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The German Armed Forces have signed a contract for the supply of long-range air service "Meteor" air-to-air

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The German Armed Forces have signed a contract for the supply of long-range air service "Meteor" air-to-air

MBDA has announced it has signed a contract for the supply of long-range guided missiles Meteor to the German Armed Forces.


Thus, to date, all six Meteor partner countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) have placed orders for the production of missiles.

Earlier it was reported that Germany plans to purchase EF-2000 to 480 missiles to equip fighters.

The Meteor rocket is equipped with an active radar homing system, a communication channel to integrate it into a networked combat space, and a variable-speed propulsion jet engine that provides high rocket speed throughout the flight path to the target.

In addition, during the Paris Air Show 18 air show at Le Bourget, on June 2013, the Eurofighter consortium signed a management, development and production program for the Eurofighter and Tornado fighters (NETMA) with the NATO Agency for the management of the Eurofighter fighter aircraft (NETMA) aboard the Typhoon EF-2000. This means that the company is now implementing contracts for the integration of SD onboard the JAS-39 Gripen, Rafale and Typhoon fighters.

The conclusion of agreements on the production and integration of missiles, along with the successfully implemented test program, confirm the high degree of readiness of the Meteor project.

It is expected that the equipment of the Meteor long-range missile system will significantly increase the combat capabilities and export potential of the Typhoon multi-purpose fighter EF-2000.

In December, 2012 of the year, “BAE Systems” conducted a test launch of the UR “Meteor” from the EF-2000. The launch of the rocket, located on the ventral suspension point, was carried out with the IPA-1 aircraft during tests conducted with the support of the Kinetik and MBDA companies at the Aberport test site in Wales. At present, the tests of the “Meteor” missiles are continuing.
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  1. Remko
    Remko 20 June 2013 18: 42
    +1
    It can be seen that they no longer trust American missiles of a similar class AIM-120D / C
    1. Melchakov
      Melchakov 20 June 2013 18: 53
      +2
      Quote: Remko
      AIM-120D / C

      So when they trained in Alaska with the "Raptors" they saw all the "positive" sides of the AIM-120.
  2. Russ69
    Russ69 20 June 2013 18: 48
    0
    And how much is "long range"? Something did not see the performance characteristics of this device.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 20 June 2013 19: 15
      0
      Maximum firing range, km> 100
      Maximum flight speed, M 4.5
      Speed ​​required to start a ramjet engine, M 1.8
      Starting weight, kg 165
      Warhead weight, kg 25
      Allowable range of target overloads, units up to 11
  3. Apollo
    Apollo 20 June 2013 18: 52
    +5
    quote-It is assumed that the equipment of the long-range missile "Meteor" will significantly increase the combat capabilities and export potential of a multi-role fighter EF-2000 Typhoon.


    that's the fighter itself



  4. GRDS
    GRDS 20 June 2013 19: 31
    0
    The video wasn’t impressed ... nothing special! Will they even make Pugachev’s cobra? NO !!!
    1. Atrix
      Atrix 20 June 2013 20: 16
      +2
      Quote: GRDS
      The video wasn’t impressed ... nothing special! Will they even make Pugachev’s cobra? NO !!!

      Have you personally tried to do it? And what about the coolness of the aircraft is aerobatics? The main thing is the combat effectiveness of the aircraft, and since you do not have data confirming or refuting the declared characteristics, it’s not worth saying that the plane is crap
      And the cobra is not such a difficult maneuver
      1. xetai9977
        xetai9977 20 June 2013 20: 25
        13
        "Typhoon" is one of the most high-tech aircraft. And with "Meteora" they will become even more competitive. You should never underestimate the technology of other countries just because the policy of that country does not suit you. This is called "hating." And we all know perfectly well what this leads to.
      2. kirieeleyson
        kirieeleyson 20 June 2013 22: 25
        +1
        Quote: Atrix
        The main thing is the combat effectiveness of the aircraft

        A strange saying, in what do you measure the combat effectiveness of an airplane?
        The minus for the video is off topic, it would be strange that the thrust and the deflection vector on the RAPTORS would not be stabilized for such exercises, especially on the F-22C video, they began to do them after 2012, like in Nevada one wing.
        But whether Typhoon can overcome the angle of vertical obstruction, is a big question.
      3. cartridge
        cartridge 21 June 2013 10: 25
        +1
        If the pilot is ready to fight, then he is looking for ways to destroy the enemy. If a coward sits in the pilot's seat, then he seeks excuses for his cowardice.
  5. B_KypTke
    B_KypTke 20 June 2013 20: 25
    +5
    The missile is not bad, of course, and the number of 480 pieces also inspires respect, given the considerable cost of the product. Only now there is a product to which this rocket is like cancer to China ... and this product is our beauty R-37 with its 280 km. range and 6m speed. The Americans really had a fucking missile AIM-54C, but its cost was 980 s with a launch range of 000 km, as well as the removal of the main carrier F-160Tomcat from service, we gradually forgot about it.
    PS Although no one F-14 still remained .. on the avatar of VAF .. wassat
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas 21 June 2013 09: 13
      +3
      The R-37 is of course long-range, only the guidance system is worse. Up to 100 km. possible radio correction from the carrier, and then according to the ANN, ARGSN missiles has a range of 40 km. (this is if the ESR of the target is 5 sq. m., i.e. that is more than a modern fighter). The meteor receives all the way data about the target both from the carrier and from external sources, such as AWACS for example, i.e. can redirect.
  6. AK-47
    AK-47 20 June 2013 20: 28
    +4
    In December 2012, BAe Systems conducted a test launch of UR Meteor

    Surprised.
    In the 1980 year in the USSR, the long-range P-31 missile R-33 was created for armament, possessing the same characteristics, but twice as powerful.
    1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
      Andrei from Chelyabinsk 20 June 2013 21: 06
      +5
      Quote: AK-47
      In the 1980 year in the USSR, the long-range P-31 missile R-33 was created for armament, possessing the same characteristics, but twice as powerful.

