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In the US, completed regular tests of strategic UAV AGS

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Northrop Grumman, together with NATO experts, has tested the AGS strategic drone, reports Look with reference to the resource N + 1.


In the US, completed regular tests of strategic UAV AGS


"Testing drone, developed in the interests of NATO on the basis of RQ-4 Global Hawk, recognized as successful," - said in a statement.

According to the publication, “during the AGS flight, the operation of the joint control system was checked, which will allow transferring control of the drone from one operator to another, in addition, it also allows the drone to fly in semi-automatic mode in a single airspace”.

The rest of the new UAV is not much different from the base Global Hawk Block 40, their unification is 94%.

All in all, NATO has ordered 5 drones. The point of their home will be Sigonella air base (Italy).

According to the resource, "the purchase of drones was paid for by 15 of NATO member countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the USA."

It is noted that the devices will be used in the interests of the entire unit. UAVs are scheduled to be commissioned in 2017.

Help edition: “AGS with a length of 14,5 meter and wingspan of the 39,9 meter will be able to fly at speeds up to 630 kilometers per hour. The device will be able to be in the air up to 32 hours and rise to the height of 18,3 thousand meters. "
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  1. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 23 December 2015 15: 52 New
    11
    New, "promising" and what an expensive target for the S-400?
    1. Basarev
      Basarev 23 December 2015 16: 02 New
      11
      Only one thing is bad: we ourselves do not have such drones and are not expected in the foreseeable future. Screwdriver assembly of obsolete Israeli devices - that's all we can do.
      1. Vladimyrych
        Vladimyrych 23 December 2015 16: 11 New
        +6
        Quote: Basarev
        that's all we can do

        This is which side to look ...
        If on the part of necessity and expediency - I think you can accelerate and do it. How fast I can’t judge, but not exactly the five-year plan.
        If you look from one of the towers of the Kremlin, it’s not realistic for the reasons:
        1) ...
        2) ...
        3) ...
        Substitute instead of points any nonsense which only comes to your mind. Everything will be true.
        In fact, you can do everything. No one bothers just to steal. China somehow does not complex. We are alone fluffy.
      2. SIvan
        SIvan 23 December 2015 16: 14 New
        +2
        Quote: Basarev
        Only one thing is bad: we ourselves do not have such drones and are not expected in the foreseeable future. Screwdriver assembly of obsolete Israeli devices - that's all we can do.


        For you the foreseeable future is about how long? Month, year, five years? The articles below are about 2016.
        http://topwar.ru/87760-voyska-poluchat-udarnye-bespilotniki.html
        http://topwar.ru/87860-smi-v-rossii-ispytyvaetsya-udarnyy-bla-razvivayuschiy-sko
        rost-do-800-km-chas.html

        By the way, your comments in these topics are not. Maybe you just didn’t read it?
      3. Panabebis
        Panabebis 23 December 2015 16: 31 New
        -3
        Few people knew recently that we can make cruise missiles. Yes, and there is no country that can do everything. Time will tell ...
        1. Hon
          Hon 23 December 2015 16: 43 New
          +3
          Quote: Panaebis
          Few people knew recently that we can make cruise missiles. Yes, and there is no country that can do everything. Time will tell ...

          recently when is it? USSR from the 50s of the Kyrgyz Republic produced
          1. SIvan
            SIvan 23 December 2015 19: 53 New
            +1
            This refers to strategic high-precision missiles of the type of boiled Tomahawks. We didn’t use Caliber and X-101 before Syria, so many people didn’t know what they were.
            1. Hon
              Hon 23 December 2015 23: 21 New
              0
              We didn’t use nuclear weapons either, but they know about him
          2. Travian
            Travian 23 December 2015 20: 00 New
            +1
            But how in 50 years a missile was aimed at a target for 1500 km? and bending around the landscape along a broken route
            1. Hon
              Hon 23 December 2015 23: 18 New
              0
              Well for the 50s your demanded I'm overpriced
              Well, for example, KS-1 was adopted in the 53rd

              Length: 8,29 m
              Diameter: 0,92 m
              Rocket Height: 1,2 m
              Wingspan: 4,77 m
              Starting weight: 2760 kg
              Flight speed: M = 0,9
              Firing range: 90 km
              Application Height:
              Guidance System: Radar
              The mass of the warhead: up to 600 kg
      4. evge-malyshev
        evge-malyshev 23 December 2015 17: 22 New
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        No need to panic. We will have to do it. By the way, the first winged drones (for example, KS-1 and the whole family based on it) were first made with us. Then there was a whole family of Tupolev drones, both shock and reconnaissance.
      5. The comment was deleted.
      6. Travian
        Travian 23 December 2015 19: 38 New
        0
        We do not have strategic UAVs yet, but we already have a lot of smaller reconnaissance radius. And they are successfully used in the Donbass.
      7. boni592807
        boni592807 23 December 2015 23: 52 New
        +1
        Not so bad men wink ... As one of the heroes of my childhood film used to say: "... whoever hinders us, he will help us ..."
        We read - "According to the resource," 15 NATO member countries paid for the purchase of drones: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States. " that the devices will be used in the interests of the entire unit. The drones are planned to be put into service in 2017. "
        Conclusions: 1. Approximately in 2017 our Baltic "partners" will have. They are at the forefront of Russia "wanting to take over". belay
        2. And of course, these new and very useful things in the household will fly on our border. sad
        3.And then, God willing ... and come in handy. I think so wink soldier
    2. Tusv
      Tusv 23 December 2015 16: 14 New
      0
      Quote: Vladimir
      New, "promising" and what an expensive target for the S-400?

