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PrSM Tactical Hypersonic Missile Launched Short Range In US

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PrSM Tactical Hypersonic Missile Launched Short Range In US

The third flight test of the American promising hypersonic operational tactical missile PrSM is scheduled for May this year. According to Lockheed Martin, the missile will be tested to hit a target in a short range. It is reported by Breaking Defense.


In tests, shooting will be fired at a target at a distance of 83 kilometers

- said Lockheed Martin vice president Gailia Campbell, adding that rocket systems will be tested under severe congestion.

Launched in 2017, the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program involves the creation of a new generation of high-precision operational-tactical missiles with a speed of more than 5 Mach numbers and an official initially declared range of 60 to 499 km, but the development was carried out taking into account the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty. According to reports, the rocket is now capable of flying up to 550 km, and according to other sources - up to 700-750 km. The new hypersonic missile is being developed as a replacement for the obsolete ammunition of the ATACMS operational tactical systems, in addition, the military is also considering the possibility of using the new ammunition on the M270A1 MLRS and M142 HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems.

On December 10, Lockheed Martin Corp. conducted the first test at the US White Sands missile range in New Mexico, a promising Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) tactical missile. The prototype was launched from the M142 launcher of the HIMARS missile system and flew about 240 km to the target area. In early March, the missile was tested for accuracy, reliability of on-board systems, as well as an assessment of the power of the warhead of the missile. In this case, the launch was carried out at a distance of 180 km.

In the future, the new missile should replace the Lockheed Martin MGM-140 ATACMS tactical missiles. Serial production is planned for the 2023 year.
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 21 March 2020 18: 15 New
    +1
    Like our Iskander? In the 23rd production was launched ... Well, well ...
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 21 March 2020 18: 24 New
      +9
      No. This is a modular load for existing MLRS.
      An old 270 who riveted a bunch and sold in 15-20 countries of the world.

      In addition to the current OTRK, he will receive a new hero of the article. Also 2 pieces.


      New Himars - can throw heavy MLRS and with correction.


      Or one PTRC.


      Therefore, there are no analogues.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 21 March 2020 18: 31 New
        +8
        Quote: donavi49
        Also 2 pieces

        Four pieces for M270 and two pieces for M142
        They are half ATACMS.
        In short, "GMLRS that flies far"
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 21 March 2020 18: 37 New
          +4
          Well, OK. Especially. Well, my meaning is true. This is an additional load for their main MLRS.
          1. KCA
            KCA 21 March 2020 18: 47 New
            +1
            Changing shoes on the go has never led to good, even the simplest replacement of one component in a personal computer can cause a lot of problems, and where no one was waiting, and already armed with technician errors when replacing modules, and crew errors when using various modules in general reduce a good idea to epic failures
            1. Ryaruav
              Ryaruav 21 March 2020 18: 58 New
              +4
              ksa you wrote everything right, everything modular in combat conditions becomes not modular, and you only have to think about how many different types of kits you need to constantly carry with you for the concept of modular use
              1. alexmach
                alexmach 21 March 2020 22: 12 New
                +3
                You write strange things. Did they shoot from a hunting rifle? Have you seen different cartridges for it? Was it a big problem to "re-equip" a shotgun with grape-shot?
          2. Lopatov
            Lopatov 21 March 2020 18: 53 New
            +5
            Quote: donavi49
            for their main MLRS

            They do not have MLRS.
            Uncontrolled shells ceased to be produced since 2010. Since 2014, they have disposed of the remains from the warehouses.
            1. KCA
              KCA 21 March 2020 19: 10 New
              +2
              The rich have their own quirks, but situations are different, the destruction of a bunker or a firing point with guided projectiles will not be able to produce the same psychological effect as a volley of a 300mm battery of uncontrolled Smercha or Tornado-S missiles, or a volley of completely uncontrolled "Buratinok"
              1. Lopatov
                Lopatov 21 March 2020 19: 21 New
                +3
                Quote: KCA
                00mm unguided RS "Smercha"

                The "Smerch" PCs are controlled.
                At least in the active part of the trajectory.
                1. KCA
                  KCA 21 March 2020 19: 27 New
                  +2
                  So the "Smerch" has a large assortment of shells, and unguided, and corrected, and cluster, and from UAVs, and even lighting, but no one is going to dispose of NURS, as far as I remember, the volley of the battery "Hurricanes" completely demolished 12 hectares
                  1. Lopatov
                    Lopatov 21 March 2020 19: 35 New
                    0
                    Quote: KCA
                    So "Smerch" has a large assortment of shells

                    There are no unmanageable.
                    1. KCA
                      KCA 21 March 2020 19: 41 New
                      +1
                      I'm not an artilleryman, but how, suddenly, not, if the missiles from the Hurricane are suitable for the Smerch? Written off and disassembled? "Hurricanes" are quite in service without missile shells?
                      1. Lopatov
                        Lopatov 21 March 2020 19: 53 New
                        +6
                        Quote: KCA
                        but how, suddenly, not, if the missiles from the Hurricane are suitable for the Smerch?

