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Raytheon upgraded anti-tank complex TOW

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The heavy ATGM TOW has been in service with the US Army for a long time, and therefore began to need a number of improvements, such as increasing the target acquisition speed and reducing the weight of the installation, reports Popular Mechanics with reference to the website of the manufacturer Raytheon.




"The new version of the complex, called EagleFire, is equipped with a sight with night vision function and a range finder, a semi-automatic guidance system, as well as lithium-ion batteries that allow it to work for nine hours," the message said.

It is noted that "EagleFire can fire all types of TOW anti-tank guided missiles."



According to the developers, "upgrading will extend the life of a heavy anti-tank missile system at least until the 2025 of the year."
Photos used:
http://www.raytheon.com/
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  1. Hikar
    Hikar 3 November 2015 13: 48 New
    17
    modernization of ISIS reviews ...
  2. Teberii
    Teberii 3 November 2015 13: 50 New
    +7
    Judging by the photo, a rather bulky system.
    1. Bombardier
      Bombardier 3 November 2015 13: 51 New
      +1
      And the rocket is not small!
      1. figwam
        figwam 3 November 2015 14: 06 New
        +1
        Quote: Teberii
        Judging by the photo, a rather bulky system.

        Yes, you can’t run with it, only in a pre-prepared position, the range from 3500m to 4500m, depending on the modification.
  3. Wolka
    Wolka 3 November 2015 13: 51 New
    -1
    it may be stupid, but if the guidance system of this racket is based on infrared radiation, then why not try to install the President-s on armored vehicles ... but what the hell is not joking, maybe it will fly by ...
    1. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 3 November 2015 13: 56 New
      +4
      Quote: Volka
      it may be stupid, but if the guidance system of this racket is based on infrared radiation, then why not try to install the President-s on armored vehicles ... but what the hell is not joking, maybe it will fly by ...


      As far as I know, the TOW guidance system is optoelectronic, and what does IR radiation have to do with it, Dear colleague. hi
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 3 November 2015 14: 19 New
        0
        Quote: Vladimir 1964
        As far as I know, the TOW guidance system is optoelectronic, and what does IR radiation have to do with it, Dear colleague.

        Feedback in the TOW control system (the current position of the rocket) is carried out through two optical channels: the system monitors the infrared beacon and the visible range beacon in the rear of the ATGM.
        The missile is equipped with a high-intensity thermal beacon serving as a long-wave infrared tracking source and a xenon beacon for short-wave tracking. This dual tracking system provides increased resistance to optoelectronic and infrared countermeasures.

        Если "забить" оптический и ИК датчики на ПУ или наплодить ложных маячков - с управлением возникнут проблемы.
        1. Vladimir 1964
          Vladimir 1964 3 November 2015 20: 41 New
          +2
          Quote: Alexey RA
          Feedback in the TOW control system (the current position of the rocket) is carried out through two optical channels: the system monitors the infrared beacon and the visible range beacon in the rear of the ATGM.


          Dear Alexey, let me disagree with you. In the arsenal of the US Army and the states to which TOW was sold there are two versions: 1.BGM-71B, all modifications C, D, E, F, have a semi-automatic command guidance system, by wire. 2.TOW-2B Aero has a guidance system in which the wire control is replaced by a radio channel. Moreover, the control command radio transmitter was installed in an elongated missile TPK, which made it possible not to get into the launcher equipment and did not require its development. All versions of the thermal imaging seeker were not accepted for service (TOW-II and TOW-FF). The last attempt to push the TOW armies with the IR channel closed in 2002.


          Something like this, Dear colleague. hi
    2. vkl-47
      vkl-47 3 November 2015 14: 02 New
      +2
      They started to hang such a thing on the night hunter that illuminates the infrared guidance head. As a result, the missile will never aim and hit the target. They do it in KRET. You can put a tank on the tank. Why not. Question about price
    3. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 3 November 2015 14: 05 New
      +7
      "Президент-С" для танков называется "Штора"
  4. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 3 November 2015 13: 52 New
    +5
    Well, the flag in hand, a drum on the neck. Everything fits into the framework of the endless confrontation between the projectile-armor and the projectile. It would be strange if NATO did not modernize their weapons.
  5. Thronekeeper
    Thronekeeper 3 November 2015 13: 55 New
    0
    ТПК "Сумрачный пендоSSкий гений" родить никак не может, обязательно нужон стволЪ. belay
    Весит как два "Корнета", дальность 4км, скорость 170-120м/с. Интересно, довели беспроводной вариант, или до 2025г будут юзать высокоточную сверхтяжёлую "Малютку"?
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 3 November 2015 14: 05 New
      +4
      Quote: Thronekeeper
      ТПК "Сумрачный пендоSSкий гений" родить никак не может, обязательно нужон стволЪ