      It's a fig to throw expensive missiles from Triumph when there is a more budgetary, clumsy master, His Majesty Carapace. Rackets are small but nimble. С400 has more important things to do, for example, Grumble: "You don't go there, you move there, atoms 40Н6Е in your head papaded, you wake up with stealth"
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 23 December 2015 16: 24 New
        +3
        You also need to try to knock it off with the "Shell" from 18 km.
        1. Tusv
          Tusv 23 December 2015 16: 53 New
          0
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          You also need to try to knock it off with the "Shell" from 18 km.

          At such an altitude, the only one who poses a danger - TR-1 - is a client with 200 and 400, and this pepelats poses a danger of reconnaissance at altitudes up to 5 thousand meters. That is, the client for the Shell, Thor And for the Willow
      2. Travian
        Travian 23 December 2015 20: 02 New
        0
        different attack radius
    3. Juborg
      Juborg 23 December 2015 16: 15 New
      +2
      What to say, well done, they know how to invest money and get returns. We would like that (in Russia!), Otherwise everything is in one hand. I didn’t put an article. To put a minus, for stating the fact that a potential enemy is arming every day, is unfair, to put a plus, for the same, it is to approve this weapon against your country. So this is information for consideration, and apparently not for our men, but for statesmen, who are thus stealing the budget and the Defense Ministry, did not pass this fact (recent detention of the deputy Defense Minister and his accomplices). And they monitor and count and still manage to steal.
    4. Hon
      Hon 23 December 2015 16: 38 New
      +1
      Quote: Vladimir
      New, "promising" and what an expensive target for the S-400?

      C-400 missiles are also not cheap, but this goal is not a pity, there is no pilot in it. you launch such dozens in order to destroy those same C-400, even if they do not reach, they will make you turn on the radars and light up
      1. AlNikolaich
        AlNikolaich 23 December 2015 20: 58 New
        0
        Quote: Hon
        Quote: Vladimir
        New, "promising" and what an expensive target for the S-400?

        C-400 missiles are also not cheap, but this goal is not a pity, there is no pilot in it. you launch such dozens in order to destroy those same C-400, even if they do not reach, they will make you turn on the radars and light up

        How blasphemous for many this will sound, but any large drone is a hundred percent potential victim of any fighter plane! Visibility is large, speed and maneuverability are none! Opportunity to evade - no, take an air battle - can not.
        It is enough to have a few fencing fenders in the area, even the Mig-21 working on the guidance of ground-based radars, and that’s all. The area is closed from drones ...
    5. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 23 December 2015 17: 24 New
      0
      Once again, cyclists will chase the desert.
    6. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 23 December 2015 17: 25 New
      +1
      And will they give countries to the countries that paid for these drones they will steer or will they admire their shares in the purchase only in the photo?
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 23 December 2015 15: 53 New
    +2
    According to the resource, "the purchase of drones was paid for by 15 of NATO member countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the USA."


    So that's why every little thing in NATO is needed ... they will pay for themselves and for that guy in WASHINGTON.
  3. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 23 December 2015 15: 56 New
    +4
    Travelers especially need such UAVs. smile
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 23 December 2015 15: 58 New
      +3
      Travelers especially need such UAVs

      Judging by the size of the apparatus, the Balts will need it like a fishtail monkey.
  4. vkl-47
    vkl-47 23 December 2015 15: 58 New
    +1
    Quote: The same Lech
    According to the resource, "the purchase of drones was paid for by 15 of NATO member countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the USA."


    So that's why every little thing in NATO is needed ... they will pay for themselves and for that guy in WASHINGTON.

    And if you do not want Maidan and maiden name
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 23 December 2015 16: 01 New
    +1
    That's how allies should be able to breed, and Estonia was forced to pay!
    15 NATO member countries paid for the purchase of drones: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the USA. ”
  6. aviator1913
    aviator1913 23 December 2015 16: 03 New
    +3


    AGS UAV based on the already developed Global Hawk Block 40 design is a serious machine.

    The constant presence of such UAVs in southern Europe will have a positive effect on NATO's awareness of the location and movement of women and refugees in northern Africa, which should help the coalition to timely eliminate the relevant threats.