                        On the contrary.
                        Rockets "Smerch" are suitable for the new "Uragan-1M"

                        And from aliens to "Smerch", only "Gradovskie" ones, though only in Belarus, they shoot 122-mm RS through the "inserts" for training.

                        The Smerch rockets are equipped with a control system with a correcting engine and a gas generator. And on the active part of the trajectory while the rocket engine (and, accordingly, the gas generator) is operating, the trajectory is corrected according to signals from the INS
                        Plus a temporary device. Which can introduce a correction during separation of the head part by signals from the ANN
                2. venik
                  venik 21 March 2020 22: 36 New
                  +7
                  Quote: Spade
                  The "Smerch" PCs are controlled.
                  At least in the active part of the trajectory.

                  ========
                  This is not entirely true! The "Tornado" projectiles are not controlled, but CORRECTED, since they fly along ballistic curve and DO NOT have individual targeting systems! Management system, provides only angular stabilization projectiles in the active section and range correction due to the correction to the separation time of the warhead, determined by the onboard equipment in accordance with the measured parameters of the projectile movement. Those. only a much higher (compared to "conventional" RS) accuracy of warhead delivery to a point with predetermined coordinates is provided.
                  This is a significant difference - the GOS is not there! hi
                  1. Lopatov
                    Lopatov 21 March 2020 23: 29 New
                    +3
                    Quote: venik
                    not controlled, but CORRECTED, because they fly along a ballistic curve and DO NOT have individual targeting systems!

                    8))))
                    Corrected shells and mines just HAVE individual targeting systems. And "Centimeter" and "Daredevil". and even Threat. Semi-active laser seeker.
                    It just so happened that "corrected" is called ammunition created using impulse correction technology (the so-called RCIC technology)

                    The rest are manageable.
                    This is the official terminology.

                    Quote: venik
                    as they fly along a ballistic curve

                    Again, the RS "Smercha" due to the impulse correction system in the active part of the trajectory does not fly along the "ballistic curve"

                    Quote: venik
                    The control system provides only angular stabilization of shells in the active area

                    Well....
                    Any "Excalibur" "provides only angular stabilization" throughout the flight path.
                    And, for example, the "Brave" control system "provides only angular stabilization" at the terminal section of the trajectory

                    Quote: venik
                    This is a significant difference - the GOS is not there!

                    You will laugh, but the "Excaliburs" do not have it either. Almost everyone, like the last version, has a semi-active LGSN ("Excalibur-S") And nothing. Nobody refuses to recognize them as manageable.

                    Moreover, along the entire trajectory. Unlike the same "Centimeter". where there is a GOS, and it is controlled only at the terminal section of the trajectory
                    1. Nikolaevich I
                      Nikolaevich I 22 March 2020 03: 44 New
                      +2
                      Mdaaa .... figuratively speaking, on some "section of the highway you turned wrongly, in the wrong direction, and now you stubbornly rush in the wrong direction, despite the fact that they shouted in your back:" I turned the wrong way, dude! "... I consider some of your conclusions doubtful ... or rather, not entirely correct!
                    2. venik
                      venik 22 March 2020 10: 14 New
                      0
                      Quote: Spade
                      Adjustable shells and mines have the same system of individual guidance on the target.

                      Quote: Spade
                      It just so happened that "corrected" is called ammunition created using impulse correction technology (the so-called RCIC technology)

                      =========
                      Lord! And then all my life I believed that the difference between guided and corrected munitions is that "manageableе"are guided specifically AT THE TARGET (stationary or moving) using their own seeker or external commands, and"adjustableе"- at a predetermined point in space (with the help of autopilot and navigation systems: INS, satellite and astronavigation). And this should not depend on the type of control (ACAG or RCIC). Otherwise, what type should be attributed to some modern missiles that use RCIC technology for super-maneuverability? What is it - "anti-aircraft corrected missiles or what?" request
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                      Quote: Spade
                      Again, the RS "Smercha" due to the impulse correction system in the active part of the trajectory does not fly along the "ballistic curve"

                      =========
                      I agree! Here I "spoiled" a little! In this case, it would be more correct to say "quasi-ballistic" !! hi
                      1. Lopatov
                        Lopatov 22 March 2020 13: 16 New
                        0
                        Quote: venik
                        Lord I’ve considered all my life

                        You see, you can count as you like.
                        But there is established terminology used in the guidance documents. For example, in PSiUO

                        And using your terminology instead, you risk being misunderstood.
                        That's all...

