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Top Deadliest UAV Rating

A robot cannot harm a person or by its inaction allow a person to be harmed.

- A. Azimov, Three Laws of Robotics


Isaac Asimov was wrong. Very soon, an electronic "eye" will take a man on sight, and the chip will impassively order: "Fire to kill!"

The robot is stronger than the pilot of flesh and blood. Ten, twenty, thirty hours of uninterrupted flight - he demonstrates constant cheerfulness and is ready to continue the mission. Even when the overloads reached the terrible 10 "same", filling the body with lead pain, the digital devil will retain clarity of consciousness, continuing to calmly count the course and follow the enemy.

The digital brain does not require training and regular training to maintain qualifications. Mathematical models and algorithms of behavior in the air forever loaded into the memory of the machine. Having stood in the hangar for a decade, the robot at any moment will return to the sky, taking the helm in his strong and skillful "hands".

Their hour has not yet come. In the US military (a leader in the field of technology), drones make up a third of the fleet of all aircraft in service. However, only 1% UAVs are able to use weapon.

Alas, even this is enough in abundance to sow terror in those areas that are given under hunting grounds for these ruthless steel birds.

5 location - General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (“Reaper”)

Intelligence-impact UAV with a max. take-off weight of about 5 tons.



Flight duration: 24 hours.
Speed: up to 400 km / h.
Ceiling: 13 000 meters.
Engine: turboprop, 900 hp
Total fuel: 1300 kg.

Armament: up to four Hellfire missiles and two 500-pound JDAM guided bombs.

Radio-electronic equipment: AN / APY-8 radar with mapping mode (under the nose cone), MTS-B electro-optical sighting station (in a spherical module) for working in the visible and IR ranges, with an integrated target designator for highlighting targets for ammunition semi-active laser guided.

Cost: 16,9 million.

To date, built 163 UAV "Riper".



The most notorious case of combat use: in April, the third person in the leadership of Al-Qaida, Mustafa Abu Yazid, known as Sheikh al-Masri, was killed in April by 2010 in Afghanistan by hitting a MQ-9 UAV.

4 Place - Interstate TDR-1

Unmanned torpedo bomber.



Max. take-off weight: 2,7 tons.
Engines: 2 x 220 hp
Cruising speed: 225 km / h,
Flight range: 680 km,
Combat load: 2000 fnl. (907 kg).
Built: 162 units.

“I remember the excitement that engulfed me, when the screen was charged and covered with numerous points — it seemed to me that the telecontrol system had failed. After a moment, I realized that anti-aircraft guns were shooting! After adjusting the drone's flight, I sent it straight to the middle of the ship. At the last second, a glimpse of deck appeared in front of my gaze — so close that I could see the details. Suddenly, the screen turned into a gray static background ... Obviously, the explosion killed everyone on board. ”

- The first sortie 27 September 1944 g.

“Project Option” provided for the creation of unmanned torpedo bombers to destroy the Japanese fleet. In April 1942, the first test of the system took place - the “drone”, remotely controlled from an aircraft flying 50 km, launched an attack on the destroyer Ward. The dropped torpedo passed exactly under the keel of the destroyer.


Takeoff TDR-1 from the deck of an aircraft carrier


Encouraged by the success, the fleet management had hoped to form 1943 shock squadrons as part of the 18 UAV and 1000 command “Evengers” by 162. However, the Japanese fleet was soon defeated by conventional aircraft, and the program lost priority.

The main secret of the TDR-1 was a small-sized video camera designed by Vladimir Zvorykin. With a weight of 44 kg, it had the ability to transmit images over the radio channel with a frequency of 40 frames per second.

“Project Option” is astounding with its courage and early appearance, but we still have amazing machines ahead of 3:

3 Place - RQ-4 “Global Hawk”

Unmanned reconnaissance aircraft with max. take-off weight 14,6 tons.



Flight duration: 32 hours.
Max. speed: 620 km / h.
Ceiling: 18 200 meters.
Engine: turbojet with 3 tonnes,
Flight range: 22 000 km.
Cost: 131 million dollars (excluding the cost of its development).
Built: 42 units.

The drone is equipped with a set of reconnaissance equipment HISAR, similar to what is put on modern reconnaissance U-2. HISAR includes synthetic aperture radar, optical and thermal cameras, as well as satellite data transmission channel with a speed of 50 Mbps. It is possible to install additional equipment for conducting electronic reconnaissance.

Each UAV has a set of protective equipment, including warning stations for laser and radar irradiation, as well as an ALE-50 towed trap for diverting missiles launched through it.


California Wildfire Shots by Global Hawk Scout


A worthy successor to the U-2 scout, hovering in the stratosphere, spreading his huge wings. Among the RQ-4 records are long-distance flights (flight from the USA to Australia, 2001), the longest flight among all UAVs (33 hours in the air, 2008), a demonstration of drone UAV refueling (2012 year). By 2013, the total RQ-4 raid exceeded 100 000 hours.



