The announced "air" projectile "Krasnopol" will come in handy for Russian troops

The day before, on December 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a working trip to the Tula region, visited the Academician A.G. Shipunov Instrument Design Bureau (KBP - part of NPO High-Precision Complexes of the Rostec State Corporation). Now the details of what exactly they could show the head of state from the set of the latest achievements of Russian gunsmiths have become known.

Today, December 24, on the air of the program “God of War. Fire Tamers" on Channel One the head of the design bureau of the aforementioned KBP, Semyon Pogorelsky, spoke about the development of several modifications of the Krasnopol high-precision artillery projectile for other weapons systems. According to him, now there are "air" and "mortar" versions of the specified ammunition. Thus, Krasnopol became the basis for ammunition that can be fired from mortars and aircraft carriers.

In this regard, it can be assumed that the announced "air" version is about the transformation of the projectile into a planning bomb. Such ammunition is really needed by the RF Armed Forces, and if this is what is meant, then it will come in handy for the Russian troops. They can be used to equip the Pacer and Okhotnik UAVs.

At the same time, the head of the KBP department, Igor Balzamov, specified that the designers in the Krasnopol corrected artillery ammunition managed to achieve both simplicity and reliability of the product. According to him, this projectile can lie in a warehouse for 10 years, and then it can be fired and it will hit where it needs to be.

We remind you that Krasnopol high-explosive fragmentation artillery shells of 152 mm caliber are equipped with a laser designator - a rangefinder, with which it is aimed at the target. It can be used by all cannon artillery systems (towed and self-propelled), suitable in caliber. The flight range is 20 km, warhead weight - 8 kg. There are also shells KM-1 "Krasnopol" ("Krasnopol-155", K155), as well as KM-2 "Krasnopol-M2" (K155M) of 155 mm caliber.
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  1. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 24 December 2022 23: 54
    The good news is that it should have been done long ago and applied long ago. And let the enemies get worse.
    1. vladivan Offline vladivan
      vladivan (Vladimir) 25 December 2022 12: 32
      Before that, all the comments in the VO wrote that it was expensive! And where is the shell-cm? 2020 and 21, the Moscow Region stated that it had been put into series, then one of the generals said that the tests of the complex would end at the end of 2022. There are suggestions that everyone was lying from the top defense, Rostec to the press. For 5 years they lied about the launch of the Pantsir-M and ME series - this is for the fleet! Only on 2 ships they installed it in 5 years. And then from 19-20 on two ships! Putin was shown Pantsir-S1. that has been adopted since 2012. Putin slept for 10 years. Pantsir-S2 went into production in 2016. Putin is not at all aware of what the defense industry produces and in what quantity
  2. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 25 December 2022 01: 26
    But what if we go on the subject of drones in the direction of increasing the carrying capacity? Maybe something like a quadcopter capable of lifting 1000 kg, with a range of 15 km.
    The hull itself can be a simple frame, like a buggy, wrapping around a load - a bomb in the form of a cheap hull, with 1000 kg of explosives.
    Without control. It takes off, flies to the point (GPS-GLONASS), drops the cargo and flies to the point of reloading and refueling.
    Can work at night. If you collect a list of coordinates where opponents, dugouts, multi-storey buildings, simple trenches can spend the night, then such a drone will, like a mule, work out coordinates by coordinates all night long.
    1000kg is a serious explosion. At the same time, the targets are insignificant for expensive ammunition.
    The psychological impact on the enemy, when 1000 kg explode here and there at night, can be expected at the level.
    The cost of production is the cheapest. The most expensive here will be the explosive itself.
    You can choose a site where the enemy has a concentration of his forces, fit 5 of these mules and 500 bombs and work.
    1. Barabas Offline Barabas
      Barabas 25 December 2022 02: 01
      Suppose you got carried away with this idea, got a taste, so to speak, began to draw blueprints, google the missing equipment, everything for the front, everything for victory. And one night (usually it happens at 4-00) there is a knock on the door, and voila, an article for the development of an explosive device, now up to life with the filing of the State Duma. No, better think about how to deliver a ton of pipes to a rig in the tundra.
    2. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 25 December 2022 09: 19
      such drones exist, only their size and speed are no good. And the drone does not work on steam ... it will not be a moped in the sky, but a tractor.

