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Reaper's UAVs can be equipped with air-to-air missiles and anti-radar missiles.

Reaper's UAVs can be equipped with air-to-air missiles and anti-radar missiles.

The company General Atomix Aeronautical Systems GA-ASI (General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc) is in talks with the company Raytheon about equipping an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Riper (MQ-9 Reaper) with air-to-air missiles "AIM-9X Sidewinder" (Sidewinder), AIM-120 AMRAAM (Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile) and anti-radar missiles (PRR) AGM-88 HARM (High-Speed ​​Anti-Radiation Missile). There are no plans to conduct any tests, but an initial design, initiated at the request of the customers of these devices, is being conducted.

According to the representative of GA-ASI, at the expense of the company's own financial resources, work is underway to create an onboard radar station (BRLS) for the MQ-9 UAV with active phased antenna array (AFAR). Only the most modern fighters are equipped with such a radar with AFAR.

The presence of a radar with AFAR aboard the MQ-9 UAV can provide warning of the possibility of a collision in airspace with aircraft. Ensuring such a possibility is the main requirement for UAVs in the case of permission to fly in airspace in accordance with international safety standards. At the same time, a radar with AFAR has various functions and can carry out target designation of attacking air-to-air missiles, search for ground targets and even jamming enemy radar facilities.

Equipping an MQ-9 UAV with air-to-air missiles and a radar with AFAR can provide operations against other UAVs. In particular, MQ-9 in this configuration will be able to counteract enemy unmanned vehicles approaching warships of the US Navy in the Persian Gulf.

The MQ-9 BLAH has a payload of 680,3 kg, which it can carry on the underwing pylons, which is more than enough for installing air-to-air missiles and for anti-personnel missiles AGM-88 HARM, which can be used to suppress enemy air defense radars .

The developers of the device are also considering the possibility of integrating Link-16 (Link 16) data line onboard UAV equipment, which will allow the MQ-9 to transmit target designation data and coordinates of objects to manned aircraft located in the target area.

One of the obvious advantages of this technical solution is that the inconspicuous fighter type F-22 "Raptor" (Raptor) will be able to receive target designation data from the MQ-9 UAV even without the inclusion of its radar.

The US Air Force last July demonstrated similar capabilities using aerostats. JLENS (Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Elevated Netted Sensor System) of Reiteon, after detecting an approaching air target simulating an anti-ship missile, transmitted target data through Link-16 to the F-15E fighter "Strike Eagle" (Strike Eagle), who carried out the interception of the target missile AMRAAM.

Как отмечают эксперты, обсуждение возможностей оснащения БЛА MQ-9 ракетами "воздух - воздух" связано с намерениями расширить спектр aviation средств поражения беспилотных аппаратов этого типа. Эта задача продолжает оставаться актуальной с середины 90-х годов, когда предшественник БЛА MQ-9 "Рипер" - аппарат MQ-1 "Предейтор" (Predator) поступил на вооружение министерства обороны США.

More than 10 years ago, GA-ASI began to arm the MQ-1 UAV with AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles.

The possibility of arming the UAV with air-to-air missiles was later realized. In December 2002, a few months before Operation Freedom for Iraq, the USAF armed the MQ-1 UAVs with AIM-92 Stinger missiles of the Raytheon company and began using them for reconnaissance flights in the airspace above Iraq closed for flying. In one of these flights, the MQ-1 UAV was shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25 fighter, although the latter has higher speed and maneuverability compared to an unmanned vehicle. According to the results of this combat episode, the US Department of Defense considered that the goal was achieved and Predator could effectively use air-to-air missiles. First of all, when performing tasks to combat the UAV of the enemy, the probability of damage to which both with the use of Predator devices and Riper vehicles will be higher.
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  1. il grand casino
    il grand casino 19 August 2013 14: 24 New
    No ... well, if missiles against alien UAVs are used, then why not ...
  2. denson06
    denson06 19 August 2013 14: 39 New
    We would have to push UAVs in the subject, otherwise they would be godlessly behind ... England (read NATO) is already developing UAV drones, which in the coming years will be able to fly and carry out tasks and attack the enemy without operator’s participation, and we are considering promising projects when direct participation of the Minister of Defense in order to attach importance to the direction ..
  3. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 19 August 2013 14: 40 New
    An extremely dangerous thing will be for air defense systems if anti-doping missiles are suspended. The adversaries are getting ready to kindle another fire of war.
    1. Varnaga
      Varnaga 19 August 2013 14: 41 New
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 19 August 2013 16: 15 New
        There are many such means. But are they in the troops?
    2. alexng
      alexng 19 August 2013 15: 35 New
      In the sense of a UAV, RIPER carries TRIPER quietly (in the form of DEMOCRACY)?
      1. Constantine
        Constantine 19 August 2013 16: 10 New
        Quote: alexneg
        In the sense of a UAV, RIPER carries TRIPER quietly (in the form of DEMOCRACY)?

