Weapons for fifth-generation fighter
Corporation Tactical Missiles "Russia is preparing a new plane the whole arsenal
Stand Corporation Tactical Missiles (KTRV) at the international aerospace show MAKS-2009 in the pavilion D9 was impossible not to notice. Not only because he held the lion's total exposure area of the pavilion. But for the simple reason that pass indifferently by a half dozen offered for that site of different-sized, but very stern, and then hide in their beautiful air and naval missiles, not making out carefully each of them, carefully not asked the specialists of the company and their tactics performance characteristics and combat capabilities, certainly would have been higher than normal human strength. Especially bearing in mind that beauty is not visited by ordinary spectators, and, as a rule, experts on military technology. And for them to see something new and interesting - it is certainly a gift of fate.
"Succumbed to this temptation, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of Russia. During a visit to the air show on the opening day, he specially went to the stand Corporation, a careful inspection of its exposure, and long enough (people observed a time - 12 minutes and 21 seconds. - VL) talked there with the director general Boris Obnossov KTRV.
And to show that the corporation was. Here and new aircraft guided missile X-59MK2, intended to destroy important installations in the enemy's tactical depth. For example, a fixed well-defended ground targets such as command posts with known or explored coordinates. Including carefully camouflaged with no radar, infrared and optical contrast to the surrounding background. Although enough and photograph the area of its location. The likely rejection of penetrating warhead type (weight 320 kg) or cassette (weight 283 kg) from this point does not exceed 3.5 m. This, experts know, they say, hit the peg.
Demonstrated at the stand KTRV new protivolokatsionnye guided missiles Kh-31PD and X-58USHKE with wide-range passive radar homing. Even better, than those in August last year during an operation to enforce peace Georgian aggressor was rendered inoperable the entire system of managing the army Saakashvili. And new anti-air high X-31AD and low-altitude X-35UE (altitude above the sea surface, 4 m), Kh-59MK, adjustable gauge aerial bombs of 500 kg and 1500 kg of satellite and laser-guided (KAB-500S-E, KAB-1500LG-S) and many other "products". Incidentally, the Kh-35UE, X-59MK2, X-59M2E, bombs KAB-500S-E, KAB-1500LG-F, as well as missiles air-to-air RVV-SD and RVV-MD at MAKS exhibited for the first time.
Boris V. Obnossov told me later that perhaps we were wrong, they did not rename the anti-X-35UE in some X-37 that everyone understand that this is not a simple modification of its predecessor, the X-35E, and a completely new weapon. First, the new missile twice reduced the size of the engine, making it possible to increase the fuel tanks and more than twice the range of the missile. The same can be said about the X-31AD, which has improved a range of performance characteristics: increased maximum range of applications (and more than twice), the speed of its flight towards the goal and the effectiveness of the warhead. In order to ensure high-precision guidance in addition to ARGSN (active radar homing) is applied and inertia system. Twice increased technical resource products and improved reliability. Returning to the X-35UE, noting that the new combined system with inertial guidance systems, satellite navigation and active / passive homing (GOS) provides an X-35UE higher accuracy and noise immunity, and significantly expands the range of the targeted goals. Including in the face of strong enemy electronic countermeasures.
A missile Kh-59MK at a distance of 285 km may cause critical damage to any surface targets, from boats to cruisers, at any time, in simple and adverse weather, high seas and from the coastline. It operates on the principle of "let and forget".
There are a corporation and other "highlight". Among them modular air guided missiles like the X-38ME general purpose, designed for use on the battlefield in the nearest tactical depth. The modular principle of equipping missiles can be used as guidance systems to a variety of composite structures. Including inertial system and options for the final precision on the basis of homing laser, thermal imaging, radar type or satellite navigation. A powerful warhead weighing up to 250 kg can be equipped with high-explosive high-explosive fragmentation, penetration or cluster MS.
Dual Mode of solid fuel rocket engine provides the X-38ME flight with a velocity exceeding the sound twice. A native missiles can be not only aircraft but also helicopters. Compared with missiles of this type of the previous generation (eg, X-25M), the thirty-eighth of the maximum range is increased four times - up to 40 km.
