Russian UAVs "Lancet" began to change the situation at the front


The active use of the new Lancet kamikaze UAVs by the Russian Armed Forces during the Russian special operation on Ukrainian territory against the Armed Forces of Ukraine began to change the situation at the front. Increasingly, the web has become appear video fixing the operation of these loitering munitions, developed and manufactured by ZALA (part of the Kalashnikov concern) from Russia, which destroy the weapons systems of the Ukrainian army.


However, some shortcomings were also identified, which, we hope, will be taken into account by the designers. The thing is that the payload weight of up to 5 kg in the heaviest version of the "Lancet-3" is sometimes not enough to guarantee the destruction of a tank or a platoon of dug-in infantry on the "support".

It would also be nice to increase flight duration from the current maximum of 60 minutes. Ideally, such a UAV should be made with the ability to return and restart if a suitable target leaves the field of view or is hit by some other weapon.

In fact, the Russian army needs something like a simplified version of the Israeli reconnaissance and strike UAV IAI Harop (“Harop”), which would be able to carry out duty (patrol) in the sky for at least three hours, carry warheads weighing 15-20 kg or replaceable block of equipment with the possibility of data exchange and return to the base. It should be a flexible and versatile tool that is most useful for the servicemen of the RF Armed Forces.

We have no doubt that the Russian military-industrial complex is capable in the foreseeable future of providing such a useful product into the hands of the military, who will test it in the process of self-defence. At the same time, it is highly desirable that all recommendations from the direct operators of the UAV be taken into account before the device goes into mass production.
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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 13 November 2022 13: 13
    +8
    The situation is such that now not only the left bank, but also the Crimea is under fire, and there is no doubt that the Nazis will take advantage of this with pleasure. By the way, the notorious Girkin (Strelkov) described this whole situation back in June, when he spoke about the need for partial mobilization and about the level of planning in the General Staff
    1. Nike Offline Nike
      Nike (Nikolai) 13 November 2022 13: 32
      -3
      Oh, it’s hard to believe that the military-industrial complex can do something sensible in the near future (well, if only to master the money) They have been doing something for ten years, but the result is zero, or almost zero
    2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 13 November 2022 13: 36
      +5
      Well, enough already, enough, we started the same thing like parrots, well, we were forced to temporarily leave Kherson, this is of course very sad, but this does not mean at all that we lost this battle, and even more so this war, now we need not to sprinkle ashes on our heads and look for the guilty, but mobilize all our forces and means, understand our mistakes, carefully analyze them and do everything to never allow them again, now all forces and means must be applied to strengthen our army and navy as quickly and qualitatively as possible, and for this it is urgent to restore order in our military-industrial complex and military economy.
      1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
        rotkiv04 (Victor) 13 November 2022 14: 09
        +5
        Quote: sgrabik
        Well, enough already, enough, we started the same thing like parrots, well, we were forced to temporarily leave Kherson, this is of course very sad, but this does not mean at all that we lost this battle, and even more so this war, now we need not to sprinkle ashes on our heads and look for the guilty, but mobilize all our forces and means, understand our mistakes, carefully analyze them and do everything to never allow them again, now all forces and means must be applied to strengthen our army and navy as quickly and qualitatively as possible, and for this it is urgent to restore order in our military-industrial complex and military economy.

        before making mistakes, you need to admit them, but I personally have never seen or heard this from the side of the authorities, including the president, in order to strengthen the army, it is necessary that it be led by competent generals, and not current firefighters
        1. Himalayan Offline Himalayan
          Himalayan 14 November 2022 14: 07
          0
          1. continue to post - lie misses of the lancet. Why ??? It's just the bottom.
          2. music under such rollers. Only the defective is capable of imposing such a thing. Completely and long fallen out of reality
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    4. Dust Offline Dust
      Dust (Sergei) 14 November 2022 00: 54
      +2
      The lancet is rather weak in power ... Unfortunately, it does not make the weather ... To make the weather, thousands of UAVs are needed. Well, at least Iran helped ...
    5. Prokop Pork Offline Prokop Pork
      Prokop Pork (Prokop) 17 November 2022 09: 48
      0
      Not in June, but in March.
  2. Skipper Offline Skipper
    Skipper (Skipper) 13 November 2022 14: 07
    +3
    If it is more complicated and further, then this is the PRICE. The simpler it is, the cheaper and massively to the front. So these are enough. The main thing is thousands to the front.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 November 2022 14: 40
    -3
    And earlier, BEFORE Kherson, they wrote the same about Iranian UAVs.
    Let's wait ...
  4. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 13 November 2022 15: 29
    +2
    And let's, in parallel with the "line" of "Lancets" with electric "traction", create a "line" of "Scalpels" with especially compact (small-sized) turbojet engines made using gas turbines and compressors of turbocharging systems for automobile D.V.S. ! Such drones will be able to carry more powerful warheads ... with greater range, speed and flight duration! It is possible to create a "kamikaze" with the possibility of returning and with a detachable warhead, where the optical seeker of the warhead simultaneously serves as a UAV guidance system! On the basis of "Lancets / Scalpels" it is possible to develop UAV interceptors and "2R in 1" complexes [1.Relay; 2.active electronic warfare tool (radio interference generator)] ... You can also make a "Lancet" of vertical takeoff and landing ... The main thing ...to begin ! wink
    1. DO Offline DO
      DO (Dmitriy) 14 November 2022 16: 22
      +1
      Perhaps you mean an analogue of the Iranian kamikaze drone Kian with a turbojet engine and a length of 4 meters?
      A range of more than 1000 km, high speed close to the speed of sound, and a powerful warhead would allow these drones to operate deep behind enemy lines. Note that such a task is extremely relevant today for the NWO.
      If it were possible to equip such a drone with autonomous functions (navigation using a gyroscope and terrain marks, a built-in computer with a video camera and a thermal imager, which would allow the drone to search, detect, reliably recognize targets and attack them at the end of the route without the participation of an operator), then we would get an effective weapon of suppression of enemy rear logistics.
  5. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 13 November 2022 15: 55
    +4
    In Soviet times, drones were assembled in every school, this practice must be returned ...

