Russian army will receive satellite-guided bombs.
In the Metropolitan Design Bureau "Compass", a new module for unguided artillery shells.
"Compass" is one of the main developers of navigation tools for the Russian Armed Forces. The ICD successfully passed preliminary tests GLONASS navigation module for artillery shells.
As told from the military establishment, module developed within the framework of programs from "Dynamics" and can be mounted both on existing and new shells.
Designed by "Compass" module can be installed in place of the fuse at the head of an artillery projectile caliber of 152 mm and above. Module consists of a combination of fuse, GLONASS receiver and the control surface — the so-called aerodynamic vehicles that unfolds and adjusts the line of motion of the projectile.
On shell with the module "Dynamics", in contrast to the shells, which are controlled by a laser beam is not influenced by weather conditions, and it does not require external lighting purpose. This allows you to fine strike point targets with established earlier coordinates. The Superior such makarom projectile possible radial deviation does not exceed 10 meters. But at the same time everyday, 152 mm projectiles, with a significant range of firing it is 100 meters or more.
Streamlined Russian ammunition with the module "Dynamics" provides the opportunity to create shells satellite-guided much cheaper if the South American 155-mm shell «Excalibur» with guidance using GPS. Price is higher than that of the projectile 80 thousand dollars. He equipped a built-in handlebars and the gas generator. With such a projectile mass production the cost will be 50 thousand dollars. According to reports from the Defense Ministry, the price of the upgraded missile with the module "Dynamics" will not exceed one thousand dollars.
You can use this module for the modernization of outdated ammunition, as well as new. Its price is anyone will be much lower, if at the South American counterpart. Russian designers have gained stable reception of GLONASS navigation signal on a spinning projectile at the same time the South American «Excalibur», to get the signal, must complete rotation. This causes its high cost and greatly complicates the design.
Editor in chief of the magazine special "Arsenal" Victor Murakhovski believes that the new Russian development has made a real revolution in gunnery.
Sovereign Murakhovski sure that such shell many times reduces the consumption of ammunition. During the firing projectiles at ordinary platoon strong point to be 2-thousand shells, and in this case will be much smaller. With all this accuracy shells with the modules is not reduced to the distance — it will be the same no matter how far are firing — 5 or 50 km. This allows you to instantly hit any target. Most importantly — clear information as to the place the target position, acquired from exploration, drones and other channels — expressed his special world.
Sovereign Murakhovski also stressed that due to the low prices of the module will be able to provide time for kutsee Artillery Troops huge number of guided missiles, with all this, no additional money to upgrade weapons themselves are not useful.
Anatoly Tsiganok, managing the Military Forecasting Center, stressed that in order to excellent use such missiles, the army felt drawback systems clear guidance to the target.
Next sovereign Tsiganok notes that the range reconnaissance completely different tasks and divert it to guidance for the purpose of long-range artillery, no one will. The satellite also fails to re-tune to each instrument separately taken, as it is under the control of the entire battlefield.
He believes that precision projectiles must try to build unmanned spy planes, but they are not available in the Russian army.