Russia already has an answer to the American "flying aircraft carrier"

Recently, the Pentagon conducted regular tests of the so-called "flying aircraft carrier" with the X-61 "Gremlin" UAV on board. This system is designed to overcome enemy air defenses without living pilots entering the immediate area of ​​its action.

The essence of the American system is as follows. The modernized C-130A transport aircraft with a "swarm" of X-61 drones will have to approach the enemy's air defense boundary and, without entering its zone of action, release several drones for reconnaissance or strike at various targets. In this case, the surviving "Gremlins" after completing the assignment will be able to return to the "flying aircraft carrier" again.

It should be noted that such a system not only allows not to risk the lives of living pilots, but also significantly increases the range of the drones. However, is it dangerous for Russia?

To begin with, the "flying aircraft carrier", unlike its "surface brother", is not covered by missile defense echelons, which makes it extremely vulnerable during the operation. Consequently, the C-130A must release the Gremlins as far as possible from the enemy's zone of influence.

The flight range of the X-61 drones in the future should be 926 km, but so far it does not even "reach" up to 500 km. This means that in its current form, the Pentagon's "unique weapon" falls into the zone of operation of the Russian S-500 missile defense system.

At the same time, the S-550 complex is already being created in Russia, the range of which will significantly exceed that of its predecessor. In addition, the new system will be "sharpened" for orbital targets, which means that it will not be difficult for it to suppress the slow C-130A transport aircraft.

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  1. Demonlivi Offline Demonlivi
    Demonlivi (Dima) 28 November 2021 09: 10
    This gremlin can fly into the engine of his transporter by mistake!;)
  2. Dmitry Suslov Offline Dmitry Suslov
    Dmitry Suslov (Dmitry Suslov) 28 November 2021 12: 52
    Our missiles do not care what aircraft carriers to destroy ?! Those who fly were clearly not lucky ... It takes longer to fall.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 28 November 2021 15: 46
      Do not spare their aircraft carriers. Do not take the crews prisoner. And the answer to the American "flying aircraft carrier" is. This is the Su-24M with the entire Ivanovo "Khibiners" turned on.
  3. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 28 November 2021 14: 55
    Large subsonic air targets, such as VTA aircraft, tanker aircraft, and AWACS aircraft are the most visible targets, they will be destroyed first and foremost and at the maximum distance.
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    2. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 29 November 2021 06: 26
      But it will not be possible to destroy, we will declare that the earth has become round. As the reserve colonel Murakhovsky said after the raid of the Kyrgyz Republic Tomahawk on the Syrian objects.
    3. Sailor Scrap Offline Sailor Scrap
      Sailor Scrap (Sailor Scrap) 30 November 2021 08: 18
      Interceptor drones will be able to calm down even from cannons. In perspective. Yes, they will shoot down missiles.
  4. Azat Mambetov Offline Azat Mambetov
    Azat Mambetov (Azat Mambetov) 28 November 2021 18: 21
    Heard about the new s-550 system and let's put the owl on the globe.
  5. Mr. X Offline Mr. X
    Mr. X (Mr. X) 28 November 2021 19: 24
    It will be a problem who writes that a lie will save everyone from 550, it will be imprisoned for satellites and ballistic missiles, it will not be able to hit planes and helicopters
  6. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 28 November 2021 23: 51
    Ha ... For each srano "Gremlin" we have our own "Krasuha" ...
  7. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 29 November 2021 21: 14
    Gremlin is an excellent target even for old S-200 air defense systems, not to mention S-400 or aviation.
    As an advanced air defense echelon along the borders of the Russian Federation, it is necessary to place tethered balloons (PA), which are platforms for early warning radar stations. Round-the-clock radar observation is carried out at an altitude of about 3000 m for 30-35 days without landing a balloon.
    Tethered balloons PUMA and JAGUAR, designed for operation at medium altitude, are equipped with modern radar equipment and allow you to control an area with a diameter of 700 km, this is actually the affected area of ​​the S-400 anti-aircraft missile regiment.

    To protect against massive attacks by airborne missiles and UAVs, electronic warfare equipment and containers with air-to-air missiles can be mounted on balloons, while the payload of balloons is about 2 tons.
    1. Sailor Scrap Offline Sailor Scrap
      Sailor Scrap (Sailor Scrap) 30 November 2021 08: 22
      In such a "game" your balloons are disabled even by low-power lasers. For example, from a satellite.
  8. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 30 November 2021 04: 40
    The logic is just ATAS. So this crap flies up to the border and releases a swarm. The swarm crosses the border and starts knocking out the air defense. And the air defense will sit still with an idiot's smile. A swarm that crossed the border will automatically evaluate a group invasion. And a group invasion will be answered by slightly different forces and not only by the "aircraft carrier". In general, another dregs from Western "partners"
  9. Alex Orlov Offline Alex Orlov
    Alex Orlov (Alex) 30 November 2021 09: 29
    Something I doubt that the S-70 will hit a drone with a combat load of up to 500 kg, even the S-400 and S-300 are hefty cool. All the missiles this Gremlin could carry would require too close proximity to the target. And there already there is someone to meet them without large complexes.