X-47 medium-range and X-2 missiles Russian ICBMs “Topol-M”, “Yars” and R-36M UTTH / R-36М2 “Voivoda”, ground versions of universal vertical launchers Mk 41 complexes “Aegis Escor” can be equipped with transport and launch containers Mk 14 as soon as possible.

This solution will allow in a flash to transform a purely defensive complex into a fairly powerful strike instrument, which has, first of all, strategic RGM-109E Tomahawk Block IV and TLAM-C / D cruise missiles with 1850 and 2400 km range, respectively.

Against the background of Washington’s final withdrawal from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, the possibility of processing the Aegis Ashore complexes described above is considered by specialists from the Russian Defense Ministry and the General Staff as the main argument in favor of a return deployment in the European part of Russia (as part of the 26 Neman, 112 Guards Missile Brigades and other units) dozens of operational-tactical missile systems 9K720 Iskander-M equipped with subsonic cruise missiles 9М728 (Р-500) and 9М729. Meanwhile, the Tomahawk strategic missiles integrated into the Aegis Eshorov’s 48 ammunition kits are hardly worth considering as the most formidable air assault deployed at the Black Sea and Baltic “gates” of Russia.

These products (in modifications TLAM-D / Block III or "Tomahawk Block IV") have an impressive effective scattering surface of the order of 0,15 — 0,3 square. m, that with a subsonic flight speed of 850 — 900 km / h and mediocre maneuverability makes the Axes an excellent target for advanced military self-propelled air defense systems Buk-M3, air defense systems S-350 Vityaz and S-300В4. The above-mentioned air defense systems are capable of easily intercepting the Tomahawks even beyond the radio horizon using anti-aircraft guided missiles 9М317МЭ, 9М96DM and 9М82МВ equipped with active radar seekers of the Slants family from JSC Moscow Research Institute Ag. Targeting can be carried out by AWACS A-50Y aircraft, which in advance detect a threat at a distance of about 180-250 km and transmit the coordinates of the Tomahawks to the terminals of the ACS Polyana-D4M1 with further distribution between the Buzyaz M and Nyukey, Bukov-M, N C-3B300.

A much wider range of threats can arise if the Mk 14 transport and launch containers are adapted to the deployment and use of stealth tactical long-range cruise missiles AGM-158B JASSM-ER. The probability of the appearance of these high-precision tools weapons in the ammunition of the Romanian and Polish "Eshorov" continues to remain quite high.

It is well known that as early as September 2013, the specialists of the military-industrial corporation Lockheed Martin carried out successful field tests of a prototype long-range ASM AGM-158C LRASM launched from the ground version of the Mk 41 UVPU of the specialized launch complex LLS-1 "Desert Ship", deployed at the White Sands missile test site (New Mexico). Vertical launch of the LRASM was made possible by equipping the prototype RCC with the Mk 114 solid-fuel launch booster designed to equip the RUM-139 VL-ASROC anti-submarine guided missiles. The most important detail here is that the layout and weight and dimensions of the LRASM anti-ship missiles are almost identical to those of the JASSM-ER cruise missiles (not to mention the 85% unification across multiple components of the element base). Consequently, the integration of the AGM-158B JASSM-ER into the Mk 14 container of the Mk 41 ground control unit is not difficult.

Unobtrusive tactical missiles JASSM-ER, unlike the "Axes", have an effective reflective surface of the order of 0,03-0,05 square meters. m, in connection with which the range of their direction finding by means of the Shmel-M radar complex of the A-50U RLDN aircraft will be from 90 to 120 km. And this without taking into account the powerful obstructive noise interference emitted by advanced aviation electronic warfare systems of the AN / ALQ-249 NGJ-MB family (will be installed on tactical aircraft of the US Navy and Air Force), which will reduce these figures to 50–70 km! To effectively counteract these electronic warfare systems, Shmel-M radars with waveguide-slot antenna arrays are absolutely incapable.

