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US plans to prematurely complete short-range air defense tests

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US plans to prematurely complete short-range air defense tests

Tests of the short-range maneuverable air defense system (IM-SHORAD) are ahead of schedule, the first test phase may be completed as early as June of this year. This was stated by Colonel Chuck Warshim, head of the defensive missile systems development program.


According to the colonel, the first stage of testing the short-range air defense system IM-SHORAD may be completed in June, and in the fall to undergo full-fledged tests of the combat system. The complex is designed to fill the gap in air defense, which exists, according to the US military, in the European theater of operations. There are currently five IM-SHORAD machines that are used in various tests.

The complex should protect Stryker mobile teams both on the march, and on the battlefield, or at a temporary or permanent location. New mobile air defense systems should make up for the possible shortage of air defense and missile defense.


The IM-SHORAD complex is installed on the Stryker platform. The reconfigurable integrated weapons platform (RIwP) can carry four Stinger MANPADS and two Hellfire anti-tank missiles. The module is also equipped with a 30-mm automatic gun M230LF with a coaxial machine gun. To detect targets using a hemispherical radar manufactured by the Israeli company Rada. The system can interact with air defense systems and Blue Force Tracker, a system of field identification "friend or foe".

Also, a recently signed document implies the use of a 50 kW laser.

It is assumed that at the initial stage of the army will require at least 144 IM-SHORAD systems.
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overtdefense.com
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins April 1 2020 14: 01 New
    +1
    are ahead of schedule
    I have already lost the habit of such messages ...
  2. NEXUS
    NEXUS April 1 2020 14: 04 New
    -1
    Something similar to our Pine. But...
    Also, a recently signed document implies the use of a 50 kW laser.

    After Peresvet appeared, everyone began to think together how to shove the laser into everything that was possible. But here the problem on the surface is the accumulation and amount of energy for such an installation.
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter April 1 2020 14: 09 New
      +2
      Most likely similar to Gibka-S. Also missiles from MANPADS. Even a hybrid of some sort of armored personnel carrier (with anti-tank systems) / short-range air defense.
      1. Dreamboat
        Dreamboat April 1 2020 15: 05 New
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        Quote: Sky Strike fighter
        Most likely similar to Gibka-S. Also missiles from MANPADS. Even a hybrid of some sort of armored personnel carrier (with anti-tank systems) / short-range air defense.

        Hibka has no gun and radar, although the role of a low-power radar is doubtful here. Only unmasks the car. Therefore, it is more likely to use BMPT Terminator, but MANPADS instead of one ATGM unit.
        A lot of stuff, but with an extremely small ammunition load. Although, it is possible that if both MANPADS and ATGMs can be installed on one control complex, then either one or the other will be installed according to the situation. Well, or all at once. Like "Modularity!"
    2. yfast
      yfast April 1 2020 14: 14 New
      -3
      From such crap not only barmalei su .... Terminator 3, only without meat inside.
    3. ender
      ender April 1 2020 14: 46 New
      +1
      before Peresvet appeared, all Russian Internet experts only giggled together at the lasers

      https://topwar.ru/133631-vms-ssha-ispytayut-boevoy-lazer-novogo-pokoleniya.html
  3. Voltsky
    Voltsky April 1 2020 14: 15 New
    +2
    mmm ... interesting approach ptrk + pzrk; the truth always seemed to me that multitasking is not the best option
    1. ender
      ender April 1 2020 14: 49 New
      +2
      modern anti-tank systems are capable of effectively combating low-flying air targets
      1. YOUR
        YOUR April 2 2020 09: 02 New
        0
        With helicopters, yes, but with the KR already in a row. The speed for them is great.
    2. BREAKTHROUGH READY
      BREAKTHROUGH READY April 1 2020 14: 52 New
      0
      Everything is good in moderation, to the place and time, and especially multitasking.
      But now it’s clearly not the case, a bureaucratic machine that was not purely pure could give birth to a child prodigy.
    3. Grigory_45
      Grigory_45 April 1 2020 20: 15 New
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      Quote: Voletsky
      interesting approach ptrk + pzrk; the truth always seemed to me that multitasking is not the best option

      and this is not multitasking (although, under certain circumstances, all air defense systems can be used to destroy ground targets). Hellfires do a good job with aerial targets. Thanks to the presence of the radar, a multichannel, all-weather and all-day system turned out
  4. Amateur
    Amateur April 1 2020 14: 41 New
    +8
    Arnie used to be enough

    And now you need a whole Stryker. The people are getting smaller! fellow
  5. knn54
    knn54 April 1 2020 14: 41 New
    -2
    Competitor to "Shell".
    1. Dreamboat
      Dreamboat April 1 2020 14: 59 New
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      Quote: knn54
      Competitor to "Shell".

      Except for the price laughing
      1. knn54
        knn54 April 1 2020 15: 35 New
        +3
        For the price not - the armored cargo chassis is cheaper than the BTR chassis. yankesov
        What is wrong if the complex can fire at ground targets at a distance of 15 km?
        The presence of 4 AFAR radars allow you to view the front, rear and side hemispheres. That is 360 degrees in the azimuthal plane in the continuous scanning mode.
        In addition, the Yankees plan to install a 5th, retractable, antenna complex for viewing the upper hemisphere. It will also cover a 40-degree dead zone (funnel) formed by an insufficient viewing sector (from -10 to +70 degrees) of the four above-mentioned radars.
        By the way, the characteristics of the radars are impressive. But that's another story.
    2. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter April 1 2020 15: 08 New
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      Quote: knn54
      Competitor to "Shell".

      A competitor to our Bending-S. There are also missiles from MANPADS.
      The Carapace has both a radius and a height of defeat noticeably greater, and the ammunition is noticeably larger than 4 missiles.
  6. BREAKTHROUGH READY
    BREAKTHROUGH READY April 1 2020 14: 46 New
    +3
    Petur, MANPADS, 30mm cannon, a machine gun of the 50th caliber, and even mixed on the same platform with the landing.
    Even a gloomy Teutonic genius would not have reached such a prodigy, only bureaucrats-embezzlers from the Pentagon could issue a technical task for this Frankenstein.
  7. Grigory_45
    Grigory_45 April 1 2020 19: 54 New
    +1
    Tests of the short-range maneuverable air defense system (IM-SHORAD) are ahead of schedule, the first test phase may be completed as early as June of this year.
    According to the colonel, the first stage of testing the short-range air defense system IM-SHORAD may be completed in June, and in the fall to undergo full-fledged tests of the combat system

    because the US Army has a huge gap in short-range air defense systems. Half the essence, there are only MANPADS and Avengers (which also have a mobile chassis with MANPADS Stinger) A need arose. Do not shoot down all sorts of NURSs by the Patriots. CSKA were preparing for action with complete superiority in the air, it turned out so and not so. They do not collide with enemy aircraft, and recently often with rocket attacks
  8. sakh64
    sakh64 April 8 2020 17: 42 New
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    A separate classification of the "ultra-short-range air defense" type can be introduced: less than ~ 6 km, using missiles from MANPADS and / or small-caliber artillery.

    On the one hand, it is significantly inferior in capabilities to the same "short-range" Shell. On the other hand, it can be noticeably cheaper (apparently, not in the case of the United States specifically) in terms of means of destruction, detection and guidance; attractive to small countries; have separate tasks, such as protecting small columns or stationary objects from drones, mines, gliding bombs, etc., and approaching helicopters and attack aircraft.