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Evolution of X-47B. UCAS will develop in UCLASS

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Evolution of X-47B. UCAS will develop in UCLASS

The US Navy announced plans to create a promising carrier-based UAVASS reconnaissance and impact UAV (Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike system), reports 5 July mil.news.sina.com.cn.


UAVs of this type (the figure shows the concept of Lockheed Martin - approx. "VP") will go into service by the 2020 year, with the minimum radius of flight 600 nautical miles (1111 km) the device must be in the air for 24 hours, when refueling in the air is the same flight duration must be maintained in nautical miles 1200 (2222 km).

Combat load will be 1360 kg, in the nomenclature appear such ammunition as UAB JDAM caliber 500 pounds.

Recently, the US Navy has been successfully testing the prototype of the X-47B drone UAV. The device first flew in 2011 year, 14 May took off from the deck of the aircraft carrier CVN-77 George HW Bush. This UAV will become the base for the creation of UCLASS.

The American website popsci.com reports that the US Navy does not have plans to adopt the X-47В, created under the program UCAS (Unmanned Combat Aerial System), this device will be used to test technologies, perhaps up to working out the internal compartment weapons. The new UCLASS will be as subtle as the X-47B, and its combat radius and flight duration will exceed the capabilities of the F / A-18 fighter. It is also reported that the new generation UAVs can be effective for countering the threat from the Chinese anti-ship ballistic missiles DF-21, since the large combat radius of the UAVs will allow aircraft carriers not to enter the defeat zone of the PCBR. The idea of ​​the project is also a combination of reconnaissance and shock functions in one UAV, which will eliminate the use of platforms for various purposes.
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  1. fzr1000
    fzr1000 8 July 2013 10: 06 New
    +4
    Do not snooze. When I hear that they are experiencing something like this, I get drunk with happiness.
  2. Rustam
    Rustam 8 July 2013 10: 13 New
    +8
    Yes, of course, as long as Shoigu in Alabino shows crafts a la the crash of USSR aircraft modellers, meanwhile in the USA, the prototype of the deck strike UAV X-47B for the first time successfully made landings with a run on the deck


    Further without comments - how to get out of such a hole (technological lag) - only espionage, another option, at least I can’t get closer
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 8 July 2013 10: 20 New
      +3
      Quote: Rustam
      -How to get out of such a pit (technological lag) -Only espionage


      And immediately shoot the series on rent-tv - "way out of the pit with Anna Chapman",
      1. Rustam
        Rustam 8 July 2013 10: 31 New
        +5
        I welcome Vadim

        But do we really have a backlog from the USA? or is there something similar in their performance characteristics as
        RQ-1 Predator, UAV MQ-9 Reaper, MQ-4C Triton, etc.

        The photo of the MQ-4C Triton is impressive. Especially 15000 km and 28 hours
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak 8 July 2013 10: 56 New
          +4
          Quote: Rustam
          I greet Vadim

          But do we really have a backlog from the USA? or is there something similar in their performance characteristics as
          RQ-1 Predator, UAV MQ-9 Reaper, MQ-4C Triton, etc.


          Hello Rustam, in this matter I completely agree with you, the gap is huge. I simply hope that espionage is inexpedient, since this sector of the national economy is in the same deep zope
          1. Rustam
            Rustam 8 July 2013 11: 27 New
            +3
            , since this sector of the economy is in the same deep zope

            _________________


            Yes, in those days, the Soviet Union’s stay in technology from the West was no more than 5 years, thanks to the work of the KGB and the GRU, who obtained production technologies and technical documentation for us, brought samples of products of interest in all areas, including the civilian sector (and money for mining information and samples, the Soviet government spared)

            if it’s impossible to steal, then try to capture the finished sample — using EW like Iran recently did — after all, the armada RQ-1 Predator, UAV MQ-9 Reaper plow North Africa in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is there a chance, but are ours capable of this? big question

            at one time, Gru organized special operations to capture the samples of interest, like the United States too

            to get it and make it out, it’s already possible to start moving, it’s naive of course, and if you don’t try to do this, they will show us misery like Fitch

            photo in flight MQ-9 Reaper-we would like to have such little ones and let them hang constantly over the mountains in the Caucasus (in Dagestan, in Chechnya, in Ingushetia) saving time and effort (human) - it’s not harmful to dream

            over there in North Africa fear them like fire
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  3. biglow
    biglow 8 July 2013 10: 46 New
    +3
    the biggest stupid thing is to copy the Americans and try to keep up with them. Russia has always had its own way in all directions and in armaments, including. The devastation of the 90-00 will be overcome sooner or later and all lost positions will be returned. This has been our whole history and nothing has changed since then.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 8 July 2013 11: 02 New
      +2
      Quote: biglow
      The devastation of 90-00 will be overcome sooner or later and all lost positions will be returned. This has been our whole history and nothing has changed since then.


