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American operational-tactical hypersonic missile PrSM will be taught to hit sea targets

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American operational-tactical hypersonic missile PrSM will be taught to hit sea targets

The newest promising American operational-tactical hypersonic missile PrSM will be taught to hit sea targets. According to Defense News, the missile will be tested with a new multi-mode homing head.


According to the project manager, Brigadier General John Rafferty, the new homing head is being developed as part of the LBASM (Land-Based Anti-Ship Missile) program. The tests are scheduled for February 2021.

According to the plans of the military, initially the homing head will be tested by installing it on an aircraft to check the correctness of the algorithms, then the tests will be continued on a rocket simulating the PrSM to test the in-flight guidance system. Testing will take place at the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico.

Currently, PrSM is equipped with a seeker with inertial and GPS navigation systems, which allows hitting ground targets with high accuracy. The missile should be equipped with a new homing head for hitting sea targets from 2025. Serial production of the rocket itself is planned from 2023.

The Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program involves the creation of a high-precision operational-tactical missile of a new generation with an official initially declared range of 60 to 499 km, but the development was carried out taking into account the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty. According to available information, the rocket is already capable of flying 550 km, and according to other sources - up to 700-750 km. The estimated speed is over Mach 5.

The new missile is supposed to replace the outdated ammunition of the ATACMS operational-tactical complexes, as well as the M270A1 MLRS and M142 HIMARS MLRS.
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  1. nsm1
    nsm1 25 January 2021 11: 58
    -1
    And not big at all ...
    1. Bar1
      Bar1 25 January 2021 13: 20
      +3
      bred "hypersonic", then they could not do for decades, but then it burst.
      1. nsm1
        nsm1 25 January 2021 13: 27
        -1
        There was still a phoenix for five swings, in the 60s
        1. Bar1
          Bar1 25 January 2021 13: 31
          +1
          Quote: nsm1
          There was still a phoenix for five swings, in the 60s


          if he "was," he would have been in the army, and not in journal articles ten years ago.
          1. nsm1
            nsm1 25 January 2021 13: 37
            +4
            What are you talking about, what other articles?
            There was a phoenix, AIM-54 Phoenix, tested since 1965, decommissioned in 2004, made more than 5 thousand aircraft.
            1. Bar1
              Bar1 25 January 2021 13: 41
              +1
              5m is not hypersound, by definition hyper is over 5.
              1. nsm1
                nsm1 25 January 2021 13: 47
                +2
                Almost hypersound, on the edge.
                And 55 years have passed since it, because the speed is a little higher, normal, gradual progress.
              2. ironic
                ironic 25 January 2021 19: 01
                +2
                Well, the oncoming flow begins to behave like an ideal gas already at about 5M speeds.
      2. venik
        venik 25 January 2021 14: 04
        +2
        Quote: Bar1
        bred "hypersonic", then they could not do for decades, but then it burst.

        =======
        This is how it begins arms race. what
  2. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik 25 January 2021 12: 02
    +6
    The new missile is supposed to replace the outdated ammunition of the ATACMS operational-tactical complexes, as well as the M270A1 MLRS and M142 HIMARS MLRS.

    PrSM is a replacement for ATACMS, for MLRS and HIMARS. Moreover, with an increase in the number of up to 2 missiles for HIMARS and 4 for MLRS.


    It looks like they put multi-mode seeker on the stream. All new projects of rockets working on the surface are coming with them.
    1. Avior
      Avior 25 January 2021 12: 23
      +7
      the old GOS became very vulnerable to electronic warfare, the capabilities of slave workers increased.
      Generation change takes place
    2. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 25 January 2021 12: 26
      +6
      Quote: OgnennyiKotik
      It looks like they put multi-mode seeker on the stream

      They can afford it.
      The level of the electronics industry allows.
      They did not close their factories, as we do.
      And if, until 2014, our defense research institutes could still afford to use their element base, although not of the last generation, "within the framework of exception". Now the shop is closed. We'll have to first catch up on the database, and only then in finished products.
      1. nsm1
        nsm1 25 January 2021 13: 29
        -1
        Quote: Jacket in stock
        They did not close their factories, as we do.

        They are not doing well either, the Pentagon is crying ...
      2. Nestor Vlakhovski
        Nestor Vlakhovski 25 January 2021 16: 58
        0
        They did not close their factories, as we do.

