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In the USA, they worked out the destruction of a simulator of a "Russian cruise missile" with a Paladin howitzer

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The military exercise took place at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Self-propelled artillery units, fighters, and unmanned aerial vehicles were involved in them.


During the exercise, a 155mm M109 Paladin howitzer shot down a BQM-167 Skeeter special air target, which played the role of a Russian cruise missile. The goal was worked out during the demonstration of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS).

General Glen Van Herk, who is the commander of the Northern Command of the US Armed Forces, emphasized that artificial intelligence-controlled systems can be used in organizing combat against such likely adversaries of the US military as the Russian and Chinese armed forces.

The cruise missile was shot down by a new high-speed projectile. This projectile, as noted in the US Air Force, can fly at a speed of Mach 5. According to US Air Force Purchasing Director Will Roper, what he saw during the exercise is "very cool" and looks like a real fantasy: "a cruise missile is knocked out from a self-propelled howitzer."


BQM-167A


In total, the American army used 6 BQM-167 Skeeter targets, which were hit not only by ultra-high-speed howitzer shells, but also by AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles launched from an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter and an MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle.

As you can see, the American army is seriously working out possible scenarios of military operations against Russia. It is no coincidence that a year ago the Pentagon spoke about the existing plan to break through the multilayer air defense system of the western borders of our country in the Kaliningrad region. The American military is very interested in the capabilities of Russian military equipment, precisely in the context of what means can be used against Russian missiles.

As a reminder, the M109 Paladin howitzer has been widely used in the American army in various modifications since the 1960s. For several decades, it has been tested in numerous military conflicts in Vietnam and the Middle East. The American military department pays great attention to the modernization of this howitzer, its latest modifications are equipped with a digital fire control system, which significantly increases the combat capabilities of the gun.
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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 7 September 2020 13: 14 New
    +2
    The American military is very interested in the capabilities of Russian military equipment, precisely in the context of what means can be used against Russian missiles.

    For example, against the Vanguard or the Voivode. It is very interesting to hear what they gathered there to incite.
    1. prodi
      prodi 7 September 2020 13: 21 New
      +7
      and in general: who discovered the target, how was the barrel directed and promptly loaded with special ammunition, and how much did the projectile cost?
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 7 September 2020 13: 40 New
        +7
        In the USA, they worked out the destruction of a simulator of a "Russian cruise missile" with a Paladin howitzer
        Quote: prodi
        and in general: who discovered the target, how was the barrel directed and promptly loaded with special ammunition, and how much did the projectile cost?

        And the "Paladin" (howitzer) is already like an ersatz ZSU (SAM) for the lack (?) Of the US standard air defense systems?

        It's like a gun on sparrows ...
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 7 September 2020 13: 46 New
          +5
          Now yes. I wonder at what distance they shot down? Comparable to Carapace?
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          2. Grazdanin
            Grazdanin 7 September 2020 13: 58 New
            +1
            They write:
            The M-109 shot down a slow, low-flying cruise missile during a command exercise. But BAE Systems claims the HVP projectile is also capable of hitting faster, higher-flying ballistic missiles. It will take more trials to prove this.
            1. spectr
              spectr 7 September 2020 16: 38 New
              -2
              I like the following wording:
              But BAE Systems claims the HVP projectile is also capable of hitting faster, higher-flying ballistic missiles.

              In fact, the projectile was separated from the guidance system. And in case of a miss, it will always be possible to write off the "detector and computer", which provide preliminary guidance. And the shell is capable !!!! wink
          3. Evdokim
            Evdokim 7 September 2020 14: 40 New
            0
            Quote: Pereira
            I wonder at what distance they shot down?

            Point blank. Some kind of baida, or they fired a rocket. They showed a show for congressmen to give money. hi
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 7 September 2020 16: 03 New
              +1
              Quote: Evdokim
              Point blank. Some kind of baida, or they fired a rocket. They showed a show for congressmen to give money.

              Strictly speaking, the Germans worked on this topic at one time. To protect base centers from artillery, mortar and rocket shells. KMW Smart Camp Defense.
              https://topwar.ru/77190-proekt-kmw-smart-camp-defence.html
              But apparently, they considered the 155 caliber redundant

              That is, in theory, this is possible even with much less expensive projectiles with a remote fuse.

