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Passed the test of a new artillery shell with a record range of fire

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In the beginning of July, the US Navy tested an LRLAP artillery projectile, significantly expanding the capabilities of artillery.


Passed the test of a new artillery shell with a record range of fire


At the White Sands Missile Range test site in June, the 4 155-mm LRLAP shells were fired. The shells, successfully leaving the barrel of the gun, caught the GPS signal, and, having overcome the distance 83 of a kilometer, aimed at the targets, hitting them. In this case, the programmable fuses worked in normal mode. Previously, successful shooting at a distance of 116 kilometers was already carried out. Test firing is scheduled for completion by the end of this year.

Projectile LRLAP - 155-millimeter active-rocket projectile, having twice the firing range, in comparison with other artillery systems of the same caliber. The Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) projectile is designed to hit surface and ground targets, as well as provide direct fire support. LRLAP shells are likely to be included in the AGS ammunition - the main caliber squadron destroyers class DDG 1000. However, the possibility of its "land" use is not excluded.

The mass of the new ammunition is 104 kg, length - 220, see. LRLAP is equipped with an 11-kilogram solid propellant. LRLAP, in fact, is a guided missile fired from a barrel. In this case, the projectile is much lighter, and its production is cheaper in comparison with the ATACMS rocket. At the same time, it has a similar range of shooting - 140 kilometers. For comparison, a self-propelled howitzer M-109 with an uncontrolled active-rocket projectile shoots at a range of 40 thousand meters. The new projectile will allow the destroyers DDG 1000 to fire at the coast, remaining out of reach for enemy artillery.



If the LRLAP technology can be used in land artillery, then its capabilities will increase significantly. True to use LRLAP difficult because of its great length. The use of projectile in particular on some self-propelled guns is excluded. Despite this, during the test, the projectile was also fired from the M-107 self-propelled howitzer launched in the 1960s. The peculiarity of this tool is an open location, which makes it possible to charge long projectiles from the ground after the barrel is converted to near-zero elevation.

The destroyers DDG 1000, thanks to the rapid-fire guns and LRLAP shells, will have the opportunity to deliver a quick blow to the enemy over the horizon. The LRLAP projectile is intended for an AGS cannon, which has a millimeter 155 caliber corresponding to that of the main NATO ground artillery. Special projectiles with increased power have also been developed for AGS. Two AGS guns mounted on the destroyer DDG 1000 squadron have an 62 barrel size and two magazines with a capacity of 300 shots each (two guns are 600 shots). Due to the large ammunition and rate of fire that makes up the 10 per minute shots, the AGS 2 guns provide high firing performance, which is comparable to multiple launch rocket systems.
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  1. shamil
    shamil 10 July 2013 07: 29
    -9
    Is artillery still the god of war? but there are missiles with the same characteristics, we can also shoot missiles from tanks.
    the huge budget of the us army is 50% spent on such nonsense
    1. GHG
      GHG 10 July 2013 09: 22
      +5
      Believe me, a rocket is several times more expensive than a guided projectile. Let me remind you ... in Libya, Europe complained about the insufficient number of guided air-to-ground aircraft weapons and urgently turned to the US for help.
      1. Arberes
        Arberes 10 July 2013 10: 12
        +6
        Quote: GES
        Believe me, a rocket is many times more expensive than a guided missile.

        Yes, no one argues with you, dear GHG hi
        This shell itself is a mini-rocket. Another type of precision weapons and a good addition to cruise missiles. Personally, my opinion is a very good and promising development! Previously, a dozen ordinary shells were required to hit the target, now only one or two!
        Very effective!
        1. MaksoMelan
          MaksoMelan 10 November 2016 15: 56
          0
          The price of firing this cannon with these missiles is MILLION DOLLORS! A 152 mm projectile weighing 46 kg, consisting of 999 gold samples, costs $ 1,7 million :).
          I think that the calibers firing on the stush up to 2000 km pay off and coastal defense will not allow such ships to approach the coast. Artillery may not reach, but the missile will reach. Artillery coastal defense we have developed the power to combat ekranoplanes. "Coast 222" with Whom neither anti-ship protection nor classic air defense can match. Unless planes are released for interception. But you also need to know that they are attacking at all.
      2. Windbreak
        Windbreak 10 July 2013 11: 19
        0
        Only France and the UK. And they complained about the insufficient number of guided bombs with laser guidance
    2. MaksoMelan
      MaksoMelan 10 November 2016 15: 47
      0
      From a tank at 110km?
  2. mogus
    mogus 10 July 2013 07: 44
    0
    The new shell will allow the DDG 1000 destroyers to shell the coast, remaining out of reach for enemy artillery.

    This is against those who have no such joke.
  3. T80UM1
    T80UM1 10 July 2013 08: 29
    -8
    Amer - diby, I wonder when you need to release hundreds of thousands of shells, how much will it cost? The main advantage of artillery is that there should be cheap ammunition and an accurate system for calculating its fall on the target, that's all. And how will it work if the orbital constellation of GPS satellites is destroyed?
    1. anip
      anip 10 July 2013 08: 41
      +6
      Well, why morons? It is quite possible to send "democratic" gifts along the coast to unwanted countries (for example, to Syria, Iran) in the form of three or four dozen targeted strikes. Cheaper than missiles and satellites amerovskie no one will destroy.
      Just one of the varieties of carrying "democracy".
    2. buzuke
      buzuke 10 July 2013 08: 43
      +1
      no, right now not 1 world. high-precision and long-range artillery is a great advantage. Our tanks have a similar option, and this is one of their main trump cards. it is necessary to promote this topic at sea
    3. GHG
      GHG 10 July 2013 09: 13
      +4
      Here you are wrong. Cannons with guided projectiles do not need so much ammunition ... their targets are hit at a rate of tens, hundreds of times less. The GPS system, for example, our projectiles (Krasnopl, Centimeter, and Smelchak mines) for sure not needed. We need coordinates and highlighter-coordinator.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 10 July 2013 09: 32
        +3
        Quote: GES
        . The GPS system, for example, our projectiles ("Krasnopl", "Centimeter", mines "Daredevil") are definitely not needed. We need coordinates and an illuminator-coordinator.