        "They" are constantly closing these factories. If an enterprise does not produce competitive products, it immediately ceases to exist, it is not accepted to support other people's pants in the United States.
        We'll have to first catch up on the database, and only then in finished products.
        Already prepared for a breakthrough without swinging?
  3. Magic archer
    Magic archer 25 January 2021 12: 02
    +8
    The Americans have created a universal soldier based on MLRS. Both MLRS and tactical weapons. And if they teach us how to work on naval targets, we can safely say that we are lagging behind in this direction ... And there is something to be learned. One complex solves so many problems at once. Bravo
    1. jonht
      jonht 25 January 2021 12: 19
      -2
      Not a complex, but an all-powerful launcher. For work on land, some algorithms, for sea others, guidance and reconnaissance are also different. So only unified launchers are obtained.
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 25 January 2021 12: 21
    -10%
    American hypersound, is it 5 speeds of sound ?, and Russian - at least 6 sound speeds! Although ours do not measure at what altitude sound propagates in the atmosphere, but simply consider the speed of sound equal to 1200 km / h, and the Yankees measure, and their supersonic speed is higher than 1185 km / h! So, our super and hypersound comes out faster than theirs belay am
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 25 January 2021 12: 36
      -5
      Come on, come on, "show your polyps" lol partisans - "denials", and write in what am I wrong? And then a couple of individuals on the quiet minus drowned, and in the bushes? ?? fool
      1. nsm1
        nsm1 25 January 2021 12: 43
        -5
        Yeah, strange something ...
        Strange people among us ...
        Plusanul.
      2. Ka-52
        Ka-52 25 January 2021 12: 49
        -2
        Well, well, well, "show your polyps" lol partisans - "denials", and write in what am I wrong? And then a couple of individuals on the quiet minus drowned, and in the bushes? ?? fool

        do not interfere with our American patriots' enjoyment) called the conventional tactical missile "hypersonic" - and they are happy. But six months ago, there were so many shouts about the impossibility of hypersound regarding the Dagger and the Vanguard. lol
        already now the rocket is capable of flying 550 km, and according to other sources - up to 700-750 km.

        question to the author of the article: what other sources, if the developer himself stated about 500 km?
      3. ironic
        ironic 25 January 2021 19: 05
        +3
        I didn't give you a minus, but you're wrong. The speed at which the Mach cone is formed is measured at the appropriate height, ~ 1200 is practically at the very ground. And the term hypersound> 5M has been adopted since the 70s.
    2. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 25 January 2021 12: 59
      +4
      Quote: Thrifty
      American hypersound, is it 5 speeds of sound ?, and Russian - at least 6 sound speeds!

      So what?
      She will fly to us for a few seconds longer.
      From this we will not be afraid?
      But multi-mode seeker is everywhere, here we should strain, and very much.
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 25 January 2021 13: 25
        -3
        A jacket in stock - you seem to be competent, a rocket flying at a speed of 5M, and a rocket flying at a speed of 6M or more, these are completely different missiles, different technologies, technical solutions! The same is in aviation, the speed factor plays an important role in hitting the target. .. hi
    3. Runway
      Runway 25 January 2021 13: 01
      +1
      What's the difference for the goal? OTR based on MLRS with "Sashkin" range.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 25 January 2021 13: 07
    0
    They will, they will do this and that ... something will turn out, with something they will get stuck.
    We must be ready for a big fight !!! Not to "hot", but in a different form.
    Be ready! You need to have a concrete, strong answer.
  6. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 25 January 2021 13: 18
    -1
    Warhead 90 kg. - what naval targets will it hit? Boats, barges?
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 25 January 2021 13: 28
      +2
      Kostadinov - armored boats, small corvettes, patrol ships. ..the list is large, everything that can be sunk or badly damaged by 90kg explosives!
    2. Nestor Vlakhovski
      Nestor Vlakhovski 25 January 2021 16: 50
      0
      what naval targets will it hit?
      in nuclear design, it will cope with any naval target, up to the entire aircraft carrier group.
      But even without an explosive filler, the kinetic energy of a 90-kilogram blank accelerated to 2000 m / s is enough to penetrate any destroyer through, and the degree of damage inflicted will directly depend on the accuracy of the hit and the efficiency of the projectile's energy transfer to the target.
  7. migsu
    migsu 25 January 2021 14: 17
    -2
    And then they flooded ... every step, then you enter hyper!
  8. ironic
    ironic 25 January 2021 14: 36
    -3
    G-d, well, when will ballistic short-range missiles and aerobalistic missiles, developing hypersonic speed only in a certain part of the trajectory, practically outside the atmosphere cease to be called hypersonic completely profanely ??? !!! This is just awful adware!

    And to shoot ballistic missiles at ships is some kind of bezishodnost.
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 25 January 2021 14: 49
      0
      Quote: ironic
      This is just awful adware!

      Yeah, pure marketing.

      Quote: ironic
      And to shoot ballistic missiles at ships is some kind of bezishodnost.

      The ILC is needed, they did not surrender to the army for nothing.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 25 January 2021 15: 07
      +6
      This is not despair, but a new round of the arms race.
      Testing of new seeker, capable of giving target designation to a 5 MAX missile.
      Previously, they did not know how. I had to slow down at the terminal site
      up to 2 MAX to correct the hit.
      I'm not sure what will work out now.
      1. ironic
        ironic 25 January 2021 18: 42
        -2
        What are the 5 swings? At the end of the trajectory, it will burn out if it flies at a speed of Mach 5. Missile defense is not required.
  9. ironic
    ironic 25 January 2021 14: 53
    -2
    Quote: OgnennyiKotik

    The ILC is needed, they did not surrender to the army for nothing.