        If he spread democracy, then by popular demand, he would no longer fly. By the way, a telling story when the top puts on the opinion of others pursuing their goals, and those around also pursuing wassat

        However, the Air-to-Air missiles on it are a bad sign. This means that Chinese aircraft, and many others, can be cut bloodlessly. Everyone will have to fly with the plane as the jammer as part of the group, or else somehow cut down the drones at a distance. recourse
        1. cdrt
          cdrt 19 August 2013 18: 55 New
          It’s interesting - purely technically, how can you drown out the UAV communication, which is conducted by a satellite directional antenna? Similarly, about GPS - I talked (at work) with those who do Glonass - so there experts in my words that this is all muffled at once, I was ridiculed for a long time, it seems like almost all of these on new GPS satellites, ours will only launch, with new signal encryption algorithms and its greater power, it is actually completely robust (and in combination with ANN, it is very very reliable).
        2. tilovaykrisa
          tilovaykrisa 19 August 2013 19: 04 New
          Well, that’s the means, that is, the last missile on our new dryers works at a distance of up to 400 km, and now they have to put an active radar on the blp, which makes the drone detect and destroy in turn, so that the plane is not a big threat, but the group of drones is extremely Soap heights with radars turned off to the last and approaching the air defense centers and destroying radars are really dangerous, and you can lose a lot of them, you don’t need to save pilots, there is a sense of impunity and not vulnerability, which leads to inadequate actions.
          1. patsantre
            patsantre 20 August 2013 12: 57 New
            Quote: tilovaykrisa
            Well, that is, the last missile on our new dryers works at a distance of up to 400km,