On the basis of the “Global Hawk” created drone MQ-4 “Triton”. Marine intelligence officer with a new radar, capable of inspecting 7 million square meters per day. kilometers of ocean

Global Hawk does not carry strike weapons, but deservedly falls into the list of the most dangerous drones, for knowing too much.

2 place - X-47B “Pegasus”

Unobtrusive reconnaissance-impact UAV with a max. take-off weight 20 tons.



Cruising speed: Mach 0,9.
Ceiling: 12 000 meters.
Engine: from the F-16 fighter, thrust 8 tons.
Range: 3900 km.
Cost: $ 900 million for research work on the X-47 program.
Built: 2 Concept Demonstrator.
Armament: two internal bombs, combat load 2 tons.

Charismatic drone, built according to the “duck” scheme, but without the use of PGO, the role of which is carried out by the carrier fuselage made by the “stealth” technology and having a negative installation angle with respect to the air flow. To consolidate the effect of the lower part of the fuselage in the nose has a shape similar to the descent apparatus of the spacecraft.



A year ago, X-47B amused the audience with its flights from the decks of aircraft carriers. Now this stage of the program is nearing completion. In the future, the appearance of an even more formidable drone X-47C with a combat load of more than four tons.

1 place - “Taranis”

The concept of unobtrusive drone UAV from the British company BAE Systems.



Little is known about the drone itself:
Subsonic speed.
Stealth technology.
Turbojet engine with a ton 4.
The shape, reminiscent of the Russian experimental UAV “Skat”.
Two internal armament compartment.

What is so terrible about this “Taranis”?

The goal of the program is to develop technologies for creating an autonomous, unobtrusive impact drone, which will make it possible to deliver high-precision strikes against ground targets at long range and automatically evade the enemy's weapons of destruction.

Prior to this, disputes about the possible “silencing of communication” and “interception of control” were caused only by sarcasm. Now they have completely lost their meaning: “Taranis”, in principle, is not ready for communication. He is deaf to all requests and pleas. The robot is indifferently looking for one whose appearance falls under the description of the enemy.


Flight Test Cycle at the Australian Woomera Test Site, 2013.


“Taranis” is just the beginning of the journey. At its base is planned to create an unmanned bomber-attack aircraft with intercontinental range. In addition, the emergence of fully autonomous drones will open the way to the creation of unmanned fighters (because the existing remotely operated UAVs are not capable of conducting air combat, due to delays in their telecontrol system).

British scientists are preparing a worthy finale to all mankind.

Epilogue

The war has no female face. Rather, not human.

Unmanned vehicles - a flight into the future. It brings us closer to the eternal human dream: to finally stop risking the lives of soldiers and to give military exploits to soulless machines.

Following Moore’s rule of thumb (doubling computer performance every 24 of a month), the future may come unexpectedly soon ...

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  1. kuz363
    kuz363 21 September 2015 07: 16 New
    +3
    Very interesting. I did not even expect that there are such aircraft. How is Russia doing?
    1. Santa Fe
      21 September 2015 07: 38 New
      +10
      Quote: kuz363
      How is Russia doing?

      The USSR was not bad, kept up with the times, somewhat ahead of the curve.
      Buran’s flight and landing in automatic mode


      as such, shock drones were not developed, due to the insufficient level of technology of that era

      About today's Russia - as about a dead man. Good or nothing
      1. Igor K
        Igor K 21 September 2015 08: 02 New
        -1
        You’ll bury Russia early, fall seven times, get up eight. Our strength is in unity and fortitude, the enemy showed his face.
        1. Santa Fe
          21 September 2015 08: 06 New
          +3
          Quote: Igor K
          Our strength in unity and fortitude

          Yes, get into the gums with Timchenki, Rotenberg and Peskov

          the enemy showed his face

          http://peskov.watch/
          1. Papakiko
            Papakiko 21 September 2015 10: 33 New
            -1
            Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
            Yes, get into the gums with the Timchenki, Rotenberg and Peskov, the enemy showed his face

            Enemy on the Kremlin’s Spassky Tower?
            In the US Armed Forces (a leader in this field of technology), drones make up a third of the fleet of all aircraft in operation. However, only 1% of UAVs are capable of using weapons.
            Where does such surface data come from?
            Why are you upsetting me in your "professionalism"?
            1. DarthVedro
              DarthVedro 21 September 2015 22: 58 New
              +1
              The data are superficial, but almost all the armies of the world, even the DPRK, have UAVs, cheap small and inconspicuous short-range reconnaissance aircraft like the Bees.
              PS: on the Spasskaya Tower, the dial from the Peskov watch, just a photo-toad
          2. Igor K
            Igor K 22 September 2015 10: 52 New
            +1
            Learn the revolutionary and evolutionary paths of development.
            Knowing the mat part eliminates the stupid approach that you demonstrate.
            The processes taking place in the world and in our country are pushing Russia up, and no one will be able to prevent this.
            And I advise you, dear, to love our Motherland, our mother.
    2. Igor K
      Igor K 21 September 2015 08: 04 New
      +3
      Come on you wink the topic is already at least ten years old, our product “flight” already in 70 flew only on the road.
      1. Santa Fe
        21 September 2015 08: 15 New
        +5
        Quote: Igor K
        our product "flight" already in 70 flew only on the road.

