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Russian medium-altitude attack drones will receive a single universal weapon system

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Russian attack drones will receive a universal weapon system, work on which is ongoing. It is reported by "RIA News" with reference to a source in the DIC.


A unified armament complex is being created for the Pioneer (Orion), Altius and Forpost drones, as well as promising medium-altitude strike drones, which are still being worked on. The Okhotnik strike UAV and the Thunder, which is at the design stage, will receive weapons similar to manned fighters, including those created specifically for the Su-57.

Work continues on a unified armament system for UAVs of different classes. The complex will include unguided, corrected and guided aerial bombs up to 100 kilograms in caliber, as well as guided air-to-surface missiles

- said the source.

It is clarified that the complex is being created by several Russian companies at once, part of the armament for the UAV has already been developed, it has been successfully tested, including in Syria when striking terrorist positions.

Earlier it was reported that the following ammunition has already been created for the Orion UAV: aviation small-sized guided missile Kh-50, corrected small-sized aerial bomb KAB-20, guided gliding aerial bomb UPAB-50 with a warhead MLRS "Grad", corrected small-sized aerial bomb KAB-50 with a warhead MLRS "Grad", unguided aerial bomb FAB- 50 with a warhead MLRS "Grad".

Most likely, these ammunition can also be used with the Altius and Outpost UAVs.
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  1. Oleg Aviator
    Oleg Aviator April 14 2021 06: 57
    +2
    It's good. Gaps are being filled in and conclusions are drawn after Karabakh, he hope that the warhead on ammunition is powerful enough
    1. Herman 4223
      Herman 4223 April 14 2021 07: 07
      +7
      Our Orion entered service before there was a conflict in Karabakh, and before that it was tested in Syria. True, he did not strike blows, but later, and so the news was experienced in this regard.
      For Alytus, of course, ammunition is needed with a longer range of use, after all, this is a large unmanned vehicle.
    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I April 14 2021 07: 13
      +6
      Quote: Oleg Aviator
      I hope that the warhead on ammunition is powerful enough

      Well, no one really complained about "Grady" ... but to whom it seems a little, let them stand in line for "Hunter", "Thunder" ...
      1. sustav75
        sustav75 April 14 2021 07: 22
        -6
        No matter how this line turns into eternal ...
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent April 14 2021 07: 33
          -2
          the UPAB-50 guided gliding bomb with the Grad MLRS warhead, the KAB-50 adjustable small-sized aviation bomb with the Grad MLRS warhead, the FAB-50 unguided bomb with the Grad MLRS warhead


          Hmmm what But this is interesting yes
          If these samples are equipped with warheads from new missiles to the "Grad" ("Tornado-G") with radio fuses, then very good ammunition may turn out.
          With a more effective target destruction area (in the HE version), not in the form of an ellipse-dispersion of damaging elements, as in a conventional MLRS missile warhead, but in the form of a regular circle, which will increase the combat qualities of the BP.

          And to combat armored vehicles (picture)

          1. Barberry25
            Barberry25 April 14 2021 15: 20
            0
            but the point? if there is an engine and rudders? then another question would be more correct - when will it ripen to equip helicopters and aircraft with these types of weapons ..
    3. sustav75
      sustav75 April 14 2021 07: 25
      +2
      The warhead on the controlled hail is decent, in 2014 it was evident from the torn off towers on Ukrainian tanks that wanted a blitzkrieg in the Donbass ...
    4. Ros 56
      Ros 56 April 14 2021 08: 10
      0
      Enough for your eyes. laughing I'm sorry, I could not resist. hi
    5. TerraSandera
      TerraSandera April 14 2021 08: 18
      -1
      Not correct means you have made conclusions). The emphasis in Karabakh was on accuracy. You can't hang a powerful warhead on bayraktars, like their counterparts, so the hits should be what is called a bull's-eye. Usually this was enough to destroy or disable light and heavy armored vehicles, including when moving.
      1. lucul
        lucul April 14 2021 10: 22
        0
        Not correct means you have made conclusions). The emphasis in Karabakh was on accuracy.

        Dear, do you know that UAVs did not fly into the fog in Karabakh? )))
        And that it is enough to cover the equipment with smoke so that the UAVs do not inflict damage on it? )))
        1. Antidote
          Antidote April 14 2021 10: 30
          0
          Cover with smoke 24/7? maybe not to leave the hangars then. And the technique is not very visible through the smoke either.
          1. lucul
            lucul April 14 2021 10: 52
            -2
            Cover with smoke 24/7? maybe not leave the hangars then

            Pffff .....
            The MLRS will also cover the target at a greater range than Bayraktar)))
        2. TerraSandera
          TerraSandera April 14 2021 13: 36
          -1
          Yes? Did you cover it up? And how did it help? The result we see, someone stopped. Only the incident with the helicopter and a call from Moscow. Everyone seemed to be left with a face, the only difference is who with what.
          1. lucul
            lucul April 14 2021 13: 39
            -3
            Yes? Did you cover it up? And how did it help?

