On the toy-looking mini-drones begin to hang small bombs Hatchet: true, moderate size does not make them less deadly.
Last week, during the benefit of annual Marine, aviation and of cosmic Navy League conference in National Harbor (Maryland), the company showed its ATK midget controlled bombs (ASD) Hatchet. It was designed for use with small «drones.»
Small instrument weighs less 3 kg and is controlled using a 3-folding airfoils and tail rudders. Zooms to the target GPS or laser beam. According to experts, at the moment is a unique combination of small size, managed a long flight and precision hitting the target has no analogues in weight and ease of installation.
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Rocket created during the development of small-sized and lightweight precision munition for the UAV that could carry 10’s and even hundreds of such bombochek. «Hatchet» (particularly as translated title of ammunition) is packed into a successful launch canister, which is located under the wing of the U.S. Army vserasprostranennogo 90-pound UAV Shadow.
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After the release of bombs from the container disclosed wings, and it starts flight to the target. With all of this driven by three detectors that detect the laser «spot» designator. After detecting the «spot» microprocessor flight control outputs necessary data and activates the tail rudders providing ultra-precise target homing.
Shield of the CCA conference in National Harbor / flightglobal.com
Fighting value of planning bomb from CCA is that it can be installed on various air carriers without significant modification.
60-mm in diameter instrument weighs 2.7 kg, with all the weight of the warhead is more than half the mass of bombs — 1.8 kg.
According to experts, the new ammo seriously increase the potential for UAV Hassle-specific response in providing air support. «Bespilotnnik» may be in the sky for a long time, but before the actual moment of the number of portable instruments did not match the time on patrol, in other words a few missiles or bombs on board the UAV not provide dignity long flight.