      This is not a trunk. This creation of a truly gloomy genius is a tubular-tubular guide for the TPK. smile

  6. Andrey VOV
    Andrey VOV 3 November 2015 13: 58 New
    13
    Не стоит забывать о "Джавелинах"...а TOW стерва покрошила немало танков у сирийцев...хоть и старая вещь,но вполне так то надежная...сирийцам бы что нибудь эффективное передать для защиты от всех этих летающих приблуд ских
    1. ICT
      ICT 3 November 2015 20: 35 New
      +1
      Quote: Andrey VOV
      .Syrians would be something effective to transmit for protection


      brains and combat manuals, everything else at their level
  7. roskot
    roskot 3 November 2015 13: 59 New
    -5
    The reciprocal shell of the tank will bury this fafl, you will not have time to hide.
    1. Thronekeeper
      Thronekeeper 3 November 2015 15: 03 New
      0
      Закопает. И не одну. Даже "Дефендеры" и "Кобры" в 1982м году сбивали Т-62 ОБПС-ом.
      But there has never been such a massive use of anti-tank systems. Now the An-Nusrovtsy and even the UGIL ambush on the march on the armored convoys and barriers in the places of attack with ten two ATGMs are organizing. Properly, on three sides or in a semicircle. Perfumes and anti-tank systems - consumables - Saudis and the United States will deliver new ones. And the incapacitation of a pair of tanks will significantly affect the offensive. Plus detection. Optics on the elderly is bad. Commanders should leaning out of the enemy hatch to look out. And there are snipers and machine gunners with grenade launchers at a short distance, who are not spared, for Alla is always an akbar ...
      In this regard, more useful grilles, cans of water, screens and smoke. Despite the fact that the accuracy and ease of guidance doubled - Iranians and Jews drove two-thirds of the TOU into the ground. And now 70% will be (if they do not ditch the calculation). Against mixed columns it is especially effective - not for one target, but for another if from the front or rear.
      Such barriers better crush crocodiles.
  8. Maksus
    Maksus 3 November 2015 14: 00 New
    +6
    TOW - a good, suitable machine, especially in the version on the Hammer. The old T-shkami beats well, and the old T-shkami is armed with the whole Middle East and ruin.
  9. Shuttle
    Shuttle 3 November 2015 14: 02 New
    +2
    Strong shtukentsiya. But it’s very difficult. Because the old one.
    "Корнет" куда как лучше. И легче (читай - мобильнее, незаметнее), и мощнее.
  10. Cruorvult
    Cruorvult 3 November 2015 14: 10 New
    +1
    Quote: Thronekeeper
    ТПК "Сумрачный пендоSSкий гений" родить никак не может, обязательно нужон стволЪ. belay
    Весит как два "Корнета", дальность 4км, скорость 170-120м/с. Интересно, довели беспроводной вариант, или до 2025г будут юзать высокоточную сверхтяжёлую "Малютку"?


    Speed ​​up to 200+, there are magical modifications of the TOW-2B top attak that hit the tank from above, there are modifications with a radio channel.
  11. Maksus
    Maksus 3 November 2015 14: 10 New
    0
    И не забывайте про их ракеты с "ударным ядром", они и ДЗ пробивают как обычную сталь. А провода, ну есть они и что?
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 3 November 2015 20: 10 New
      0
      This is a TOW 2B missile with a double strike nucleus.
  12. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 3 November 2015 14: 11 New
    +9
    "Корнет", разумеется, лучше. Но, скажу по секрету, даже "Малютка", древняя, как ... мамонта, вполне себе боеспособный ПТУРС. Кстати, поскольку он управляется ТОЛЬКО вручную, траектория захода на цель - произвольная. Помню, выиграл бутылку, поразив мишенный танк в башню сверху (не вертикально, конечно, но вполне себе в крышу).
    Learning needs a lot. And have an eye. Therefore, these old ATGMs are dangerous weapons for armored vehicles.
    1. jjj
      jjj 3 November 2015 14: 25 New
      0
      ArmorBASKET
  13. barbiturate
    barbiturate 3 November 2015 14: 15 New
    +2
    good weapons, so you need to check our KAZ and DZ on tanks in action, without risking the lives of our guys
  14. Maksus
    Maksus 3 November 2015 14: 21 New
    +2
    Quote: barbiturate
    good weapons, so you need to check our KAZ and DZ on tanks in action, without risking the lives of our guys

    А как это можно сделать? Рискую жизнями "наших истинных арабских друзей"? Тогда я за!
  15. Engineer
    Engineer 3 November 2015 14: 35 New
    +3
    The main disadvantage of the complex is the possibility of firing and escorting the rocket only within the direct line of sight of the operator. Therefore, the calculation of the complex is very vulnerable. Let's say the Chinese laser tank defensive system works, determines the target and the tank can even give a shot at a position while the rocket is flying, and without tracking the probability of missile deflection increases sharply. And our Curtain was generally created as opposed to these missiles (Tou, Hot, Milan).
  16. grinyow.ivan
    grinyow.ivan 3 November 2015 14: 46 New
    +1
    Quote: roskot
    The reciprocal shell of the tank will bury this fafl, you will not have time to hide.