    What for? Not enough fireworks on holidays?
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 25 January 2021 15: 12
      0
      For the defense (or vice versa) of a bridgehead / bases / UDC from enemy attacks from the sea and land, when separated from the main forces of the Navy. This is part of a new strategy for waging war in the Asia-Pacific region. It increases the number and role of missile weapons and UAVs.
      1. ironic
        ironic 25 January 2021 18: 44
        -3
        Defending against ships with a ballistic missile? This is definitely some kind of bezishodnost. The best way to place an attacking projectile under the ship's AA defenses is to fire it at speed so that it is immediately detected. Well, fireworks and nothing more.
  10. LVMI1980
    LVMI1980 25 January 2021 15: 10
    -3
    teach to amaze
    and if she turns out to be a poor student laughing
  11. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 25 January 2021 15: 21
    -3
    Quote: Thrifty
    Kostadinov - armored boats, small corvettes, patrol ships. ..the list is large, everything that can be sunk or badly damaged by 90kg explosives!

    The warhead weighs 90 kg, and the warhead will be less (40-50 kg?).
    In addition, it will hit the superstructure of the ship from above using IC homing. It will be interesting to see this against a maneuvering boat + homing countermeasures.
    1. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 25 January 2021 15: 50
      +1
      Quote: Kostadinov
      maneuvering boat + anti-homing.

      Well, maneuver the boat, don't maneuver, anyway the rocket flies 2 orders of magnitude faster. Now they even do kinetic interception against planes and missiles, but here the trough is tens of meters.
      And the multispectral seeker is just needed to bypass the opposition.
      And yes, 100 kg of iron, even without explosives, at Mach 5 will pierce any ship through and through.
      1. ironic
        ironic 25 January 2021 18: 49
        0
        Not only will a ship be able to quickly reach its maximum speed in the presence of a gas turbine will make a maneuver that deprives the missile of its optimal attack projection, it will also be quickly detected and, with a high probability, intercepted by a kinetic anti-missile. The fireworks are shorter for decent money.
  12. Old26
    Old26 25 January 2021 20: 17
    +5
    Quote: Bar1
    bred "hypersonic", then they could not do for decades, but then it burst.

    Five years ago, having made such a missile, they would not even have called it hypersonic, as they would not have called our "Dagger" or "Iskander" hypersonic. But fashion, or as it is now customary to say TREND. When it is necessary and when it is not necessary it is necessary to "clarify" - HYPERSONIC

    Quote: Bar1
    5m is not hypersound, by definition hyper is over 5.

    Well, actually, the border of hypersound is 5M. And of course everything from above. Therefore, a rocket that develops a speed of 4,99M is still considered supersonic, but a developing speed of 5M or 5,01M.
    Although the hypersonic ramjet begins to work already at a speed of 4,8-4,9M, although it is considered hypersonic

    Quote: OgnennyiKotik
    It looks like they put multi-mode seeker on the stream. All new projects of rockets working on the surface are coming with them.

    According to the article, ground workers will go with INS and GPS guidance.

    Quote: Thrifty
    American hypersound, is it 5 speeds of sound ?, and Russian - at least 6 sound speeds! Although ours do not measure at what altitude sound propagates in the atmosphere, but simply consider the speed of sound equal to 1200 km / h, and the Yankees measure, and their supersonic speed is higher than 1185 km / h! So, our super and hypersound comes out faster than theirs

    And where does the American or Russian hypersound. Yes, even Tmutarakansky. Physical laws are the same everywhere, even in Russia, even in the United States. The border of hypersound is 5M. DOT. And over 5M or over 6M - what's the difference in principle.
    In addition, both we and the Americans measure the speed of sound at the altitude where the product is flying. And the fact that they do not say flogging at what height - I agree here. Therefore, if these American missiles fly at a speed of 5M at an altitude of 200 m, then their speed is 1697,5 m / s, and our rocket, if it flies at a speed of 5M at an altitude of 30 km, has a speed of 1480 m / s. So in this case, it turns out that their speed of 5M when converted to m / s at this altitude is greater than ours the same 5M but already at an altitude of 30 km

    Quote: Thrifty
    Come on, come on, "show your polyps" lol partisans - "denials", and write in what am I wrong? And then a couple of individuals on the quiet minus drowned, and in the bushes? ?? fool

    Although I didn’t give you a minus, I wrote above what you’re wrong about. They consider the speed of sound in fact, and not that we consider it 1200 km / h, and they have 1185. Just for counting in the mind, taking the speed of sound equal to 1200 km / h is more profitable. Easier to count. But not exactly. It all depends on the height. At an altitude of 0 - it is 340 m / s, at an altitude of 30 km - 296 m / s, and at an altitude of 80 km - 282,5 m / s