        UAV control system - programmed before flying on a given route navigation and aerobatic complex. At the final stage of the return, the aircraft was guided by the drive radio station of the complex.

        The instrument compartment was designed as reusable, the rest of the UAV was disposable - the brake parachute did not save the central and tail parts of the aircraft from destruction

        Disposable boomerang, without the possibility of interference with its flight
        1. Igor K
          Igor K 21 September 2015 09: 31 New
          +4
          I agree, but do not forget the year of release.
          At the same time, notice how the launch and landing issue was originally resolved, the flight speed of this marvelous apparatus was higher than that of younger foreign relatives.
          And note, the device was almost completely autonomous, which is what everyone is actually striving for today.
          1. Santa Fe
            21 September 2015 10: 10 New
            +1
            Quote: Igor K
            but don’t forget the year of release.

            There is no court

            there was no technology at that time
            Quote: Igor K
            At the same time, note how the issue of launch and landing was originally solved

            launch - from the catapult
            Hard landing

            what's in this original
            In the middle of the Kazakh steppe lay Lockheed D-21 - a supersonic scout equipped with a panoramic camera with a coordinate snap function. Titanium case. Ramjet engine. Techniques for reducing visibility. Aerodynamic and layout perfection. Marching flight speed - 3,6 M. Ceiling - 30 kilometers.

            High-speed high-altitude robots were used in the interests of the CIA for conducting strategic intelligence. The flight took place according to the following scenario: the UAV was separated from the carrier (M-21 or B-52) and further accelerated by a solid-fuel accelerator to a speed of 3000 km / h, when its main propulsion ramjet was activated. The drone invaded the enemy's airspace, conducted aerial photography along the chosen route, on the way back, shot a container with a film over the sea and threw itself into the waves. The container descending by parachute was picked up already in the air by the search aircraft JC-130. Work done, no traces.

            9 November 1969. After shooting the Log-Nor Chinese nuclear test site, the D-21B drone refused to lie on the reverse course and continued flying in a northwesterly direction. After making the fuel, the secret vehicle made a hard landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan.
            Quote: Igor K
            And note, the device was almost completely autonomous,

            uncontrollable
            1. saturn.mmm
              saturn.mmm 21 September 2015 12: 51 New
              +1
              Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
              Quote: Igor K
              And note, the device was almost completely autonomous,
              uncontrollable

              But how did it fly like a shell?
              1. saturn.mmm
                saturn.mmm 21 September 2015 14: 52 New
                0
                Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
                uncontrollable

                No, managed.
                The automatic on-board control system of the ABS-143 was designed to stabilize the UAV relative to the center of mass, maintain the specified flight parameters in the automatic programmed mode, issue commands and current information to the reconnaissance equipment, as well as the necessary commands to the landing system. ABS-143 included:

                autopilot AP-143

                Doppler velocity meter and drift angle DISS-7

                B-143 calculator

                low-altitude radio altimeter A-032

                height entry unit BVV-1

                The signals from the ABSU using the hydraulic system controlled the controls of the aircraft. The pressure in the system was created by an electro-hydraulic pump of the 465P type, direct control from three steering machines of the RM-100 type.
                1. Santa Fe
                  21 September 2015 18: 46 New
                  +1
                  Quote: saturn.mmm
                  No, managed.

                  All of the above are inertial systems

                  The device was uncontrollable after the start, without the possibility of task correction
                  1. saturn.mmm
                    saturn.mmm 22 September 2015 09: 18 New
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                    Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
                    The device was uncontrollable after the start, without the possibility of task correction

                    Without task correction, the most accurate definition in my opinion.
                    Prior to this, disputes about the possible “silencing of communication” and “interception of control” were caused only by sarcasm. Now they have completely lost their meaning: “Taranis”, in principle, is not ready for communication. He is deaf to all requests and pleas. The robot is indifferently looking for one whose appearance falls under the description of the enemy.
              2. Igor K
                Igor K 21 September 2015 15: 50 New
                0
                Autonomous control, flight mission, did not hear?
    3. bmv04636
      bmv04636 21 September 2015 08: 24 New
      0
      And we have a proposal from KRET Yak-130 to make an unmanned attack aircraft.
      1. Igor K
        Igor K 21 September 2015 09: 39 New
        0
        Aircraft of generations 4+, 5 are converted into unmanned ones, but you yourself know what size they are. For drones, one of the main advantages over airplanes is their size and thermal, sound signature.
      2. opus
        opus 21 September 2015 14: 53 New
        +2
        Quote: bmv04636
        And we have an offer of CRET from Yak-130

        at least on the YAK-130 you must first install the radar and "pair" it with avionics.
    4. Falcon
      Falcon 21 September 2015 09: 59 New
      +2
      Quote: kuz363
      How is Russia doing?