      It’s a pity to be upset, but you are mistaken, and you are mistaken very much.
      Of course, for its time, the P-33 was a very powerful and perfect missile. But 1980 is long behind, and life is rich in nuances of shades.
      P-33 is a missile with a semi-active seeker. And yet, yes, its range is 160 km. Its only medium is Mig-31. Now let me ask: WHOM did the thirty-first radar see at a distance of 160 km in those gray-haired times when floppy disks were large and monitors were small? At a distance of 200 m, an EPR target in 19 squares was detected with a probability of 0,5 i.e. Mig-31 with P-33 could perfectly work, say, on a strategic bomber. But for the fighter type F-15 - I think it’s good if the kilometers on the 80 are 90. At the same time, opinions slipped that the P-33 is not too designed to attack fighters (like the American Phoenix), but here again it’s not Copenhagen, although there is a logical explanation for this.
      Well, a meteor is a missile with AGSN, i.e. she does not need backlighting from the radar of the aircraft - this is a big plus both in range and in noise immunity. So ... With a meteor to compete with our RVV database (when finally finished)
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas 21 June 2013 09: 18
        +1
        Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
        Well, a meteor is a missile with AGSN, i.e. she does not need backlighting from the radar of the aircraft - this is a big plus both in range and in noise immunity

        It’s not entirely true, Meteor of course has a powerful ARGSN, but it can also receive target designation from external sources, for example AWACS, respectively, in this case the noise immunity increases, because AWACS radar will be more powerful ...
        1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
          Andrei from Chelyabinsk 21 June 2013 14: 41
          +2
          Sorry, but DG and semi-active guidance are two big differences. In addition, the AWACS radar (even if you teach it the illumination functions for SAM with a semi-active seeker, if at least theoretically possible) WILL NOT be more powerful - the power of the radar signal drops significantly with distance, i.e. a weak radar but will solve the problem better than a mighty one, but far away.
  7. GRDS
    GRDS 20 June 2013 20: 47
    +2
    Quote: Atrix
    Quote: GRDS
    The video wasn’t impressed ... nothing special! Will they even make Pugachev’s cobra? NO !!!

    Have you personally tried to do it? And what about the coolness of the aircraft is aerobatics? The main thing is the combat effectiveness of the aircraft, and since you do not have data confirming or refuting the declared characteristics, it’s not worth saying that the plane is crap
    And the cobra is not such a difficult maneuver

    Quote: xetai9977
    "Typhoon" is one of the most high-tech aircraft. And with "Meteora" they will become even more competitive. You should never underestimate the technology of other countries just because the policy of that country does not suit you. This is called "hating." And we all know perfectly well what this leads to.


    Colleagues, I do not dispute its "manufacturability" - the plane is good - but ours are better in maneuverability. It was about the video, but it did not impress.
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas 21 June 2013 09: 22
      +1
      How many air force pilots of the Russian Federation are capable of performing the same cobra on the Su-27? Have you seen the execution of a cobra with a hanging weapon? And you will not see, because There are restrictions on overloads with suspended equipment. Aircraft with an internal suspension of weapons, in the sense in the internal compartments in this case, have the advantage ...
      1. B_KypTke
        B_KypTke 21 June 2013 10: 45
        0
        Kvochur, how many I saw his performances on the Su-27 always hang a couple of R-60s on the wingtips, albeit small but nonetheless rockets.
        1. VAF
          VAF 21 June 2013 18: 51
          +1
          Quote: B_KypTke
          how many I saw his performances on the Su-27 always hangs a couple of R-60s on the wingtips


          Not always !!! AND Nayhas 100% right and, among other things, there are still restrictions on launching missiles (no more than 5g) wink

          Especially the photo of the same Su-30LL ... to show ... that is not always! soldier

  8. Max79
    Max79 20 June 2013 23: 51
    0
    It’s just not clear, but for what purpose to sell such missiles to their potential enemies (NATO)? Will they really be new products to us? It seems to me we are pooping on ourselves.
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  10. Vtel
    Vtel 21 June 2013 11: 29
    0
    The performance characteristics of the UR "Meteor" (calculated)
    Maximum firing range, km 150
    Weight, kg:
    starting 165
    warhead about 25
    Speed, number M:
    flight 4,5
    required for starting RPD 1,8
    Allowable range of target overloads, units up to 11
    Geometrical dimensions, m:
    3,65 length
    case diameter 0,18
    wingspan 0,4
    feathering range 0,63

    Our air-to-air guided missile R-33E
    Basic performance characteristics.

    Launch Range, km 120
    The height of the destruction of targets, km 0,05 - 25
    Speed ​​of hit targets, km / h 3000
    Overloading hit targets, g 4
    Launch weight, kg 490
    The mass of the warhead, kg 47
    Overall dimensions, m
    4,15 length
    0,38 caliber
    wingspan 0,90
    steering wheel range 1,10