As a result of this, only the expected deliveries to the combat units of the Aerospace Forces of Russia of promising A-100 Premier airborne guidance and guidance aircraft equipped with high-energy and anti-jamming radars with active phased array from Vega Concern JSC can save the situation. It is these radar systems that will be able to provide stable anti-aircraft targeting to mixed anti-aircraft missile brigades of the Russian Aerospace Forces with reliable coordinates of stealth adversary’s weapons in the most difficult jamming conditions.
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  2. Jerk
    Jerk 3 November 2019 06: 26 New
    +4
    By dragging something and so, the launchers will need to be destroyed, so it doesn’t matter what they can shoot
    1. boriz
      boriz 3 November 2019 11: 24 New
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      It is clear that they are intended for slaughter, but it must be destroyed before the first launch. After starting, they will be considered to have completed their task. The fate of the operators and the natives will no longer worry anyone.
      1. bulvas
        bulvas 3 November 2019 11: 46 New
        +4
        Quote: Jerk
        By dragging something and so, the launchers will need to be destroyed, so it doesn’t matter what they can shoot


        We can’t destroy them proactively, and they understand this very well.

        Therefore, the first volley will have to intercept.

        1. Armata T-14
          Armata T-14 3 November 2019 12: 07 New
          -2
          Maybe we need to destroy it right away.
        2. meandr51
          meandr51 3 November 2019 12: 07 New
          0
          It would be possible to send special forces groups during the threatened period and bring rustle there, dumping everything on Islamic terrorists.
        3. boriz
          boriz 3 November 2019 12: 40 New
          +5
          In fact, it was for these purposes that special forces were created in the USSR. During the threatened period, they found themselves where needed and prevented the launches with "homeopathic" intervention. Well, if it doesn't work out, then "amputation" of some territory ...
          1. Jerk
            Jerk 3 November 2019 14: 14 New
            -2
            And I talked about this about
        4. Inspector
          Inspector 6 November 2019 22: 59 New
          0
          can-can-not - these are personal problems. According to the situation - it is NECESSARY.
    2. vik669
      vik669 3 November 2019 12: 38 New
      0
      Yes, Romania is obviously tired of being on the globe of the Earth - and they won’t have time to get scared!
  3. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 3 November 2019 07: 12 New
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    Unobtrusive tactical missiles JASSM-ER, unlike the "Axes", have an effective reflective surface of the order of 0,03 — 0,05 square. m, in connection with which the range of their direction finding by means of the Shmel-M radar complex of the A-50Y RLDN aircraft will be from 90 to 120 km. And this is without taking into account the powerful obstructive noise interference emitted by the advanced AN / ALQ-249 NGJ-MB electronic warfare systems (will be installed on tactical aircraft of the US Navy and Air Force), which will reduce these figures to 50 — 70 km! To effectively counteract these electronic warfare systems, Shmel-M radars with waveguide-slot antenna arrays are absolutely incapable.
    As a result, save the situation ...

    It seems that Russia (according to the author) is somewhere at the beginning of the Stone Age ... Only phrases and headlines to raise tone on the eve of the weekend)
    The EW "Murmansk-BN" complex will suppress enemy control and communications systems at ranges up to 5000 km!

    good
    The third radar in the Russian Arctic, Resonance-N, capable of detecting airborne objects made using stealth technology, cruise missiles, ballistic and hypersonic targets, will take up combat duty on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in November 2019 ...
    The radar is capable of detecting and issuing target designations for aerodynamic air targets at a distance of 600 km, for ballistic targets - up to 1200 km, in altitude up to 100 km. The first "Resonance-N" radar was put on alert in Russia five years ago.

    good
    Any type of aerial targets will be detected several thousand kilometers away - The Russian missile attack warning system in the coming years will be strengthened with the latest over-the-horizon "Container" radars. They work with an increased viewing angle and can simultaneously track thousands of objects. The army will receive the first such radar before the end of the year.

    soldier
    1. tesser
      tesser 3 November 2019 11: 33 New
      -5
      Quote: ROSS 42
      Any types of air targets will be detected at a distance of several thousand kilometers - the Russian missile attack warning system in the coming years will be reinforced with the latest over-the-horizon "Container" radars. They work with an increased viewing angle and can simultaneously track thousands of objects. The army will receive the first such radar before the end of the year.