            For those in the tank - in the fog, in Karabakh, the UAV was not even lifted into the air. Needless to say, for example in Britain, where there are only 30 sunny days a year, the rest is rain and fog, UAVs will be ineffective (shock).
            1. TerraSandera
              TerraSandera April 14 2021 17: 18
              -1
              What does Britain have to do with it?) The conversation was about the successful use of drones, (Karabakh, Libya) where the emphasis was on accuracy, and not on the kg of warheads. And who's in the tank? And here and there, their use was justified and brought victory in local conflicts. In Libya, they removed the encirclement from the capital, moved the front a fairly large distance, stopped at the threat of direct intervention in the conflict of Egypt (the most powerful army in the region) and further problems with France. In Karabakh, they achieved intermediate results in the capture of Shushi and went to peace on the terms of the winners after the incident with the helicopter and the call with a red line from Moscow.
              That is, in both cases, the conflict was stopped only by external forces.
              Psy. Britain hasn't fought on its soil for a very long time. (Colonies don't count.) So the fog is there, or the thaw doesn't matter at all)
              1. lucul
                lucul April 14 2021 17: 23
                -5
                What does Britain have to do with it?) The conversation was about the successful use of drones, (Karabakh, Libya) where the emphasis was on accuracy, and not on the kg of warheads.

                Do you read what has been written? I repeat for the 5th time - UAVs do not fly into fog. If the enemy attacks you during the fog, what will you do with your UAVs? )))
                1. TerraSandera
                  TerraSandera April 14 2021 17: 32
                  -1
                  What they did in Karabakh was to win the war. Drones are not an ultimatum weapon, but one of the means of achieving results. But in the examples I have cited, it helped turn the tide of the conflict.
                  Did you comment on my post? So there it was not at all about this, there was an answer to another commentator. That you have already gone to the razor, with fogs, smokescreens, Britain.
            2. Alex777
              Alex777 April 14 2021 17: 49
              +1
              Been to Britain 8 times. A week or two. Never seen fog. hi
              And the fact that when a UAV is detected, you can hide behind, or you can shoot down - I agree.
    6. venik
      venik April 14 2021 11: 02
      +4
      Quote: Oleg Aviator
      It's good. Gaps are being filled in and conclusions are drawn after Karabakh, he hope that the warhead on ammunition is powerful enough

      ========
      In fact, the drone drone program in Russia has been developed for a long time and the first practical results were obtained in Syria, long before Karabakh. It's just that today we already see some visible the results of these works. request
  2. Semyonich from the Urals
    Semyonich from the Urals April 14 2021 07: 04
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    There was no news about the Su 57 at all)) And it is not needed either
    Now we have drones * that have no analogues * flooded at a fantastic pace ..
    Ehehe ...
  3. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose April 14 2021 07: 12
    +6
    A very economical solution. The warheads are mass-produced, and in warehouses they are already packed to the ceiling. I wonder what is the accuracy of the ammunition in the unguided version? The larger the caliber, the greater the stability of the free-fall bomb on the trajectory. And here, as far as I understand, the caliber is 50kg.
    1. Barberry25
      Barberry25 April 14 2021 15: 21
      0
      considering the low speed is good
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 14 2021 07: 19
    +1
    Another would be to make more of these ubpla, to conclude a large contract, subject to a decrease in prices for them, and so that Orion, the same in the shock version, was purchased in a very large batch. Sort of
    a kind of MiG29 in terms of quantity, a massive and unpretentious workhorse among the ubpl!
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 April 14 2021 08: 02
    +2
    Russian medium-altitude attack drones will receive a single universal weapon system
    ... Standardization is justified and convenient.
    It is clear that there will be specialized ammunition, weapons, this is also a common practice.
  6. prior
    prior April 14 2021 08: 50
    -3
    And again in the future tense.
    The price of such news is the same as the phrase "everything will be fine".
    When the news will already sound: "received, tested, transferred in accordance with the plan of armament, rearmament" ...
  7. Cottodraton
    Cottodraton April 14 2021 09: 11
    +1
    The warhead "grad" has 6 kg of explosives like. At the level of 152mm projectile
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 14 2021 09: 26
    +3
    A single complex of weapons is good because it is universal for various types of vehicles, which means it is more economical and more practical. One can only support.
  9. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek April 14 2021 10: 42
    +2
    It would be nice to use such "small" calibers on fighters ....... for each pylon you can take 6 pieces .... 50kg is a powerful warhead with, if with high accuracy.
    1. Barberry25
      Barberry25 April 14 2021 15: 24
      0
      the most optimal is to make a kamikaze rocket ... we launch from the same su-34, it flies about 40 km under control, if necessary, gets into a circle and the operator on the su-34 directs the missiles at the target through a television channel from the camera of the rocket-drone ... 30 missiles + control container ... and in one sortie you can burn an entire battalion on the march
  10. Barberry25
    Barberry25 April 14 2021 15: 25
    +1
    only mini-ammunition is missing .. in caliber up to 5 kg .. all the same warheads from NARs or the same RPGs can allow you to create a very bad thing for the enemy ..
  11. lopvlad
    lopvlad April 14 2021 19: 36
    0
    Attack UAV "Okhotnik" and "Thunder", which is at the design stage will receive weapons similar to manned fighters, including those created specifically for the Su-57


    which means air-to-air missiles