              And then, apparently, they are trying with all their might to push the super-expensive HVP
              1. Evdokim
                Evdokim 7 September 2020 16: 09 New
                +1
                Quote: Spade
                And then, apparently, they are trying with all their might to push the super-expensive HVP

                Who would doubt that. Show to push an article into the Pentagon budget. And it doesn't matter what to develop, tactical slingshots, or homing bayonet knives. hi
                1. Lopatov
                  Lopatov 7 September 2020 16: 26 New
                  0
                  But somehow it all looks like bullshit.
                  For the Italians have a shell with a similar purpose. "Dart" Also a high-speed sub-caliber for hitting air targets

                  And that's where the shells are controlled from the ship / installation. Moreover, there is a system that allows you to change the detonation time depending on the target's maneuvering.
                  1. fider
                    fider 8 September 2020 08: 24 New
                    0
                    Lopatov
                    But somehow it all looks like bullshit.

                    "The ignorant judge in exactly the same way - what is the point they do not understand, then everything they have is a trifle." I.A. Krylov. hi
                    1. Lopatov
                      Lopatov 8 September 2020 18: 29 New
                      0
                      Quote: fider
                      "The ignorant judge

                      Yes, I somehow in the artillery more the Germans and "Leonardo" trust, if the word
                      laughing
                      And you, it seems, did not understand anything in essence, but were offended by the criticism of the Americans, and are trying to troll dejectedly?
        2. Observer2014
          Observer2014 7 September 2020 22: 06 New
          -5
          Quote: Insurgent
          In the USA, they worked out the destruction of a simulator of a "Russian cruise missile" with a Paladin howitzer
          Quote: prodi
          and in general: who discovered the target, how was the barrel directed and promptly loaded with special ammunition, and how much did the projectile cost?

          And the "Paladin" (howitzer) is already like an ersatz ZSU (SAM) for the lack (?) Of the US standard air defense systems?

          It's like a gun on sparrows ...

          No, these are new military technologies, baby. Although they are new. It was only a matter of time before connecting the cannon to the control of the air defense system. The Americans did it. The unification of the destruction systems. The class. Our exit. Nobody minds. hi
          1. poquello
            poquello 8 September 2020 03: 00 New
            -1
            Quote: Observer2014
            No, this is new military technology baby.

            nude nude, our Katyushnoye air defense is working, anti-aircraft missiles from MLRS tornado will somehow be more promising
        3. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 8 September 2020 07: 17 New
          0
          Well, theoretically, some anti-tank systems with a supersonic missile can hit air targets. And here it is more like a MANPADS missile from a 155mm barrel ...... The question is - why does a howitzer need such a projectile ?! And who will give the CO?
      2. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 7 September 2020 13: 58 New
        +1
        Quote: prodi
        how much did the shell cost?

        86 000 dollars
      3. tlauicol
        tlauicol 7 September 2020 13: 59 New
        +2
        Quote: prodi
        and in general: who discovered the target, how was the barrel directed and promptly loaded with special ammunition, and how much did the projectile cost?

        HVP projectile at about $ 85000 apiece. RVV Sidewinder several hundred thousand
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 8 September 2020 07: 19 New
          0
          Question in Another: Does this projectile replace (in general characteristics) the V-V Sidewinder or V-V Stinger missile? I understand he is with his GOS.
      4. Vadim237
        Vadim237 7 September 2020 14: 00 New
        +5
        The computational system of the air defense radar in conjunction with the howitzer and its firing computational system - firing at the point of movement of the rocket from the calculation of the wind speed of the projectile deflection at the distance of the flight altitude and the speed of the rocket, it was possible to use GPS guidance of a guided projectile - and they hit.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 7 September 2020 14: 06 New
          -2
          100% the rocket was flying straight. bully
          1. tlauicol
            tlauicol 7 September 2020 14: 10 New
            +5
            Quote: Alex777
            100% the rocket was flying straight. bully

            directly to the shell wink
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 7 September 2020 15: 25 New
              -1
              directly to the shell wink

              Of course. Otherwise, they cannot shoot down targets. wink
          2. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 8 September 2020 07: 21 New
            +2
            And how should a CD fly in a short section? Perform anti-aircraft maneuvers when a launch is detected on it
        2. Maz
          Maz 7 September 2020 14: 43 New
          +1
          Quote: Vadim237
          The computational system of the air defense radar in conjunction with the howitzer and its firing computational system - firing at the point of movement of the rocket from the calculation of the wind speed of the projectile deflection at the distance of the flight altitude and the speed of the rocket, it was possible to use GPS guidance of a guided projectile - and they hit.