      Separately, we highlight the development of Boeing - this is a powerful cargo drone capable of moving loads up to 227 kg. The UAV has 8 propellers and runs entirely on electricity.
      Its dimensions are quite impressive - 4,6x5,5x1,2 m, and weight - 339 kg. It is currently under development and testing.
      1. ksa Offline ksa
        ksa 25 December 2022 09: 56
        Pepelats, in short.
        1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
          Just a cat (Bayun) 25 December 2022 10: 05
          ideal target for zu-23
  3. Watching Offline Watching
    Watching (Alex) 25 December 2022 02: 20
    If it works and goes into mass production - great!
    1. vladivan Offline vladivan
      vladivan (Vladimir) 25 December 2022 12: 10
      On June 23, 2017, the Rostec State Corporation completed the development of the unique Pantsir-ME anti-aircraft missile and artillery system, it has already been put into series, said Sergey Chemezov, CEO of the corporation.

      In 5 years. Military news, October 26, 2022 -

      Serial deliveries of the latest Pantsir-ME anti-aircraft missile and gun systems have begun for the Russian Navy, Bekhan Ozdoeva, industrial director of the Rostec weapons complex, said.
      “Currently, serial deliveries of the Pantsir-ME complexes to the ships of the Russian Navy are being carried out,” said B. Ozdoev.

      Deliveries began immediately after the attack on the Black Sea Fleet in the Sevostopol Bay by a UAV and an underwater kamikaze.
  4. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 25 December 2022 12: 11
    To hell with this "news" of the "Andromeda Nebula"! On this page, at least you can try to figure out: "hoo from hu" (!) ... that is, to find "pearls" in this pile of shit! On VO, the presentation of the "news" is even worse ("more hollow")! On the "base" of the Krasnopol artillery shell, it is possible to create an aerial bomb for drones ... I won't argue here ... it would make sense! (?) And what about the "mortar shot"? You won’t understand a damn thing from the “news”, what is meant here!? Did you make a 120mm mine? But there is already a 120-mm Gran mine and an aerial bomb at the "base" of the 120-mm Gran mine! On a roll "spray"? Moreover, the creation of a 155-mm artillery shell on the "base" of the 152-mm Krasnopol was almost tantamount to the development of a new ammunition! And then "turn" 152 mm into 120 mm! Creation of a 240-mm mine for the "Tulip"? But there is a "Daredevil" mine ... there are plans to modernize this "product"! "Pour and drink!" (That is, finance and implement modernization projects!) There is also such an idea ... to place a 240-mm Krasnopol guided artillery shell in the form factor (hull) of a 152-mm mine! (How NATO did it by placing a 127-mm artillery shell in the form factor (body) of a 155-mm shell ... By the way, somehow a well-known Chinese arms company was going to do this. By order of a certain state, which switched to 155-mm caliber, but where either 122-mm shells or 105-mm shells remained ... I don’t remember exactly!). And yet, such an idea is not without problems! (It will be clear if the "Krasnopoly" turns out to be "a fig and more"! Then it makes sense to "share" it with other calibers too! But there are no "too many" high-precision shells ... at least in the Russian Federation!)
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  6. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 25 December 2022 13: 03
    This is all very good, of course, but now time is extremely important, reducing the time for introducing new and deeply modernized types and types of weapons is the most important thing that needs to be achieved now, if the process of introducing into mass production again takes several years, then there will be no positive effect for reformation and he will not give an increase in the combat capability of our army and navy, now time is everything !!!
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  8. DO Offline DO
    DO (Dmitriy) 25 December 2022 20: 51
    We remind you that Krasnopol high-explosive fragmentation artillery shells of 152 mm caliber are equipped with a laser designator - a rangefinder, with which it is aimed at the target.

    The Krasnopol projectiles have a laser spot radiation receiver on the target, and autonomously aim at this spot by auto-adjusting their plumage.
    And the UAV hanging above the target (or a gunner from the ground), and not the projectile itself, illuminates the target with a laser target designator-rangefinder.
    Author, you have a deuce in materiel :)))
  9. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 25 December 2022 23: 21
    It looks like another noodle...
    There are large stocks of projectiles with laser beam guidance. This was much written about even before the Ossetian-Georgian conflict.
    That is, 1e - the UAV lights up, the projectile hits. Everything is accurate, fast, cheap, there are no "lunar landscapes" and counter-battery duels
    But ... this is not there, they did not write about it anywhere.

    Instead, the devils cho are being smoked out. Let's get on the plane. And let's shove it into a mortar. And let's shove it into an UAV ... Yes, at least shove it into catapults - the main thing in these shells is guidance by laser beam illumination, i.e. what is really needed is a massive reconnaissance UAV that can illuminate the target with a laser ....

    And there is not a word about this in an anonymous article ...

    Saw weights, Shura, saw, they are golden ...
  10. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 26 December 2022 10: 37
    In single instances, everything is not bad with us. But when we will begin to destroy these enemies in order to drive him away is not yet clear. And that during the waiting time they will receive an APU of this type.