The Russian Armed Forces will soon receive an anti-tank missile system with a range of 100 km
Russian gunsmiths are preparing to transfer the Hermes multi-purpose missile system to the Russian Armed Forces. Sources report that several prototypes of the modernized complex have passed all the necessary tests and that industrial production will soon begin.
The tested ATGMs are equipped with updated hardware components and the source code of the fire control system. The range of action of "Hermes" when used from an air carrier ("Hermes-A") reaches 100 km, in the ground version ("Hermes-K") this figure is 35-50 km.
Such a high range is ensured by the presence of a bi-caliber two-stage missile design with a high-speed 2nd combat stage of increased ballistics. The missile externally resembles the 57E6-E anti-aircraft missile of the Pantsir-S1 air defense complex.
At the moment, over-the-horizon targets are destroyed by illuminating objects with a semi-active laser seeker, which is carried out by laser target designators on the Orlan-30 or ZALA 421-16E HD unmanned vehicles. In conjunction with these UAVs, the complexes can defeat enemy armored vehicles on the approaches to the borders of the Russian Federation.
In addition, the Hermes-K complexes will be able to effectively counteract Ukrainian surface drones of the Magura-5 type. In cooperation with the 3M47 Gibka and AK-630M1-2 Hermes, they are capable of minimizing the threat of Russian boats being hit by the enemy.
- Used photographs: JSC "Design Bureau of Instrument Engineering named after Academician A. G. Shipunov"