      Yes, ZGRLS is accompanied by subtle cruise missiles, RIA Novosti informs us.
      These radars are capable of detecting and tracking not only such large and relatively slow objects as aircraft and cruise missiles - according to the developer, the station recognizes hypersonic missiles at a record distance of three thousand kilometers. All in all, the "Container" can simultaneously hold five thousand airborne objects of various types and characteristics at gunpoint.


      Once the Russian journalist Margarita Simonovna Simonyan predicted to the Russian journalist Oleg Vladimirovich Kashin that when and if free elections take place in Russia, they, Margarita Simonovna Simonyan and Oleg Vladimirovich Kashin, will be immediately hung on a tree, if possible on the same.

      After the words of this wise and knowledgeable woman, your idea of ​​collecting the work of TASS, RIA Novosti and patriotic bloggers in the archive seems very reasonable. The country must know its heroes. And write in a notebook.
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi 3 November 2019 20: 34 New
        0
        To get a result, according to the "free choice" of our restricted liberals, it is necessary to exterminate 95% of the population of Russia, which is quite satisfied with the present state of affairs in Russia.
        But it is only in feverish delirium that freedom-loving liberals hang, hang, hang and hang on persons of illiberal persuasion (which was by), who do not want to be free. To the applause of the American congressmen.
        1. tesser
          tesser 3 November 2019 22: 24 New
          -5
          Quote: Oo sarcasm
          of our faceted liberals, it is necessary to exterminate 95% of the population of Russia, which is a fairly present state of affairs in Russia.

          I’m not sure about the fact that Margarita Simonovna can be attributed to the category of faceted liberals. However, I do not know her well, maybe you are right. I also doubt that liberals are capable of such radical measures as you describe. It seemed to me that they are cowardly in Russia and generally do not like to work with their hands.

          However, I am quite sure that about 95% of the population of Russia, which is enough, you are a little unaware of the matter.
          1. Oyo Sarkazmi
            Oyo Sarkazmi 4 November 2019 00: 58 New
            -1
            I know. Far from Moscow, far enough from the region and the district center. Of a couple of thousand acquaintances, there is not a single one who is dissatisfied with the present moment. They were dissatisfied, Soviet leaven, but died out, some by age, some drunk. And the dream to distribute the Kuril Islands, Crimea, Ural - revolves in the head of only Moscow bums. Like Ksyusha Sobchak, to whom even the head of torturers Trump, even the eternal debtor to the workers of Kirovles Navalny, the unclaimed executioner Novodvorskaya, with her eternal "hang commies" - everyone is ready to shake hands, if only the lipstick was cool ...
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 3 November 2019 07: 20 New
    +1
    They will not stand in the mines, will they? This means that the strike on the launchers must be effective. In general, this is all of little interest. As long as Russia's strategic nuclear forces are "in order," all these annoying little snubs are more a test of psychological readiness than a direct threat. Striped ears imagine that EVERYTHING will not fly over their favorite "hail on the hill"? Only this can explain their free-spirited behavior.
    1. Chaldon48
      Chaldon48 3 November 2019 07: 40 New
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      The Italians say that in order to kill a rooster, they cut off his head, not his tail. Putin bluntly stated that in the event of an attempt to somehow attack Russia with one of the measures, measures will also be taken to destroy decision centers. In my opinion, it is not possible to say clearer.
      1. Kuroneko
        Kuroneko 3 November 2019 07: 53 New
        +1
        Quote: Chaldon48
        The Italians say that in order to kill a rooster, they cut off his head, not his tail.

        https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Майк_(безголовый_петух)
      2. Depytat
        Depytat 3 November 2019 08: 05 New
        -16
        Quote: Chaldon48
        Russia one of the measures will be taken and the destruction of decision centers.

