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Raytheon tested the latest guided munition

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Raytheon’s US Navy has developed and successfully tested a promising 127-mm guided missile, No. XXUMX, reports Popular Mechanics with reference to the site of the enterprise.




The projectile was created on the basis of 155-mm Excalibur, adopted by the Pentagon. The site notes that "thanks to the new ammunition, the ships of the US Navy will be able to fire at a greater distance and with higher accuracy."

“In Excalibur N5, the GPS system is used for targeting and adjusting the projectile flight path,” the article says. “Commands from it are transferred to the control system located in the tail section of the artillery projectile.”

It is also reported that "N5 received plumage in the front of the projectile, which allows to increase the flight range after the start of its reduction along the ballistic trajectory."

The test was conducted in the Arizona desert at the missile range and was recognized by experts as successful.

The declared range of the projectile is at least 40 km.

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  1. IAlex
    IAlex 6 October 2015 15: 55 New
    +5
    Our guided shells, which have been created steeper for about 15 years, are so secret that they talk about them dofig time, grandmas allocate, but besides officials, no one has yet seen them ...
    1. Darkmor
      Darkmor 6 October 2015 15: 56 New
      +3
      And why the hell are they telling us when it is possible to launch a guided missile at the same distance with the same (or greater) combat mass?
      At the same time, the electronics of the rocket will not experience such an overload as a projectile when fired.
      1. Engineer
        Engineer 6 October 2015 16: 01 New
        +13
        Well, for example - artillery is cheaper than missiles, or, say, it’s practically impossible to shoot down such a projectile. Still need arguments?
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 6 October 2015 16: 04 New
          +6
          In practice, this is the same CAB, only smaller and with a cheaper delivery method.
          We have Kitolov and Krasnopol, but these are already old ammunition: now, maybe something is fresher ...
          1. agent rossii
            agent rossii 6 October 2015 17: 04 New
            +1
            mercury ...... for example hi
          2. user
            user 6 October 2015 18: 18 New
            0
            maybe there is something fresher ...


            Centimeter-M, I recommend.
            1. Fedor Andreevich
              Fedor Andreevich 7 October 2015 00: 34 New
              0
              Kilometer-B is also a thing!
        2. Darkmor
          Darkmor 6 October 2015 16: 07 New
          +8
          artillery is cheaper than rockets

          Normal blank - yes. This one is more expensive than many homing or guided missiles.
          knock down such a shell practical is not possible

          Well, you will not hit a small rocket.
          1. Chertkov Oleg
            Chertkov Oleg 6 October 2015 16: 46 New
            +1
            Well, for example - artillery is cheaper than rockets,

            Here are two price tags from different sources:
            In June of the 2005, a contract was signed for the production of 140 shells ХМ982 1-1 (the cost of each shell is 144 thousand dollars) with delivery in March next year. However, due to identified failures during the tests, the first ammunition began to arrive only in September, and firing was only possible at the beginning of the 2007. In the same year, it was planned to purchase two consignments of ХМ982 1-1: 321 shell - at the price of 153 thousand dollars and 224 shell - at the price of 120 thousand dollars per unit, respectively.
            from here http://army-news.ru/2012/09/upravlyaemyj-snaryad-m982-ekskalibur/
            And wiki:
            Excalibur is currently being developed with the financial participation of Sweden in the amount of 55,1 million dollars, which expects to receive serial munitions in the 2010 year. In the 2008 year, the costs amounted to 85 000 dollars per shell, in the production of large quantities it is possible to reduce the cost to 50 000 dollars.
            Our answer:
            BM "Smerch" has 12 guides providing volley fire with 300-millimeter rockets. One salvo covers an area of ​​672 thousand square meters. m., i.e. 67 hectares.

            Moreover, the dispersion does not exceed 0,3% of the range. This is achieved through the operation of the flight control system, which corrects the trajectory of the pitch and yaw. Thanks to this, the accuracy of “Tornado” hits was increased by 2 times. The deviation does not exceed 150 m, which brings the accuracy of the system closer to artillery guns. And the accuracy of shooting was increased by 3 times. Correction is carried out by gas-dynamic rudders driven by high-pressure gas from an onboard gas generator. The stabilization of the projectile in flight occurs due to its rotation around the longitudinal axis, which is ensured by preliminary unwinding during movement along the tubular guide and supported in flight due to the installation of the expanding stabilizer blades at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the projectile.

            Another advantage of shells is that they hit the target at right angles to the surface.