                        So if there are disposable impulse correction engines, then the projectile, mine or PC is "corrected". In other cases, "controlled".
                      2. Nikolaevich I
                        Nikolaevich I 23 March 2020 03: 05 New
                        +1
                        Quote: venik
                        the "controlled" ones are aimed directly at the TARGET (stationary or moving) with the help of their own seeker or external commands, and the "corrected" ones - at a predetermined point in space (using the autopilot and navigation systems: INS, satellite and astronavigation). And this seems to not depend on the type of control (ACAG or RCIC).

                        You raised an interesting question, which "interested" me too. I support many of your conclusions and do not want to agree with Lopatov. For example, why does Lopatov associate the "correctability" of the ammunition with impulse correction? Doesn't he confuse "cause and effect"? The main difference between corrected ammunition is compliance with the "allowable miss" rule. The allowable miss limit is in the range of 20-600 meters, depending on the type of ammunition and the method of use. Basically, corrected ammunition is designed to engage stationary or sedentary targets. In this case, is the choice of the type of ammunition correction essential? I think not ... By and large, ammunition with INS and with GPS guidance can be called corrected! This kind of ammunition is not meant to perform "cool pirouettes"! During the flight, there is a "sequential" correction of the position of the projectile within the "dedicated" corridor! Nobody is shooting now with "Excalibur" under 90g. away from the azimuth with the enemy! In fact, all sorts of "guided" ammunition can be classified as full guided and corrected ... Full guided projectiles are designed to engage mobile (including maneuvering ...) and stationary targets; and do not have such restrictions with respect to the angular coordinates of the "target-projectile", as corrected ... The corrected ammunition is "focused" mainly on stationary (inactive) targets and the rule of "allowable miss" must be observed. It should be noted that everything is "comparatively relative"! Fully controlled ammunition is such in the active part of the flight path ... on the passive, "with time" the "signs" of the corrected ammunition begin to appear more and more. As for the "official terminology", then I do not exclude the presence of a certain "nebula" ... (not in vain, from time to time these "classifications" change ...)! By the way, it would be nice if Lopatov showed the provisions of official documents, where his statements were enshrined.
                    3. Nikolaevich I
                      Nikolaevich I 23 March 2020 02: 12 New
                      +1
                      Quote: Spade
                      Again, the RS "Smercha" due to the impulse correction system in the active part of the trajectory does not fly along the "ballistic curve"

                      Let it be not according to the "ballistic curve", but according to the "quasi-ballistic" .... It looks like it anyway!
                      wink
                      Quote: Spade
                      It just so happened that "corrected" is called ammunition created using impulse correction technology (the so-called RCIC technology)

                      The rest are manageable.
                      This is the official terminology.

                      If "official terminology", then name the document that would confirm this, pliz! And about "adjustable-controlled", you, perhaps, confuse cause and effect! The essence of the "corrected" ammunition is the "correction" of the flight path of the ammunition in margin of error (!) This "miss" is defined at 20-600 meters ... If the "miss" is greater than these parameters, then it will not be possible to "correct"! And no one promised that "correction within the permissible miss" can only be carried out using the RCIC method! In principle, in the corrected ammunition, the correction can also be carried out by aerodynamic rudders according to the "duck" scheme, for example. It often happens that one and the same ammunition is called either corrected or controlled ... This is also reflected in the fact that "military" articles are written by "journalists"; Yes, I do not exclude that there is a "nebula" in the "official terminology"! By and large, all "guided" ammunition can be called guided ... but with a division into .... well, for example, full guided and corrected ... 1.Full guided ammunition can hit moving and stationary targets, they , practically, do not "adhere" to the rule of "limit of permissible miss" ... 2. Corrected ammunition, basically, is designed to destroy stationary or sedentary targets and must comply with the rule of "limit of permissible miss"! Again, "by and large," the ammunition will be fully controllable in the active phase of the flight trajectory (!) ... in the passive phase, the ammunition over time begins to show more and more the “properties” of the corrected ... If we do not forget the rule of “allowable miss”, then the ammunition with INS and GPS-correction turns out to be corrected! Since their purpose is to direct the ammunition within a certain range of coordinate values! Do not shoot Excalibur projectiles at an angle, for example, 90g. to the azimuth of the "enemy location"! If the GPS guidance system can cope with this, the projectile flight control system will not cope ...
                  2. Nikolaevich I
                    Nikolaevich I 22 March 2020 02: 47 New
                    +3
                    Quote: venik
                    The "Tornado" shells are not controlled, but CORRECTED,

