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Modular bombs "Hammer" were tested for the new standard of the French fighter "Rafale"

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Fighter "Rafale", successfully promoted by the French defense industry in the world market, awaits a new system that will be able to increase its striking power and competitiveness.


Safran, which is developing a new military product, announced the successful completion of the first two drop tests from the Rafale aircraft of the 1000 kg AASM Hammer modular system, designed to strike ground targets from the air.

Now it is planned to move to the stage of test combat use, which is expected in 2021. After that, the new product will pass the state qualification before being put into service. When all procedures are completed (approximately in 2022), a new fighter standard will be put into operation under the designation Rafale F4.

The tonne system is the "weighted" version of the AASM Hammer family. The line of these products is designed to unify the use of various types of ammunition from the French Rafale or Mirage-2000 aircraft.

AASM (literally - "highly maneuverable modular extended-range ammunition") is a container in which, in a tonne configuration, both standard American Mark 84 bombs and BLU109 penetrating bombs are placed. With the development of the 1000-kg modification of the "Hammer", French fighters will be adapted to use a more powerful weapons.

At the same time, AASM modules can be equipped with equipment responsible for various types of guidance - laser and infrared heads, inertial or satellite systems. For the first time, AASM underwent "baptism of fire" in Libya in 2011.

Photos used:
Safran Electronics & Defense website
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 15 December 2020 09: 55
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    The plumage is strange ...
    1. Kuroneko
      Kuroneko 15 December 2020 11: 35
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      Quote: Victor_B
      The plumage is strange ...

      If you look closely, you can see that the first part is fixed rigidly, and the second is a kind of aileron. Such a composite wing is obtained. It is quite workable, although the approach is unusual.
  2. askort154
    askort154 15 December 2020 10: 02
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    "Hammer" for the new standard of the French fighter "Rafale"

    Late, "paddling pools"! In Ukraine they have already patented the brand - "Hammer".
    Now they will sue you.
    1. halpat
      halpat 15 December 2020 10: 14
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      Quote: askort154
      "Hammer" for the new standard of the French fighter "Rafale"
      Late, "paddling pools"! In Ukraine they have already patented the brand - "Hammer".
      Now they will sue you.

      It is unlikely that they will be sued, but the name has been forsaken by non-stale heroes for a very long time :))
      1. askort154
        askort154 15 December 2020 10: 23
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        khalpat ..... Will hardly be sued,

        A joke-sarcasm against the background of Ukraine's constant attempts to "sue" Russia. Do not feed the lard, just let me sue. They like to "show off" for internal consumption. hi
  3. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 15 December 2020 10: 53
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    It's a mixture of a gliding bomb and a short-range cruise missile.
    She has a little engine (like a booster? For a push), then she plans.
  4. Prax1
    Prax1 15 December 2020 12: 05
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    A clear bomb, sorry we don't have anything like this
    1. venik
      venik 15 December 2020 13: 14
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      Quote: Prax1
      A clear bomb, sorry we don't have anything like this

      =========
      Well thought ???
      Then, "get your sprats":

      A family of controlled gliding bombs with increased drop range: not in the foreground KO8BE (warhead weight 350 kg), in the background KO29BE (warhead weight 1024 kg), an analogue of the aforementioned "Hammer"!
      PS Learn "materiel" and you will be happy!