      It is a pity only - to live in this wonderful time .....
      Nekrasov. Also a classic of the genre
      1. KILLAvolt
        KILLAvolt 8 July 2013 12: 27 New
        -1
        Oh really! People! Do not worry, where ours did not disappear ?! Remember the story when the Americans developed a pen so that astronauts could write in orbit. Years of time, bucks mulen ... And ours just ... write with pencils! Voooooo naaa .. !!! fellow wink
        So it is here. We get some nti from the closet and shoot it randomly into the sky ... and rest assured - be sure to "where-nt" wink (where it is necessary!) we get! lol
        1. Professor
          Professor 8 July 2013 14: 13 New
          +5
          Quote: KILLAvolt
          Oh really! People! Do not worry, where ours did not disappear ?! Remember the story when the Americans developed a pen so that astronauts could write in orbit. Years of time, bucks mulen ... And ours just ... write with pencils! Voooooo naaa .. !!!

          Do you know the continuation of this story? Someone was left with a pencil (by the way, developed by Kohinor), and someone returned the money spent on developing a fountain pen for a long time and received new technologies.
        2. patsantre
          patsantre 8 July 2013 23: 57 New
          +1
          How much can this story twisted by Zadornov be delayed .... are you aware that we later bought this pen from them?
  4. savoj
    savoj 8 July 2013 11: 12 New
    -6
    Quote: biglow
    the biggest stupid thing is to copy the Americans and try to keep up with them. Russia has always had its own way in all directions and in armaments, including. The devastation of the 90-00 will be overcome sooner or later and all lost positions will be returned. This has been our whole history and nothing has changed since then.

    This is a communist lie. The whole history of the country was stolen from each other's secrets. Who first built ships for Peter, and who stole the drawings of the atomic bomb. But those days are gone. Firstly, for the Russians, no one will do anything, neither their own people nor a stranger, one can not count on traitors from neighboring countries. Yes, do not catch up already ..... And we will leave patriotic nonsense to corporals from the KGB.
    1. biglow
      biglow 8 July 2013 11: 38 New
      0
      Quote: savoj
      Quote: biglow
      the biggest stupid thing is to copy the Americans and try to keep up with them. Russia has always had its own way in all directions and in armaments, including. The devastation of the 90-00 will be overcome sooner or later and all lost positions will be returned. This has been our whole history and nothing has changed since then.

      This is a communist lie. The whole history of the country was stolen from each other's secrets. Who first built ships for Peter, and who stole the drawings of the atomic bomb. But those days are gone. Firstly, for the Russians, no one will do anything, neither their own people nor a stranger, one can not count on traitors from neighboring countries. Yes, do not catch up already ..... And we will leave patriotic nonsense to corporals from the KGB.

      friend, read the story, American scientists themselves decided to transfer to Stalin the blueprints of the atomic bomb, in order to maintain balance in the world, Scientists already understood the whole danger of a monopoly in this type of weapon ..
  5. nikolas 83
    nikolas 83 8 July 2013 11: 23 New
    -2
    A human UAV will not be able to completely replace for a very long time. It is suitable only for war with countries that do not have good air defense. Amerov lacks people in the army and relies on drones. The device is for reconnaissance, but not for attack aircraft.
    1. Rustam
      Rustam 8 July 2013 11: 46 New
      +3
      nikolas 83
      Amerians have a shortage of people in the army and they rely on drones
      ____________________

      They have a shortage of people, hmm, I would not say that, just drones save time and energy

      in the same Dagestan, our groups use forces, combing the mountainous areas with reserves, washing people up for hours with transitions — in the USA, the Drones do this every day, hanging over sectrora, and then they strike the enemy

      probably all the same it’s more economical to launch the doron than combing it from the air with helicopters or attack aircraft — exposing pilots to danger in case of a MANPADS defeat