          That is, the target missile did not maneuver, did not bend around the terrain, simply flew stupidly in a straight line at low speed along a previously known route at the range? Ideal conditions? I understand correctly? If so, then, well, they still have to work and work.
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 7 September 2020 15: 24 New
            -1
            If so, then, well, they still have to work and work.

            IMHO so. And the path is hopeless. bully
          2. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 8 September 2020 07: 28 New
            0
            CD as a target, if you know where and when it flies ... will be shot down quite simply. But the problem is that it is not known ...
      5. Serg4545
        Serg4545 7 September 2020 14: 03 New
        +5
        Quote: prodi
        and in general: who discovered the target, how was the barrel directed and promptly loaded with special ammunition, and how much did the projectile cost?


        Most likely it was like this:
        The anti-aircraft radar was guided by a drone. Radar and Palladin were paired. The trajectory of the meeting between the projectile and the drone has been calculated. A projectile is produced with a radio fuse. If the projectile flies close enough for the radio fuse to react to the drone, then an explosion occurs. The target can be hit by shrapnel.
        Also, if a guided Excalibur projectile was used, then in addition the drone must be continuously illuminated with a laser. Everything else is the same.
        Well, nowhere does it say how many attempts were made. Maybe they fired a hundred shells before they hit.
        And of course it's just show-off. In a real war, this is not applicable.
        1. prodi
          prodi 7 September 2020 14: 13 New
          +1
          Palladin must be Rapidly charged and automatically guided to the lead point, (and this is in addition to external target designation). Theoretically possible, but practically - a complete rotten
          1. Turist1996
            Turist1996 7 September 2020 20: 47 New
            +1
            Palladin must be Rapidly charged and automatically guided to the lead point, (and this is in addition to external target designation). Theoretically possible, but practically - a complete rotten

            Exactly! In the internet there is a video of the work of the calculation of "Palladin" and "Acacia" from the inside. The view of the fighting compartment, as usual, is not in favor of our system, but the work of the crew itself is just a song compared to this very "Palladin"! Well, and the rate of fire - just visually you can see that the "Palladin" physically stupidly will not keep up with the "Acacia"!
        2. eklmn
          eklmn 7 September 2020 16: 30 New
          -1
          “If the projectile flies close enough for the radio fuse to react to the drone, then an explosion occurs. The target can be hit by shrapnel. ”
          The HVP projectile is guided (homing) and kinetic, there is no warhead.
      6. eklmn
        eklmn 7 September 2020 19: 28 New
        0
        The author did not reveal the main essence of the test, and this is Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS). This is a real-time situation management system using AI. The information is received from satellites and / or from Awaks and / or from locators on the ground, processed by the AI ​​and a command is given to launch. Those. information on the launch of the HVP - kinetic (without a warhead) guided projectile (this is not a missile!) with homing, came thanks to the ABMS system.
    2. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 7 September 2020 14: 04 New
      -5
      They are preparing for a war with China, against Russia in parallel. This system is seen more as a defense of the bases of the western Pacific Ocean.
      For the Chinese problem, howitzers that shoot down missiles may be just the thing. After all, China possesses some 1300 missiles and cruise missiles, which, in a major war, could hit US Pacific bases. Airfields in Okinawa and Guam will undoubtedly become the main targets.

      The army maintains Patriot anti-aircraft missiles in Okinawa and further terminal air defense high-altitude zones in Guam. Patriot and THAAD can theoretically shoot down oncoming ballistic missiles — and Patriot can also hit low, slow cruise missiles.