    So let it fly, rather, we would have had big UAVs, they are very necessary in local conflicts like Syria. Significantly improve the awareness of the command of the situation on the earth.
  7. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 23 December 2015 16: 04 New
    11
    But men, you must admit that the machine is good.
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 23 December 2015 16: 24 New
      +2
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      But men, you must admit that the machine is good

      Ash stump. Two rockets of fiery hell on board. For barmaley the most, Only the creators aim the wrong way
      1. Mama_Cholli
        Mama_Cholli 24 December 2015 09: 55 New
        0
        This type of machine can very well be used for yawas.
  8. doework
    doework 23 December 2015 16: 05 New
    +5
    Good global scout, in vain you criticize him like that. They will let him go along the border of the Russian Federation. With such a radius and height, and with multi-channel sensors, he will see everything that is needed, and then he will transmit it anywhere. And maybe the goal will also highlight ..
    We would need such vehicles, and not Tu-22, to chase photo reconnaissance, as it was in one southern republic ...
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 23 December 2015 16: 40 New
      0
      do not drive Tu-22 for photo reconnaissance

      And who do you order to conduct photo intelligence? Especially under the condition of 30% of the best air defense in the world went to the former Soviet republics
  9. LVMI1980
    LVMI1980 23 December 2015 16: 08 New
    -5
    some kind of clumsy (from an engineering point of view), it looks more like a toy and not a weapon system
  10. NDA
    NDA 23 December 2015 16: 17 New
    0
    the dimensions are impressive .. under his wings at the time of returning to the base we will hide the T50 PAK :)
  11. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 23 December 2015 16: 19 New
    +3
    It is surprising that the Europeans did not master their development, but hired
    American Northrop Grumman. In my opinion, just laziness.
    1. doework
      doework 23 December 2015 16: 30 New
      +2
      division of labor, it’s easier to buy a chipper than to master .. and, I think, not Europe determines the movement of money in the NATO budget, but you know who ...
    2. APASUS
      APASUS 23 December 2015 18: 42 New
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      It is surprising that the Europeans did not master their development, but hired
      American Northrop Grumman. In my opinion, just laziness.

      Just a similar UAV model is unlikely to pay off at all, the Europeans simply acted pragmatically fitting the existing model.
      1. Wheel
        Wheel 23 December 2015 20: 32 New
        0
        Quote: APASUS
        Just a similar UAV model is unlikely to pay off at all, the Europeans simply acted pragmatically fitting the existing model.

        And nevertheless, Germany swelled a pollard of greenery into euromodification.
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 24 December 2015 18: 04 New
          0
          Quote: Wheel
          Quote: APASUS
          Just a similar UAV model is unlikely to pay off at all, the Europeans simply acted pragmatically fitting the existing model.

          And nevertheless, Germany swelled a pollard of greenery into euromodification.

          You carefully look at the performance characteristics, there the R&D price is at the level of creating a modern aircraft. Why did the Europeans invest in creating another strategic UAV, if there is an American model, they did everything right.
    3. mav1971
      mav1971 23 December 2015 19: 36 New
      +1
      Quote: voyaka uh
      It is surprising that the Europeans did not master their development, but hired
      American Northrop Grumman. In my opinion, just laziness.


      Just for their purposes, probably this is the best product.
      We buy bread or chips. at least they could do everything themselves ...
      this is such a distant example of the fact that you do not always need to do everything yourself.
  12. Panabebis
    Panabebis 23 December 2015 16: 24 New
    -5
    up to 630 kilometers per hour. The device will be able to remain in the air for up to 32 hours and rise to a height of 18,3 thousand meters. ”

    Good characteristics ... But our REBka will send it to a coma! Infa146% ... ask Cook :) And you won’t have to spend the Triumph rocket :))
  13. shans2
    shans2 23 December 2015 16: 35 New
    0
    Global hawks fly even higher (20 km), this is probably a cheaper replacement for them ...
    1. aviator1913
      aviator1913 23 December 2015 17: 21 New
      0
      no, it is also 18 km, but the engines can drag it to 21.5, but apparently something already fails at this height, so the 18 ceiling ...
      1. evge-malyshev
        evge-malyshev 23 December 2015 17: 37 New
        0
        Quote: aviator1913
        but apparently something at this height already refuses, so the ceiling is 18 ...


        He barely holds on to this height. On the verge of stalling.
      2. evge-malyshev
        evge-malyshev 23 December 2015 17: 37 New
        0
        Quote: aviator1913
        but apparently something at this height already refuses, so the ceiling is 18 ...


        He barely holds on to this height. On the verge of stalling.
  14. Alexez
    Alexez 24 December 2015 15: 28 New
    +1
    If on this UAV they deploy nuclear weapons and launch a carousel along our borders - the air defense is pulled in full and someday the nerves may not be able to withstand ...