      There was a good project UAV Skat. But they covered him.


      Like work on the Dozor-600 project. An analogue of MQ-1, which is not in the ranking. That's just there a bunch of imported components, such as an engine. And now, dual-use products under sanctions ...


      Now Sukhoi is developing an impact drone. But I do not have any worthwhile information on it.

      They also voiced a project similar to the Chinese Eagle. To monitor airspace.



      But these are all plans - plans - plans ...
      1. cosmos111
        cosmos111 21 September 2015 15: 17 New
        +2
        Quote: Falcon
        But that is all


        NO, not EVERYTHING ... Russian UAV-EVERYTHING (almost) ....

        ZALA Aero Group, Izhevsk, Russia, ZALA 421-02X, ZALA 421-04M, ZALA 421-06, Zala aero, ZALA 421-08M, ZALA 421-08F, ZALA 421N X16-XALUMX-XALUMX-XALUMX-XALUMX-XALUMX-XALUMX-XALUMX-XALUMX-421-XALUMX-XALUMX-16-XALUMX-421-16-421-20-XALUMX-421-20-421-22-421N , ZALA 23-421, ZALA 1, ZALA XNUMX, ZALA XNUMX, ZALA XNUMX-MXNUMX ...

        A-3 Remez, LLC Scientific and industrial systems, KB Take-off
        A-03 Nart, Antigrad Avia,
        A-4K Albatros, LLC Scientific and industrial systems KB Take-off,
        AVIS, LLC NPP Radar MMS, Russia
        Avius-1, RTI Aerospace Systems ...
        A-3 Remez, LLC Scientific and industrial systems, KB Take-off
        A-03 Nart, Antigrad Avia,
        A-4K Albatros, LLC Scientific and industrial systems KB Take-off,
        AVIS, LLC NPP Radar MMS,
        Avius-1, RTI Aerospace Systems,

        BAS-62, Sukhoi Design Bureau,
        BVP-50-B, LLC NPP Radar MMS
        BVP-500, LLC NPP Radar MMS
        Berkut-1, Agat (OJSC "Agat-control systems"),
        LHC, aircraft type, tactical reconnaissance.
        Berkut-2, Agat (OJSC "Agat-control systems"),
        TANK,
        Brother, NPCC Novik,

        Raven-300, MAI,
        Raven-333, MAI, Raven, OPK (KB Luch),
        Vahir, RTI,
  2. Igor K
    Igor K 21 September 2015 07: 58 New
    +2
    Autonomous combat systems can completely offset the advantage of the opposing side in manpower (for example, Japan versus China), it is especially alarming for us to critically weaken Russia's air defense in the event of massive use of drones by the enemy.
    An asymmetric response is possible through the development of electronic warfare and medium-caliber artillery (50-70 mm) with guided ammunition, the development of cyber troops (control interception is an interesting task).
    We are waiting for clarifications from the specialists on the site.
    1. Santa Fe
      21 September 2015 08: 01 New
      0
      Quote: Igor K
      (taking control is an interesting activity).

      And how, they intercepted a lot
      1. Igor K
        Igor K 21 September 2015 09: 33 New
        +1
        So I told you, military secret however.
  3. bmv04636
    bmv04636 21 September 2015 08: 26 New
    +3
    So far, the meeting of a combat aircraft with a drone looks like this.
    1. Santa Fe
      21 September 2015 08: 42 New
      +3
      Quote: bmv04636
      An airplane with a drone looks like this.

      UAV - a relative concept
      1. Igor K
        Igor K 21 September 2015 09: 34 New
        0
        Yes, very small flickering of military equipment is evil.
    2. Igor K
      Igor K 21 September 2015 09: 36 New
      0
      I wonder what the head of self-propulsion was on the rocket.
  4. Alex_T
    Alex_T 21 September 2015 09: 34 New
    +3
    It's too early to talk about real drones. All of the above drones are controlled by the pilot (group of pilots) online. Management is vulnerable to radio interference (EW services). Without external control, the capabilities of drones are more modest, only flying at a given course with the execution of a given program without "improvisations", like the Tomogavk cruise missiles. Because satellite control is often used to control drones. It would be nice to have electronic warfare equipment in the protective arsenal, which could damage communication equipment of communication satellites and drones from the ground, for example, with directed microwave radiation. The number of communication satellites of a potential adversary is limited and their neutralization in the threatened period will cost much less than the development of proprietary technologies to a similar level.
    1. rosarioagro
      rosarioagro 21 September 2015 12: 11 New
      0
      Quote: Alex_T
      EW installations that could disable communication satellites

