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Highly maneuverable jets won't stand a chance against this

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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 02:22 AM


"The Munitions Directorate successfully ground-tested the first flightweight, reaction jet control (RJC) system for air-to-air missiles. During the test, four of the six reaction jet valves were actuated to duplicate a duty cycle that would be used on an operational missile during a close-in, “over-the-shoulder,” target engagement. The test was a key risk reduction demonstration to the development of next-generation tactical missiles with dual-range and/or dual-role capabilities."

"The RJC technologies demonstrated in this test will provide future missiles with unprecedented maneuverability without degrading beyond visual-range performance. This flightweight system demonstration is an important milestone to the development of a single missile capable of performing both short- and medium-range missions."

"The RJC system is comprised of a set of six independently actuated hot gas valves. In operation, the valves redirect a portion of the motor exhaust to generate control forces in the pitch, roll, and yaw axes of a missile."

posted on May, 6 2005 @ 07:11 AM
Maybee this will defeat most of the current fighters but for how long? As new weapons bring new defenses.

posted on May, 6 2005 @ 08:15 AM
Most fighters however manueverable they are( current gen included) are already fighting a losing battle so to say against loose missiles, i.e. missiles that have been locked and already fired..

posted on May, 6 2005 @ 02:23 PM
I saw a system like this in a test video taken out at White Sands missle range. They got the rocket to hover stationary ..with great accuracy. Then they got the rocket to turn 90 degrees in place... travel sideways at this new 90 degree position..turn another 90 degrees and go back straight up after hovering for just a second...and up and away...
Mind you this video that something went wrong with the system eventually and the missle crashed ..but the performance prior to this was very impressive. This amounted to very impressive rocket thrust vectoring.
I am certain that through these failures ..this system has only improved....greatly. It was quite a performance for a rocket. This was about 7 or 8 years ago.


posted on May, 6 2005 @ 04:41 PM
Check out some AIM-9X testing on this site
Site has very limited bandwidth though, but the video is pretty cool. Shows how the missile almost does a U turn and hits its target.

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