        Well now definitely Voronezh kirdyk ...
    2. PROXOR
      PROXOR 3 November 2019 11: 07 New
      0
      The question most likely refers to the loss of the first strike. The fact that the missiles launched from Romania will carry a nuclear warhead is not in doubt. And they wake up at key strongholds of Russia. The only way out is a decapitating decisive strike. But then the beginning of the war will hang on us.
      1. meandr51
        meandr51 3 November 2019 12: 10 New
        +8
        Who will hang? There will be no one left.
        1. PROXOR
          PROXOR 3 November 2019 16: 54 New
          +1
          Oh oh How bloodthirsty you are.
          1. Oyo Sarkazmi
            Oyo Sarkazmi 3 November 2019 20: 41 New
            -1
            That is just the point. American intellectuals think they can convince the world community that they were right. But to understand that there will be no one to convince, no one and nothing, is unattainable to them. It is unbelievable that gas disappears after a nuclear war. Refueling for what?
          2. meandr51
            meandr51 4 November 2019 13: 34 New
            +3
            I am not bloodthirsty. But there’s no habit of waiting until they hit on the cheek. I try to preempt a second earlier. By the way, those who survived in the 90s and are now in power have always done so. Otherwise they would not be there. Unlike the late Soviet period. Perhaps the Americans do not understand this.
            1. PROXOR
              PROXOR 5 November 2019 11: 38 New
              0
              All the same, I would adhere to the concept of powerful defense. Compensate by the defensive means the offensive potential of the enemy, and as soon as the enemy takes the first step ..... REDUCE BOGATYRSKAYA SILUSHA!
  5. Observer2014
    Observer2014 3 November 2019 09: 04 New
    +6
    That's who for the first blow if he doesn't fool Will use subsonic missiles from a stationary complex? Suggest to our Defense Ministry to put interceptor missiles into our stationary missile defense system near Moscow, for example, "Caliber" wassat There the generals will die of laughter. So it’s the same. For fixed missile defense systems in Romania and Poland, intelligence tools are monitored twenty-ten hours a day. And any start of them is an attack. With all the consequences for the World. This will be the case when the response arrives much faster than the attack. And launching subsonic missiles from stationary warriors that they do not understand? laughing
    If the Americans will land ground cruise missiles in Europe, then they certainly will not be installed in fixed missile defense systems. And they will be on mobile installations. And in everything else, I agree with the article. Yes, I need the A-100. But just do not need to scare people about the fact that the A-100 is our last hope. A-100 is just one of the additional components of the country's air defense / missile defense
    1. meandr51
      meandr51 3 November 2019 12: 14 New
      +1
      From the consciousness of launching the answer, it will not become easier for us. The answer will hit empty settings. Enemy missiles will go all at once, half will break through. We will not find it enough. Therefore, only a preventive and massive strike!
  6. knn54
    knn54 3 November 2019 09: 08 New
    +1
    "Forewarned is forearmed".
    And the Yankees can transfer mobile complexes to the same Poland or Romania.
    Since the United States withdraws from the agreements, what prevents it from deploying complexes in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua ...
    1. meandr51
      meandr51 3 November 2019 12: 15 New
      -1
      And hit first. Beat the first, Fedya!
      1. kuz363
        kuz363 4 November 2019 15: 58 New
        0
        These bloodthirsty Russians .... No wonder they do not like them in the West.
        1. meandr51
          meandr51 5 November 2019 12: 04 New
          0
          Of course not in vain! Their "love" is always alarming ...
  7. Avior
    Avior 3 November 2019 10: 11 New
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    a fairly powerful strike instrument, which has primarily strategic missiles RGM-109E "Tomahawk Block IV" and TLAM-C / D, with a range of 1850 and 2400 km, respectively.

    The blizzard is complete.
    At present, strategic Tomahawks with a nuclear warhead and a range of 2500 in nature do not exist, the last 250 were destroyed under Obama.
    Version C with high-explosive fragmentation warhead, range 1600, version D with cluster, range 870 due to the heavier warhead.
    There is also a variety of H with penetrating.
    Version E block 4 with a range of 1600 differs in that in addition to stationary objects, it can also attack mobile ones.
    tests of a prototype long-range ASM AGM-158C LRASM launched from the ground version of UVPU Mk 41

    The first letter A in the name indicates an air launch.
    can be retrofitted with transport and launch containers Mk 14 as soon as possible.