      destroy communications satellites that are hanging on a geostationary?
      1. Alex_T
        Alex_T 21 September 2015 16: 01 New
        0
        Destroying in the trash is not necessary, it is enough to blind, act on a sensitive receiver. Not all communication satellites hang on the geostationary. Even if they hang, the target, although distant, but motionless, can be “fried” simultaneously from several points. Also a good target, their GPS satellites are only 24 +8 backup, fly at an altitude of 20180 km. If you disable them or distort the GPS signal, then more than half of the high-tech weapons will become useless or its effectiveness will greatly weaken, including drones.
  5. zyablik.olga
    zyablik.olga 21 September 2015 09: 43 New
    +1
    Top Deadliest UAV Rating

    Maybe Oleg better to write about the fleet? This pathetic publication reminded me of its absurdity Discoveri ratings. negative What can be "deadly" in the apparatus, many of which have never participated in actual hostilities? Or in a pure reconnaissance altitude “Global Hawk”? wassat
    Here is a much more sensible article on this topic: "Combat use of unmanned aerial vehicles"
    http://topwar.ru/27536-boevoe-primenenie-bespilotnyh-letatelnyh-apparatov.html
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 21 September 2015 10: 09 New
      +7
      "What could be" deadly "in the apparatus, many of which have never been
      participated in real hostilities? "////

      What to do - we live in a happy peaceful time fellow .
      The Topol missile didn’t kill anyone - not a single person,
      but you do not doubt its incredible lethality?
      1. Pimply
        Pimply 21 September 2015 11: 08 New
        +6
        The question is the confusion of the rating. Impact UAVs are currently produced by the USA, Israel and England. In the ranking, for some reason, two out of three. Mixed historical UAVs and modern. There are simultaneously existing, concepts and prototypes. Despite the fact that I, as an author, really respect some kind of hellish mishmash here
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        2. Mera joota
          Mera joota 21 September 2015 12: 02 New
          +1
          Quote: Pimply
          For some reason, two out of three in the ranking

          I agree, not a word about Scout and Mastiff, that's who really fought.
          1. Pimply
            Pimply 21 September 2015 13: 10 New
            +2
            Quote: Mera Joota
            I agree, not a word about Scout and Mastiff, that's who really fought.

            Why ernichanie? Oleg called the rating of the deadliest UAVs, with the 2 prototype, 1 concept, and of the three main manufacturers of real drone UAVs, for some reason, introduced 2, while Israeli drone UAVs are much more active than British ones.
            1. opus
              opus 21 September 2015 14: 58 New
              +3
              Quote: Pimply
              despite the fact that Israeli drone UAVs are much more active than British.

              I agree.
              Israeli UAVs in terms of lethality are close to US UAVs (and maybe even superior in terms of destroyed (intelligence, REP) / attack (sorties)

              Events in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley 1982
              The operation to destroy enemy air defenses using the Mastiff and Scout UAVs began on 9 on June 1982. UAVs equipped with cameras and communication systems were used for reconnaissance of the battlefield and surveillance. Other UAVs were equipped with radio reflectors to simulate attack aircraft and distract enemy air defense. Unmanned aerial vehicles also intercepted and analyzed enemy radar radiation and relayed them to ground stations or airplanes. Some UAVs were equipped with laser target indicators to illuminate targets that were planned to attack with laser-guided missiles. The comprehensive use of UAVs allowed the Israelis to destroy almost all the enemy’s air defense batteries in the area without losing their part.

              And by nomenclature ...


              Well and not to mention IAI Harpy-sacrilege
            2. Santa Fe
              21 September 2015 18: 49 New
              0
              Quote: Pimply
              despite the fact that Israeli drone UAVs are much more active than British.

              Rating not about activity

              The most active ripper

              Rating about TECHNOLOGIES
              1. Pimply
                Pimply 21 September 2015 19: 43 New
                +2
                Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN

                Rating not about activity

                The most active ripper

                Rating about TECHNOLOGIES

                Oleg, then you need a normal rating name, for starters. And then it turns out some kind of hellish mess. Here with certain conditions and Fau-1 you can stuff.
            3. MMX
              MMX 21 September 2015 19: 22 New
              0
              Quote: Pimply
              Quote: Mera Joota
              I agree, not a word about Scout and Mastiff, that's who really fought.

              Why ernichanie? Oleg called the rating of the deadliest UAVs, with the 2 prototype, 1 concept, and of the three main manufacturers of real drone UAVs, for some reason, introduced 2, while Israeli drone UAVs are much more active than British ones.