      But at a high price. One Patriot missile costs $ 5 million. The THAAD missile costs $ 12 million. The army can only afford that many missiles. It is not clear if the service has enough patriots and THAADs to shoot down all the hundreds of missiles the Chinese could launch into Okinawa and Guam.
    3. Simon
      Simon 7 September 2020 14: 18 New
      +1
      [/ quote] The American military is very interested in the capabilities of Russian military equipment, precisely in the context of what means can be used against Russian missiles. [/ quote]
      Yes! Targets are one thing, but our modern developments will never compare with American targets. The way military equipment does not stand still, but is modernized. Moreover, missiles!
  2. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 7 September 2020 13: 20 New
    +8
    "a cruise missile is knocked out from a self-propelled howitzer"
    If it's valid, it's really pretty cool!
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 7 September 2020 13: 22 New
      +2
      Quote: Trapp1st
      If it's valid, it's really pretty cool!

      Yeah ... and it's also cool to conduct exercises in all seriousness, where war techniques are practiced in a zombie apocalypse. lol
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 7 September 2020 13: 52 New
        -1
        That's when those who have been ill with Covid turn into zombies, then we will laugh.
  3. Grazdanin
    Grazdanin 7 September 2020 13: 21 New
    0
    The BQM-167 Skeeter itself has very good performance. On the basis of it, Kratos made a UTAP-22 UAV.

    Performance
    Maximum speed: Mach 0,93 (600 kn (sea level))
    Cruising speed: 230 kn (sea level)
    Service ceiling: 50 ft MSL (000 m) 15 ft AGL min. / 000 m min.
    9 g revolutions;
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 7 September 2020 13: 27 New
    +4
    How many conditions are needed to coincide, to get from a gun into a rocket?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 7 September 2020 13: 41 New
      10
      The exercise was more a demonstration of a computing system and a new projectile than a practical combat capability.
      Rather, it can be used against an enemy helicopter. The advantage is the hit range.
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 7 September 2020 13: 51 New
        +4
        I saw something else - you can make ammunition that is not tied to the base. This opens up tremendous opportunities.
        Theoretically, with a wide range of calibers and the presence of guidance systems, specialized vehicles are no longer needed. At least shoot from the tank.
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 7 September 2020 14: 16 New
          +2
          Will Roper, what I saw during the exercise is "very cool"

          But, it falls short of "super-duper" no
      2. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 7 September 2020 14: 17 New
        +1
        Forbes journalists are of the opinion that this system is more directed against China, to protect bases from missiles. Artillery systems have a high rate of fire, shells are cheaper than missiles, and their mass use is possible.
        For the Chinese problem, howitzers that shoot down missiles may be just the thing. After all, China possesses some 1300 missiles and cruise missiles that, in a major war, could hit US Pacific bases.
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 7 September 2020 14: 25 New
          0
          Quote: Grazdanin
          Forbes journalists believe that this system is more directed against China, to protect bases from missiles.

          What rockets? Here are the performance characteristics of the BQM-167 Skeeter from the enemy site:
          Performance
          Maximum speed: 0.93 Mach (600 kn (sea level))
          Cruise speed: 230 kn (sea level)
          Service ceiling: 50,000 ft MSL [clarification needed] (15,000 m) 50 ft AGL min. / 8 m min.

          Speed ​​then Mach 0.93
          1. Grazdanin
            Grazdanin 7 September 2020 14: 33 New
            0
            Quote: APASUS
            What rockets?

            Subsonic cruise missiles. For example CJ-10K
      3. figwam
        figwam 7 September 2020 14: 20 New
        +1
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Rather, it can be used against an enemy helicopter.

        If the target maneuvers never hits.
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 7 September 2020 16: 21 New
          +1
          Quote: figvam
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Rather, it can be used against an enemy helicopter.

          If the target maneuvers never hits.

          What is rocket maneuvering to you. on the cruising leg of the flight?
          1. figwam
            figwam 7 September 2020 18: 00 New
            0
            Quote: SovAr238A
            What is rocket maneuvering to you

            You are not reading very carefully, I wrote not about a rocket, but about a helicopter. A cruise missile, by the way, maneuvers the same on the marching sector, bypassing natural and artificial obstacles laid down in the flight route.
    2. TT62o
      TT62o 8 September 2020 00: 52 New
      0
      Shipborne Ak-130 range of destruction of air targets 15 km. Invented in the USSR late 70s
  5. askort154
    askort154 7 September 2020 13: 28 New
    +3
    As you can see, the American army is seriously working out possible scenarios of military operations against Russia.

    And when was it different ?! Earlier against the USSR, now against its successor - Russia.
    Only now, sometimes, they add more - China.
  6. Igor Litvin
    Igor Litvin 7 September 2020 13: 30 New
    0
    Quote: APASUS
    How many conditions are needed to coincide, to get from a gun into a rocket?