            There is no such missile yet, and its purpose is to maneuver targets with small overloads (so far UAVs can be attributed to those), but there is simply nothing to detect a plane, especially a ripper at such a distance, without them they will be shot down at a distance of kilometers fifty.
  4. Vtel
    Vtel 19 August 2013 14: 40 New
    I’d like to take a slingshot in our hands, since our reciprocal cool UAV is not there yet, but it’s time to have something like Almaty, but with wings.
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  6. eplewke
    eplewke 19 August 2013 14: 42 New
    There was still a UAV with harms on board. air-to-air on a UAV is nonsense. Fight other drones? do not make me laugh! With whom do you want to fight the monopoly of drones ...?
    I hope Snowden told me the access codes for drones, or how to get them ... In one part, we will reduce the number of UAVs in the USA that way to 100 from the air. laughing
  7. sys-1985
    sys-1985 19 August 2013 14: 45 New
    And with us, and with gas in our apartment ... Gizmo is good.
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 19 August 2013 15: 04 New
      Everything goes to the fact that the Anglo-Saxons increasingly prefer non-contact types of war.
      1. HAM
        HAM 19 August 2013 15: 26 New
        Consequently, they will kill more and more, and with impunity.
      2. Mercenary
        Mercenary 19 August 2013 16: 10 New
        there, first of all, people are valued, and we contrary to Suvorov, not by skill, but by the number of dead. Here is such a mess! How many guys on the radar can be killed and they need to be born to raise and feed to teach. Ajanki only spends toilet paper in the form of dollars
      3. Lopatov
        Lopatov 19 August 2013 16: 20 New
        You're not right. Their war is absolutely contact. Just this kind of means can reduce military transport. Fewer tanks, less heavy connections. And the infantry was and will be. And along with a bunch of drones, they are increasing the combat capabilities of the infantry.
        1. Pimply
          Pimply 19 August 2013 22: 14 New
          That's for sure. Infantry has recently grown a lot of things - starting from the bronics.
      4. cdrt
        cdrt 19 August 2013 18: 58 New
        Hmm ... Skynet is born.
        And so - UAV with radar with AFAR - this is the future. Well done shtatovtsy.
        Well, at least while artificial intelligence is not very developed - it takes a person
  8. rugor
    rugor 19 August 2013 14: 54 New
    It is necessary to take control and land such a thing at our airport, for a detailed familiarization with the design
    1. nikolas 83
      nikolas 83 19 August 2013 16: 06 New
      Anywhere in Georgia steal a drone
      1. eplewke
        eplewke 20 August 2013 08: 20 New
        Precedent was. During the 5-day war on 08.08.08/2/XNUMX, we intercepted XNUMX Georgian drone Israeli assembly. Rumor has it that the Zionists themselves sold access codes ...
    2. novobranets
      novobranets 19 August 2013 16: 33 New
      As soon as the UAV "feels" an extraneous interference in the control, it will turn off the command reception channel, turn on the router (read autopilot), and automatically return to the starting place. To land it, you need to know the codes.
      1. viktorR
        viktorR 19 August 2013 17: 59 New
        As soon as the UAV "feels"
        - Terminator seen enough)?
        1. novobranets
          novobranets 19 August 2013 18: 03 New
          Well, there will be a mismatch of algorithms. So understandable? By the way it will feel in quotation marks.
          1. viktorR
            viktorR 19 August 2013 19: 01 New
            No, not more clearly. Do you even understand what you're talking about? Well, at least on a theoretical level, can you imagine? Thinking like in a movie honest word ...
            He will not feel anything and “compare the algorithms” the channel will either decrypt or not. But most likely they will not decrypt it, it will be long and dreary, it will simply be muffled and replaced with a GPS signal, although it is also not all smooth with directional antennas and built-in ANNs.
            1. novobranets
              novobranets 19 August 2013 19: 34 New
              Let's try again. There was a proposal to take control and land the UAV at its airport. The control is carried out by the operator using coded signals. Each command of the operator is checked by the UAV CPU for authenticity, i.e., the received signal is compared with that recorded in the aircraft's memory. Suppose you select a frequency and, as you see the code, you send an LA command. He compares your signal and his own. Mismatch in a single sign includes the procedure described above. Sorry, if this time he wrote it is incomprehensible, not able to state.
              1. Su-9
                Su-9 19 August 2013 20: 56 New
                In pursuit of a rookie.
                It is impossible to pick up the code in principle.
                The communication channel for each UAV is encrypted for this UAV. Moreover, each team is signed by the code of the control center (and the verification code sits on the chip inside the UAV).
                So it’s impossible to order a UAV to do something else (unless of course a technician uses crazy hands).
                It is also impossible to repeat the previously recorded command, since the command from the ground will have several changing parameters (time, counter, token about the UAV) - and the command signature will always be different.
                This is of course all the basics of information security, but all the principles are easily implemented on a cheap elemental base.
                But to drown out - yes, it is possible, but difficult and expensive. Good ones put directional antennas for the main channel.
                but Harm will fly to the muffler very quickly. Surely even automatically from the same UAV.
                1. novobranets
                  novobranets 19 August 2013 21: 14 New
                  drinks In addition, the codes automatically change several times during the flight.
  9. sys-1985
    sys-1985 19 August 2013 15: 06 New
    As far as I have information on civilian encryption channels, even these channels are very difficult to crack. We believe that we have Kulibins in intercepting information! But most likely it will be cheaper to bring down.
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 19 August 2013 19: 06 New
      I think I need to decrypt even the ancient RSA for weeks. And this is just the technology of the 1970s. Modern methods, hmm ... hardly. Nobody has canceled combinatorics
      1. Su-9
        Su-9 19 August 2013 21: 12 New
        Kulibins will not help. Here the mathematics is unbreakable. You can only break if someone uses a chip with a "back door". But in the military, ordinary chips are usually not used. By the way, I don’t know how in Russia, amers have a whole program for testing chips on the back doors - they check this more or less clearly.
  10. saag
    saag 19 August 2013 15: 11 New
    Well, here it is the concept of a "mosquito" air defense, something like that I voiced somehow, only on the basis of an unmanned version of the Yak-130 against subsonic cruise missiles
  11. Alexey M
    Alexey M 19 August 2013 15: 27 New
    Further it will be worse. UAVs will decrease striking power to grow. Barring ammunition has already been invented. So, after about twenty years, Skynet will definitely rise.
  12. Su24
    Su24 19 August 2013 15: 40 New
    Riper with AFAR, comrades)
  13. nikolas 83
    nikolas 83 19 August 2013 16: 12 New
    Amerikosovskie pilots are so thick and heavy that they can no longer fly on ordinary aircraft laughing . Here and make drones.
    But if you really need to introduce a spy to them, steal the data and make your drone.
  14. starhina01
    starhina01 19 August 2013 16: 52 New
    and this is just the initial stage of drones belay what will happen next request stop this ball i will come down hi
  15. NURLAT
    NURLAT 19 August 2013 16: 56 New
    Not such a device, I wish I had one!
  16. Ivan Tarasov
    Ivan Tarasov 19 August 2013 17: 19 New
    Only one question - where are the Russian rippers?
    All developed countries are building, and we?
    1. me
      me 19 August 2013 17: 51 New
      ... and we always walk in developing
  17. gal
    gal 19 August 2013 17: 24 New
    AGM-88 HARM to suppress the enemy air defense radar - Launch range (maximum): 106 km

