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Attack UAV "Thunder" will be able to use aerial bombs KAB-500

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Attack UAV "Thunder" will be able to use aerial bombs KAB-500

It is reported about weapons that will be able to carry and use the promising domestic unmanned aerial vehicle "Thunder".


Reportedly TASS, citing an informed source, the Thunder UAVs are designed to be capable of using various air-launched missiles and bombs. In particular, it is indicated that the UAV will be able to use the X-38 short-range air-to-surface missiles. Such a missile is capable of striking armored vehicles, ships and submarines (on the surface). Initially, the rocket was put into service as the basis for the future armament of promising aviation front-line aviation complexes (5th generation fighters).

In 2015, open sources reported the development of guided aviation ammunition based on the X-38, including the planning ones - "Thunder-1" and "Thunder-2".

It is also reported about the possibility of using the KAB series bombs on the Thunder UAV. We are talking about the KAB-250 and KAB-500 adjustable aerial bombs.

The total payload of the attack drone is about 1300 kg. Moreover, its mass is about 7 tons. The flight range is up to 800 km.

We will remind that earlier there was information about the ability of the UAV "Thunder" to use the functions of the control aircraft for the so-called "swarm" of other unmanned aerial vehicles - "Lightning". At the moment, it is indicated that such a "swarm" may consist of 10 specified UAVs.
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  1. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 13 March 2021 06: 44
    +3
    With a half-thin, you can destroy more serious objects.
    And if it becomes the conventional armament of our drones, the capabilities of our strike aircraft will increase dramatically. There is no need to risk pilots on dangerous missions. We will look further at this case.
    1. dSK
      dSK 13 March 2021 06: 51
      +1
      And the planning "Drill"?
    2. Maz
      Maz 13 March 2021 17: 41
      0

      Looks aggressive
  2. LiSiCyn
    LiSiCyn 13 March 2021 06: 47
    +2
    Oh how ... A large UAV will fly 10 small ones. belay
    Interestingly, how will this be reflected on the screen of the operator? what
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 13 March 2021 07: 18
      +4
      since the swarm is controlled automatically, there is no particular need to display each of the devices.
      Only their number, current state and urgent tasks are important in order to adequately assess the situation and respond to threats.
      That is, displaying a number of parameters.
      1. LiSiCyn
        LiSiCyn 13 March 2021 07: 29
        +2
        Quote: Flood
        That is, displaying a number of parameters

        That is, the picture is only from the head unit? And the "swarm", stupid weapon carrier?
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 13 March 2021 07: 40
          +4
          Quote: LiSiCyn
          That is, the picture is only from the head unit? And the "swarm", stupid weapon carrier?

          the swarm, in theory, should ensure the safety of the head apparatus, which carries the main caliber
          those. swarm - a bargaining chip that automatically performs assigned tasks
          I think so
        2. Roma 1977
          Roma 1977 13 March 2021 09: 58
          +3
          Reconnaissance, target designation and strike from any of the "swarm" drones. The operator directly controls only one, and the artificial intelligence itself decides how and what to perform the task set by the operator.
    2. venik
      venik 13 March 2021 10: 26
      +3
      Quote: LiSiCyn
      Oh how ... A large UAV will fly 10 small ones. belay
      Interestingly, how will this be reflected on the screen of the operator? what

      ========
      Like this:


      laughing lol
  3. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 13 March 2021 07: 02
    +6
    Not bad, a ton of stealth bombs will not interfere with our aerospace forces.
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 13 March 2021 07: 14
    -8
    "Will be able", "will" - everything in the future, but what now? How many such ubplas are in service? We are even lagging behind the Persians, there are drones and kamikaze drones on the stream, and this is in a state, for a minute, living for decades under sanctions! How many Altair did Altius have in one copy? You can admire new bombs and missiles, but if we are talking about the future, is it worth admiring at all? Well, the Kremlin will not allocate money because "there is no money, but you hold on", the one who said so is not in power, and the power lives according to his "behests"! And we will remain de facto in three Orions. ...
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 13 March 2021 08: 33
      -5
      As always, the uryakalka cowardly minus, without explaining their position on the issue, although they themselves probably agree with me, I just voiced earlier that there are a lot of promises, but at the moment there is practically zero! !!
      1. Adimius38
        Adimius38 13 March 2021 10: 40
        -6
        and these urrya patriots can only put minuses and not think with their head off. Better to name at least one serial attack drone supplied to the Russian troops over a period of 30 years. They will not name, but put a minus laughing
  5. Adimius38
    Adimius38 13 March 2021 07: 15
    -2
    all this is just la la poplar, so when they are really in the army, then we will clap our hands
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 13 March 2021 08: 31
      +2
      Quote: Adimius38
      all this is just la la poplar, so when they are really in the army, then we will clap our hands

      to build something fundamentally new, you first need to work out the concept of application and interaction.
      for a start, at least in the first approximation.
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 13 March 2021 10: 15
        0
        This is done by specially trained people working on the technical assignment in the offices specially sharpened for this work.
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  6. martin-159
    martin-159 13 March 2021 08: 17
    0
    Good machine. Will be. Probably.
  7. Free wind
    Free wind 13 March 2021 08: 19
    +4
    First you need to make at least one flying model. Not a styrofoam blank.
  8. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 13 March 2021 08: 44
    0
    The total payload of the attack drone is about 1300 kg. Moreover, its mass is about 7 tons. The flight range is up to 800 km.

    With such characteristics, the use of the Thunder UAV of the Aerospace Forces in Syria can transform the fight against the barmaley into a very effective and safe confrontation.
    Half a ton is not a pound of raisins.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 13 March 2021 10: 28
      0
      Quote: ROSS 42
      can transform the fight against the barmaley into a very effective and safe confrontation.

      Su-24 - with a load of 8 tons of OFAB, sprinkling them on the barmaley with the help of Hephaestus from a safe height of 5-6 km with a KVO of 10-30 m - a much more profitable and cheap (for 1 ton of BP) use of aviation against an enemy not armed with 400
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 13 March 2021 10: 47
        +3
        Quote: hydrox
        Su-24 - with a load of 8 tons OFAB,

        Are these costs always required? UAVs are created specifically for inflicting pinpoint strikes. He sat down, for example, a "barmale" to drink tea with friends, or simply sat down, or is in a secluded (as it seems to him) place, and on top is a "gift".
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 13 March 2021 13: 59
          +1
          No, I am not against Thunder, even if it works for single strikes, it may be more suitable, but I do not know the KVO of his BP and the accuracy of his sighting devices.