            The Tornado ammunition includes 7 types of 800-kilogram shells:

            - 9M55K - cluster shell containing 72 warheads carrying 6912 heavy and 25 920 light fragments;

            - 9M55K1 has 5 self-aiming armor-piercing combat elements equipped with dual-band infrared coordinators;

            - 9M55K4 contains 25 anti-tank mines with an electronic proximity fuse. For one salvo, 300 mines are set in front of the units of the enemy's military equipment located at the turn of the attack;

            - 9M55K5 contains 588 cumulative-fragmentation warheads weighing 240 g and 128 mm long, capable of piercing 160-mm armor;

            - 9М55Ф and 9М528 - rockets with detachable high-explosive fragmentation warheads;

            - 9M55С during the explosion creates a thermal field with a diameter of at least 25 m (depending on the terrain) with a temperature above 1000 degrees for 1,5 seconds.

            The most important role is played by such parameters as the time spent on various kinds of calculation operations, consisting of three people. Which is especially true in conditions of a quick reaction of the enemy. The system is shifting from traveling to combat in 3 minutes. For 38 seconds a volley is made. And after one minute, the combat vehicle is able to change location, which allows you to get away from the return volley of the enemy.
            1. opus
              opus 6 October 2015 17: 03 New
              +3
              Quote: Oleg Chertkov
              Our answer:

              at the end of 2014: Estimating the cost of one volley from the Smerch MLRS, experts (Jane's Defense Weekly) came to the conclusion that it is about 1,68 million dollars
              $ 1 / 680 =$ 140 piece
              Yes, as it were:

              But this is not always necessary.
              1. IAlex
                IAlex 6 October 2015 22: 13 New
                +1
                With such logic, one rocket for $ 6500 X-23 air-to-ground is enough to knock out the Smerch MLRS ...
          2. Chertkov Oleg
            Chertkov Oleg 6 October 2015 17: 16 New
            +1
            But this is not always necessary,. $ 1 680 000,00 / 12 = $ 140 000,00 thing ..

            These prices are "whistle"
            1. Chertkov Oleg
              Chertkov Oleg 6 October 2015 17: 27 New
              +1
              High explosive 9М55Ф with adult 9B191 2004986,26rub.

              At the current rate of $ 30845 * 12 ~ $ 370140 there is a full volley of tornado. And where are the rest of the grandmother to put?
              Here are the prices, too, of the 2005 of the year, but ours.

              300 mm PC to 9A52
              High explosive 9М55Ф with adult 9B191 2004986,26
              9M55K fragmentation cassette with adult 9B171 1780600,01
              9M55K fragmentation cassette with adult 9B191 2248396,48
              Inert fragmentation cluster 9М55К IN 2083752,40
              1. opus
                opus 6 October 2015 18: 05 New
                0
                Quote: Oleg Chertkov
                Here are the prices, too, of the 2005 of the year, but ours.

                http://www.cbr.ru/currency_base/daily.aspx?date_req=06.10.2005
                1780600,01 p / 28,615 = $ 62000
                Chemistry has risen in price, the same materials. the filling is even more so.
                The dollar in terms of purchasing power fell 2 times almost (I’m not talking about the ruble)
            2. opus
              opus 6 October 2015 18: 02 New
              0
              Quote: Oleg Chertkov
              These prices are "whistle"

              not sure
              just rummage through government procurement and export
          3. Professor
            Professor 6 October 2015 18: 57 New
            +1
            Quote: Darkmor
            Well, you will not hit a small rocket.

        3. Rus2012
          Rus2012 6 October 2015 16: 20 New
          +5
          Quote: Engineer
          knock down such a shell practical is not possible

          but you can undermine ahead of time! For example, "Mercury"
        4. Mikhail Krapivin
          Mikhail Krapivin 6 October 2015 17: 15 New
          +1
          Israelis, Americans bring down. Our hope too.
        5. Professor
          Professor 6 October 2015 18: 56 New
          -1
          Quote: Engineer
          Well, for example - artillery is cheaper than missiles, or, say, it’s practically impossible to shoot down such a projectile.

          Cheaper? And you included the gun in the cost of the shot?

          They shot down, shoot down and will shoot down such and similar shells.

          Quote: Engineer
          Still need arguments?

          Are needed.
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 6 October 2015 19: 13 New
            +2
            Quote: Professor
            Sky guard, Nautilus Laser Defense in Action.

            Not a very good example ............ let's say how such a machine will respond to a volley BM-21 Grad or what percentage of this laser in the rain?
            1. Professor
              Professor 6 October 2015 19: 27 New
              -2
              Quote: APASUS
              Not a very good example ............ let's say how such a machine will respond to a volley BM-21 Grad or what percentage of this laser in the rain?