    S-300PMU1 with SAM 48N6E - Aircraft destruction area, in range, 150 km
    Detection Range, 120km to 300km

    PS As you know this is not the most advanced complex. (S-300PMU2 Favorit (Air Defense Index - 35Р6-2) (NATO designation SA-20b Gargoyle) was introduced in 1997, the same year it was adopted as an update for S-300PMU1 with increased range up to 195 km) S-400 to 400km.
    1. armandos
      armandos 19 August 2013 17: 27 New
      I'm certainly not special, but is it really too expensive to shoot down UAVs with S-300 missiles? Or am I misinterpreting you?
      1. Fregate
        Fregate 19 August 2013 19: 13 New
        I'm certainly not special, but is it really too expensive to shoot down UAVs with S-300 missiles? Or am I misinterpreting you?

        I don’t know if you interpreted it correctly or not, but if you add the possible damage that it will cause to the UAV, it will definitely be unprofitable.
        1. armandos
          armandos 19 August 2013 19: 40 New
          Well, maybe you can shoot them down and how simpler? Less expensive? Again, I'm not special, but it seems to me that from this UAV one place should be played by the Arabs and the hedgehog with them, why should we be afraid of them?
          1. Fregate
            Fregate 19 August 2013 19: 57 New
            I'm not special either. Well, if we are talking about anti-radar missiles with a launch range of 106 km, then neither Buk, nor even Thor, Shell will get it. The alternative is aviation, but the operation of the aircraft is also not free. I don’t know what will be cheaper and easier.
            1. armandos
              armandos 19 August 2013 20: 35 New
              It seems to me that they should be fought not by physical destruction, but by something like an electromagnetic pulse. Disrupt GPS signal and boost.
    2. saturn.mmm
      saturn.mmm 19 August 2013 19: 08 New
      Quote: gal
      AGM-88 HARM to suppress the enemy air defense radar - Launch range (maximum): 106 km

      At the beginning of the 1983, in the area of ​​Israel, a C-200 system shot down an AWACS aircraft from a distance of 195 km.
      1. Su-9
        Su-9 19 August 2013 21: 15 New
        An atmospheric nuclear explosion is good for shooting down UAVs. no operator can hold. And electronics hap. laughing
    3. Nayhas
      Nayhas 19 August 2013 21: 45 New
      Quote: gal
      S-300PMU1 with SAM 48N6E - Aircraft destruction area, in range, 150 km
      Detection Range, 120km to 300km