                    I support you in this definition of the "adaptability" of shells for MLRS "Smerch"! Lopatov, alas, confuses "a fork with a bottle" ... The story of the appearance of "corrected" eres for the "Smerch" is interesting! (True, this version is "long-term" and "from memory" ...) When the developers of "Smerch" took up long-range eres reaching a given range, it "suddenly" turned out that uncontrollable (!) 300-mm eres for such a range cannot "fly" normally at all! And then the developers "had to think of" gadgets "that provide angular stabilization eres! It was this "adaptability" that was introduced "out of necessity", and this was done not to create "high-precision ammunition", but in order for the "tornadoes" to fly and with an accuracy acceptable for MLRS ... for example, as for BM- 21 "Grad" ....
                    1. Lopatov
                      Lopatov 22 March 2020 13: 10 New
                      0
                      Quote: Nikolaevich I
                      When the Smerch developers took up long-range eres reaching a given range, it "suddenly" became clear that uncontrollable (!) 300-mm eres at such a range cannot normally "fly" at all!

                      Under the table, dear, under the table ....
                      Let it be known to you that measures to reduce the dispersion of shells in a salvo were applied much earlier than the appearance of the Tornadoes.

                      For relatively short ranges, a clever formula was enough to link the geometry of the base vehicle, its weight and rate of fire. You can find it in patents belonging to "Splav" Therefore, in fact, the Soviet "Grad" had enough suspension switch.

                      The next stage for the next range, applied on the "Hurricanes" - an uneven rate of fire. Half of the packet 0.5 seconds start, half of the packet 2 seconds. That reduced the oscillations of the starting and prevented the occurrence of resonance phenomena.

                      The next stage, which was used by the Americans, was to control the position of the package and start at the moment the calculated line of throw coincides with the axis of the guide channel. We tried to use this for the modernized "Solntsepёk"

                      The next stage is impulse correction on the active part of the trajectory. It was used in the USSR for "Tornadoes. Well, according to statements from" Alloy "- for long-range RS" Tornado-G "

                      The next step is for even greater range. Which the Chinese were forced to use. These are PCs that are controlled along the entire trajectory. According to ANN, Adjustable Global Positioning System

                      Therefore, the statements about "" suddenly "found out" are at least incorrect.
                      1. Nikolaevich I
                        Nikolaevich I 22 March 2020 15: 01 New
                        +1
                        Quote: Spade
                        Therefore, the statements about "" suddenly "found out" are at least incorrect.

                        Of course, the angular correction system in the "whirlwinds" did not appear "out of the blue" and did not "suddenly" ...! And the word "suddenly" is used in a "definitely joking" sense! (Why? Can't you? belay Something you for any reason is unnecessary ... you are either serious or angry ...! request ) And what else did you think to reproach me? That I have not listed all the known methods for reducing scattering, stabilizing eres? But such a task was not set by me! What for ? My "note" only referred to one method that was mentioned in the comments! So, your "indignation" causes me some bewilderment!
      2. Cowbra
        Cowbra 21 March 2020 19: 51 New
        +2
        Quote: donavi49
        Or one PTRC.

        ... or two ...
        Lockheed Martin PrSM Specifics:
        Two PrSM rounds per launch pod

        https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/products/precision-strike-missile.html
        Another question is that the domestic OTR develops 6,3 mach, and the PrSM designers were able to provide only 5. Therefore, unlike all normal people, the speed achieved is not spoken in meters per second or sound speeds, but is brought in kilometers per hour, of which the product showed 6 thousand. It sounds large-scale, weighty and even solid. What are these your meters per second? But kilometers per hour is understandable to everyone! And the lag behind the Russians is masked beautifully.
  2. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 21 March 2020 18: 36 New
    +6
    The INF Treaty ceased to exist in 2019, and the Precision Strike Missile program started in 2017.
    Cunning Yankees.
    1. KCA
      KCA 21 March 2020 18: 52 New
      -3
      They are not the only cunning ones, "Bastion" was fired by "Onyx" in Syria against ground targets back in 2016, the range of "Onyx" is called where 600 km, where 800 km, but in any case, violation of the INF Treaty, and demonstrative, and not highlighted like, unlike claims of mattresses to the Iskander CD
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 21 March 2020 18: 56 New
        +5
        Well, yes, but for some reason the Yankees didn't stink when Bastion was adopted. And "Onyx" has been so since Soviet times.
        1. KCA
          KCA 21 March 2020 19: 00 New
          0
          Officially, this is an anti-ship missile, but why it was obvious to demonstrate and tell everyone about the capability of anti-ship missiles in work on ground targets, it is unclear, as well as "Granita", although it is not on a mobile ground platform
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 21 March 2020 18: 56 New
    0
    Is it worth it to fence a garden with such a flight range? Hypersound for the fact of the possibility of creating such a weapon?
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 21 March 2020 19: 25 New
      +2
      Quote: Thrifty
      Is it worth the fence

