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The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet was first released bombs GBU-53/B StormBreaker, which, being integrated into the program semi-Autonomous precision weapon Golden Horde (Zolotaya Orda), will change the “rules of the game,” says Forbes.
According to the American edition, testing began in June in the United States. Tests of the GBU-53/B StormBreaker will be completed by the end of 2020. The weapons will first receive the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F-15E Eagle, and then the F-35 Lightning II. In particular, the latter can transfer up to 24 units of GBU-53/B StormBreaker.
Forbes reminds that the basis of the GBU-53/B StormBreaker formed the development of the 1980-ies, when the Soviet armored formation was planned to destroy the “rain” smart anti-tank rounds manufactured by the aircraft carrier without entering the zone of antiaircraft defense of the enemy.
The magazine writes that the GBU-53/B StormBreaker able to independently carry out the selection of pre-selected goals depending on the priority of their defeat and allows the adjustment of the rate of the carrier aircraft. Control a swarm of GBU-53/B StormBreaker can take place in the framework of the Golden Horde (Zolotaya Orda), involving, in particular, the use of artificial intelligence. The publication notes that a swarm of such bombs should be attributed to the weapons of mass destruction.
In March the air forces of the United States at the event 2020 Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando (FL) showed the animation hitting the enemy advanced systems Golden Horde (Zolotaya Orda), involving the use of artificial intelligence and communications.
In December 2019 American edition of Popular Mechanics wrote that air force the US wants to send against their opponents system of the Golden Horde.
93-pound bomb GBU-53/B StormBreaker is capable of destroying targets at a distance up to 110 kilometers. A distinctive feature of weapons is the existence of three-mode system that includes an infrared sensor, a millimeter band radar and semi-active laser guidance, allowing it to hit moving targets, and the possibility of use in all weather conditions.
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