      in vain, the Russian Defense Ministry wants to get Israeli Heron
    2. Argon
      Argon 8 July 2013 12: 49 New
      +3
      nikolas 83 It’s very stupid to assume that the era of “intelligence” as the main task for UAVs is in the irrevocable past, and by the way, the USSR was the leader in it, Flight, Swift. A long period of barrage, high noise immunity and (in the long run) relatively low the cost makes UAVs an ideal tool for suppressing enemy air defense (already at the level of today's technologies). I recall that this is a complex, 3-stage and 4-stage task and it is only possible to talk about air defense suppression, even of an area, without loss of pilots (return / return) the initial potential by no less than 15%. And for this it is necessary to determine this potential, i.e. comprehensive reconnaissance, jamming, and other electronic warfare measures. The disturbing strikes of the SAM positions, which most likely will not lead to its destruction, but at least force to change the position, while the air defense system becomes the "standard" target for the manned LA. What is the main problem of creating UAVs at the moment? The problem is completely solvable on the aircraft side, the main software problem and a protected data channel, as we see, these are elements that integrate UAVs into "global" systems (for example, GLONAS), but it is not yet fully equipped with me, I’m not talking about specialized military systems — the practical steps that only come close to "start". I do not mention the situation in the space industry recourse . The question of elemental base is like an abscess (the farther, the more painful). And so we see that the lag is not in the technological (aviation) aspects, but in the level of (technological / economic) development of the state. So that espionage will not help us.
  6. Constantine
    Constantine 8 July 2013 11: 43 New
    +2
    I am accompanied by one feeling that part of today's 1-in-1 news is duplicated by texts from the recent past. In other words, today no one haunts deja vu while reading some news?
  7. savoj
    savoj 8 July 2013 11: 56 New
    -1
    Quote: biglow
    Quote: savoj
    Quote: biglow
    the biggest stupid thing is to copy the Americans and try to keep up with them. Russia has always had its own way in all directions and in armaments, including. The devastation of the 90-00 will be overcome sooner or later and all lost positions will be returned. This has been our whole history and nothing has changed since then.

    This is a communist lie. The whole history of the country was stolen from each other's secrets. Who first built ships for Peter, and who stole the drawings of the atomic bomb. But those days are gone. Firstly, for the Russians, no one will do anything, neither their own people nor a stranger, one can not count on traitors from neighboring countries. Yes, do not catch up already ..... And we will leave patriotic nonsense to corporals from the KGB.

    friend, read the story, American scientists themselves decided to transfer to Stalin the blueprints of the atomic bomb, in order to maintain balance in the world, Scientists already understood the whole danger of a monopoly in this type of weapon ..

    But what for then, dozens of scouts from the USSR were digging the earth under a bomb .... American scientists would simply have written everything on paper and transferred to the USSR Embassy in any country.
    1. Constantine
      Constantine 8 July 2013 12: 15 New
      +1
      It is interesting from what Western developments the Bartini, Myasishchev, Spiral, Ekranoplans planes, the first inhabited spacecraft, the first space station, the first satellite, the first lunar rover, the first Earth vehicle on Venus were removed. In addition, it is interesting to whom we shot the more than successful, until now, laser technology, for which two Soviet scientists received the Nobel? Probably, we and the S-300 removed from the Americans, Su-35, Migi, Kamov and Mil helicopters? Are we and the famous "Katyusha" removed from Lendlizovskoy equipment?

      Do not carry nonsense.
    2. biglow
      biglow 8 July 2013 12: 19 New
      +1
      Quote: savoj
      Quote: biglow
      Quote: savoj
      Quote: biglow
      the biggest stupid thing is to copy the Americans and try to keep up with them. Russia has always had its own way in all directions and in armaments, including. The devastation of the 90-00 will be overcome sooner or later and all lost positions will be returned. This has been our whole history and nothing has changed since then.

      This is a communist lie. The whole history of the country was stolen from each other's secrets. Who first built ships for Peter, and who stole the drawings of the atomic bomb. But those days are gone. Firstly, for the Russians, no one will do anything, neither their own people nor a stranger, one can not count on traitors from neighboring countries. Yes, do not catch up already ..... And we will leave patriotic nonsense to corporals from the KGB.

      friend, read the story, American scientists themselves decided to transfer to Stalin the blueprints of the atomic bomb, in order to maintain balance in the world, Scientists already understood the whole danger of a monopoly in this type of weapon ..

      But what for then, dozens of scouts from the USSR were digging the earth under a bomb .... American scientists would simply have written everything on paper and transferred to the USSR Embassy in any country.

      intelligence is a normal component of any country, even Luxembourg has its own intelligence
  8. Southerner
    Southerner 8 July 2013 12: 00 New
    +2
    I want to say as a resident of Dagestan, and personally seen several special operations, that they use UAVs during combing, for example, several small drones hang all the time over Makhachkala
    1. Rustam
      Rustam 8 July 2013 12: 18 New
      +2
      Southerner use UAVs, for example, several small drones hang all the time over Makhachkala
      ___________________________________

      There is a completely different level of development and a different concept, but the units need small UAVs to see 15 km ahead for example

      but American and Israeli drones allow you to perform tasks to search for self-contained


      For example, the MQ-9 Reaper can be in the air for up to 24 hours at an altitude of 13700 m, and according to GA-ASI, the maximum flight duration is 30 hours.

      The latest unmanned aircraft MQ-9 Reaper according to the classification of the US Air Force belongs to the category of "killer hunters" - aircraft capable of tracking the target and destroying it.

