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Air launch of the RSD, Lockheed Martin plays dangerously

Air launch of the RSD, Lockheed Martin plays dangerously

Lockheed Martin and the US Missile Defense Agency successfully tested a prototype of a medium-range eMRBM (Extended Medium-range Ballistic Missile) medium-range target missile over the Hume test site, Arizona, reports ASDNews May 14.

The full-scale prototype of the target missile was dropped at a height of 25000 feet from the cargo compartment of a heavy C-17 transport aircraft of the US Air Force. After the parachute system was deployed, the rocket separated from the pallet, then made a free fall (the rocket was not equipped with a propulsion system). Specialists from Orbital Sciences Corp. subcontracting organizations took part in the test. and dynetics. The test of the full program is scheduled for the end of this year.

Lockheed Martin is developing an eMRBM for testing missile defense systems. "This new target is designed to increase the degree of imitation of the real situation, so that the missile defense system will gain experience for operations in a combat operating environment," said John Holly, vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.

“The eMRBM target was tested to test air-based equipment and discharge systems in nominal mode, and in the future it is planned to test the performance characteristics for targeted tests,” said Patricia Dare, director of the Targets and Countermeasures Program. .

Currently, Lockheed Martin is developing and manufacturing 17 target missiles with different flight ranges, including five eMRBMs. As part of the target production program, the company has launched 2003 products for testing missile defense systems since 27. Until that time, the company had produced 17 target rockets for other contracts. Since 1998, Lockheed Martin has achieved an unsurpassed success rate (98%) in launching land, sea, and air-launched short- and long-range target missiles.

PS: as you know, the development and deployment of RSD is prohibited by the Treaty between the USA and the USSR. If the United States "does not whine-so-crook" promotes its development even as a target for testing missile defense systems, then the RF can also follow ... And go to the fields "Pioneers-3,4,5" and "Couriers" and "Speed" ...
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    TSOOBER 16 May 2013 06: 59
    yes yes no medium-range missiles just studying trajectories! and suddenly something in the physical laws has changed — science and nothing of the sort, and what a lot has been done so everyone really wanted to study physics — in every missile division — one cannot limit the thirst for knowledge!
    1. patline
      patline 16 May 2013 07: 27
      What is the urge to try to deceive everyone? AND? What are nafik reboots and interstate agreements? What is their word, even written on paper - nothing. From Hitler are no different, worthy disciples of the Nazis.
      Ugh on them.
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko 16 May 2013 08: 11
        Quote: patline
        From Hitler are no different, worthy disciples of the Nazis.

        If THAT they are TEACHERS Adolf Ivanovich. soldier
  2. rainufa
    rainufa 16 May 2013 07: 11
    The United States never fulfills treaties that are not beneficial to them, and if it is signed, they strive not to fulfill it.
  3. Onotollah
    Onotollah 16 May 2013 07: 26
    I'm wildly sorry, but ground-based RSDs and a mock missile dropped from an airplane are two different things (well, at least in my opinion)
    The RSD Treaty of 1987 is valid for ground-based missiles.
    1. Kaa
      Kaa 16 May 2013 08: 43
      Quote: Onotolle
      The RSD Treaty of 1987 is valid for ground-based missiles.
      We are talking about another agreement. "In our country, in 1972-1974, research was carried out on the complex" MARK "on the basis of a monoblock SLBM of intercontinental range R-29 with a starting weight of 33,3 tons and military transport aircraft An-22 and An-124. Subsequently, the use of modernized versions of new SLBMs of the R-29R and R-29RM types, which had an intercontinental range and were equipped with MIRVs, was worked out in this complex.
      An An-22 aircraft could accommodate one R-29R missile with three warheads, which had a starting weight of 35,3 tons, and the An-124 aircraft was capable of carrying up to three of these missiles. An-124 aircraft could accommodate up to two R-29RM missiles with a launch weight of 40,3 tons, equipped with four warheads. Design Bureau Andrei Tupolev carried out studies on the complex "Krechet". It was envisaged that the Tu-160 bomber would be armed with two new BRVZs (mass 24,4 tons, RGCh IN with six warheads).
      In the United States in the early 1970s, studies were conducted on the option of air-based promising intercontinental ballistic missile MX. At the same time, a wide range of possible ICBM carriers was considered, including the existing Boeing 747, Lockheed S-5A, Douglas DC-10 aircraft (after appropriate modernization), as well as specially designed winged vehicles with a long flight duration, helicopters, amphibious aircraft, airplanes with a short take-off and landing length. The Americans conducted a series of experiments in 1974 on landing of Lockheed S-5A aircraft of weighted mock-up rockets, ending with the launch of the ICBM Minuteman-1 with a short-term (about 10 seconds) launch of the engine installation of the first stage. The experiments confirmed the technical feasibility of an air launch of a light class ICBM using the parachute landing method. In 1979, a protocol to the SALT-2 Treaty introduced a ban on flight tests and deployment of BRVZ until December 31, 1981, and the START-1991 Treaty concluded in 1 excluded the possibility of adopting them by one of the parties (it prohibits both manufacturing and testing , and deploy airborne ballistic missiles). The last document expired on December 5, 2009.
      1. DeerIvanovich
        DeerIvanovich 16 May 2013 10: 34
        The conclusion still needs to be drawn in bold, the capsule is annoying, to be honest.
  4. pensioner
    pensioner 16 May 2013 09: 26
    And they will go to the fields "Pioneers-3,4,5" and "Couriers" and "Speed" ...

    In-in. It is high time.
    1. Rus2012
      16 May 2013 19: 01
      Quote: retired
      And they will go to the fields "Pioneers-3,4,5" and "Couriers" and "Speed" ...
      In-in. It is high time.

      ... and Topol-E, it looks like a sample of the winding path of this Byzantine school;)))
  5. Phoenix s
    Phoenix s 16 May 2013 10: 13
    Contracts concluded with the Americans are not worth the paper on which they are written.
  6. Alexander IV
    Alexander IV 16 May 2013 13: 04
    Ameri is certainly not good people ... and an agreement with them is ridiculous, but the idea in my opinion is not even bad. So not only a bomber, but every transporter can become a potential carrier of nuclear weapons in the form of missiles.