미 공군 CV-22B용으로 채용된 Remote Guardian System
작성일: 2008-01-19 04:12:55BAE Systems사 제안 V-22 틸트로터기용 Dillon M134D (GAU-17) 기관포 개조 Remote Guardian System이 미 공군 CV-22B용으로 채용된 모양입니다.
BAE wins CV-22 gun contract
By Stephen Trimble
BAE Systems will start adapting a remotely operated minigun to install on the US Air Force BellBoeing CV-22 Osprey.
The 7.62mm-calibre weapon is officially labeled as an “interim all-quadrant defensive weapon”, but would be the first weapon system to be embedded within the internal structure of a V-22 airframe.
The US Marine Corps operates a ramp-mounted .50-calibre gun on 10 MV-22 Ospreys deployed in Iraq, but this configuration limits the weapon to firing on only rearward targets.
The BAE Systems gun system selected for the CV-22 will be embedded within the “hell hole” normally used by troops for fast-roping to the ground.
A sensor that includes a camera and infrared imager will be embedded in a second hole forward of the weapon station, with the crew chief operating the trigger inside the cabin.
Military and industry officials have emphasized that both approaches represent a purely “interim” solution for the Osprey’s lack of a defensive weapon.
In the long term, the USMC and the USAF are expected to seek a permanent system that is perhaps installed in the nose of the aircraft or in the hell hole.
BAE prefers the latter configuration because it “does provide that ability to make it very modular”, says Clark Freise, VP of defense avionics.
BAE has received a $491,000 contract to start develop and qualify the belly-mounted system for the CV-22 by the end of the year, but the scope of the deal includes a potential value of $16.3 million. BAE unveiled the system in October at a USMC exposition at Quantico, Virginia.
The company says it has been developing the system for two years for use as a general defensive weapon for military aircraft. Freise believes the capability could be applied to the USAF’s pending requirement for a combat search and rescue helicopter replacement fleet.
소후 2008-01-20 추천 0
미국이 저거 개발하면서 애먹었다고 합니다. 조종사들도 추락사고로 죽고 돈도 엄청나게 쏟아 부었죠. 실패하지 않고 성공시킨게 대단합니다. .
공군대장 2008-01-19 추천 0
국내에서 개발한것은 스마트 무인기로서 축소모델만 비행성공한것으로 알고있습니다.. ㅎㅎ 스마트무인기가 개발되면 활용도가 높아지겠죠,,,
오임규 2008-01-19 추천 0
국내 개발 틸트로터는 무인기로 아주 작습니다. 틸트로터기 비행에 가장 어렵고 그래서 중요한 천이 비행(비행 방향 전환비행) 시험을 축소 모델로 성공했다는 소식이었지요. 갈 길이 멉니다.