Two in one: the Americans decided to cross the Iskander analogue with the S-400 analog


Details of the development of a medium-range missile system with the code name "Typhoon" for the US Army in accordance with the Mid-Range Capability (MRC) program have become known. The aforementioned program is considered by the American army no less important than the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) for the creation of hypersonic weapons.


Delivery of the first MRC prototype is expected in fiscal 2023. The MRC will then take over the US Army's Program Executive Office Missiles and Space. This structure will be responsible for the further serial production, deployment and subsequent development of MRC. This was reported by Marcia Holmes - Deputy Director of the Office of Rapid Opportunities and Critical of technologies (RCCTO - Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office) US Army.


The idea is that from one launcher it is possible to launch surface-to-air anti-aircraft guided missiles (SAM) and surface-to-surface tactical missiles (OTR). In fact, the Americans decided to cross the analogue of the Iskander OTRK with the analogue of the S-400 air defense missile system, making a two-in-one version.

Each battery will have four launchers with four missiles each. At the initial stage, it will be possible to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles and RIM-174 SM-6 ERAM anti-missiles, and in the future - any missiles compatible with Mk 41 - unified shipborne vertical launch systems for guided missiles.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 October 2021 09: 30
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    So everything is true. All of them have been developing the unification of launching complexes for a long time.
    1. guleg Offline guleg
      guleg 13 October 2021 15: 55
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      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      So everything is true. All of them have been developing the unification of launching complexes for a long time.

      the author is simply not in the subject of the word at all, and gives out misinformation thought out by him. He also does not have enough knowledge to understand that it makes no sense to cross an air defense system and a medium-range ground-based tactical-strategic complex.
      At least because:
      - these complexes have completely different tasks, in some way do not intersect (destruction of air targets and ground stationary ones with known coordinates).
      - the equipment of the air defense missile system and the launcher of the KR are also completely different. The anti-aircraft complex requires a radar, the KR launcher does not need it, but the equipment for entering the coordinates of the target into the missile and adjusting its systems before launch is needed.
      It is more logical, cheaper and more efficient to make two different systems than to breed a snake with a hedgehog. The author himself could understand this.

      Versatility applies, but not here. It is quite possible to cross short-range missiles with an IR seeker or laser illumination and an anti-tank missile (using the same guidance system). Anti-aircraft sea and anti-ship missiles (and they do, universal missiles - but they again have the same guidance system).

      The box opened simply: the author had no idea that the Standard was a universal rocket. It was created as an anti-aircraft (anti-missile), but now there are versions for working on sea (anti-ship) and ground targets. It is these missiles that will be used in this missile system. Subsonic (slow) "Tomahawk", but stealthy and with a long range (1800 km), and supersonic (three-frame), but not so long-range "Standard" (450 km)
  2. guleg Offline guleg
    guleg 13 October 2021 15: 44
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    Two in one: the Americans decided to cross the Iskander analogue with the S-400 analog

    The meaning of the venture is that from one launcher it was possible to launch surface-to-air anti-aircraft guided missiles (SAM) and surface-to-surface tactical missiles (OTR)

    The author did not understand the topic at all. The fact is that Typhoon is in some way not an anti-aircraft complex. "Standards" in the version of the anti-ship missile are designed to destroy sea and ground targets.

    ... detailed materials were presented about the promising medium and shorter-range ground-based missile system Mid-Range Capability (MRC), which was recently officially named Typhon, being created for the US Army.
    Medium-range and shorter-range ground mobile missile system MRC (Typhon) must use two types of shipborne missiles in service with the US Navy - the Raytheon Tomahawk subsonic cruise missile and the Raytheon Standard SM-6 multipurpose supersonic missile, which in this complex should be used to destroy ground and surface targets... Both types of missiles should be fired from the ground version of the shipborne universal vertical launcher Mk 41, made in a four-container version on a ground mobile launcher on a trailer towed by a tractor. The missiles must be standard for the US Navy and not undergo any special modifications.
    The firing range in the version of the ground launch of the Tomahawk cruise missile (in the Block IV and V versions) with a non-nuclear warhead is estimated at up to 1800 km. In the future, it will be possible to use other surface-to-surface missiles in the MRC (Typhon) complex, including hypersonic ones, which can be created for placement in shipborne UVPU Mk 41. In the US Army, the MRC (Typhon) complex should become an intermediate link in the range of action between the promising operational-tactical missile system Lockheed Martin PrSM (Precision Strike Missile) with a firing range of 499-550 km (in the future up to 1000 km) and a promising ground-based hypersonic missile system medium-range LRHW (Long Range Hypersonic Weapon), recently officially named Dark Eagle, with a declared range of over 2775 km.