              When there is a volley, then they will put 40 Nautiluses, but for now, it copes with a volley and LCD. wink
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 6 October 2015 17: 00 New
        +1
        Quote: Darkmor
        And why the hell are they telling us when it is possible to launch a guided missile at the same distance with the same (or greater) combat mass?

        A missile can be shot down, but not a projectile. Since Soviet times, we have good guided missiles. For example, Krasnopol
        Another thing is interesting, why does amerflot have guided missiles? Do their guns have a muzzle? Can’t get into the ship on occasion? laughing
      3. Fight cat
        Fight cat 7 October 2015 00: 20 New
        0
        go out cheaper and have less weight at such a distance !!! soldier
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    3. Rus2012
      Rus2012 6 October 2015 16: 18 New
      0
      Quote: IAlex
      Our

      ... ours, it's interesting whose? laughing
      There are Russians, this is Krasnopol and Centimeter ... and their dofiga and more are released.
      1. Mera joota
        Mera joota 6 October 2015 19: 14 New
        +3
        Quote: Rus2012
        There are Russians, this is Krasnopol and Centimeter ... and their dofiga and more are released.

        This is “our answer to the head-skinned”, a product of the 20th century, that is, a sign of backwardness. We have nothing in common with the Excalibur, and especially the mounted precision guidance kit (PGK).
    4. chunga-changa
      chunga-changa 6 October 2015 16: 20 New
      +6
      This is an adjustable shell for Western naval guns. We do not have this, 130mm guided and adjustable shells are not in principle. "Krasnopol" and "Kitolov" requires laser illumination of the target, the caliber 152 and 122mm in the fleet are not used, well, the range of 25 and 12km is about nothing. Adjustable, guided bombs are 5-10 times more expensive. Well, the cost of a flight is not comparable with the cost of a shot from a gun, only rockets remain, they are even more expensive.
  2. brother2
    brother2 6 October 2015 16: 00 New
    +4
    It’s interesting how much this shell costs.
    1. katalonec2014
      katalonec2014 6 October 2015 16: 04 New
      +2
      Presenting such devices, they prefer not to talk about its cost ... consider it as a used fighter.
      1. Darkmor
        Darkmor 6 October 2015 16: 22 New
        +2
        160-290 thousand dollars, depending on the type of product.
    2. mig31
      mig31 6 October 2015 16: 06 New
      +1
      How much it costs, so much the taxpayer will pay - the mattress business ...
      1. clidon
        clidon 6 October 2015 20: 46 New
        0
        As if not everywhere like that. How much the state will order so much and pay.
    3. Corsair0304
      Corsair0304 6 October 2015 16: 07 New
      +2
      Until fig worth it. If you used to say that a tank shell is comparable to the cost of a Lada, then this one is probably like a Mercedes. However, for people, cost is an abstract concept, they can still print. And taking into account how much money they poured into the preparation of the “moderate Syrian opposition” and the result of this, it is really easier to rivet guided shells.

      PS Are you talking about GPS? - see. "Strategic Missile Forces Academy announced the creation of a combined air-rocket engine" laughing
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 6 October 2015 16: 15 New
        +1
        Quote: Corsair0304
        Until fig worth it. If you used to say that a tank shell is comparable to the cost of a Lada, then this one is probably like a Mercedes.

        For comparison, you can take data on the KAB-500S-E.
        Bmpd has recently been asked why the Su-34 is returning from the suspension cab. The answer was simple and clear: "One bomb - 3 million rubles; consider that the Su-34 carries an apartment in St. Petersburg on a suspension".
  3. sir_obs
    sir_obs 6 October 2015 16: 04 New
    +3
    And I even know where and to whom to put it
    1. quote
      quote 6 October 2015 16: 46 New
      +1
      Quote: sir_obs
      And I even know where and to whom to put it

      Why? They put money there.
      GPS system errors are shown in the following table. Particular values ​​are not constant values, but they are and are subject to differences. All numbers are approximate values.
      Ionosphere effect
      ± 5 meters
      Changing the satellite orbit
      ± 2.5 meters
      Satellite Clock Error
      ± 2 meters
      Signal Reflection Effect
      ± 1 meter
      Troposphere effect
      ± 0.5 meters
      Calculation and rounding errors
      ± 1 meter
      In general, this is the cause of an error of ± 15 meters. When the special SA error was active, the error range reached ± 100 meters.
      And on the drum how much it costs, like the F-35!
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 6 October 2015 18: 30 New
        +2
        GPS in the projectile is combined with an infrared seeker, which corrects
        GPS error. At sea, this is especially true since ships
        are moving.
        (Excalibur N5: Version of the Excalibur S downsized into a 127 mm
        shell to give naval guns mounted on destroyers and cruisers
        the ability to fire extended range guided projectiles.
        It may include a dual-mode seeker for fire-and-forget operations.)
      2. IAlex
        IAlex 6 October 2015 22: 17 New
        0
        And if you brainwash not on the wall? For example, to put a hamer at a certain point with an auxiliary GPS signal, and the projectile receiver will correct the error relative to a known point?
  4. vell.65
    vell.65 6 October 2015 16: 13 New
    0
    Quote: Darkmor
    And why the hell are they telling us when it is possible to launch a guided missile at the same distance with the same (or greater) combat mass?

