One Mach: anti-aircraft gunners will learn to shoot down hypersonic targets
Unique target rockets can imitate future rockets
The calculations of the most modern Russian anti-aircraft complexes S-400 and Pantsir-S will teach you to fight with hypersonic weapons. This is a promising direction, which is being developed in a number of countries, including Russia and the United States. To imitate the weapons of the future, intelligent ones were created on the basis of the Favorit-RM target with unique speed characteristics.
As told to Izvestia in the Ministry of Defense, at the end of December last year, during the exercises with the participation of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM), and the Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) were used for the first time Target "Favorite-RM", specially modified to simulate a hypersonic weapon. Their use has been recognized as successful, and already this year they will be received for training at the main air defense grounds.
The Favorit-RM complex consists of a command post and S-300 launchers with four missiles. Technical capabilities allow you to simultaneously run up to 16 targets. This achieves the density and intensity of the raid, which reliably creates an imitation of the mass character of aviation, cruise and ballistic missiles.
The retrofitted 5V55 missiles of the S-300PS anti-aircraft missile complex are turned into a target. The warhead is freed from explosives, and additional electronic equipment is installed in its place, and the control unit is also reprogrammed. Features of the upgraded "hypersonic" target rockets are high speeds and a wide range of altitude. After the modifications, the target is able to quickly develop a hypersonic speed in excess of 7 thousand km / h. Such indicators today are not able to reach the fifth generation aircraft and cruise missiles.
In certain modes, the rocket is able to react in real time to threats and evade attacks. After it is irradiated with radars, a system is triggered, which gives information about the type of ground-to-air missiles that is preparing to strike. In the automatic mode, analysis is carried out, which means of destruction can be applied. In response to the situation, the rocket makes anti-aircraft maneuver. At the final stage of the flight, a rocket several kilometers soars sharply into the sky and falls down. What makes it a difficult goal for air defense.
"Favorite-RM" is able to imitate all existing and promising means of air attack of a potential enemy, including ballistic and cruise missiles, airplanes, helicopters and low-profile unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as hyper-speed missiles.
Good job for the 5v55 type of missile, imprecive the anti-aircraft manouvrable, pantsyr able to shoot down hypersonic missiles?