    This solution will allow in the blink of an eye to transform a purely defensive complex into a fairly powerful percussion instrument

    If MK14 can be attributed to a typo, MK41, because MK14 is not related to Tomahawks, and it was not developed and the project was closed, then the rest is also a complete blizzard.
    Yes, MK41 installations can be retrofitted for launching the Tomahawks, but you can’t carry out such conversion in a couple of days and you won’t accept it without test launches.
    You need to install the control module and update the version of Aegis, and at the same time the usual version with Arly Berkov will not work, you need to re-develop it. And secretly you will not do it, it will become known for sure.
    And is it all to get the opportunity to shoot two dozen high-explosive Tomahawks from Romania with a range of 1600, capable of reaching, at best, the western outskirts of Russia? Top absurdity.
    There are no MK41 mobile installations in nature, and you just can’t increase the number of cells, just as there were 20, they will remain so.
    And this despite the fact that in a few hours directly to the Russian border, you can fit a pair of destroyers with 200 cells for Tomahawks, fully ready for launch?
    About jassm-er is the same snowstorm.
    The missile, of course, unlike the Tomahawk, is inconspicuous, but its range is much less, you can’t shoot it from Romania to Russia.
    Damantsev, of course, loves to catch up with horrors, but I had not noticed any direct fraud before him.
    Moreover, he seems to have forgotten that this is no longer relevant, the agreement on medium-range missiles has already been canceled and the appearance of mobile ground installations is a matter of time.
    And he simply dumped the article on the old hype, or took out some long-written one, not paying attention to the fact that the situation had changed.
    1. tesser
      tesser 3 November 2019 11: 10 New
      -2
      Quote: Avior
      it’s just that you won’t increase the number of cells, as there were 20, they will remain so.

      If you are talking about MK41, then 8. If you are talking about a base in Romania, then 24.
      Quote: Avior
      fit a pair of 200-cell destroyers

      There are 96 cells on Burke. But it is never stuffed with CR 100%. In general, the Americans for this case have a redesigned Ohio.
      Quote: Avior
      Yes, MK41 installations can be retrofitted for launching the Tomahawks, but you can’t carry out such conversion in a couple of days and you won’t accept it without test launches.
      You need to install the control module and update the version of Aegis, and at the same time the usual version with Arly Berkov will not work, you need to re-develop it. And secretly you will not do it, it will become known for sure.

      Nobody secretly did, you missed. The Americans recently screwed a piece of MK41 to a car trailer with a wire and started it, everything works fine. Tomahawk is not SM-3, there is not a lot of Ijis there, but generally no Ijis is needed ..
      1. Avior
        Avior 3 November 2019 19: 39 New
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        UVK Mk41 are different, from MK 41 Mod 0 to MK 41 Mod 16, for a different number of cells and different cell sizes. - self-defense, tactical and shock.
        Arly Burke has UVP models in 29, 32, 61 and 64 cells.
        Tomahawks can be put in everything, such cases Arly Berkov and Tikanderog, although rare, were there, the ship shot and went to reload.
        The Americans recently screwed a piece of MK41 to a car trailer with a wire and started it, everything works fine.

        The test bench and the launcher adopted for service are not the same thing.
        There are no mobile launchers yet, but they will, of course.
        Tomahawk is not SM-3, there is not a lot of Ijis there, but generally no Ijis is needed ..

        It is specifically about the installations of Aegis Asfor complexes.
        Aegis is already there.
        And the fact that mobile launchers will be so obvious, so it makes no sense to shove Tomahawks into Asfor.
        1. tesser
          tesser 3 November 2019 22: 15 New
          -3
          Quote: Avior
          Arly Burke comes in 29, 32, 61 and 64 cell UVP models.

          Mk41 always has 8 cells, so the gas exhaust channels are calculated. You list the units of 4 and 8 of the UVP, normal and with a recharge tap installed, which closes 3 cells (29 = 32-3).
          Quote: Avior
          Tomahawks can be put in everything, such cases have Arly Berkov and Tikanderog

          The first time I hear that the Americans left a ship of this class without air defense. When was this?
          Quote: Avior
          The test bench and the launcher adopted for service are not the same thing.

          From the point of view of the Tomahawk - it makes no difference if the container breaks in. They are universal.
          Quote: Avior
          There are no mobile launchers yet, but they will, of course

          Specifically, MK41 does not fit, too wide. But now, without the INF, it is possible to remake the UVP into an automobile dimension, this is an interesting idea.
          Quote: Avior
          it makes no sense to shove Tomahawks in Asfor.

