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The Pentagon is forced to abandon the development of new drone drone

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Due to cuts in funding, the Pentagon plans to curtail the UCLASS program, which envisages the development of drone UAVs and reconnaissance drones based on aircraft carriers, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.


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Earlier $ 818 million was allocated for these works. It is expected that next year the money will be allocated (89 million) only to continue the development of the deck drone.

The newspaper reminds that the development of shock drones for aircraft carriers began in the 90-s after the Grumman A-6 Intruder was removed from service. It was assumed that "the UAVASS UAV will allow aircraft carriers to destroy ground targets, without approaching the shore at a dangerous distance and perform other shock tasks," the newspaper notes.

As for the refueling unit, the specialists intend to equip it with a radio and satellite control system, which would allow the operators on the aircraft carrier to lead the drone during the entire mission, "which can last several hours and cover an area of ​​thousands of miles."

However, on board there will be neither weapons nor sophisticated sensors that were planned for the UCLASS drone. The construction of this UAV will also not use the technology "stealth".

According to the newspaper, the savings saved on UAVs are planned to be spent on the purchase of additional F-35C fighter jets.
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  1. Limon1972
    Limon1972 16 February 2016 13: 49
    +8
    They didn’t give them any more sawing, that’s their sadness laughing
    1. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 16 February 2016 13: 52
      +3
      Yeah, everything is drained to Fki ... wonderful same) change the iron that does not fly on drones
    2. A-Sim
      A-Sim 16 February 2016 13: 52
      +6
      According to this article: "The funds saved on the UAV are planned to be spent on the purchase of additional F-35C fighters." it is probably more convenient to saw.
    3. cniza
      cniza 16 February 2016 13: 53
      +4
      Earlier $ 818 million was allocated for these works. It is expected that next year the money will be allocated (89 million) only to continue the development of the deck drone.


      Cool almost an order of magnitude, but it seems like the overall budget has grown, where did they redistribute it?
      1. Sid.74
        Sid.74 16 February 2016 13: 55
        +5
        Quote: cniza
        where did they redistribute it?

        In the IG and Alkaidu probably invested ...winked

        In addition, the US senator recently resented that the Russians did not bring down the drones allocated to Ukraine and the drones, but jammed and took them for themselves ... smile
        The United States is a shame, however ... billions are spending, and the Russians will take them for themselves. laughing

        "The Ukrainian side tried to organize aerial reconnaissance over the territory of Crimea using UAVs. The latter were part of the grouping of the 66th American military intelligence brigade (stationed in Bavaria) and deployed to the area of ​​the city of Kirovograd (Ukraine)," the media write. But the United States and Ukraine did not manage to observe the Crimea and the actions of the Black Sea Fleet forces. “As a result of the measures taken, two unmanned aerial vehicles of the Israeli design, such as MQ-5B Hunter, were intercepted. , - the military reports.

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    5. Altona
      Altona 16 February 2016 13: 59
      +4
      Quote: Limon1972
      They didn’t give them any more sawing, that’s their sadness

      ---------------------
      Yes, here in the comments I don’t remember which article proved that the idea with drones was outdated. Not by itself, but in the context of a war with a technologically advanced adversary. The toy is not cheap, admittedly, with a body kit, with a weapon. But it will not withstand either the air defense of the attacked advanced country, or the means of electronic interception and just electronic warfare. Even if Iran already has a successful experience landing American drones on its territory. Therefore, the concept has changed, the strategem has again turned to the person on board, to the complex aircraft.
    6. vkl-47
      vkl-47 16 February 2016 13: 59
      +3
      the mattress and war money don’t have any money? what kind of stuffing. yes they have the whole economy built on war and on the production of weapons then Hollywood and SNN will scare the whole world with Russians. and yell at three throats to buy their weapons. whoever buys the color revolution
      1. Michael67
        Michael67 16 February 2016 14: 18
        0
        "According to the newspaper, the funds saved on the UAV are planned to be spent on the purchase of additional F-35C fighters."
        It is better to spend the saved money on the purchase of the mind. The whole world is on fire.
    7. PKK
      PKK 16 February 2016 14: 16
      -4
      Yes, this is for people! They work steeply for PILOTS. + Laser, do not get fooled by the cheap info.
      1. PKK
        PKK 16 February 2016 14: 27
        -7
        Request to knowledgeable and authoritative analysts, to answer: why did Russia and France lose 100 thousand soldiers each during Napoleon’s retreat? Answers like Russians who are not used to winter are not accepted. They lost all horses. Residues returned to Russia by ship. What is the reason for such casualties, only nuclear war?
    8. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 16 February 2016 14: 24
      +4
      According to the newspaper, the savings saved on UAVs are planned to be spent on the purchase of additional F-35C fighter jets.

      Right! I also think it is necessary to abandon the new nuclear submarines, also in favor of the F-35 ... laughing
    9. bodzu
      bodzu 16 February 2016 14: 53
      +3
      Everything is very simple. Management of UAV drones is perfectly intercepted by the Russian Aerospace Forces. So after some time they may become the property of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
  2. sir_obs
    sir_obs 16 February 2016 13: 50
    +5
    On the crested, much spent or what?
    1. Samen
      Samen 16 February 2016 14: 13
      +4
      Quote: sir_obs
      On the crested, much spent or what?

