Izhevsk "Adjutant" - against a swarm of drones
The newest Russian universal target-training complex of the new generation "Adjutant", presented on the fields of the MAKS-2021 air forum, will be able not only to simulate helicopters, airplanes and cruise missiles, but also a raid of a swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles.
At MAKS-2021, representatives of the IEMZ “Kupol” reported that the Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant “Kupol” will develop new modifications of the newest target complex “Adjutant”.
The creators of the "Adjutant" planned the modernization of the complex, which involves the combination of two complexes into a system under a single control, with the expansion of flying targets and the improvement of their flight performance. New targets are planned to be made faster and more maneuverable, and their new types will make it possible to simulate a swarm drones, playing out different scenarios of an air attack on covered objects.
Also, in the near future, an aircraft-type jet target and a high-speed target with a flight speed of up to 300 m / s may appear as part of the Izhevsk complex.
The Izhevsk target complex, capable of launching up to six targets into the sky at the same time, is today rightly considered the most successful target system for preparing air defense calculations.
A feature of the complex that imitates modern air attack weapons, including cruise missiles, airplanes, helicopters and drones, including the placement of all the elements necessary for operation on one chassis, as well as the reusable use of targets.
Russian targets are indeed reusable - in the event of a missile miss, they land, and then are used again. This seriously reduces the cost of training anti-aircraft gunners, and improves the quality of preparation of air defense crews.
At the same time, abroad are still going along the path of disposing of old anti-aircraft missiles, using them as targets for other anti-aircraft systems. However, experts believe that these outdated methods cannot simulate the complex target environment, which is necessary for training the calculations of anti-aircraft missile systems and systems at the modern level.
The Adjutant itself is a mobile complex: it is placed on a KAMAZ chassis with a trailer. In the control room there are automated places for two operators, capable of simultaneously controlling up to 6 targets, to create various scenarios of a complex air situation.
Deployment of UMTK "Adjutant" on the ground takes a trained team of military personnel less than one hour. Unlike foreign competitors, the "Adjutant" is versatile and capable of training calculations of any air defense systems.
Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol is part of the Almaz-Antey VKO concern. It is here that today the world-famous Tor-M2 anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as a number of other products for both defense and civilian purposes, are manufactured.
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