          That is yes. At least in Romania.
          1. Avior
            Avior 3 November 2019 23: 05 New
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            UVP MK41 has a modular structure.
            8 cells is one module.
            The UVP MK41 may include one or more launch modules.
            You confuse the MK41 module with the UVP MK41 itself.
            As for the stand, it is clear that just one cell cut off from the module and somehow attached to the semi-trailer as a launch weapon was not accepted and will not be accepted.
            As for loading, several ships were fully loaded by the Tomahawks and used in the first wave of the strike in the war with Hussein
            It is clear that they were covered, and immediately after the firing of the missiles they went to reload.
            1. tesser
              tesser 3 November 2019 23: 56 New
              -3
              Quote: Avior
              You confuse the MK41 module with the UVP MK41 itself.

              I’m almost sure that MK41 is what you call a module. However, this is not important.
              Quote: Avior
              as a launch weapon was not accepted and will not be accepted.

              Will not be. I recall that it was about how much everything needs to be redone and how long it takes to redo it.
              Quote: Avior
              several ships were loaded completely by the Tomahawks and used in the first wave of the strike in the war with Hussein

              Hmm, and you're right, two Tics in the 91st. I didn’t know about it.
              1. Avior
                Avior 4 November 2019 09: 34 New
                +1
                I’m almost sure that MK41 is what you call a module. However, this is not important.

                No, MK41 is the whole complex. this is not very important, but if the question has been raised ....
                here is a list of the MK41 varieties. pay attention, in Russian they write installation, in English it is "system", and their installation has a different designation.
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_41_Vertical_Launching_System
                Variants [edit]

                Mark 41 Mod 0 Vertical Launching System on USS Chosin (CG-65).
                According to NAVEDTRA 14324, Gunner's Mate, Chapter 7:
                MK 41 Mod 0, Ticonderoga-class cruisers, two 61 cell Vertical Launcher Mk 158 Mod 0 or Mod 1, forward and aft. [3]
                MK 41 Mod 1, Spruance-class destroyers, 61 cells forward. [3]
                MK 41 Mod 2, Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, DDG-51 to DDG-78, one 29 cell Vertical Launcher Mk 159 Mod 0 forward, one 61 cell Vertical Launcher Mk 158 Mod 0 aft. [3]
                MK 41 Mod 3, Brandenburg-class frigates, 16 cells.
                MK 41 Mod 5, Anzac-class frigates, 8 cells
                MK 41 Mod 7, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, DDG-79 to DDG-91, one 32 cell Vertical Launcher Mk 177 Mod 0 forward, one 64 cell Vertical Launcher Mk 176 Mod 0 aft. [3] [6]
                MK 41 Mod 8, Barbaros-class frigates, (second pair of ships)
                MK 41 Mod 9, De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate, 40 cells
                MK 41 Mod 10, Sachsen-class frigates, 32 cells
                MK 41 Mod 15, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, DDG-92 and up, one 32 cell Vertical Launcher Mk 177 Mod 3 forward, one 64 cell Vertical Launcher Mk 176 Mod 2 aft. [3] [6]
                MK 41 Mod 16, Adelaide-class frigate, 8 cells

                Mk41 is the whole installation, including launchers, containers for missiles, control (control unit) and more.
                the particular launcher itself has its own digital designation, for example

                called
                Figure 7-45.-Vertical Launcher Mk 159 Mod 0.

                this is exactly and only launcher
                And everything is complete - this is the MK41 complex.
                Here's how it looks with all the components.

                this is what Americans call
                Figure 7-39.-Vertica1 Launching System Mk 41 Mod 0.

                hi
                1. tesser
                  tesser 4 November 2019 09: 54 New
                  -3
                  Hm. Live a century - study a century, you will die a fool.

