In Russia, developed targets to simulate a swarm attack drones
Also, the creators of the Thor anti-aircraft complexes told about a cruise missile simulating a stealth target.
MOSCOW, December 27. / TASS /. Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant "Kupol" (part of the VKO "Almaz-Antey" concern) has developed a target complex with unmanned aerial vehicles of various types, which allows anti-aircraft gunners to work off the reflection of the attack of the drones. TASS was informed about this by the director for military-technical cooperation and the execution of the state defense order of the enterprise, the director of the Target Complexes project Igor Ivanov.
“The highlight of the“ Adjutant ”complex, which includes an imitation of a swarm of drones - TASS) is that under the control of one ground control station, two operators can simultaneously lift up to six air targets and control them in a single field. we create a target swarm of different types of targets, "said Ivanov.
According to him, using drones with different characteristics, it is possible to create an air situation as close as possible to the combat one. “Some are flying low, others are high, fast, slow, and so on. In this case, the effect of getting as close to a real battle is achieved,” the agency’s source said.
Initially, the complex was created to provide training and combat firing anti-aircraft missile systems "Thor", but in the process of developing engineers "Dome" found a wider use of "Adjutant."
“When we got the result, we realized that this thing is needed not only to the Torah. Everyone needs it absolutely, starting from man-portable air defense systems, then to short-range, short-range, medium-range systems, and just recently we worked through large systems range in the near zone of destruction ", - added the director of the project.
Ivanov added that the company also developed an inconspicuous target missile that mimics cruise missiles made using stealth technology.
"This is a real imitation of a cruise missile, which allows you to train the calculations of the entire line of air defense systems (anti-aircraft missile systems) of the Ground Forces [of the Russian Armed Forces]," said Ivanov. He clarified that the target missile is part of the Adjutant target training complex.
According to Ivanov, the target can fly in all modes and with all the overloads that a real cruise missile is experiencing. The target height of its flight is 100 meters - this is the safe height for opening the parachute on which it lands. However, for combat training shooting, the target can fly much lower, as well as the real conventional enemy cruise missiles.
The project director noted that in order to increase the visibility of the target, mounting points for corner or lens reflectors are provided. Without the use of reflectors, specified Ivanov, the visibility of the target is comparable to the most subtle aerial targets. "Without an EPR lens (an effective scattering surface, in radiolocation, an increased EPR value means greater radar visibility of the object - TASS note) of the target - about 0.1 m, with a lens - up to 1 meter," the agency interlocutor explained.
He noted that all the parameters of the target were tested by the Central Research Institute of the Aerospace Defense Forces in Tver.