      Noooo ... We just saw that the Chinese quadrocopters bought in Detsky Mir coped with reconnaissance tasks just as well. Well, at the price, 5 orders of magnitude lower. So we are sad ... crying
  3. denni
    denni 16 February 2016 13: 50
    0
    I think it's time for them to abandon the old ones.
  4. SAM 5
    SAM 5 16 February 2016 13: 51
    +1
    I can’t imagine something with a refueling drone. IMHO will work as with drums.
    1. sir_obs
      sir_obs 16 February 2016 13: 52
      +2
      Well, this is such a drone from which you can rub gasoline
      1. SAM 5
        SAM 5 16 February 2016 14: 01
        +1
        Well, this is such a drone from which you can rub gasoline

        That is, a canister with wings and a propeller?
      2. Altona
        Altona 16 February 2016 14: 11
        0
        Quote: sir_obs
        Well, this is such a drone from which you can rub gasoline

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        Not gasoline, carasin ... And he himself will fly to the wizard who can put him in a dodgy thing ...
    2. corporal
      corporal 16 February 2016 15: 06
      +1
      Quote: SAM 5
      I can’t imagine something with a refueling drone.

      Good idea, by the way.
      Imagine:
      1- Attack aircraft do not need to land (and then take off) on an aircraft carrier for refueling (for example, ammunition remained, and a new target appeared in the same patrol area)
      2- the aircraft carrier does not need to approach the theater, where the same anti-ship missiles can get it
      3- the radius of action of the aircraft increases, well, let's say diametrically opposite sides of the AUG (then you need two refueling, well, or how much it is supposed to be there).
      1. VALERIK_097
        VALERIK_097 16 February 2016 16: 09
        +1
        Well, YES: the only question is how to ensure the speed of the refueling drone so that it does not put a refillable product into a corkscrew, or wraps around a refueling product
  5. Tusv
    Tusv 16 February 2016 13: 53
    0
    I’m not Stanislavsiy, I’m potamu: "Oh well" -I believed it the first time
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 16 February 2016 13: 58
    +1
    The team for manned fighters trampled the drone team. This is American football, baby. hesitated a bit, and fly upside down!
  7. AlexTires
    AlexTires 16 February 2016 14: 04
    +4
    The article should be titled "The United States has abandoned the development of MARINE-based combat drones." Nobody refuses from conventional land development ... Yes, and there is doubt on this score, because it is hardly a question of refusal, rather, in a temporary suspension of the program until the appearance and development of the technology on which they stumbled ...
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 16 February 2016 14: 32
      +1
      Quote: AlexTires
      . Nobody refuses from usual land developments ...

      Most likely the way it is. Something did not grow together with drones for AUG. But not the lack of money. Probably sent to additional research and development.
  8. VP
    VP 16 February 2016 14: 05
    0
    Drones launched under the knife is nonsense, F-35 will soon begin to be devoured by the aircraft carriers themselves)
  9. iliya87
    iliya87 16 February 2016 14: 07
    +2
    If earlier it was allocated 818 million, now 89 million, the saved money will be spent on the purchase of the F-35C and they already cost 140 million 1 pc. And how much are they going to buy for the money saved? 5-7 pieces?))) PPC Minds
    1. VP
      VP 16 February 2016 14: 23
      +1
      for the purchase of F-35C and they are already under 140 million 1 pc.

      Actually, 265 million
      They promise to reach 140 by 2020. They know how to promise, in this they are just the best laughing
      http://www.militaryparitet.com/ttp/data/ic_ttp/8267/
      And this, without taking into account the wildest development costs, there are still no prospects for ending there.
  10. wolfhound
    wolfhound 16 February 2016 14: 31
    +1
    good news. Bluff only. hi
  11. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 16 February 2016 14: 38
    +2
    Hopefully our electronic warfare systems will create bad weather for this kind of flying machines in an hour "x".
  12. vadimtt
    vadimtt 16 February 2016 14: 39
    +6
    Impact drones will become useful when they carry out a combat mission completely autonomously and not according to radio commands or a prescribed plan and at the same time show initiative and ingenuity. And this will happen only with the advent of heavy AI, which is not expected in the coming decades. In addition, the ethical side of the issue with the transfer of the right to make independent decisions by the robot has not been solved even theoretically bully Otherwise, the collapse of the judicial system - "someone will put him in prison, he is a monument" laughing
  13. triglav
    triglav 16 February 2016 15: 05
    0
    Well now it’s time to refuse from aircraft carriers!
  14. gergi
    gergi 16 February 2016 15: 25
    +1
    As much as they spend on the Pentagon, it’s already possible to fill up everything and all with drones. They steal grandly where our bureaucrats are, there is something to strive for.
  15. yuriy55
    yuriy55 16 February 2016 15: 29
    +2
    Question to the experts:
    "Are these holes on an aircraft carrier's runway going to interfere with the takeoffs of combat drones or some other training drones?" laughing
  16. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 16 February 2016 16: 50
    +2
    Sailors still got a tiny increase in the budget (land cuts greatly).
    Obama cuts the military non-pa-detski. recourse
    The Navy will receive a total of 8 ships in 2016: 1 amphibious San Antonio, 2 nuclear submarines Virginia, 2 Arly Burke, 3 ships of the coastal zone, 1 tanker.
    That's all.
    They will receive only 4 F-35S. What drones?
    1. corporal
      corporal 16 February 2016 19: 43
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      The MF will receive a total of 8 ships in 2016: 1 amphibious San Antonio, 2 nuclear submarines Virginia, 2 Arly Burke, 3 ships of the coastal zone, 1 tanker.
      That's all.

      All. Yeah, modestly and tastefully. Our Navy will not see such a thing for the five-year period.