Increase energy-ballistic efficiency missiles of the near tactical zone

Space technologies


Kurchanov M. V.

Instrument Design Bureau, KBP, 17, Krasnoarmeysky Avenue, Tula, 300041, Russia



Increase energy-ballistic efficiency missiles of the near tactical zone.
The article describes ways to increase energy-ballistic efficiency missiles of the near tactical zone by the use of acceleration-affecting propulsion system, adaptive control elements and creating torque with threaded grooves. The advantages and disadvantages of these methods were indentified. The results of numerical experiments that reveal the enormous potential of these areas were presented.
For example, application of the acceleration-affecting propulsion system allows to increase the available overload just before hitting the target by an average of 6-8 units, and reduce the probability of missiles miss at 5-20%.
Adaptive control elements provide increase in the probability of the target destruction, as anti-aircraft and anti-tank systems of precision weapon. They have advantages over conventional aerodynamic control elements such as: the ability to control the lift force, rapid action capability to control the lift force through the use of piezoelectric elements, and work in a wide range of angles of attack.
The investigations can be concluded that using of the torque effect for supporting a slew rate of the unmanned air vehicle may be realized only with stabilizing aerodynamic surfaces installed without angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the rocket, while achieving a significant reduction of drag of the aircraft. Also, this method can be used for leveling, which eliminate manufacturing errors of stabilized block of guided missiles.
The present study is a starting-point for further research of the increase energy-ballistic efficiency of the near tactical zone missiles.
In the Russian Federation during the last two decades the development of weapons systems concentrated on the extensive area. In this regard, the development of high-precision missile system formed by the direction of improvement structural and technological parameters and energy ballistic performance aircraft. In this area, for small guided missiles is possible to improve their performance characteristics by applying acceleration and affecting propulsion system adaptive controls, as well as ways of creating torque with threaded grooves that are innovative in this area.


acceleration-affecting propulsion, warhead, adaptive controls, rifled grooves, downwash air


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