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Expected performance of the air-based and ground-based unified guided munition

Yu. Agafonov, A. Zharyk, Yu. Osipov, Yu. Tkachenko
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Description: The article analyzes the possibilities of using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in conditions of combat operations with an en-emy that has a modern echeloned air defense system. The conclusion is made about their high efficiency in mass use as unified guided munitions (UAV-GM). Their main advantages such as relatively low cost, high speed, high accuracy with small concomitant failures and low level of recognition factors are considered. The purpose of the article is to determine the possible characteristics of unified UAV-GM with air-borne and ground-based deploying. Based on the proposed methodology, estimates made of the achievable characteristics of the unified UAV-GM with a turbojet engine and various purposes payloads, such as aviation bombs up to 130 kg caliber, other com-bat means and equipment and cargo for special operations. The calculation of turbojet engine thrust was carried out. The aerodynamic, dynamic and balancing characteristics of the UAV-GM, possible trajectories of motion at launch on different heights or at ground launch and the reachable maximum range has been presented. The expected characteristics of the solid-fuel accelerator are estimated. The obtained results testify to the possibility of creating unified UAV air-borne and ground (sea) based deploying with a maximum range up to 300 km. They can be used at the stage of modernization and design of promising domestic unified BPLA-GM. The results, obtained using the proposed method of mathematical modeling, can be used in the design and for modernization of perspective air-based and ground-based unified guided munitions with the air and ground (marine) launching. Moreover, the use of results obtained using the developed method of mathematical modeling will allow optimizing the future design of perspective air-based and ground-based unified guided munitions to improve their characteristics. The developed method allows numerical simulation of dynamic and balancing char-acteristics of different types of the perspective air-based and ground-based unified guided munitions, in the interests of solving a wide range of applied problems.


Keywords: aviation munitions, performance characteristics of aviation munitions, trajectories of flight

Reference:
Ahafonov, Yu.M., Zharyk, O.M., Osipov, Yu.M. and Tkachenko, Yu.A. (2018), “Ochikuvani kharakterystyky unifikovanoho boieprypasu povitrianoho ta nazemnoho bazuvannia” [Expected performance of the air-based and ground-based unified guided munition], Systems of Arms and Military Equipment, No. 3(55), pp. 56-61. https://doi.org/10.30748/soivt.2018.55.08.