Light up targets with drones and attack them with helicopters. The Chinese Ministry of Defense has reported an event that increases the offensive capabilities of its front-line combat units. The beneficiary of the now widespread ability is your Army Aviation Brigade. They have used RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System), the drones popularly known as drones, in an interesting role associated with launching guided missiles. Contrary to what is known, the RPAS carries weapons and uses them against one or more targets that it is trying to neutralize. In this case, the ability of these airborne agents was used to denote the weapons fired by other aircraft, in this case Chinese military helicopters. Case.
According to those responsible for these new practices, RPAS was used as an advanced element that operates in a marine environment beyond the visual range (BVR) to attack a target. The launch vehicles in the air belong to the 71st Army Group and have a remarkably successful potential despite poor situation conditions, including heavy fog in the target area.
This technology is a further development of the previously used technology, in which the pilots themselves looked for the target of their missiles and identified it. The now validated tactical change makes it possible to reduce the effects of poor atmospheric conditions and increase the range of offensive weapons. Likewise, due to the conditions inherent in RPAS, helicopter pilots experience less combat stress in terms of their ability to fly in long range and long term missions, as they only have to act on the element that activates the aircraft. Missile launch and commissioning of drones to ensure precise guidance to the intended point of impact.
This requires an exact connection over which the data can be sent in real time between the two air platforms. In this case, they used advanced communication equipment customized by the RPAS manufacturer’s technicians.
In conclusion, the Chinese point out that the tactical innovation now being validated requires significant efforts between the helicopter pilots and the staff who control the drone remotely, an aspect they achieved in their case thanks to an intensive research program. Training in which both groups shared their working methods. Thus, his attack helicopters can now hit targets within his line of sight and outside of his previous range. This flexibility also has an impact on one’s own survival in the presence of the enemy’s anti-aircraft equipment. (Octavio Dec Cmara)
Photo: The Chinese Ministry of Defense conducted public tests that illuminated targets with drones and attacked them with helicopters. (MD China)
Missiles that are launched from the air from aerial platforms can be guided by Chinese drones at the target under difficult atmospheric conditions. (MD China)
The Chinese army has significantly strengthened its air units equipped with various models of attack helicopters in recent years. (MD China)
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