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France and Great Britain received a new air-based anti-ship missile Sea Venom

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France and Great Britain received a new air-based anti-ship missile Sea Venom

The French Navy and the Royal Navy of Great Britain received the new Sea Venom air-launched anti-ship missile. This was reported by the press service of the MBDA consortium, which developed the new ammunition.


As stated in the consortium, the new aviation The anti-ship missiles have successfully passed the stage of qualifying firing tests and will soon enter service with the French and British navies. In british navy AW159 "Wildcat" helicopters will be carriers of the Sea Venom anti-ship missiles, and the H160M "Cheetah" helicopters in the French fleet. The new missile will replace two types of anti-ship missiles at once - British Sea Skua and French AS15TT.

Sea Venom ("sea poison") - subsonic anti-ship missiles "hundred-kilogram class", designed to be launched from helicopters. Due to the presence of a warhead with an infrared guidance system, it can be used to destroy various types of surface and ground targets.

Sea Venom length - 2,5 m, diameter - 200 mm, weight - 110 kg. The declared range of destruction is 20 km. Warhead - armor-piercing fragmentation weighing 30 kg.

The missile, after separation from the carrier, includes an uncooled thermal imaging seeker developed by Safran with advanced image processing (with the possibility of integrating an additional channel for laser semi-active homing) and a two-way communication channel for involving the operator in the control loop.

It has several autonomous flight modes, including flight at extremely low altitude above the sea surface. In addition, there is an operator control mode with which you can re-target the missile during flight, correct the aiming point or safely terminate the mission.
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  1. Alien From
    Alien From 1 December 2020 13: 20
    +2
    Unfortunately, they have no problems with guidance and target designation .... (
    1. Civil
      Civil 1 December 2020 14: 20
      0

      Here is the correct Venom laughing
  2. Cool but not Igor
    Cool but not Igor 1 December 2020 13: 31
    +1
    The range of destruction of 20 km is not enough
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 1 December 2020 13: 47
      +4
      And dubious carriers - helicopters.
      Who will allow the helicopter to fly 20 km to the enemy ship?
      1. spirit
        spirit 1 December 2020 13: 53
        +1
        Well, maybe only Somali pirates)) or the coastal zone boats are unpretentious, although the warhead and the cost, I think, will be incomparable with such goals hi
      2. tlauicol
        tlauicol 1 December 2020 13: 54
        0
        From Rka to Bpk inclusive
      3. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 1 December 2020 14: 04
        +3
        Quote: voyaka uh
        And dubious carriers - helicopters.
        Who will allow the helicopter to fly 20 km to the enemy ship?

        Who can drown 30kg of explosives. It is unlikely that such targets have great detection and air defense capabilities.
      4. Max Lebedev
        Max Lebedev 1 December 2020 14: 46
        +17
        Apparently, the calculation is for cheapness and mass use.
    2. Avior
      Avior 1 December 2020 13: 50
      +5
      normal for a helicopter.
      they will not be sent against the destroyers, their business is boats, corvettes, and light frigates at most.
      1. Marconi41
        Marconi41 1 December 2020 13: 57
        +4
        Quote: Avior
        normal for a helicopter.
        they will not be sent against the destroyers, their business is boats, corvettes, and light frigates at most.

        The frigate, and the corvette, too, the helicopter will not be allowed close.
        1. Avior
          Avior 1 December 2020 14: 05
          +1
          modern yes.
          frigate for sure.
          but not all the newest.
          on many there is still self-defense air defense, up to 10 km.
          Helicopters melted the Iraqi fleet at one time.
          1. Protos
            Protos 1 December 2020 14: 27
            +1
            "300 years ago" laughing
            Once even "Eilat" was drowned without leaving the raid wink
            1. Avior
              Avior 1 December 2020 14: 28
              0
              Eilat - only because the rail did not have time to deliver.
              but it was still a WWII destroyer.
              1. boriz
                boriz 1 December 2020 14: 38
                -1
                ... it was a WWII destroyer.

                That's right, they were not weakly armored.
                1. Avior
                  Avior 1 December 2020 15: 09
                  0
                  armored is a cruiser. hi
      2. Interlocutor
        Interlocutor 1 December 2020 16: 26
        0
        normal for a helicopter.
        they will not be sent against the destroyers, their business is boats, corvettes, and light frigates at most.


        Everything is confusing. Who thought that "Fagot" and "TOW" would drive infantry in modern battles. So say not sparing ammunition.
        1. Saxahorse
          Saxahorse 1 December 2020 23: 56
          +1
          Quote: Interlocutor
          So to say, sparing no ammunition.

          Why pity them? Their expiration date is ticking already. Explosives and fuel will be written off soon in time, and so it will have to be disposed of.
  3. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 1 December 2020 19: 21
    +1
    they do not sleep and we must not yawn