    Americans about weapons, serious peppers, so you can’t relax
  17. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 3 November 2015 14: 55 New
    +1
    Here the main thing is the night sight set. Now you can shoot at night, but with the tanks the old missile can handle it. In the future, whoever doesn’t have KAZ on tanks and BMPs will fight with very large losses.
  18. aviator1913
    aviator1913 3 November 2015 17: 08 New
    +2
    KAZ, Arena, Shtora, Afganit ... And where are these complexes on serial tanks? We all talk about them, write articles, and in fact, as they were only on prototypes, we remained. They are not in the troops; there is also no operational experience.

    Look at our T72B3 and the like, and they are not always covered by contact-5 wherever needed, I'm not talking about the tanks that we send to Syria naked.
  19. Velikoruss
    Velikoruss 3 November 2015 18: 50 New
    0
    Summary: it will not be possible to quickly equip TOW with mass application of technical means to counter the mass use, firstly, nothing, and secondly, time is required for equipment and training. Therefore, you have to change tactics, which is also not cheap, but more effective
  20. Olegmog
    Olegmog 3 November 2015 18: 52 New
    0
    Very frustrated video! Okay, the first car has a chance
    it was not enough, but on the second one it would be possible to shoot interference,
    and under their cover, tried to leave! I think the chances would have improved!
  21. Tsvetkov
    Tsvetkov 3 November 2015 22: 28 New
    +1
    Comrade is a good machine - better than ours - smokeless launch of which the current is worthless - the target is not lost due to smoke - and is clearly visible throughout the flight. compare with ours at the time of launch - smoke is present at the time of launch. specialists note this particular advantage
  22. k_ply
    k_ply 4 November 2015 13: 18 New
    +2
    Worse for the infantry, when there is no ATGM at all or not enough, the same RPG-7 is able to launch the only PG-7VR grenade in its nomenclature with tandem warhead at a distance of only 200m at 100m / s (initial), because rifle units in the west are saturated with ATGMs, this is especially true due to the specifics of combat use for airborne and airborne (air-assault) formations (pictured is the 173rd airborne brigade) . PU TUR anti-tank missile launchers (3.75km, 280m / s) in the USA are armed with all BMP and BRM (M2 and M3 Bradley), infantry battleships of SV and MP - HMMWV 4x4 vehicles (self-propelled anti-tank systems), Striker brigades - self-propelled anti-tank systems based on the self-titled BBM 8x8, light armored reconnaissance battles MP - self-propelled anti-tank systems based on the BBM LAV 8x8.
    It is incorrect to compare long-range ATGMs “Cornet” (1998) and TOU (1970, 127 mm, 152 mm - TOU-2), these are ATGMs of different generations, which, although the need to keep a target by the operator when guiding ATGMs, unites them. The portable “Cornet” is not so light and mobile (26kg-PU, 29kg-TPK), for its lightness and mobility it’s lower for light ATGMs, it was planned to arm almost every rifle division if it weren’t for the tendency in recent years to reduce troop strength in the West and armament.
    Light (manual) ATGM:
    - FGM-148 "Javelin" (2,5km), replacing the light ATRA M47 (FGM-77) "Dragon" (1-1,5km) with a simultaneous decrease in the regular number.
    http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/mfc/pc/javelin/mfc-javel
    in-pc.pdf

    - FGM-172 "Predator" SRAW (0,6km), USA (only in MP)
    http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/m-172.html
    - “Spike-SR” (Short Range -0,8km) and “Spike-MR” (Medium Range -2,5km), Israel
    http://www.eurospike.com/img/downloads/SPIKE-MR-LR.pdf
    - NLAW (0,6-1km), England, Sweden
    http://saab.com/globalassets/commercial/land/weapon-systems/support-weapons/nlaw
    /nlaw.pdf

    - Light French ATGM II-generation "Eric" (0,6km) is in service in Canada and Norway,
    manufactured in Turkey, MKEK: http://www.mkek.gov.tr/Katalog/MKEKProductCatalog.pdf

    It is worth recalling that regular, as well as irregular (Afghanistan) formations armed with anti-tank systems, are usually saturated with MANPADS ("Stinger"), this is by the way about the allegedly effective cleansing of anti-tank missile systems "Crocodiles" (Mi-24).