        "Centimeter" and "Daredevil" really do not need. The ammunition is adjustable, so she can help like a dog's fifth leg.
        But the controlled "Krasnopol" inertial with correction according to the global positioning data would be very useful.
  4. GHG
    GHG 10 July 2013 09: 05
    +3
    Ours have developed and built SM-33 for a long time. Unique 305-mm cannon SM-33, designed for the three-gun turret mounts SM-31 of heavy cruisers of the Stalingrad pr. 82 type, railway installations SM-41 and coastal stationary installations. The usual high-explosive projectile of the SM-33 cannon weighing 467 kg had an initial speed of 950 m / s and a range of 53 km. And in 1954, at the NII-24, an ultra-long-range caliber projectile, drawing 5219, was developed for the gun. The weight of the projectile is 230,5 kg, the muzzle velocity is 1300 m / s, and the range is 127,3 km. SM-33 cannons passed field tests at NIAP. However, by the voluntaristic decision of N.S. Khrushchev, all work on the ultra-long range, as well as on heavy artillery in general, in 1955-1956 was stopped.
    I think that with a guided projectile would be. THING! good
  5. Lopatov
    Lopatov 10 July 2013 09: 18
    +2
    And I thought ... This is an ordinary projectile with inertial guidance and correction by ZHPS. With a radio fuse "to increase the lethality".

    It doesn’t. The Germans and Italians still far ahead of them
  6. GHG
    GHG 10 July 2013 10: 23
    +2
    But what is really important is that I think such a projectile has a smaller explosive effect on the target.
  7. atalef
    atalef 10 July 2013 11: 42
    +1
    Quote: GES
    shells ("Krasnopl", "Centimeter", mines "Daredevil") are definitely not needed. We need coordinates and an illuminator-coordinator.

    What will we highlight for 80-120 km?
  8. GHG
    GHG 10 July 2013 12: 48
    +1
    And intelligence for what, UAV?
    1. Witold
      Witold April 25 2014 23: 42
      0
      Do they have UAV?
  9. My address
    My address 10 July 2013 13: 54
    +1
    I see no point in artillery with a range of more than 50km, even sea. The described projectile will not be cheaper than a similar rocket, but it will confuse all the maps for optimizing the ammunition of the shipboard AU. And the selection of the optimal loader system will lead to the idea of ​​the need for a separate art installation, which will be more expensive than the reactive system.
  10. abc_alex
    abc_alex 10 July 2013 13: 54
    +1
    In my opinion, there is a substitution of concepts. This thing is a rocket. It's just that her cannon acts as the first stage. Therefore, the phrase about "much easier" - into the furnace.

    Amused by the phrase that a range of 80 km is almost the same as 140. Well, yes, what garbage - another 60 km! So, the little things :)

    And I would like to see from what such artillery this shell will protect? In the world, in general, coastal artillery batteries remained not in the form of monuments, but as existing systems?

    My opinion is this: another zapodlyanka for "wars with monkeys".
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 10 July 2013 14: 00
      +4
      Quote: abc_alex
      And I would like to see from what such artillery this shell will protect? In the world, in general, coastal artillery batteries remained not in the form of monuments, but as existing systems?
  11. Leon779
    Leon779 10 July 2013 18: 49
    0
    Eh ... another means for the prosperity of democracy around the world (((
  12. bublic82009
    bublic82009 10 July 2013 21: 10
    +1
    yes effective ammunition. can hit the enemy with cheaper ammunition far
  13. Vlad_Mir
    Vlad_Mir 10 July 2013 21: 28
    0
    The range is good! But the price is for sure!
  14. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 11 July 2013 00: 49
    0
    An interesting missile projectile. Already the coast will have to be guarded comprehensively, with drones, and for such an option with "Hurricanes" - a good answer to the ship!
  15. Forest
    Forest 22 July 2013 12: 41
    0
    Quote: GES
    Believe me, a rocket is several times more expensive than a guided projectile. Let me remind you ... in Libya, Europe complained about the insufficient number of guided air-to-ground aircraft weapons and urgently turned to the US for help.

    As far as I remember, they wrote that there were not enough conventional bombs, but JDAM equipment was missing.
  16. GHG
    GHG 23 July 2013 04: 16
    0
    That just did not write on this topic.
    The war in Libya showed that the whole EU stands on the whole. France and Great Britain, the initiators of the bombing of Libya, from the beginning of April (within the framework of NATO) took command of the operation Odissey Dawn. Two weeks later, it turned out that even for a limited action (at the disposal of the Allies only 64 combat aircraft from almost a dozen countries), they had no resources. For example, as the Washington Post sarcastically observed last week, the French and British are already experiencing a shortage of precision weapons, above all, laser-guided bombs.
    1. Forest
      Forest 23 July 2013 08: 03
      0
      In last year's issue of the journal "Aviation and Cosmonautics" there was a good analysis of the military operations of aviation in Libya. And in particular, it spoke about the lack of the usual 500f. bombs from which precision bombs are made thanks to the installation of the JDAM kit.
      IMHO: And "The Washington Post" is the level of American ordinary people.