SMART ARTILLERY AMMO - Page 2




 
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December 9th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
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Originally Posted by leandros
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Originally Posted by AlexKall

The excaliber.

US - Swedish cooperation.

This is also one of Raytheon's projects
Is that the same technology as used in the "Strix"?
Dont know about the technology, if its the same type as the excaliber. I'll look around. I'm guessing the Excaliber will have new technology or atleast updates from that of the Strix 1994 old technology.
December 10th, 2004  
leandros
 
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Originally Posted by AlexKall
Dont know about the technology, if its the same type as the excaliber. I'll look around. I'm guessing the Excaliber will have new technology or atleast updates from that of the Strix 1994 old technology.
Any basis in the rumours that the Americans copied the technology of the "top attack"-capability of the BILL to use for their TOW.
December 12th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
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Originally Posted by leandros
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Originally Posted by AlexKall
Dont know about the technology, if its the same type as the excaliber. I'll look around. I'm guessing the Excaliber will have new technology or atleast updates from that of the Strix 1994 old technology.
Any basis in the rumours that the Americans copied the technology of the "top attack"-capability of the BILL to use for their TOW.
Have never heared that before. They could have gotten the technology from it as its a SAAB Bofors, Bofors is part of United Defence, but thats just a guess how and why it would be so if that was the case.
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December 29th, 2004  
Turner
 
Well there just used a lot of techingly from the smart bomb
December 29th, 2004  
bushpig1998
 
 
Brilliant idea. Missiles are expensive and they have theirlimitations. Why use a missile to take out a vehicle if you can lob a chea(er) arty round into thevicinity and guide it to the target?
December 31st, 2004  
sleepyscout
 
 
I am told by some of the 13F(fire support spec) in my unit that copperheads are being phased out, are 13F's shot several hundred of them in iraq for training. I bealive to get rid of extra inventory. A gps round would probably make fire missions a little quicker and allow for more of a "first round on target" giving the enemy less time to react to enemy observers. still doesn't eliminate human error, some dumb ass is going to put in the friendly op's grid to the war head.
In a iraq some butter bar transposed a grid and sent a fire mission into some one's farm I think they airbursted 5x 155 rounds over some farmer's place. I don't know if i would trust the fire control guys with my grid if i knew they had those things.
December 31st, 2004  
AlexKall
 
Thats whats good with the Strix round, use imaging technology to determain if its an enemy or friendly and homes in on the enemy tank

Question is what it does if its targeted in an area with only friendlys, self destrukt? Interesting

Dont know if it can be fired from a artillary unit or not.

On the other hand thats what Excaliber does to heh

The Swedish version of the Excaliber will also use a data link so that its path can be reprogramed. Don't think the USA was going for that as the data link system wasn't built/done yet.
December 31st, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
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Originally Posted by Lil Hulk 1988
You didn't like the laser designated round? Or did the word "SHORT" come into play too often....
i had a problem with short, since short meant a round exploding about 80 meters away.

The problem I have with smart artillery is the problem of a fin failing to deploy. With regular artillery, there is nothing to bring the round really off course. With smart ARTY, if a fin fails to deploy, the round could end up 1000 meters away.

I hope that new round spends a lot of time in the impact area
December 31st, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Rather than sharing your OP with you? The Copperheads were bad for wanting to drop in yer hip pocket.
January 4th, 2005  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
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Originally Posted by 03USMC
Rather than sharing your OP with you? The Copperheads were bad for wanting to drop in yer hip pocket.
Hence the forward to leeward lase profile....better to be on high ground with the round over your head the the designator pointing down.....