Another set of missile weapons - Gadfly-ME "with the guided missile X-59M2E created at IBC" Rainbow ", is designed to attack ground and sea targets visually recognized by the operator on the multifunction display. Can be used around the clock, including at night and in low visibility conditions - in the fog, rain and snowstorms.
The future is born today
All these developments have told me KTRV specialists, as well as those who submit to the exhibition while it was premature - the basis for the establishment of missile and bomb weapons for the fifth generation fighter. Corporation Tactical Missiles ", uniting, in addition to the parent organization of the same name, 18 defense companies, among them such leading as ICD Vympel MKB" Raduga ", NPP" Region ", in 90 of the last century developed a comprehensive program of forming new air weapons.
Indeed, some say in the corporation: "Fighter without weapons - this is only aerialist, and a weapon - formidable warrior." Agree on this program and sign in various high courts, remembers Boris Obnosov, it cost a lot of blood. But now with the Director General of Sukhoi's general director "MiG" and the first vice-president of United Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan, and with President Alexei Fyodorov, UAC in KTRV full understanding. And when the media will be ready the first appearance of the fifth generation fighter, said Obnosov, while they would be willing and new high-precision air attack air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, a wide range of applications and conditions. They can be output to the state tests while promising frontline aviation aircraft complex (PAK FA).
That KTRV cope with this task, no doubt about this. Despite the financial crisis that devastated some major companies and discouraged others, the corporation remains one of the most stable and continuously developing companies in Russia's defense industry. It is in the first hundred of the most successful manufacturers of arms of the planet. The total revenue of its integrated structure, headed by KTRV over the past year amounted to 30,5 billion rubles. With almost 10% more than the previous, 2007-d. A net profit from sales rose to 2.8 billion rubles. All these developments have enabled the corporation to extend the development, upgrading its technological machinery equipment investment, equal to 2 billion 87 million rubles, to make payments to the federal, provincial and local budgets of $ 2.6 billion. And today, according to Boris Obnosov, leading enterprises have KTRV portfolio not only this year but for years to come.
By the way, sounded a few weeks ago in the Indian press reports that the missiles posed a corporation Delhi at the turn of 1999-2000, half defective in KTRV called "political speculation" caused by the attempts of unfair competition. In particular, attention is drawn to the following fact: "sensation" appeared in media in India exactly one month after a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the signing of the US-Indian military-technical cooperation. In addition, knowingly or not, but nobody never published the information in which conditions were kept for nine years received aircraft missiles from Russia, were observed whether the temperature and other requirements for their preservation, and other technical operating conditions. With that our partners, as is known exporters of weapons, things are not always the case in order.
Reputation attached affair
Well, then, that the authority of the corporation Tactical Missiles "was, is and remains very high, do not prove. This is confirmed by these figures. 95% of the Guided Missile Air Force Russia delivers exactly KTRV, and in air-to-air missiles - all 100%. The weapon, developed, tested, produced and modernized corporation (which is not only the weapons systems for aircraft and Navy ships, but also for coastal missile systems), are exported to 20 countries. It has significant advantages over their competitors on the criterion of "cost-effectiveness of combat.
And one more superfluous evidence of the high reputation in the market KTRV weapons. Prior to the closing of the international aerospace show MAKS-2009 Air Force Chief of Russia, Colonel General Alexander Zelin and CEO KTRV Boris Obnosov signed a contract for $ 6 billion, providing for the delivery of Air Force in the coming two years, various kinds of missiles. They are designed for 48 of the newest multi-role fighters Su-35C, which should reach the troops from 2010 to 2015. In addition to the Su-35 weapon and 12 of KTRV equip the Su-27SM (they will be handed over to military pilots in 2009-2011) and Su-30m2 (transfer to be completed before the end of 2011), Sukhoi Su-34 fighter jets MiG-29SMT, MiG-35 and, of course, PAK FA, which is also called fifth-generation machine.
The Corporation Tactical Missiles ", as we see, will be a lot of work. But no one at the company are not afraid, on the contrary - only joy.
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