                  Thank you.
    2. akarfoxhound
      akarfoxhound 3 November 2019 12: 04 New
      +1
      I am constantly observing the contrail of unprofessional "analytics" behind this "expert". Empty scribble for a busy column
  8. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 3 November 2019 11: 05 New
    +3
    About this garbage and had in mind the Russian military, objecting to the deployment of launchers in Europe.
    Americans, holding a fig in a pocket, with a mask of angels said how innocent they were. Well, the Anglo-Saxons cannot do otherwise. Only naive or traitors like the Gorbachevs, ShevarnadzeYu. Kozyrev and hundreds of other Kremlin fosterlings believe them.
  9. Pivot
    Pivot 3 November 2019 11: 14 New
    +5
    And I recognize Damantsev by gait.
    1. Spambox
      Spambox 3 November 2019 12: 14 New
      +4
      As soon as a huge nomenclature of all types and brands of radars and weapons with the designation of the brand \ model, block, modification, and the number of slots in the grill appears in the text, you immediately feel the wizard's underline. good
      1. Pivot
        Pivot 3 November 2019 23: 47 New
        +1
        We have our own Damantsev at work, as they give him the floor at the meeting on the number of characteristics that all departments do not need at the meeting, the people begin to snore after 5 minutes.
  10. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 3 November 2019 11: 16 New
    +1
    As a result of this, only the expected deliveries to the combat units of the Aerospace Forces of Russia of promising A-100 Premier airborne guidance and guidance aircraft equipped with high-energy and anti-jamming radars with active phased array from Vega Concern JSC can save the situation. It is these radar systems that will be able to provide stable anti-aircraft targeting to mixed anti-aircraft missile brigades of the Russian Aerospace Forces with reliable coordinates of stealth adversary’s weapons in the most difficult jamming conditions.
    I don’t understand, that is, all the rest of the RF aerospace radar facilities will not cope with this task. But, even taking into account the capabilities of the new A-100, continuous, round-the-clock surveillance is necessary, and more than one crew ... How much will the A-100 be needed?
  11. Good_Anonymous
    Good_Anonymous 3 November 2019 11: 50 New
    +2
    Only the expected deliveries of promising aircraft of radar patrol and guidance of the A-100 Premier to the combat units of the Russian Aerospace Forces can save the situation


    Eugene "Tempset" Damansky in his repertoire.
    1. Spambox
      Spambox 3 November 2019 12: 18 New
      +2
      Hush, gentlemen, the maestro does not tolerate criticism, you can get a warning, 2 have slapped me. Offending the artist is so easy hi
  12. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 3 November 2019 11: 58 New
    +3
    The article-by-article words of parasites "easily", "without much difficulty" plus stupid juggling with numbers from the very beginning of the article instantly indicates the author - under-analyst Evgen Damantsev. Zhenya, give an answer to yourself - why do people in reality "using iron", about which you would like to "write" with extreme regularity, involuntarily scratch themselves in the most indecent places in the process of studying your "analytics"?
    Comrades from VO, you are not planning to search, publish articles of real professionals (engineers, employees of research institutes, military personnel who had combat experience) ??? Aren't you tired of self-proclaimed "experts" who have no professional relationship with military topics in the variants of a given individual?
  13. Armata T-14
    Armata T-14 3 November 2019 12: 06 New
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    Again Vsepropaltsev raves
  14. Old26
    Old26 3 November 2019 13: 29 New
    +3
    Quote: Armata T-14
    Maybe we need to destroy it right away.

    Fashionable. Tie grenades and go forward, to the embrasure. Undermine the enemy launcher as soon as they finish. Just do not push Russia to such a step. It will end in great blood for everyone. And so the sacrifice will be exclusively one. Because of his stupidity

    Quote: ROSS 42
    It seems that Russia (according to the author) is somewhere at the beginning of the Stone Age ... Only phrases and headlines to raise tone on the eve of the weekend)

    This is Evgeny Damantsev. He only has two extremes. Or "everything is lost" or "we will tear everyone apart" ... There is always a mass of indices and designations in which everything drowns. In parallel, the super-properties of our weapons (the same electronic warfare) are being promoted. But for some reason the realities of Syria show that there is no continuous "dome" in which the foreign does not work. Everything is within the performance characteristics, and not urya-patriotic statements

    Quote: Avior
    And he simply dumped the article on the old hype, or took out some long-written one, not paying attention to the fact that the situation had changed.

