“They imitate modern Russian systems”: the US Air Force showed mock-ups of anti-aircraft systems

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“They imitate modern Russian systems”: the US Air Force showed mock-ups of anti-aircraft systems

As part of the Future Range program, the U.S. Air Force's 325th Fighter Wing recently received a series of high-quality mock-ups.

They simulate the most advanced Russian air defense systems to improve the effectiveness of exercises and crew training

- the air force explains.



The photographs presented by this department show, among other things, mock-ups of the SA-22 Greyhound (Pantsir-S2 air defense system) and SA-17 Grizzly (Buk-M2 air defense system), on which pilots from Tyndall Air Force Base practice their skills.

The simulators are installed at the Gulf Range training site with an area of ​​more than 460 square meters. km. It is one of the few in the United States capable of providing comprehensive air combat training.



The US military has extensive experience using mock-ups to simulate Soviet or Russian-made systems and continues to manufacture and use them for training purposes. Thus, a few months ago, images of mock-ups of the S-300 and Tor-M1 anti-aircraft systems appeared.

The current long-term goal is to place simulator targets along the coast from Tyndall to Carrabelle [northeast Gulf of Mexico] and further inland

- noted the US Air Force.
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  1. +2
    26 February 2024 20: 00
    As far as I know, we also have offices that make full-size mock-ups. But they cost money.
    1. +2
      26 February 2024 20: 05
      There is one “office”, the father works for orders from the Russian Defense Ministry, and his son, who started with him, works in the Czech Republic for Ukraine.
  2. +2
    26 February 2024 20: 01
    So the layouts, they can’t send a screwdriver, or even a pre-emptive “surprise”....
    1. +1
      27 February 2024 02: 33
      I think about this too. It’s generally not clear why pilots need them. In battle, this will be the last thing they see, if they see it of course. It’s better to make layouts without missiles, it’s more obvious what they can encounter)))
  3. +2
    26 February 2024 20: 03
    And then they will claim that the Malaysian Boeing was shot down from such mock-ups.
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  5. 0
    26 February 2024 20: 19
    What difference does it make what to train on? The target can be any barn with identical dimensions to military equipment.
    1. +2
      26 February 2024 20: 42
      What difference does it make what to train on? The target can be any barn with identical dimensions to military equipment

      the most accurate mock-ups are needed for the developed seekers with autonomous electron-optical missile guidance systems based on neural networks.
      hitting barns is already yesterday for a standardly trained pilot
      Apparently the mattresses decided to break in the new rackets
  6. +1
    26 February 2024 20: 24
    There’s no point in making the rich rich, okay, if only they were inflatable, especially since the pilots won’t be able to see anything from a height, and an ordinary shed can serve as a target.
  7. -3
    26 February 2024 20: 25
    Either I don’t understand something, or I don’t understand it at all, but
    simulate the most advanced Russian air defense systems to improve the effectiveness of exercises and crew training

    How can they imitate them if they don’t know their performance characteristics and operating algorithms?
  8. 0
    26 February 2024 20: 27
    "to increase the effectiveness of exercises and crew training"
    so we need to take part, convey information to the crews on the wave of delivery, Volga frequency
  9. 0
    26 February 2024 20: 33
    I knew that the Myrikan pilots wouldn’t trust the chubby ones, the Yankees were training their own...
  10. +1
    26 February 2024 20: 44
    What you don’t learn from mock tests, the mock test won’t give you a pass. laughing
  11. 0
    26 February 2024 21: 21
    No damn thing the Yankees have training grounds! From Kamchatka!
  12. 0
    27 February 2024 08: 40
    The model will not give an answer, and the last thing I want to believe in is difficult, but the opinion changes every second, that they are clearly planning to attack Russia, maybe as a model they can make our target in the form of the Pentagon and the White House, well, for clarity