    As they say in American films: "The main thing is to believe in yourself!"
    1. Avior
      Avior 7 September 2020 13: 45 New
      -1

      Oh, this Hollywood! smile
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 7 September 2020 13: 33 New
    -1
    It is no coincidence that a year ago the Pentagon spoke about

    a lot of things they say and prepare for a lot !!! they seem to be attracted by the preparation process itself ...
    1. Alien From
      Alien From 7 September 2020 13: 53 New
      +1
      They are attracted by the cut of the budget, however, like many others ...
  8. Svetlana
    Svetlana 7 September 2020 13: 35 New
    +3
    From a cannon to a plane, really cool.
    1. Ruswolf
      Ruswolf 7 September 2020 13: 48 New
      +1
      Quote: Svetlana
      From a cannon to a plane, really cool.

      In 2016, in Syria, our Mi 25 from a 57mm anti-aircraft gun was taken out.
      And during the Second World War, German planes got out of the three-line.
      1. Svetlana
        Svetlana 7 September 2020 13: 50 New
        +1
        Well, you understand that this is a howitzer and not an anti-aircraft gun. Or?
        1. Ruswolf
          Ruswolf 7 September 2020 13: 53 New
          +2
          Quote: Svetlana
          Well, you understand that this is a howitzer and not an anti-aircraft gun. Or?

          But this is not an airplane, but a cruise missile simulator.
          Well yes! What a bore I am!
          (joke) hi
  9. iouris
    iouris 7 September 2020 13: 36 New
    -1
    Chef, it's all gone.
  10. Doccor18
    Doccor18 7 September 2020 13: 37 New
    +1
    According to US Air Force Purchasing Director Will Roper, what he saw during the exercise is "very cool" and looks like a real fantasy: "a cruise missile is knocked out from a self-propelled howitzer."

    In polygon conditions, a simulator flying at subsonic and high altitude is not so difficult to shoot down.
    And if the CD flies at a low altitude, with a bend around the terrain, then the fantasy begins here ...
    1. tlauicol
      tlauicol 7 September 2020 14: 06 New
      -1
      into a stationary target from a stationary tank with a mile and a half more difficult?
      1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
        Sidor Amenpodestovich 7 September 2020 14: 29 New
        +3
        Quote: Tlauicol
        into a stationary target from a stationary tank with a mile and a half more difficult?

        It is unknown how many attempts the Americans made to hit the target. It may well be that in their case the statistics are even more depressing.
        So in this context, it makes no sense to discuss the topic "is it more difficult or not."
        Or are you sure that the Americans hit the first time?
  11. Vasya Fix
    Vasya Fix 7 September 2020 13: 38 New
    -2
    I wonder when the ballistic missiles will be shot down?
  12. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 7 September 2020 13: 39 New
    -1
    In the United States, they worked out the destruction of a simulator ... According to US Air Force Procurement Director Will Roper, what he saw during the exercise is "very cool" and looks like a real fantasy: "a cruise missile is knocked out from a self-propelled howitzer."
    Not even a cartoon. Maybe they forgot, in the last word, the first sentence, to add a part of the word - falo.
  13. Senka naughty
    Senka naughty 7 September 2020 13: 39 New
    -1
    This is more than a fact, this is how it really was.
  14. Free wind
    Free wind 7 September 2020 13: 40 New
    -3
    Cool, at least.
  15. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 7 September 2020 13: 50 New
    0
    As Budyonny said from the movie The Elusive Avengers:
    - "To tell and not to lie ... to spoil the story"
  16. Stammelford
    Stammelford 7 September 2020 14: 05 New
    0
    Interestingly, shot down with a direct hit))) or a close impulse?
    I am sure that close undermining. And here the most important thing is who detects the target, who generates data for shooting. Well, then, as they say, it's a matter of technology
  17. tlauicol
    tlauicol 7 September 2020 14: 08 New
    0
    that year RSom Zuni was shot down, now a howitzer.
  18. bars1
    bars1 7 September 2020 14: 23 New
    0
    So the Americans fought against Japanese aircraft with anti-aircraft artillery. The only active missiles were not and radar and computing facilities were simpler.
  19. basal
    basal 7 September 2020 14: 57 New
    0
    It seems to me alone that shooting from a howitzer at missiles is somehow stupid? Jules Verne fantasized about a shot to the moon more plausibly, at least he used a howitzer on business - for shooting along a ballistic trajectory. And let's shoot down rockets with shots from a water pipe, or even spitting - we will also get somewhere.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 7 September 2020 16: 40 New
      0
      Quote: basal
      It seems to me alone that shooting from a howitzer at rockets is somehow stupid?