    Catch, Sergey, plus. Briefly and on business ...
  15. faterdom
    faterdom 3 November 2019 14: 41 New
    +1
    Everything seems to be so. Only we are used to viewing the world in relation to Russia. But these gifts also have a second bottom: Americans can only clang their teeth at Russia (as it does not hurt them ...). But from the territory of NATO recruits, it is possible to keep "old Europe" at gunpoint, in order to avoid, so to speak ... And the zone of the Middle East that is interesting to everyone.
    But from this point of view, this whole circus with the "Iranian threat" is no longer so meaningless. Something, but the control of Europe is for the Americans a chicken in their hands, laying the golden eggs, and not the "crane" of China's victory over Russia.
  16. Pavel57
    Pavel57 3 November 2019 17: 16 New
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    Cruise missiles fly too long.
    1. shahor
      shahor 3 November 2019 18: 33 New
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      Quote: Pavel57
      Cruise missiles fly too long.

      That is why in November the Pentagon planned two test launches of a new medium-range ballistic missile. The container for 2 rockets is mounted on tractors from HIMARS and ATACMS. The range has not been disclosed, but more than 500 km. That’s what you need to fear — not the mythical deployment of the Tomahawks in air defense launchers.
  17. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 3 November 2019 19: 09 New
    0
    are preparing for an attack on Russia ... then they left one treaty (on missile defense) and the launchers drove at point blank range ... then from another under the INF Treaty ... and now they can do anything like that ...
    maybe it's time to remember Cuba ... make a big bet on the constant presence of "container ships" in the Gulf of Mexico ... or stir up something else asymmetric with Venezuela
  18. Old26
    Old26 3 November 2019 20: 11 New
    -1
    Quote: shahor
    The range has not been disclosed, but more than 500 km.

    If less than 1000 km, then this is not medium range
    1. Avior
      Avior 3 November 2019 23: 08 New
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      The average range under the contract was from 500 km to 5500.
  19. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim 3 November 2019 23: 04 New
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    Quote: meandr51
    send special forces groups and rustle there, dumping everything on Islamic terrorists.

    Everything can be greatly simplified!
    Collect all illegal migrants from Russia, and send them under the guise of tourists where they need to (preferably closer to missile defense facilities, headquarters, communication centers.
    After the destruction of the facilities, all returnees must issue a residence permit).
    But many migrants, among those who survive, decide to stay in Europe, even in its poorest members (Romania).
  20. Old26
    Old26 4 November 2019 14: 21 New
    -1
    Quote: Avior
    The average range under the contract was from 500 km to 5500.

    No, Sergey. The distance from 500 to 1000 km according to the agreement was considered a shorter range. And rockets, respectively, were considered shorter range. Hooking, but what to do. True, sometimes missiles with a range of 500-1000 km were sometimes called operational-tactical missiles of increased range. But the range from 1000 to 5500 km is a medium range.
    True, this figure was a compromise, because according to American terminology, ranges are divided somewhat differently.
  21. Alsur
    Alsur 4 November 2019 18: 15 New
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    Quote: vik669
    Yes, Romania is obviously tired of being on the globe of the Earth - and they won’t have time to get scared!

    What is surprising, and under socialism, Romania criticized us tail and mane, and after the death of Stalin, formed together with China, Hungary, the DPRK, an unspoken front against the USSR. For example, in provocations on the island of Domansky, weapons of production by the Balkan socialist countries and the DPRK were discovered. That is, China was armed for provocation with the USSR, the weapon of the allies of the socialist camp.
    And now the most interesting, Romania, together with Bulgaria and Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro and other components of the SFRY), are generally Orthodox countries and should at all times be more relatives, other socialist countries. But both fought on the side of Hitler against the USSR. And now they are on the other side of the barricade. It is interesting to reflect on this. And now, Ukraine is also there.
    1. Inspector
      Inspector 6 November 2019 23: 21 New
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      All "religions" are initially information weapons.
  22. serg v zapase
    serg v zapase 7 November 2019 04: 28 New
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    Did I understand correctly that the Romanians were built not just an anti-missile position, but a whole infrastructure for further deployment in PM and axes? This time, this is just a very convenient place to determine the possible actions of our "military partners".