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  7. DO Offline DO
    DO (Dmitriy) 13 November 2022 19: 42
    +2
    A universal kamikaze drone will have too high a cost. Therefore, several versions of kamikaze drones from Kalashnikov logically suggest themselves:
    1) The most massive and cheap, the most maneuverable non-returnable front-line drones Lancet with cross wings - with different warheads 1 kg, 3 ... 5 kg, in the future 10 ... 20 kg.
    Accumulator or battery - cheap disposable. A video camera + a thermal imager is also cheap, mainly intended for the operator to aim the ammunition at a target previously explored and already captured by the operator. If the desired target is not found, the ammunition is spent on one of the pre-selected secondary targets.
    2) Patrol and reconnaissance kamikaze drones.
    From the main purpose - reconnaissance and immediate defeat of enemy mobile groups that suddenly attacked, where the minimum time between detection and attack of the target is critical. These drones patrol along the front line, replacing each other. The base is a Cube with a "wing" glider, which has a longer loitering time than a cross, all other things being equal. Flyback drone with rechargeable quick-change battery. The video camera must have characteristics sufficient for reconnaissance. The characteristics of warheads must be designed to reliably defeat both a tank and a group of infantrymen.
    3) Kamikaze drones for throwing them deep behind enemy lines with a full-sized unmanned carrier aircraft, to a point where an enemy echelon or column has been previously reconnoitered (to destroy stationary targets with known coordinates, there are already Geraniums, tactical missiles).
    Apparently, the basis is a Cube with a glider wing for maximum barrage time and target search. Dimensions - minimum, for the implementation of the suspension of the maximum number of drones on an aircraft, for example, MiG-29, MiG-35. The cumulative warhead should ensure reliable destruction of enemy tanks and howitzers. The battery is disposable. The video camera + thermal imager must provide reliable target detection and recognition. Since the organization of a video channel from deep behind enemy lines can have problems, a computer is desirable on board this drone that performs autonomous (without operator participation) search, detection, reliable recognition and attack of the target.
    1. DO Offline DO
      DO (Dmitriy) 15 November 2022 06: 37
      0
      PS
      According to item 2)
      Perhaps, to repel sudden attacks by enemy mobile groups, patrol Cubes will not have enough warhead power. If so, they can be replaced by Geranium-1 with the appropriate equipment. Yes, and it will be longer to patrol Geranium-1, because it has an internal combustion engine.
      According to item 3)
      Since the power of CU Cubes may not be enough to reliably destroy some targets, small Cubes delivered by an unmanned aircraft can be used to immobilize the train by hitting its head and tail. After that, more powerful drones, such as Kian or Geranium-2, should fly under their own power and finish off the platforms, wagons and tanks.
  8. Alex Smirnov Offline Alex Smirnov
    Alex Smirnov 13 November 2022 22: 53
    +5
    And what will happen when the West supplies Ukraine with thousands of drones? Maybe, after all, not to drag out the rubber, but to destroy the supply routes?
  9. w-schmidt-adelsheimt-online.de (Vladimir Schmidt) 14 November 2022 00: 29
    +7
    There was no way out, Bobby died, you can ride on your ears for a long time, but the reality turned out to be sad, there was nothing and no one to fight. .
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 14 November 2022 18: 52
      +1
      Quote from w-schmidt-adelsheimt-online.de
      There was no way out, Bobby died, you can ride on your ears for a long time, but the reality turned out to be sad, there was nothing and no one to fight. .

      in operation "Y" there is a wonderful phrase - "everything was stolen before us", so the bobby was more likely to die, Russia again did not come to the war
  10. Cetron Offline Cetron
    Cetron (Peteris) 14 November 2022 01: 01
    +5
    I think hundreds of developments of various Drones have been in the design bureaus of enterprises for more than one year. It's just that the "generals" didn't need it.
  11. Igor Offline Igor
    Igor (Vladimirovich) 14 November 2022 03: 06
    +2
    Bullshit is everything! These lancets, etc., DO NOT change drastically. They don’t show how, for example, M982 Excalibur shells or American Switchblade 300 kamikaze drones, for what reason the technology of the Russian Armed Forces and in unmeasured quantities. And on Ukrainian publics this heaps are thrown Lancets have been used more than once since the summer. So what?
  12. DO Offline DO
    DO (Dmitriy) 15 November 2022 05: 00
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    the Russian army needs something like a simplified version of the Israeli reconnaissance and strike UAV IAI Harop (“Harop”), which would be able to carry out duty (patrol) in the sky for at least three hours, carry warheads weighing 15-20 kg

    A warhead weighing about 15 kg has Geranium-1. SKD or production of such a drone under license, possibly supplemented with Russian electronics and software, can quickly resolve the issue.
    And low-noise, maneuverable front-line Lancets with warheads of 1 and 3 ... 5 kg, as well as longer flying Cubas, are needed in NWO no less.
  13. Muscool Offline Muscool
    Muscool (Glory) 15 November 2022 08: 26
    +1
    Who writes these headlines? The surrender of Kherson will change the situation at the front. And lancets in piece quantities do not change anything at all