      When you present data on the S-300, I ask you to think, are they fair for all heights? For what specific airborne ESR are these detection and destruction characteristics achieved? And how is all this taken together + in terms of the use of electronic warfare? Difficult questions, right? It’s simpler to say that “most likely this is true for both the EA-18 Growler and the B-52 Stratofortress, absolutely at all altitudes, regardless of the terrain and the radio horizon, and the interference ... but ignore them and that's it ... C- 300 rulezzzzzz! "
      And now the question. What will the S-300 operators do when marks on hundreds of air targets appear on the indicators? Will there be an understanding that these are most likely false targets like MALD-J capable of simulating any NATO aircraft, capable of interfering actively, and among them are tactical missiles or the same HARM? It will be necessary to destroy them all, using all means, i.e. having opened all echelons of ground defense. Let’s say they destroyed it, and then real planes fly right after it, and the air defense systems of the air defense systems are empty, there’s nothing to fight back, all positions are illuminated and a full “furry northern animal” comes ...
      1. master_rem
        master_rem 20 August 2013 07: 53 New
        apocalyptic batch ...
      2. eplewke
        eplewke 20 August 2013 15: 34 New
        everything is measured by geographic surface. it is clear that in the highlands this coefficient will be lower ...
  18. armandos
    armandos 19 August 2013 17: 31 New
    Gritting my teeth, I admit: “Good bastard!” In the meantime, this morning I read in the news: “The Main Investigation Directorate (GVSU) of the Investigative Committee refused to initiate a criminal case, the former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, as well as his favorite, the former director of the Department of Education of the military department, Ekaterina Priezzheva, could be involved in this case. writes Kommersant.

    Prosecutors found in their actions when purchasing furniture for the Krasnodar Presidential Cadet School (KPKU) signs of a crime under three articles of the Criminal Code. The investigation, on the contrary, considered that there was no crime at all.

    The supervisory authority, according to the publication, intends to appeal the decision of the GVSU SKR.

    “I believe that the investigation did not have any reason to make such a decision. The materials sent to him have everything: concrete evidence, and confessions from all the people involved, "said Roman Fedosov, who asked President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoig, and Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika to understand this story."

    Ehhh, not soon we will see our UAVs!
  19. zvereok
    zvereok 19 August 2013 17: 41 New
    Half a year ago, the mind reigned in the mind that the demon pilots suck, and are suitable only to drive the Papuans. So what happened during this time? Or did we end up worrying?
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 19 August 2013 19: 11 New
      AFAR is no longer driving Papuans, and anti-radar missiles too. Simple - a cheap and safe replacement for Wild Weasel, which were not invented against the Papuans, but against the Soviet air defense
  20. 11 black
    11 black 19 August 2013 17: 43 New
    I’m wondering what kind of Woodpecker pilot you need to be
    In one of these flights, the MQ-1 UAV was shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25 fighter,

