South Korean UAV "Devil Killer" will go into service with 2015 year

South Korean UAV "Devil Killer" will go into service with 2015 year

South Korean specialists from Korea Aerospace Industries, together with representatives of KONKUK University, announced the construction and successful testing of the Devil Killer UAV prototype - drone for high-precision destruction of North Korean missile bases and artillery batteries in the event of open aggression and for reconnaissance.

For the South Korean Armed Forces, the Devil Killer UAV is a new type of weapon. After a series of tests and improvements in 2016, attack drones will be put into service. Drones, having about 3 kilograms on board, will no longer return to the base - the destruction of the target will occur by diving the Devil Killer UAV itself onto the target like a "kamikaze".

Another purpose of UAVs can be the destruction of small combat boats, including air cushions. A UAV is capable of catching up and striking an object moving at speeds up to 80 kilometers per hour (including ground-based equipment).

The creation of the Devil Killer UAV and its purpose is not accidental - the northerners are already building a similar UAV based on the American MQM-107D Streaker that fell into their hands. It is also known about the creation by Northerners of the basing of surface ships, whose main task will be the landing of troops on the disputed islands. The existing differences between North and South Korea (especially noticeable in relation to the ownership of some islands) forces the South Korean military to search for ways to increase the combat effectiveness of the Armed Forces. The latest drone drone will take its place between artillery systems and cruise missiles. If the use of artillery systems "cheap" they have their drawback - the low accuracy of the defeat. With the CD all the way around - the accuracy of defeat is high, but the possible application is expensive. Devil Killer drones with high accuracy will be relatively inexpensive - in the 90 area of ​​thousands of dollars.

The unmanned vehicle is equipped with a video camera with a high-tech navigation system and a high-explosive charge. Target search will be conducted automatically. UAV transportation is facilitated by the presence of a folding wing.
He will be able to destroy the enemy's artillery position at a distance of 15 kilometers in 4 minutes. And to destroy the target, located at a distance of 40 kilometers, it will take him about 20 minutes.

Note that the creation of the UAV was not without the United States, because the cooperation between them is underway. It is possible that the UAV will receive battery recharging via wireless laser power transmission. The estimated cost is about 90 million dollars. And although the South Korean military announced successful prototyping launches, they will come into service no earlier than 2015 of the year.

Key Features:
- combat weight - 25 kilogram;
- wing span - 3 meter;
- wing length - 1.3 meter
- Length - 1.5 meters;
- maximum speed up to 400 km / h;
- range to 40 kilometers.

Information sources:
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Tirpitz
    24 September 2012 09: 46
    For cannon defense will not be a threat. Yes, and for the near missile defense system. If he is silent, then this changes the matter.
  2. DIMS
    24 September 2012 11: 26
    Good idea if you manage to recharge in the air. Flies itself for days in standby mode, they spotted the target, sent him to look. So you can fight with self-propelled and rocket artillery, which leaves the position after a firing raid
    1. Zynaps
      24 September 2012 16: 07
      Quote: DIMS
      Good idea if you manage to recharge in the air.

      that's exactly - "if". even for clear weather, you will need a laser of not weak power. the chemical efficiency is high, but it is expensive to use fluorine-hydrogen for a long time, and this is practically the only one suitable for atmospheric use. and how it will turn out in the season of rains and fogs, characteristic of the Pacific coast - it will be completely muddy. otherwise the North Koreans will want a ground laser to screw up - it will turn out to be a not weak show.

      and something painfully serious goals are assigned to a device of 25 kg weight and 40 km range. and somehow very sophisticated. straight Asian.
      1. DIMS
        24 September 2012 16: 24
        Here, the main thing is to automatically search for a target in the specified area. There will be no laser, they will start to launch from any catapults, although this, of course, will reduce the combat capabilities, the reaction time will increase.
  3. REPA1963
    24 September 2012 22: 23
    But he can catch up with "SAMUM" ..............
  4. 0
    25 September 2012 04: 35
    ne vizu zdes nichevo novoe 'uze davno iest padobnie sistemi9 vizraele. harpy i harop..50 km i 100 km saatvestenno..ani pastavliautsia i na eksport ..
    1. 0
      25 September 2012 04: 43
      papravka: harop distancia 500 km..harpy 50 km harpy 2 100 km
  5. 0
    25 September 2012 04: 46
  6. 0
    25 September 2012 05: 04
    harop2 bolee tizolaia versia imeet dalnost operacionnovo deistvia 1000 km mozna zapuskat szemli i takze iz morskix i aviacioonnix platform..eto baraziruishii boepripas ili drone ispolzuetsia protiv radarov prativnika (v asniemnie kevnemie noviemnie kovnemi noviemnie kiev .est variant avtonomnii baraziruisshii katorii sam ishet celi i atakuet i distancionno upravlaimeie ..