Two perennial antagonist — Greece and Turkey almost immediately kerf in the race to equip its own air force and navy air-launched cruise missiles of its own production.
After the start of the development of Turkey in 2009. Cruise Missile SOM (Stand-off Muehimmat Seyir Fuezesi) General Staff of Greece has decided to start his development of the Kyrgyz Republic that exceeds the performance characteristics of the Turkish missiles.
The project has received the title: Hellenic National Missile Systems Partnership — Greek National Partnership Missile Systems.
The result of the project should be a cruise rocket HSC-1 "MAKEDON" (Hellenic Stand-off Cruise-1) — "Macedonia".
Conditions of the project: one hundred percent Greek design, all major components, including the control is done in Greece, the CD will have a transonic speed and range of over 250 km.
The development was entrusted BSK Defense?.?., Has experience in the production of UAVs.
The company tried to use the UAV control systems Yperion, but had to abandon because it did not have the engine, which would be able to cooperate transonic speed CD with a sufficient degree of reliability and low operating costs.
It was decided to make a new turbojet slider VRJ 300 Orion as the layout for the CD
and make it a basis for future UAV, including drums.
Construction of the new motor started again in 2008, and built more than 60 prototypes. Due to the great complexity, contractor appealed to the Greek company Axon Engineering SA, which, with one of the best in Greece machine tool parks, has assumed the ready components using the most modern techniques and technology, and with product certification according to ISO 9100. Tests successfully completed in 2010.
Controller has two innovations:
1. ATV-boost system and the thrust vector control aircraft means an aircraft computer commands. This system allows you to maneuver with overloads of up to 15 g at a speed of more than 1100 km / h
2. System injection improves fuel combustion for maximum reliability of the motor.
Integrated computer controls the engine, being able to optimize all the characteristics of self-control, without annoying at work.
At present, the company is working on fine-tuning the sustainer engine with a thrust of 150 kg for the HSC-1 "MAKEDON".
In April 2011, Greek magazine "Strategist" reported that three years of hard work culminated in a complete success.
Greece ready for production in 2014, cruise missiles, superior in its features Turkish SOM.
The report said that companies involved in the project: BSK Defence, Intracom, ORDTECH Military Industries, HAF, HN
Planned fire starts: 2014-1, 2015-5, 2016-6, 2017-3.
Defined platform for the carrier version of the "air-to-surface": Mirage 2000-5MK2.
Price option airborne 850,000 Euros, the completion of works Q4 2014.
Sea-based option price of 1,000,000 Euros, the completion of works Q4 2017.
According to the views of the magazine, this is the most impressive of the sverhtehnologichny programs that will give the Greek Air Force vast number of modern CR to withstand external hazards, without involving costly components of the NATO partners. Analysis of the war in Libya has shown that for now the merits of winning easy price requires a huge amount of raket.V first days of the conflict was launched twice more missiles than most have in their own arsenal of Greek Air Force!
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