    THIS IS AS - AS a fighter, which single-handedly broke through air defense of Japan (When the famous character drove him to intercept the Japanese they could not) was shot down by a SCREW UAV !!!
    Yes, and with the help of Stinger ... STINGER !!!, no words ...
    1. armandos
      armandos 19 August 2013 20: 55 New
      You have mixed up something dear, I do not have such a quote.
    2. Tourist Breakfast
      Tourist Breakfast 19 August 2013 22: 08 New
      It was the other way around - the Iraqi MiG-25 shot down the Predator. But the UAV did manage to launch the Stinger.
      1. Alex 241
        Alex 241 19 August 2013 22: 15 New
    3. eplewke
      eplewke 20 August 2013 15: 39 New
      trucker sat at the helm ... laughing
  21. gregor6549
    gregor6549 19 August 2013 18: 15 New
    Why not equip? The use of this and not only this armament on such a still primitive UAV will work out, and there will be steeper UAVs already on the way, including specialized ones (for air defense breakthrough, air combat, etc.) Everything goes to that. And if such an UAV and The man is safe. So giggling over the silly "amers" it’s time to seriously think about what to put in against these flyers. After all, such a UAV could sneak up at an extremely low altitude or plan with the engine off (like 2 software during the war) and FIGs you will notice it. And if you notice, you may not have time to react. Yes, and reactive "whistles" like Sushki how many of them I upgrade may turn out to be a little useful tool against such UAVs. You give him a maneuverable battle for a short time, at high speeds and high altitudes, and he’s from around the corner from a small height and from far away so you won’t have time to notice where it came from
    1. hrych
      hrych 19 August 2013 18: 48 New
      A colleague on this subject, specialists already said that western UAVs, essentially radio-controlled devices by the operator with all the problems that creep out of it, are suitable against an enemy far from using electronic warfare. But the real robot drones are the P-700 anti-ship missiles of the Granit missile system adopted by the USSR in 1983.
      When firing at a long range (more than 200 km), missiles rise to a height of about 14000-17000 meters and perform most of the flight on it to reduce air resistance and increase the radius of detection of targets of GOS. Having found the target, the missiles carry out identification, distribute the targets among themselves and then drop to a height of 25 meters, hiding behind the radio horizon from the radars of the carrier ship, after which they follow at low altitude with the GSN turned off, including them again only immediately before the attack. An attack on a compound is organized in such a way that the defeat of secondary targets occurs only after the destruction of priority ones, and so that one target is not attacked by more than the number of missiles necessary for its defeat. At the same time, anti-ship missiles use programmed tactics of evading fire from air defense systems, and also use on-board electronic countermeasures. When approaching a target, one of the missiles of the group acts as a leader, occupying a higher echelon in order to maximize the target’s capture area. In the event of a leader’s defeat from the enemy’s missile defense, one of the group’s missiles takes its place. That's what you need, a kind of "back to the future."
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas 19 August 2013 21: 49 New
        Quote: hrych
        But the real robot drones are the P-700 anti-ship missiles of the Granit missile system adopted by the USSR in 1983.

        Please familiarize yourself with a detailed study of this "miracle weapon" on the site, there is a different opinion about it ...
      2. gregor6549
        gregor6549 20 August 2013 07: 33 New
        Uv colleague. There are many specialists in the world and everyone has different opinions. In addition, life does not stand still. There is a rapid development of the technologies used to create the UAV, including the so-called technologies. "Artificial Intelligence" and along with the development of technology expand both the field and the tactics of UAV use. E1 past war has shown that dogma in the war live very little. At the same time, the UAV radio control fades into the background and comes down to clarifying tasks in accordance with updated reconnaissance. data. Those. the concept of shock reconnaissance systems based on UAVs is being implemented. The UAV’s dependence on GPS is not a fact either. UAV navigation systems are often duplicated. For example, inertial and other navigation systems, including those used in the Tomahawks, can be used with GPS
        If we talk about the famous "Granites", then the technology used in them is not even yesterday but the day before yesterday, while Granites, unlike many foreign UAVs, have never been tested in a real (and not simulated) combat situation. I do not mention already that each “Granite” is a very decent monster in size and the discovery of it by regular means of reconnaissance of ships and carrier-based aviation has long been no longer a problem. And the data exchange system between "Granites" in the "pack" is very vulnerable to modern electronic warfare equipment.
        In conclusion. If Western household computer and other equipment is updated monthly, then why should the military be an exception, especially since the development of the military is financed by the West much better. And the fact that such devices are not cheap, then a) why should we take someone’s money? Would you learn to count yours and spend them properly b) which is more expensive, every piece of iron or human life? In the West, this question has long been answered. Even during the Second World War. But what about the answer to this question in Russia? If the same as during the Second World War, then further reasoning is useless
    2. Odysseus
      Odysseus 19 August 2013 19: 16 New
      Quote: gregor6549
      Why not equip?