              With all due respect to the UAVs of Israel, but Israel does not produce analogues of the presented vehicles. Everyone occupies a niche.
              As in any rating, some criterion is taken as the basis. You can argue with this ad infinitum.
              1. Pimply
                Pimply 21 September 2015 19: 54 New
                0
                Quote: MMX
                With all due respect to the UAVs of Israel, but Israel does not produce analogues of the presented vehicles. Everyone occupies a niche.
                As in any rating, some criterion is taken as the basis. You can argue with this ad infinitum.

                I can name at least two analogues. On reactive issues, this is a separate and completely different topic.
                1. MMX
                  MMX 21 September 2015 23: 22 New
                  0
                  I can name at least two analogues.


                  Yes, and as a maximum, too.

                  On reactive issues, this is a separate and completely different topic.


                  The very same topic, but

                  As in any rating, some criterion is taken as the basis. You can argue with this ad infinitum.

                  In this case, a “high end” class of equipment is taken, i.e. the principle of the TOP-machine, which Israel does not produce.
        3. Santa Fe
          21 September 2015 18: 48 New
          0
          Quote: Pimply
          In the ranking, for some reason, two out of three.

          Israeli crafts remain at the level of the Forerunner or one-time CD Tomahawk

          they have neither novelty nor intrigue
          1. Pimply
            Pimply 21 September 2015 19: 54 New
            +3
            Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
            Israeli crafts remain at the level of the Forerunner or one-time CD Tomahawk

            they have neither novelty nor intrigue

            Oh. Oleg, of course. No novelty, no intrigue. I will not argue. Just then call it - the rating of the most intriguing UAVs, and not what is in the name. Because this is your idea in the article is not visible. It would be so formulated - there would be much less questions.
            And about crafts, of course, cool. Especially considering that in competitions they often make Americans 8)
      2. Bongo
        Bongo 21 September 2015 11: 55 New
        +3
        Quote: voyaka uh
        The Topol missile didn’t kill anyone - not a single person,
        but you do not doubt its incredible lethality?

        It’s probably not correct to compare sweet with transparent no There are many UAVs (including Israeli ones) that actually took an active part in the hostilities, but for some reason they are not mentioned here request
      3. opus
        opus 21 September 2015 14: 54 New
        +1
        Quote: voyaka uh
        The Topol missile didn’t kill anyone - not a single person,
        but you do not doubt its incredible lethality?

        + killed on the spot
    2. Bongo
      Bongo 21 September 2015 11: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: zyablik.olga
      Here is a much more sensible article on this topic: "Combat use of unmanned aerial vehicles"
      http://topwar.ru/27536-boevoe-primenenie-bespilotnyh-letatelnyh-apparatov.html

      Thanks Olya! I love you too! love
  6. Pimply
    Pimply 21 September 2015 11: 01 New
    +3
    Oleg, UAVs from the second leader in the UAV sphere, Israel, somehow disappeared unnoticed. What for example with Super Heron HF or Hermes 450 (which destroyed the Iranian caravan of weapons in Sudan)? Some strange rating is obtained, the estimates are not entirely clear. For some reason, serial and non-standard machines, a concept and operating models are mixed. At the concert, Scat looks good (only where is he).
  7. cosmos111
    cosmos111 21 September 2015 11: 45 New
    +1
    Top Deadliest UAV Rating


    this is not a rating .... only amerovskie UAVs and one from BAE Systems .....

    1.BZK-005 Harbin, Beijin Univercity of Aeronautics & Astronautics / Harbin Aircraft Industry, China: Aircraft-type UAV, since the 2013 of the year is in service with the Chinese Navy .....
    speed to 170 km / h, ceiling to 8 km, maximum take-off weight - about 1200 kg, maximum payload - more than 150 kg. The accident in August 2011 of the year is known, the flight time is more than 40 hours, the working altitude is 5-7 km, the use of the runway during take-off is from 600 meters, when landing it is about 500 meters ...


    2.CH-3, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, China: an aircraft type strike UAV with a wingspan of 7.62 m, with a thrusting three-bladed propeller behind the hull, a flight speed of up to 240 km / h, can be used for observation, as well as carry weapons on board, for example, a pair of 45 kg AR-type anti-tank missiles 1 "air-ground" (an approximate analogue of the Hellfire rocket, USA) maximum payload - up to 100 kg. Departure from the control station - up to 200 km.

    Since 2010, it has been exported, applied in Pakistan under the name Burraq, also used in 2015 in Nigeria ...


    3.CH-5 Rainbow, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, China: multi-purpose drone (MALE class), wingspan - 20 m, maximum take-off weight - 4 tons, flight time - more than 30 hours at low and medium altitude, payload weight - 900 kg, twice as much as CH-4 . CH-5 is equipped with a radar capable of detecting the enemy in shelters and structures; it can be used for intelligence gathering, target designation, electronic warfare, border patrols, island defense and counterterrorism, Xnumx Barq air-to-ground missiles. ....
    1. cosmos111
      cosmos111 21 September 2015 14: 04 New
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      Quote: Mera Joota
      Gaspada Jews, why are we silent


      though I’m not a Jew, I’ll continue ...