    Everything depends on the price: the cost of a shell and a rocket differs significantly.
  5. kil 31
    kil 31 6 October 2015 16: 22 New
    +1
    Ammunition of course they have excellent and taxpayers at the headstock. There remains one problem, how to make sure that these ammunition is sent wherever needed, and not just shoot back.
    1. Mera joota
      Mera joota 6 October 2015 19: 19 New
      +1
      Quote: Kil 31
      There remains one problem, how to make sure that these ammunition is sent wherever needed, and not just shoot back.

      To do this, on each ship there is a fire control system that sets the coordinates of the target for artillery systems according to the radar. Maybe for you I will make a discovery, but in the gun turrets for a long time there are no people, only automation ...
      the woman was removed, the machine was put
      1. kil 31
        kil 31 6 October 2015 20: 20 New
        0
        Quote: Mera Joota
        Quote: Kil 31
        There remains one problem, how to make sure that these ammunition is sent wherever needed, and not just shoot back.

        To do this, on each ship there is a fire control system that sets the coordinates of the target for artillery systems according to the radar. Maybe for you I will make a discovery, but in the gun turrets for a long time there are no people, only automation ...
        the woman was removed, the machine was put

        It may be a secret for you. But the coordinates are set by those who purchase and for the purchase they take the money of taxpayers. I meant that they would go to the right thing, and not for reporting and writing off. hi
  6. NDA
    NDA 6 October 2015 16: 36 New
    +2
    We tested something good, but pointing through GPS, and if you turn off this GPS?
    1. Samen
      Samen 6 October 2015 17: 08 New
      0
      ... or light up noise, knowing the frequencies of GPS-owls?
    2. Sterlya
      Sterlya 6 October 2015 19: 03 New
      0
      Quote: NDA
      We tested something good, but pointing through GPS, and if you turn off this GPS?

      then it's just a very expensive blank, though with explosives
    3. Mera joota
      Mera joota 6 October 2015 19: 24 New
      0
      Quote: NDA
      We tested something good, but pointing through GPS, and if you turn off this GPS?

      oh god ... are you talking about a bucket of nuts again? Well, yes, there is still a Proton loaded with buckets with nuts at the cosmodrome in Plesetsk ... for 32 years ... as Reagan announced the SDI ... and it’s painful ... they say they’re less nuts, they’re ditching souvenirs...
  7. Asadullah
    Asadullah 6 October 2015 16: 56 New
    0
    based on 155 mm Excalibur


    Yes there they are what a fucking mountain you want. I do not really understand what is new? She is already ten years old. Yes, and shoot them .... easier to cast from gold ....
  8. wild
    wild 6 October 2015 17: 04 New
    +1
    How much?
  9. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 6 October 2015 17: 18 New
    0
    Given its binding to GPS and our successes in electronic warfare ...
  10. Lt. Air Force stock
    Lt. Air Force stock 6 October 2015 18: 06 New
    0
    I wonder how things are going with the development of 3rd-generation guided shells such as Firn-1 and Beta.
  11. afrikanez
    afrikanez 6 October 2015 19: 37 New
    0
    Once I tried to find out my location by GPS, enough. The difference was 30 meters so that we still have to think about the accuracy of the projectile, but is it really so?
    1. IAlex
      IAlex 6 October 2015 22: 10 New
      +1
      For stationary objects, GPS version 3 in geodesy and cartography up to 10 cm using a differentiated stationary receiver tied to a specific point, and up to 90 cm for a dynamic object ...
  12. bmv04636
    bmv04636 6 October 2015 21: 00 New
    0
    all this super duper weapon dampens the military, which then can’t shoot without an asshole. But relying on zhoporez and other stray is extremely dangerous. You can intercept the control of the zhoporez satellites. And you can finally use the EMP bomb. laughing
  13. Wolka
    Wolka 7 October 2015 05: 33 New
    0
    the world arms race, however, is adopting a new quality round ...