      It is possible to equip. A ripper with AFAR is cool, who would argue. That's just the cost of such an ashtray will also be very rather big ...
  22. shpuntik
    shpuntik 19 August 2013 18: 38 New
    It seems that a flock of such "pterodactyls" (pieces 10-12) for the enemy’s air defense will be worse than the volley of the Tamahawk. Apparently they will change the tactics of air combat completely, because there is a development potential.
    It will be difficult to keep up with them, production will be automated, they will make workshops by and large, they do not spare money.
    Only if, a man-made disaster does not destroy the Raytheon plant, then maybe one of the design engineers will run to us.
    Raytheon missiles are now made by robots
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 19 August 2013 19: 16 New
      Well, Americans have always been masters. Yes, and in aviation have always been trendsetters.
      We need to build our own production, master the same lean manufacturing methods, and we will be happy.
      The truth is not right away laughing
  23. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 19 August 2013 18: 52 New
    Quote: shpuntik
    It seems that a flock of such "pterodactyls" (pieces 10-12) for the enemy’s air defense will be worse than the volley of the Tamahawk. Apparently they will change the tactics of air combat completely, because there is a development potential.
    It will be difficult to keep up with them, production will be automated, they will make workshops by and large, they do not spare money.
    Only if, a man-made disaster does not destroy the Raytheon plant, then maybe one of the design engineers will run to us. And so, you can’t turn the sensors on every rocket ...
    Raytheon missiles are now made by robots

    I think so too .. A serious threat is being stamped out and they will be upgraded too quickly .. Such a flock of "locusts" in the sky .. it will not seem enough ..
    1. Ivan Tarasov
      Ivan Tarasov 19 August 2013 22: 46 New
      In order to neutralize the UAV, it is necessary to destroy the space constellation, which SAMs will not save - only through space.
      Here in this vector and move.
      Well, of course, it's time to stamp their UAVs.
  24. Andryha_2010
    Andryha_2010 19 August 2013 20: 07 New
    No need for lean manufacturing! Sick of him already, for us it sounds like a mean and only hinders development ...
  25. mirros
    mirros 19 August 2013 20: 42 New
    In Soviet times, there were all-Union competitions in the construction of aircraft from which many great designers grew up. It is necessary to do the same thing now with respect to drones. Craftsmen who will be able to find remedies will come out of the people. Another thing is that this greatly interferes with the budget cut, which is most worried about the top. Another alternative is an individual manned aircraft. The essence of the idea is to return to low-mass aircraft and speeds up to 700 km / h. In fact, to piston engines. The main thing for an aircraft is maneuverability. As for the confrontation between the aircraft and ground defense, one must not forget that ground defense, if it moves, is in two-dimensional space, and the plane in three-dimensional, that is, air defense is doomed to defeat.
  26. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 19 August 2013 20: 50 New
    From Mesers in 41-42 they ran like that. through the bushes .. if there will again be something similar. ?? .. God forbid of course .. Now everything is much more serious ..
  27. aud13
    aud13 19 August 2013 20: 53 New
    About three months ago I read an article in which the words of our famous designer Shipunov were quoted, in which he directly said that anti-radar means have significant potential in our time, therefore it is necessary to create means for detecting missiles, aircraft, etc., working on principles other than radar detection. Moreover, they even created such a short-range system, but unfortunately forgot the name.
    The point is that by creating these tools that work at medium and long distances, we could leave without a "job" and without demand a huge part of the weapons stored in warehouses of our "friends" overseas (and not only). By supplying this weapon to our allies, on the one hand, it would be possible to get a material reward, and on the other hand, they would not give a shit to our partners for "reloading" (minke whales), because their combat (shock) capabilities would fall sharply.
  28. darksoul
    darksoul 19 August 2013 21: 18 New
    sad all this is somehow
  29. minimum
    minimum 20 August 2013 02: 13 New
    Comparing the development trends of the Russian and American VPK, I have to bitterly admit that the abyss separates us and them. In a real clash in 10-15 years, when they bring their innovations to mind, the Russian army will be just a horde of Papuans for the US army. And after all, the trends in science and education are more and more depressing every year. All this is sad.
  30. IGS
    IGS 20 August 2013 02: 51 New
    All this is sad. Googled .. The USA is currently using about 7 thousand drones. They carry out 67% of reconnaissance missions on the battlefield, 50% of missions to ensure the protection of troops and only 25% of missile combat tasks. There is a deliberate increase in the share of combat defeat tasks. As I understand it, until this technology is worked out, at the moment they solve this problem like this:

    “The US Army has requested a large batch of Switchblade compact kamikaze drones for use in Afghanistan. According to Defense News, citing a Pentagon spokesperson, the total cost of drones exceeds budget capabilities.