      4.Hero 250, UVision, Israel: shock UAV, flight duration up to 3 hours and line of sight up to 150 km ...


      5. Heron I, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel: MALE UAV i.e. mid-altitude with a long time of controlled flight ((analogous to His MQ-1 Predator)))
      It is armed with Israel, delivered to India, Turkey and France (in the modification of Eagle / Harfang), was used in the USA to intercept drug trafficking in the south of the country, in 2009 it was purchased in Australia, Canada .....


      6.Heron TP, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel: wingspan - 26 meters, length - 15 meters, weight - 4 tons, payload - 1 tons, air time - up to 36 hours.
      the first flight was made in the 2009 year, mass-produced from the 2011 year ...
      It is in service with the Israeli Air Force, and is also imported into Europe and Asia ....
      1. cosmos111
        cosmos111 21 September 2015 14: 22 New
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        7.IAI Harpy, Israel Aerospace Industries, Israel: UCAV, a single-shot strike drone equipped with an exploding warhead, is designed to attack radar systems, and can also be used to suppress air defense systems ....
        length: 2.7 meters, wingspan - 2.1 meters, 28 kW engine, pushing propeller at the rear of the hull, maximum speed - 185 km / h, flight range up to 500 km. Armament - 32 kg warhead. , weight - 132 kg.
        exported to China in the 1994 year and to other countries - Chile, India, South Korea, Turkey ...


        8.MQ-5B Hunter, IAI Malat Division, USA / Israel: multi-purpose remote-controlled UAV, medium-altitude, aircraft type, with a long flight time.
        differs from the reconnaissance RQ-5B by the presence of GBU-44 / B Viper Strike bombs.
        was developed in the 1989 year by Israeli Aircraft Industries together with the American company TRW (Northorp Grumman Corp.) based on the Israeli Impact UAV, the first flight - 1991
        procured by the United States, France, Belgium, India ....




        9.Lijian, China: Long-Range Invisible UAV, equipped with high-precision weapons on board - these are air-to-ground missiles.
        the first flight of 2013.11.21, less than just 2 of the year and 9 months after the first flight of X-47B., type - flying wing ...
        1. cosmos111
          cosmos111 21 September 2015 14: 40 New
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          10.seeker, Denel, South Africa: multipurpose tactical UAV, 400 kg. RTI Aerospace Systems received a license to localize Denel production in Russia ...


          11. Searcher MkII, IAI, Israel: tactical drone, in Russia under the name "Forpos" ...


          12.X-45, Boeing Phantom Works, USA: at 2015, the year exists as a “demonstration of the concept" ..
          TTX of the concept: speed 919 km / h (0,75 Max), range 2405 km, wingspan - 10 m, weight 8.165 kg, length 8 meters.
          capable of carrying a variety of bomb load options, the basis of the strike weapons will be two 450 kg GBU-32 JDAM bobms, guided by targets using the signals of the NAVSTAR satellite navigation system, to ensure high-precision destruction of a large number of ground targets under the SDB program (small-diameter bombs), compact munitions weighing less than 113 kg, which will be sent to the target using the autonomous attack subsystem ...
          life of X-45 - 25 years ...
          1. cosmos111
            cosmos111 21 September 2015 14: 57 New
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            13.X-47A Pegasus, Nothern Grumman, USA: multi-purpose experimental UAV, aircraft-type stealth technology ...


            14.RQ-170 Sentinel, Lockheed Martin, USA: multi-purpose UAV aircraft type "stealth" technology.
            US Army use (declassified) since 2009 of the year ...


            15.Yabhon United 40, ADCOM Systems, UAE: UAV, aircraft type, wingspan - 20 meters, length 11.13 m, height 4.38 meters, weight without payload - 520 kg, maximum take-off weight - up to 1500 kg, payload up to 1000 kg, tank capacity - 900 liters, drives - main engine and electric motor, up to 120 hours of non-stop flight, ceiling - 7 km, speeds from 75 to 220 km / h ....
  8. Mera joota
    Mera joota 21 September 2015 12: 12 New
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    Gaspada Jews, why are we silent? That really has rich experience in using UAVs in combat conditions.
    The role of the Mastiff and Scout UAVs in the destruction of Syrian air defense is difficult to overestimate.
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 21 September 2015 13: 12 New
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      Quote: Mera Joota
      Gaspada Jews, why are we silent? That really has rich experience in using UAVs in combat conditions.
      The role of the Mastiff and Scout UAVs in the destruction of Syrian air defense is difficult to overestimate.

