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Airborne target robotic complex

Airborne target robotic complex STRELA


Airborne target robotic complex «STRELA» is designed for performance of a wide range of tasks:

- flying around anti-aircraft missile systems (AAMS) with the aim of training the crew in working conditions for various types of targets;

- assessment of actual, but not declared in technical specifications, performance characteristics of firing radars (AMIS: air missile interception system): target detection range with various reflecting surface efficiency (RSE), accuracy of tracking such targets in terms of distance, speed and angular coordinates;

- assessment of accuracy of geodetic connection and orientation of firing RS AAMS significantly influencing upon efficiency of target designation from external systems;

- firing tests AAMS(AMIS);

- assessment of actual reflection characteristics of airborne vehicles within the range of wavelength AAMS(AMIS);

- airborne target «STRELA» is a full analogue of actual targets in terms of almost whole list of parameters topical for firing RS and RF homing heads (length, speed, angular coordinates, RSE);

- use of «STRELA» ensures significant decrease of material expenses for settlement of tasks listed above, because performance of expensive flights using actual airborne vehicles is not required. Besides, complexity and labor intensiveness significantly decreases with regard to organization of flight experiments;







Airborne target robotic complex STRELA

Airborne target robotic complex STRELA

Airborne target «STRELA» is designed for imitation of airborne threat of RPV type, cruise missiles and subsonic airplanes of tactic aviation, while carrying out combat preparation of calculations, flyby and firing tests in all modifications of anti-aircraft missile complexes (AAMS) S–125 with imitation of targets both for target illumination radar (TIR) 5N62 and for semiactive homing head (SHH) 5G23 and radio fuze ZUR V-860. Various modifications of equipment of «STRELA» airborne target ensure solution of similar tasks for a wide range of AAMS as well as airborne missile interception complexes (AMIS) produced in NATO countries and countries of the former USSR (RF). Active radar response with the required level of the retransmitted signal of active REM (radio electronic means) AMIS is a promising and reliable way of RSE imitation of typical airborne targets on board of a low-sized carrier barely visible for radars.

Target «STRELA» imitates RSE of typical airborne targets such as: “air-surface” cruise missiles with the planner based on Stealth technology with RSE 0.1…1.0 m² and low-sized reconnaissance UAV cruise missiles without application of Stealth technology, CM (cruise missiles) with aerial ARHH(active radar homing heads) systems, shocking UAV, training airplanes etc. AV (airborne vehicle) with RSE .0…3.0 m²; FA (fighter aviation) airplanes, multipurpose FA airplanes, airplanes of light front-line aviation and low-flying attack aircrafts with RSE 5.0…10.0 m², heavy airplanes of front-line aviation with RSE up to 15.0 …20.0 m²; combat and transportation airplanes, AEW airplanes, fuellers etc. with RSE more than 30m3. Frequency range of imitated reflected signal is determined by the range of BRS and ARHH AFM (air-fired missile) frequencies. Almost all world BRS park of AMIS fighters of F 14C, F 15, F 16, F 18, types, “Tornado” F2, F3, “Mirazh 2000”, F 22 A, “Rafael”, EF 2000, equipped with missiles with active RHH (radar homing head) of AAAM, AIM-120А,В AMRAAM, MICA types, “Skyflash 90”, with missiles with seactive RHH of AIM 7E,F,M type, “Sparrow”, fighters AMIS MiG–29, Su 27, Su–30MKK, Su–30MKI, Su–30MKM equipped with missiles with semiactive RHH of Р–27 type, uses 3cm waveband. «STRELA» robotic airborne target with airframe hull made of composition materials and turbojet engine uses airplane type of performing major part of its route and parachute landing.


Engine turbojet
Statistical traction N 9-220
Engine speed rev/min 32000-112000
Fuel consumption ml/min 129-730
Speed of exhaust gas at nozzle section km/h 1840
Parachute rescue system (designed for emergency landing)
Max.(barometric) height for activation of the parachute system m 3500
Vertical speed of UAV descent above sea level with the following characteristics х in МСА circumstances m/s not more than 5
Maximum speed for activation of the parachute m/s 60
Minimum speed for activation of the parachute m/s 15
Minimum height of parachute activation above the landing field level m 100
Barometric height of location of the area above sea level m up to 2000
Key geometric characteristics
Length mm 2384
Span of wings mm 2800
Weight data
Takeoff mass kg 33
Standard fuel margin ml 7200
Basic flight characteristics
Range of horizontal flight speed km/h 100-330
Maximum speed with extended landing gear km/h 290
Cruise speed km/h 150
Required traction at cruise speed N 60
Takeoff speed km/h 90
Landing speed at glide path with extended flaps km/h 115
Vertical speed during landing m/s 5-6
Contact velocity km/h 85
Flight attitude range m 50-3000
Practical flight length km 90
Flight duration minutes 20
Flight control Automatic/dual
Communication range (within line of sight) km up to 64
Control system Autonomous navigation, automatic performance of the flight task



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