    How many drones are ordered is not specified. According to Colonel Pete Newell, at the end of 2012, 75 drones were delivered to army units in Afghanistan, but there were few.

    Switchblade weighs 2,7 kilograms and reaches a length of 60,9 centimeters, so they can be worn in a backpack. They are launched using the launch tube, the UAV controls the flight of the operator using the ground control station.

    Switchblade can reach speeds of up to 157 kilometers per hour, cover up to 10 kilometers and stay in the air for up to 10 minutes. In this case, the UAV is designed for single use. It detects the target using the built-in video camera, and then crashes into it and is undermined. As previously reported, the operator can cancel the task to destroy.

    According to Defense News, the US Army has already spent about $ 10 million on the purchase of Switchblade drones. The last contract for the supply of Switchblade for $ 5,1 million AeroVironment received in May 2012. "(

    All this quantity (I estimated the number of our fighters and air defense systems, in the “all at once” scenario, it will come out to fight, only with UAVs, we will not have enough for everything else) against the background of established production and proven technologies, unlike us, it looks depressingly. Alas, so far we have nothing to oppose to this armada, except, again, nuclear weapons, if all this armada rushes at us (plus UAVs of satellites, for example, Israel), this will be a global conflict, and there will be no time to reason. We have time until they brought to mind the ABM. And this will happen sooner or later. I have no doubt that we will create some kind of parity. But the war after this, I think, will go into space. The easiest way to destroy the satellites hanging over us is to leave this whole armada without control (even if at the same time we destroy our devices, we will be in the plus, in view of the fact that we are the defending side on our territory). The United States understands this, read about their new developments to replace the shuttles. So welcome to the new round ...
    The United States will not stop until Russia exists as an independent state ... And one must be prepared for this.
  31. USNik
    USNik 20 August 2013 09: 40 New
    The author can be more detailed about this fantastic "taking place" episode, where the information comes from, of. statements, references (not to Israeli and American resources essno):
    In one of these flights, the MQ-1 UAV was shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25 fighter, although the latter has higher speed and maneuverability compared to an unmanned vehicle. According to the results of this combat episode, the US Department of Defense considered that the goal had been achieved and the Predator could effectively use air-to-air missiles.
    For example, I have completely different information:
    However, once the Iraqis seized the moment when the patrol planes left a gap in the guarded zone, and an Iraqi pilot on the MiG-25 shot down the MQ-1 Predator. A few months later, the story repeated itself, but this time the pilot had an unpleasant surprise: in response to the launched rocket, the drone unexpectedly launched its air-to-air missile (presumably Stinger). Using powerful MiG engines, the pilot escaped missiles, and the Predator was still shot down
  32. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 9 November 2013 13: 53 New
    Quote: saturn.mmm
    Quote: gal
    AGM-88 HARM to suppress the enemy air defense radar - Launch range (maximum): 106 km

    At the beginning of the 1983, in the area of ​​Israel, a C-200 system shot down an AWACS aircraft from a distance of 195 km.

    More precisely, on July 24 1982 in 16: 50, but not AWACS, but F-4 in the configuration RF-4E (reconnaissance), and not C-200, but two missiles with the 2K12 “Square” (which allows hitting aircraft with speeds up to 600 m / s at ranges up to 22 km and altitudes up to 7 km) - so it’s rather 19.5km, 20 on November 1983 in 14: 30 - during the attack of air forces on a target north of the Beirut-Damascus highway, a direct hit by an anti-aircraft projectile “Kfir S.2” After that, there were no losses in the Air Force before 1985. No need to play "damaged phone."