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"Deceive Russian missiles": the US equips reconnaissance aircraft with decoys

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The US military intends to secure their reconnaissance aircraft, which have taken root on the Russian borders, by giving them new anti-missile defenses. The US Navy, which oversees the flights of the P-8A Poseidon, signed a contract with the British corporation BAE Systems, which provides for the development of an AN / ALE-55 countermeasure system within two years.


New counter system for P-8 Poseidon can destroy any missile

- noted on the pages of the publication Defense View.

According to the information disclosed by the developer, the AN / ALE-55 decoy, generating a radio and heat trail, is able to accurately reproduce the plane's flight path and its radar signature, deceiving the enemy and taking its fire on itself.

In addition, bait can be used to spot an enemy. As long as the enemy is focused on fighting the "fake apparatus", the real combat aircraft following behind will be able to launch a missile or bomb attack on the enemy.

In combat, especially in anti-aircraft warfare, early target detection and advance when firing is vital

- noted in Defense View.

As explained in BAE Systems, bait AN / ALE-55 can be equipped not only large-sized aircraft, but also fighters operating near enemy air defense systems.

In Defense View, they write that the P-8A Poseidon, in comparison with other American aircraft, has been most active in recent years in the areas where the military bases of the RF Armed Forces are located in Tartus and Khmeimim; regularly appeared in the Black Sea, in the Baltic.

The frequency of the appearance of the P-8A, along with a number of other US aircraft near Russia, increased, causing Russian fighters to take off for interception. Therefore, the US decided to equip the P-8A with AN / ALE-55 aircraft to deal with the threats posed by Russian missiles.

- a conclusion is made in the publication.

"Deceive Russian missiles": the US equips reconnaissance aircraft with decoys
Photos used:
BAE Systems website
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  2. Runway
    Runway 19 January 2021 03: 18
    +5
    Poseidons (with a characteristic signature) do not go in pairs (not productively).
    Paired launch of RVV or budget jump on a cannon salvo - mauvais ton?
    1. dauria
      dauria 19 January 2021 05: 42
      +6
      Poseidons (with a characteristic signature) do not go in pairs

      This is not the point. At long and medium ranges, the resolution in angle, range and speed will not allow distinguishing between the bait and the aircraft as two targets. This will be one target, and tracking the seeker will be the general geometric center of "brightness" (the point between the bait and the aircraft). As it approaches, the bait or target will "fall out" of the beam. And the seeker will re-target either the decoy or the plane. An additional television channel in the final section would help here. It is difficult to "inflate" both LTZ and dipoles and small baits.
      If it's simpler - draw two dots next to each other on a piece of Whatman paper, move away - they will merge into one. And come up until you can tell them apart. And now the rocket is stupid to choose the right one.
      1. Runway
        Runway 19 January 2021 08: 34
        +2
        Thank you. Then - approach to the distance of visual recognition and AP.
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 19 January 2021 10: 24
          +1
          Quote: WFP
          Thank you. Then - approach to the distance of visual recognition and AP.

          Who will let you come?
  3. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 19 January 2021 03: 20
    +6
    New counter system for P-8 Poseidon can destroy any missile

    Wow how brave
    Have you already tried
    In combat, especially in anti-aircraft warfare, early target detection and advance when firing is vital

    Well, this discovery is akin to the discovery of America by Columbus.
    Directly revealed a military secret
    1. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 19 January 2021 10: 28
      +1
      Quote: Lipchanin
      New counter system for P-8 Poseidon can destroy any missile

      Wow how brave
      Have you already tried


      Already several years ago, we tested this system in conditions close to combat on the QF-16 FSAT and fully adopted it.
      No additional modifications.
      1. Hexenmeister
        Hexenmeister 19 January 2021 11: 30
        0
        Several years ago, we tested this system in conditions close to combat

        Still, you need to figure out what this system does, if the system destroys any missile, then why further in the article it is written:
        able to accurately reproduce the flight path of the aircraft and its radar signature, deceiving the enemy and taking his fire on itself

        that is, the rocket is not destroyed, and perhaps the bait will lure the rocket onto itself and both at once, and for the next rocket another bait is needed.
    2. ccsr
      ccsr 19 January 2021 13: 20
      +1
      Quote: Lipchanin
      Wow how brave
      Have you already tried

      The usual PR of manufacturers to impose this technique on the entire NATO. First, they told their customers that such a "decoy" would save their plane from any missiles, and they developed this product, bringing it to a series. And now, when they realized that two missiles launched from the ground air defense system of the Ground Forces could well destroy both the plane and the bait, they begin to tell tales, although it is clear that we always have our own threaded bolt for their nut. Including a more complex algorithm for selecting a target when irradiating it with a ground-based radar and an on-board target acquisition system in the final section.
  4. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 19 January 2021 03: 56
    0
    There is an antidote for every bait.
  5. Alien From
    Alien From 19 January 2021 04: 27
    0
    These guys took themselves for a fool ...
  6. IRS
    IRS 19 January 2021 04: 46
    0
    It's too late to make baits. "Achievements" of American technologies that have already been put into service are such that the bait, like the poultice, will no longer help the dead.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 January 2021 06: 55
    +2
    The US decided to equip the P-8A with AN / ALE-55 aircraft to deal with the threats posed by Russian missiles
    Strange logic. They climb to our borders while complaining that Russian interceptors pose a threat to them. But for every action (equipping with this system), in the end, there will be Russian opposition.
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty 19 January 2021 07: 16
    +1
    Our rockets are steam wassat not able to distinguish between the signal of the aircraft and the target-simulator crying , although about the selection system of even protected targets and their imitators, capable of distinguishing "what is what", and it seems that it has already passed approbation in the sky of one state good we will modestly keep silent. .. smile
  9. Semenov
    Semenov 19 January 2021 08: 30
    +15
    We are not in a state of war, so no one will touch them, without any decoys.
    And if, God forbid ... I don't think the bait will save you.