      The MQ-9 Reaper is capable of carrying up to 14 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles, while the now widely used Predator unmanned aircraft is armed with only two such missiles. If necessary, instead of missiles, the MQ-9 Reaper can carry 4 AGM-114 Hellfire and two laser-guided bombs - GBU-12 Paveway II of 250 kilograms each - and why use forces and people for example to destroy a group of 20 people? MQ-9 Reaper does its job without human resources

      the only consolation is that our at least something blah use in operations, thanks at least for that (+)
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 8 July 2013 18: 27 New
        +2
        Quote: Rustam
        stay in the air for up to 24 hours at an altitude of 13700 m,


        It is enviable, however, you cannot release a fig without a political bureau decision, neither then nor now

        AQM-34 Firebee - reconnaissance UAV. USA 1951 we have Hawk 1964 although ours in the 50s planned TU-121 and TU-130DP (Far Planning) for delivering nuclear strikes against targets on enemy territory.
  9. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 8 July 2013 13: 17 New
    -2
    UAVs from small reconnaissance models that were almost impossible to detect turned into full-fledged aircraft, just without a pilot on board. Dimensions are growing, cost is progressing.
    And as the dimensions grow, their detection and destruction becomes on a par with ordinary aircraft.
    Missiles are already cheaper, so let them throw money down the drain!
    1. Engrim
      Engrim 8 July 2013 15: 40 New
      +2
      Quote: Starover_Z
      so let them throw money down the drain!

      And you do not take into account the saving of human resources? After all, the pilot is much more expensive than an airplane. Not to mention the fact that they are developing revolutionary technologies that in the future can be of great benefit in many industries.
  10. bremest
    bremest 8 July 2013 14: 01 New
    +1
    We seem to have all the conditions for a breakthrough in this area. We launched a snowstorm into space, which means there is a well-developed remote control system for the aircraft. There were UAVs. There is also a design bureau that can work out a remote control on any acceptable aircraft, can also go along the path of copying the airframe with the installation of our engines ..... I need to take this process into my own hands, to give the task, appearance and speed up ...... Specialists tell me maybe I'm wrong and it's not so simple?
    1. Know-nothing
      Know-nothing 8 July 2013 16: 21 New
      +1
      Have you read the article from 2009 Red Star of the Year?
      http://old.redstar.ru/2009/08/01_08/5_01.html
  11. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 8 July 2013 20: 43 New
    +2
    Well, Georgia reports some achievements. I couldn’t find anything specifically. Maybe people indulge in information?
    The Hermes 450 UAV codes acquired by Georgia from Israel in the 2007-2008 year became known to the "enemy," Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said on July 23 at a meeting with teachers from the Georgian Technical University. According to the Kavkaz Online website, Saakashvili emphasized that "This is the best example of what we should not hope for and should do everything with our own hands."
    The Georgian side signed an agreement on the supply of drones with Elbit Systems in the 2007 year. Until June 2008, 5 devices were delivered. Hermes 450 were used to collect information, including in Abkhazia. On 18 on March one of them was shot down. 20 of April is the second. The next day, Georgia accused the Russian Air Force of assaulting an UAV. The Abkhazians stated that they shot down the drone on their own, but the video frames presented by the Georgian side show that the attack was made by the MiG-29 or Su-27.
    Scandalous information about Hermes 450 was published by the WikiLeaks website with a link to the emails of the analytical company Stratfor: Israel allegedly transmitted the control codes of the Georgian UAVs of Russia in exchange for the codes of the Iran’s 9K331 Tor-M1 air defense systems. According to Kavkaz Online, last year Saakashvili pointed to these accusations in his public speeches at least two times, but he announced it in plain text about the “leak” of codes only now.
    Speaking to scientists, Saakashvili said that “an unmanned aerial vehicle with very sophisticated technology was created in Georgia after we acquired unmanned aerial vehicles from Israel and in very doubtful circumstances their codes became known to the enemy who shot them down. Then we realized that we should not depend on anyone, and we created our device with our software (software), and tested it, and it surpassed the machine created by Israel in very many parameters. " The president did not explain why the adversary “knowing the codes” did not take control of the Georgian UAVs, but resorted to an attack.
  12. KononAV
    KononAV 9 July 2013 12: 44 New
    0
    Well, I don’t really respect America, but all of them look cute.
  13. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 9 July 2013 14: 09 New
    0
    Quote: Engrim
    And you do not take into account the saving of human resources? After all, the pilot is much more expensive than an airplane. Not to mention the fact that they are developing revolutionary technologies that in the future can be of great benefit in many industries.

    Yes, they seem to protect people. Due to monetary compensation and training expenses of another. But the same revolutionary technologies, visual computerization of processes, "blunt" users!
    Put the same American pilot in the cockpit of our aircraft, at least in the same spark of not the latest generation - will he maneuver a lot?
    “Remote” control and management saves human resources, but I also need to develop intelligent management.