      They are very, very actively used GMLRS. In reconnaissance-strike complex with UAV.
      Apparently, I liked it a lot.
  4. knn54
    knn54 21 March 2020 19: 06 New
    +1
    Hypersonic aircraft have a flight speed of more than 5 M, i.e., about 6000 km / h. Or 100 km / min. The declared distance the rocket travels from 0,6 to 5 minutes.
    But, by definition, they must move on to dynamic planning over LARGE distances, and at high speed.
    By the way, 28M (even a little less) is already the first space speed.
    OR a big divorce (well, a cut), or (due to old age) I don't "catch up" with something.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 21 March 2020 19: 20 New
    +2
    in addition, the military is also considering the use of new ammunition on multiple launch rocket systems

    Huge plans ... however, if you invest a lot of money, that neither be, when nor be, it will work out.
  6. Chingachguk
    Chingachguk 21 March 2020 20: 39 New
    +1
    Yeah .... For a short one, because after 100 km. it, apparently, heats up and becomes uncontrollable .......
  7. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 21 March 2020 20: 58 New
    0
    In tests, shooting will be fired at a target at a distance of 83 kilometers

    Figase! Hypersonic at 83 km! Time to accelerate something?
    1. eklmn
      eklmn 21 March 2020 21: 18 New
      +1
      For the curious:
      “March 10th,“ We ​​had a great test that matched our models and forecasts, ”Campbell said. The May show, she continued, “will also be an exciting test, because the short distance creates a big load on the rocket. We have the same rocket engine, but the rocket goes up and down much faster. "
      “The shorter the range, the greater the load on the rocket,” she explained. “We were able to see the effect of this transition from 240 to 180 on the second flight, and then we will see an even greater effect from this transition of 85 km in the next test.”
      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 21 March 2020 21: 22 New
        0
        Quote: eklmn
        For the curious:

        Thank you. hi
        So it will have time to accelerate ... or should have time ... what
        1. eklmn
          eklmn 21 March 2020 21: 28 New
          +1
          No problem!!
          Such missiles take off, then dive sharply and fly low above the ground (difficult to detect) to the target and scour in azimuth. Those. the overloads on the piece of iron and electronics are huge, and they want to check these overloads.
          1. Vasyan1971
            Vasyan1971 21 March 2020 21: 29 New
            +1
            Like a crash test? It’s necessary, what ...
            1. eklmn
              eklmn 21 March 2020 21: 36 New
              +1
              “Like a crash test?”
              Somewhere like that.
              I’m a weakling in the calculations, but the experts on this site, knowing the speed of 5M, the distance and the approximate trajectory, can calculate what kind of load (average) the parts are experiencing. I suspect that there is a lot of G.
          2. Lopatov
            Lopatov 21 March 2020 23: 57 New
            0
            Quote: eklmn
            Such missiles take off, then dive sharply and fly low above the ground (difficult to detect) to the target and scour in azimuth.

            You are confusing something a lot.
            Up - on a ballistic trajectory, down - with a little glide to increase the range. There is no point in "diving" and even more so "yawing in azimuth" on hypersound. When just managing the ammunition is already a big problem.
            1. eklmn
              eklmn 22 March 2020 00: 41 New
              -1
              “When just munition control is already a big problem.”
              They somehow decided ...
              1. kot423
                kot423 22 March 2020 02: 13 New
                +2
                They somehow decided ...

                Yeah. And they also raised Captain America, which Germany tore at the Great Patriotic War on the British flag ... Hollywood will not lie.
                1. aszzz888
                  aszzz888 22 March 2020 07: 39 New
                  0
                  kot423 (Konstantin) Today, 02:13
                  +1
                  They somehow decided ...

                  Yeah. And they also raised Captain America, which Germany tore at the Great Patriotic War on the British flag ... Hollywood will not lie.
                  good ! Taki yes! Hollywood does EVERYTHING !!! From politics to the moon! He can not help but believe))! wink laughing
  8. +5
    +5 23 March 2020 07: 59 New
    -1
    The usual short-range ballistic missile has now been called hypersonic on a hype .... about a quasi-ballistic trajectory a la Iskander, not a word ....