      Soviet 152mm anti-aircraft gun - KM-52 / KS-52. Everything new is well forgotten old. Cruise missiles and modern UAVs have exactly the speed of aircraft from the 50s.
  20. KCA
    KCA 7 September 2020 15: 06 New
    0
    I wonder what is the speed of the Paladin's turret traverse and changes in the vertical angle of the gun? If the CD, well, will change the course a little, will they have time to direct it? And what rate of fire? Or as before, while the leggings, oh caps are charged, the CD will already be very far away
  21. uav80
    uav80 7 September 2020 15: 13 New
    +1
    BAE Systems HVP high-precision and ultra-fast projectile costs $ 86000. In industrial mass production, this price will begin to decline as the US Army begins to bulk purchase them.
    For comparison, for example, one Patriot missile costs $ 5 million, and a THAAD missile costs $ 12 million.
  22. Sibguest
    Sibguest 7 September 2020 15: 18 New
    0
    Citizen Wang ... to, be weasel, explain: was the missile shot down when it was on the launch pad (as in the photo), or was it slowly and sadly floating in the clouds?
  23. Whirlwind
    Whirlwind 7 September 2020 15: 21 New
    0
    In this country, there is generally air defense .. ???
  24. Kerensky
    Kerensky 7 September 2020 16: 50 New
    0
    I don't want to attract Ukraine, but they should consider the possibility of destroying the Hammer with a mortar, at least an imitator of Sarmat. And unsubscribe no later than tomorrow ...
  25. Alber alber
    Alber alber 7 September 2020 23: 37 New
    -1
    Well, everything is clear, the Yankees, by their habit, do not fool around, put a beacon on the imitator and go for a pretty penny, the lobbyists are happy with the generals also smear bread, well, no one will ask the artillery until the real Russian missile
  26. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 8 September 2020 09: 25 New
    0
    What happened?
    I don't understand those who write - "fantastic!" I don't even understand the "skeptics" anymore.
    Have you fired a shot at the aircraft from an artillery gun?
    Well, they knew how 100 years ago.
    Got it?
    Well, yes, against the background of our Goretankists, it's really cool.
    In fact, the only thing that is unusual here is that it just seems very logical, the Americans did not invent a whole "zoo" like ours - Shilka, Tunguska, Sosna, Derivation, Thor, Arrow, etc., etc.
    They have adapted a weapon of which they have thousands and which are found wherever there are at least some American soldiers.
    The fact that this is a howitzer is absolutely irrelevant. This is just a projectile launcher. It could just as well be a slingshot, a water pipe, or just a rail ..
    The bottom line is that the detection system found a target, the control system promptly processed the information, the communication system transmitted all the information to the gun and the projectile, and the projectile guidance system correctly controlled this projectile.
    Nothing new, but progress is evident. Great progress
    Now each art battery becomes part-time an air defense battery and even a little missile defense. You just need to bring new shells, and add a new algorithm to the existing fire control system.
  27. Vlad Pervovich
    Vlad Pervovich 8 September 2020 09: 34 New
    0
    Quote: Insurgent
    In the USA, they worked out the destruction of a simulator of a "Russian cruise missile" with a Paladin howitzer
    Quote: prodi
    and in general: who discovered the target, how was the barrel directed and promptly loaded with special ammunition, and how much did the projectile cost?

    And the "Paladin" (howitzer) is already like an ersatz ZSU (SAM) for the lack (?) Of the US standard air defense systems?

    It's like a gun on sparrows ...

    on the contrary, cheaper
  28. Pavel Patrashov
    Pavel Patrashov 8 September 2020 11: 00 New
    0
    They are her recumbent ......,
  29. Vlad Pervovich
    Vlad Pervovich 8 September 2020 14: 18 New
    0
    it must be admitted, cool!