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The Russian army will receive satellite-guided missiles.

A new module for unguided artillery shells has been developed at the Moscow design bureau Compass.

Compass is one of the main developers of navigation tools for the Russian Armed Forces. ICD successfully passed preliminary tests of the GLONASS navigation module for artillery shells.

As reported by the military, the module was developed as part of the Dynamics program and can be attached to both existing and new projectiles.

Designed by Compass, the module can be installed in the place of the fuse at the head of an artillery projectile with a caliber of 152 mm and above. The module consists of a combined fuse, a receiver of GLONASS signals and a control surface - the so-called aerodynamic rudder, which expands and corrects the trajectory of the projectile.

The projectile with the Dynamics module, unlike projectiles that are controlled by a laser beam, is not affected by weather conditions and does not require external illumination of the target. This makes it possible to effectively hit point targets with previously established coordinates. In a projectile improved in this way, the probable circular deviation does not exceed 10 meters. But at the same time, for ordinary, 152-mm shells, with a significant firing range, it ranges from 100 meters and more.

The upgraded Russian ammunition with the “Dynamics” module provides an opportunity to produce satellite-guided projectiles an order of magnitude cheaper than the American Excalibur 155-mm projectile with GPS guidance. The cost of such a projectile is over 80 thousand dollars. It is equipped with built-in steering wheels and a gas generator. When mass production of such a projectile, its price will be 50 thousand dollars. According to reports from the Russian Ministry of Defense, the cost of the upgraded projectile with the Dynamics module will not exceed 1 thousands of dollars.

This module can be used for upgrading obsolete shells, as well as for new ones. Its value in any way will be much less than that of the American counterpart. Russian developers have achieved a steady reception of the GLONASS navigation signal on a rotating projectile, while the American Excalibur, in order to receive a signal, must stop rotating. This causes its high cost and greatly complicates the design.

The chief editor of the specialized magazine "Arsenal" Viktor Murakhovsky believes that the latest Russian development has made a real revolution in the artillery case.

Mr. Murakhovsky is sure that such a projectile reduces the consumption of ammunition many times. During the firing of conventional projectiles on a platoon stronghold, up to two thousand projectiles are necessary, and in this case much less is required. At the same time, the accuracy of firing of projectiles with modules does not decrease with distance - it will be constant no matter how far the firing takes place - 5 or 50 kilometers. This makes it possible to instantly hit any target. The most important thing is accurate information regarding the location of the target, obtained from intelligence, UAVs and other channels, the expert said.

Mr. Murakhovsky also stressed that due to the low cost of the module, it will be possible in a short time to provide the artillery troops of Russia with a large number of guided missiles, while no additional funds will be needed to upgrade the guns themselves.

Anatoly Tsyganok, head of the Center for Military Forecasting, stressed that in order to effectively use such projectiles, the army lacked accurate target guidance systems.

Further, Mr. Tsyganok notes that depth reconnaissance has completely different tasks and will distract her from targeting long-range artillery to anyone. The satellite will also not be able to readjust to each individual weapon, since it controls the entire battlefield.

He believes that precision projectiles should be directed by unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, but they are not in the Russian army yet.

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  1. kotmster
    kotmster 22 October 2011 10: 04
    I hope to appear in the army soon! smile I'm an optimist!)
  2. cohort
    cohort 22 October 2011 11: 04
    And the picture is about bombs, not about the shell.
  3. cohort
    cohort 22 October 2011 11: 55
    What made this device a big plus. But something like Escalibur needs to be developed. And about drones in general I am silent.
  4. rumpeljschtizhen
    rumpeljschtizhen 22 October 2011 13: 06
    and where about the range?
  5. sedoj
    sedoj 22 October 2011 18: 06
    Low cost - low quality. And it’s not clear about the satellite: GLONASS is monitoring so many cars, and can’t correct the shells? The guns do not shoot day and night. - with sniper shooting a maximum of half an hour. So that time and power is enough.
    APASUS 22 October 2011 21: 50
    In 2000, tests were carried out on shells "Krasnopol-M" in India.