      Yes, no one in general is silent. It is unclear what to put in the rating: are it only strike UAVs, or those UAVs, the use of which led to the maximum number of losses for the enemy?
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 21 September 2015 14: 08 New
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      Israel has no ability to produce large
      jet drones like the X-47B. Those. develop and make
      in a couple of copies - we can, but to establish a serial release - no.
      Therefore, Israel focused on small drums and reconnaissance. UAV.
      Specialized: against radars, for battle in the city, etc.
      But even here the Americans (and the Chinese) are seriously crowding us.
      1. Santa Fe
        21 September 2015 19: 00 New
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        Quote: voyaka uh
        Israel has no ability to produce large
        jet drones like the X-47B. Those. develop and make
        in a couple of copies - we can, but to establish a serial release - no.

        Israel answered for itself)
  9. Bongo
    Bongo 21 September 2015 12: 27 New
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    Unfortunately, Oleg, with all due respect to him, has recently begun to give not entirely reliable or one-sided information. For example:
    Encouraged by the success, the fleet management had hoped to form 1943 shock squadrons as part of the 18 UAV and 1000 command “Evengers” by 162. However, the Japanese fleet was soon defeated by conventional aircraft, and the program lost priority.
    Was the Japanese fleet defeated in 1943? no
    Waiver of mass use of American disposable Interstate TDR UAV was caused by low performance characteristics and, as a result, very low efficiency. The speed of Interstate TDR (pictured) in the tests did not exceed 225 km / h.

    The maneuverability and guidance accuracy were mediocre. Practice has shown Impossibility intended impact reset bombs and torpedoes from a drone. It was decided that to simplify the already protracted development and training program, Interstate TDRs would be attacked only with a ramming dive strike. In total, 26 drones from 47 available were consumed in ramming attacks, and 3 crashed due to technical reasons. A number of problems with the equipment and the development of new equipment led to the fact that the military lost interest in the Interstate TDR UAV by the end of the 1944 year. What kind of lethality are we talking about? If you talk like that, then the German ones too disposable Fau-Xnumx projectiles were much more deadly. About 1 Fow-10000 was launched in England, 1 fell on its territory, of which 3200 reached London, causing loss in 2419 people killed and 6184 17 wounded. However, the publication does not mention them.
    1. Santa Fe
      21 September 2015 18: 59 New
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      Quote: Bongo
      Was the Japanese fleet defeated in 1943?

      Radical change in the war

      the transfer of initiative and superiority at sea and air into the hands of the Yankees, the imperial fleet in no way could prevent the assault on the defensive perimeter on the islands of the Pacific Ocean
      Quote: Bongo
      Practice has shown the impossibility of the alleged targeted drop of bombs and torpedoes from the drone.

      there have been successful trials
      Quote: Bongo
      If you talk like that, then the German Fau-1 disposable aircraft-shells were much more deadly

      primitive crafts

      like a box office rocket, but with a kind of ins
      1. Pimply
        Pimply 21 September 2015 20: 02 New
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        Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
        primitive crafts

        Handsomely. But nothing, for example, that TDR-1 was canceled largely due to technical problems?
      2. Bongo
        Bongo 22 September 2015 01: 07 New
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        Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
        Radical change in the war

        But there was no talk of the defeat of the Japanese fleet, as it was said in the publication of the 1943 year. no
        Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
        there have been successful trials

        There were tests (in the greenhouse conditions of the training ground, in clear, practically calm weather and in the absence of opposition), there were practically no real military successes and the TDR-1 program did not justify the funds spent on it. request
        Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
        primitive crafts

        like a box office rocket, but with a kind of ins

        Comparison with the “casamas” does not stand up to criticism. At the Fau-1 there was a simple, but still a control system and air traffic control system. Moreover, these "primitive crafts" after the war were reproduced in the USSR and the USA.
  10. Buffalo
    Buffalo 21 September 2015 23: 49 New
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    Today, the network received a message that the Chinese have successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft. It is claimed to be the fastest in the world.
  11. Filxnumx
    Filxnumx 23 September 2015 22: 26 New
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    And I was interested in a new aerodynamic design: a duck but without PGO. Does anyone know what kind of game this is?
  12. Ivan the Fool
    Ivan the Fool 3 October 2015 16: 58 New
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    Predator XP in service with the army of Kazakhstan
    News from June 21, 2014: an unmanned aerial vehicle with a flight range of over 700 kilometers will appear in the arsenal of Kazakhstan

    Bayan, which I propose to discuss

    According to the magazine "Jane's Defense Weekly" (one of the most respected about military and commercial topics) published an article by Guy Anderson, Marina Malenic "Kazakhstan claims Predator XP local production to start by year end".

    It says that at the end of 2014, Kazakhstan Engineering will begin assembling the Predator XP American unmanned aerial vehicles for the armed forces of Kazakhstan. Assembly will be carried out at a specially constructed enterprise at the airport of Astana.