Russian Hephaestus leveled US superiority in precision weapons


Recent tests of the latest American SM-6 anti-aircraft missile confirm that the Pentagon is still counting on precision-guided weapons. The latter is intended to reduce the consumption of ammunition and attack the enemy without falling into the return fire zone.


The assets of the Americans already have guided aerial bombs GBU-39 and GBU-40, which are twice as accurate as usual. The JDAM program allows you to make any bomb of a caliber from 500 to 2000 pounds high-precision, thanks to GPS flight adjustment and laser guidance at the point of impact.

However, despite the fact that the aforementioned weapon allows you to spend significantly less ammunition, because of its cost, it is more suitable for individual point tasks, and not for large-scale operations. So, for example, the production of 130-kg GBU-39 costs $ 80 thousand, and the JDAM conversion kit costs up to 95 thousand in 2016 prices.

Russia also has high-precision weapons, for example, KAB-250 or KAB-500S, but our country decided to go the other way by developing the SVP-24 Hephaestos aviation complex.

The latter is installed directly on the aircraft, determining the parameters of the aircraft and increasing the range and accuracy of determining the target. This also takes into account the nature of the ammunition used and external environmental factors.

The experience of using Hephaestus in Syria has shown that the complex is able to increase the accuracy of conventional freely falling bombs by 3-3,5 times, thereby being in no way inferior to modern and, importantly, expensive high-precision weapons.

Thus, without getting involved in the next arms race, Russia secured for herself not only technical equality but also strategic superiority in the economy big war.

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  1. Rus Offline
    Rus April 10 2020 11: 37
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    This is the future of military aviation!
  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker April 10 2020 11: 53
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    I always say:

    Do not try to catch up with someone, you need to create your own. And let us catch up !!!
  3. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 10 2020 20: 37
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    Russian Hephaestus leveled US superiority in precision weapons

    - So ... and what’s the “trick” of this “high-precision” Russian “Hephaestus” ... - not even a half-word is said ... - How simple it is ... free-falling bombs ... suddenly began to "fall" into 3-3,5 times more accurate ???
    1. Nick Offline
      Nick (Nikolai) April 11 2020 13: 07
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      Quote: gorenina91
      - So ... but what is the “trick” of this “high-precision” Russian “Hephaestus” ... - not even a half-word is said ... - How simple it is ... free-falling bombs ... suddenly began to “fall” into 3-3,5 times more accurate ???

      Aiming system-24 allows you to precisely aim, literally with an accuracy of several meters. Accuracy data varies from 1 to 10 m KVO, which is very, very ... practically comparable to the WTO for free-falling munitions.
      1. gorenina91 Offline
        gorenina91 (Irina) April 11 2020 13: 50
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        Aiming system-24 allows you to precisely aim, literally with an accuracy of several meters. Accuracy data range from 1 to 10 m. KVO, which for free-falling ammunition is very, very ... almost comparable to the WTO

        - Yes, we got already with this SVP-24 ...
        SVP-24 ... - it's just a good bomb sight ... - and nothing more ...
        “And he can really act, act effectively ... - on bombers with new, digital avionics and radar.” - But on "aircraft" with ancient analogue equipment and radar, these advantages are nullified ... - just the sight ceases to "fix" aiming errors ... - But it’s even more difficult to bomb from helicopters ... - they’ll probably have time to shoot down the helicopter itself; what he will have time to bomb with these "freely falling bombs" ...
        - This sight could already be used with might and main since 2015 in Syria - but it did not get widespread use ...- it only added a headache to the technical personnel when installing the SVP-24, which was preparing the Su-24 for departure ...
        - Well, it can be used on the Su-34 ... - But in Syria, the Su-24 is mainly used ... - both by our air forces and the Syrian air force ...
    2. maiman61 Offline
      maiman61 (Yuri) April 11 2020 21: 53
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      A hundred times already explained. Look on the internet.
  4. Igor Aviator Offline
    Igor Aviator (Igor Aviator) April 10 2020 22: 16
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    Quote: gorenina91
    So ... and what’s the "trick" of this "high-precision" Russian Hephaestus ... - not even a half-word is said ... - How simple it is ... free-falling bombs ... suddenly began to "fall" at 3 -3,5 times more accurate ???

    Read ONCE AGAIN; did not help - ONCE AGAIN! Again did not help - read THIRD times! Well, if the material is not learned from three readings, then it is not fate! laughing
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  5. Igor Aviator Offline
    Igor Aviator (Igor Aviator) April 10 2020 22: 18
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    Quote: Rus
    This is the future of military aviation!

    Not at all! This is her PRESENT!
  6. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 11 2020 15: 08
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    About 25 years how it all started:

    In 1996, Hephaestus T, the main developer of the SVP-24 system, began working with the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    https://zen.yandex.ru/media/militarycolumnist/unikalnaia-sistema-vysokotochnogo-navedeniia-gefest-59b987071410c3b55369e5e8

    And everything is like a discovery ....
  7. Atilla Offline
    Atilla April 13 2020 07: 52
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    Cheers patriots again get drunk on such news.
    1. GRF Offline
      GRF April 19 2020 16: 24
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      So you don’t have to be put down all the time, you have to cut it with your friends in half ...