    After the tests, these shells never reached the aircraft. This is clearly seen from the results of 08.08.08/XNUMX/XNUMX. To use such weapons in the General Staff, everyone needs to change their brains, otherwise this Compass will lie on the shelf near Krasnopol.
  7. kesa1111
    kesa1111 23 October 2011 03: 35
    Of course you need to keep the brand: prestige, export, etc. In general, the issue is debatable, satellites can bring down during the war.
  8. Maksim
    Maksim 23 October 2011 22: 58
    in a couple of years, we will be much cooler than the USA and NATO, I am 100% sure
    1. dmitri077
      dmitri077 28 January 2012 21: 38
      "in a couple of years, we will be much cooler than the USA and NATO, I am 100% sure" - there is no limit to naivety lol Believe further ... they are already UNREACHABLE in this matter!
  9. Jaguar
    Jaguar 23 October 2011 23: 30
    Type of this apparently
    The complex of aviation guided weapons "Threat" includes the S-5Kor (caliber - 57 mm), S-8Kor (80 mm) and S-13Kor (120 mm) guided missiles. They are created on the basis of the C-type unguided aircraft missiles (NAR). 5, S-8 and S-13 by equipping them with semi-active laser homing systems "
  10. avdkrd
    avdkrd 6 November 2011 17: 16
    Linking guided weapons to GPS or Glonass, in my opinion, is a dead-end branch, at least for Russia, and for any country whose doctrine is not to unleash local conflicts with countries with obviously weak armed forces. In the event of a global war or a local one, but where, on the other hand, the entire power of the metropolitan power will be used (as in Vietnam and Korea), the global positioning systems will be quite vulnerable both from anti-satellite weapons and jammers (such were used, although not massively, but successfully in Iraq). The predicted increased solar activity can also negate the usefulness of satellite constellations. Satellites in the event of their loss (for example, due to an attack of anti-satellite missiles) in a global war will be irreplaceable. Taking into account the realities of the Russian military-political leadership, hardly anyone bothered to place "spare" GLONASS satellites on the basis of mine ICBMs to restore the orbital grouping. So this is just a trendy commercial product that will surely have a buyer, and probably use in internal hot spots where there will be no high-tech opposition. For Russia, it is more important to put into service (quite a few have already been created) and, most importantly, to purchase corrected ammunition with local targeting systems (laser, for example), they are an order of magnitude more effective, cheaper and more practical than "controlled" ones. Their cost allows MASSOVO to re-equip artillery and assault aircraft. In the article, there is some kind of confusion with the GLONASS module and target designation from the UAV - these are, as it were, two big differences. The use of GLONASS or GPS involves striking in accordance with the previously reconnoitered coordinates of the target (stationary), and the UAV usually independently searches for and gives target designation (laser illumination). It is strange that there is no data on the creation (development) of local navigation systems, where positioning would be achieved within the framework of a grouping with base mobile points and UAVs as repeaters. By definition, such a system is more tenacious and, most importantly, cannot be removed by a surprise attack on a full scale.
  11. dred
    dred 1 December 2011 17: 47
    Lizhbo glonas worked.
  12. Artemka
    Artemka 1 December 2011 17: 51
    Once done means it should work.
  13. Honory
    Honory 26 October 2014 09: 46
    Excellent move. Minimum cost and maximum effect. Such shells will make the Russian army one of the most advanced in the world.
  14. Sergei N 58912062
    Sergei N 58912062 17 January 2023 04: 08
    The Russian army will receive satellite-guided missiles.

    The Moscow Design Bureau "Compass" has developed the latest module for unguided artillery shells.

    What do we have after 11 years? I found an article online with the answer to this question. Anyone interested can read.

  15. Sergei N 58912062
    Sergei N 58912062 17 January 2023 04: 20
    Continuation of the article about the ICD module "Compass".

  16. Sergei N 58912062
    Sergei N 58912062 17 January 2023 04: 25
    Continuation of the article about the ICD module "Compass".

  17. Sergei N 58912062
    Sergei N 58912062 17 January 2023 04: 42
    After reading the article above, what can be said in the end about how the module from the Compass ICD was ruined? Just what Comrade Stalin said.
    1. savage3000
      savage3000 19 January 2023 02: 21
      I read that the Compass Chemezlv sold the buildings of the MKB. for a bunch of billions.
  18. savage3000
    savage3000 19 January 2023 02: 21
    2023 its been going for a year now. where are the guided modules for shells ??? ah.....