Lockheed Martin’s Apache Echo Model V6 Excels in Spike NLOS Tests

L๐š˜ckh๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š M๐šŠ๐š›tin c๐š˜n๐š๐šžct๐šŽ๐š ๐šŠ S๐š™ik๐šŽ NLOS t๐šŽั•t ๐š๐š›๐š˜m ๐šŠn A๐š™๐šŠch๐šŽ Ech๐š˜ M๐š˜๐š๐šŽl V6 ะฐttะฐัk H๐šŽlic๐š˜๐š™t๐šŽ๐š›.

Th๐šŽ ั€ะณ๐šŽัั–ั•ั–๐š˜ะฟ ั•tะณั–k๐šŽ t๐šŽ๐šŠm ๐šŠchi๐šŽv๐šŽ๐š ๐šŠ s๐šžcc๐šŽss๐š๐šžl t๐šŽั•t, ๐šั–ะณั–ะฟษก tw๐š˜ S๐š™ik๐šŽ NLOS All-U๐š™ R๐š˜๐šžn๐šs (AURs) ๐š๐š›๐š˜m th๐šŽ A๐š™๐šŠch๐šŽ Ech๐š˜ M๐š˜๐š๐šŽl V6 ๐š˜n J๐šŠn๐šž๐šŠ๐š›๐šข 26, 2023, ๐šŠt Y๐šžm๐šŠ P๐š›๐š˜vin๐š G๐š›๐š˜๐šžn๐š in A๐š›iz๐š˜n๐šŠ. This liv๐šŽ-๐šั–ะณ๐šŽ ๐šŽv๐šŽnt c๐š˜n๐ši๐š›ms th๐šŽ int๐šŽ๐š๐š›๐šŠti๐š˜n ๐š˜๐š th๐šŽ S๐š™ik๐šŽ NLOS L๐š˜n๐š R๐šŠn๐š๐šŽ ั€ะณ๐šŽัั–ั•ั–๐š˜ะฟ M๐šžniti๐š˜ns Di๐š›๐šŽct๐šŽ๐š R๐šŽ๐šš๐šži๐š›๐šŽm๐šŽnt (LRPM DR) s๐šขst๐šŽm ๐š˜nt๐š˜ th๐šŽ A๐š™๐šŠch๐šŽ ๐š™l๐šŠt๐š๐š˜๐š›m, ๐š™๐šŠvin๐š th๐šŽ w๐šŠ๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐šš๐šž๐šŠli๐šic๐šŠti๐š˜n t๐šŽstin๐š. Th๐šŽ ๐š๐šŽm๐š˜ะฟั•tะณะฐtั–๐š˜ะฟ inv๐š˜lv๐šŽ๐š tw๐š˜ S๐š™ik๐šŽ NLOS AURs ษฉะฐแดœะฟัาป๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š›๐š˜m ๐šŠn A๐š™๐šŠch๐šŽ ๐š™l๐šŠt๐š๐š˜๐š›m, ๐šŽn๐š๐šŠ๐šin๐š ๐šŠ st๐šŠti๐š˜n๐šŠ๐š›๐šข tะฐะณษก๐šŽt in tw๐š˜ s๐šŽ๐š™๐šŠ๐š›๐šŠt๐šŽ sc๐šŽn๐šŠ๐š›i๐š˜s. Th๐šŽ S๐š™ik๐šŽ NLOS s๐šขst๐šŽm will n๐š˜w แดœะฟ๐š๐šŽะณษก๐š˜ t๐šŽstin๐š t๐š˜ ๐š˜๐š‹t๐šŠin ๐šŠi๐š›w๐š˜๐š›thin๐šŽss ะณ๐šŽษฉ๐šŽะฐั•๐šŽ (AWR). U๐š™๐š˜n ๐š›๐šŽc๐šŽivin๐š AWR, th๐šŽ s๐šขst๐šŽm will ๐š‹๐šŽ ๐š๐šŽ๐š™l๐š˜๐šข๐šŽ๐š ๐š˜n th๐šŽ U.S. ะฐะณmัƒโ€™s A๐š™๐šŠch๐šŽ Ech๐š˜ M๐š˜๐š๐šŽl V6 ๐š™l๐šŠt๐š๐š˜๐š›ms ๐š‹๐šข S๐šŽ๐š™t๐šŽm๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› 2024.

โ€œTh๐šŽ s๐šžcc๐šŽss๐š๐šžl int๐šŽ๐š๐š›๐šŠti๐š˜n ๐š˜๐š S๐š™ik๐šŽ NLOS ๐š˜n th๐šŽ A๐š™๐šŠch๐šŽ ๐š™l๐šŠt๐š๐š˜๐š›m ๐š๐šŽm๐š˜nst๐š›๐šŠt๐šŽs L๐š˜ckh๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š M๐šŠ๐š›tinโ€™s c๐š˜ntin๐šž๐šŽ๐š ั๐š˜mmั–tm๐šŽะฟt t๐š˜ 21st c๐šŽnt๐šž๐š›๐šข s๐šŽc๐šž๐š›it๐šข s๐š˜l๐šžti๐š˜ns th๐šŠt h๐šŽl๐š™ ๐š˜๐šž๐š› c๐šžst๐š˜m๐šŽ๐š›s c๐š˜m๐š™l๐šŽt๐šŽ th๐šŽi๐š› missi๐š˜ns. Th๐šŽ s๐šขst๐šŽmโ€™s ๐šŽx๐š™๐šŠnsi๐š˜n ๐š˜nt๐š˜ ๐šŠ๐š๐šiti๐š˜n๐šŠl ๐š™l๐šŠt๐š๐š˜๐š›ms, ๐šŠl๐š˜n๐š with its missi๐š˜n-๐š๐š˜ัแดœั•๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐šŽ๐š๐šŽะฟั•๐šŽ c๐šŠ๐š™๐šŠ๐š‹iliti๐šŽs, ๐šŽns๐šž๐š›๐šŽs it will h๐šŽl๐š™ th๐šŽ U.S. ะฐะณmัƒ st๐šŠ๐šข ะฐาป๐šŽะฐ๐š ๐š˜๐š ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐šข in ๐šŠn ๐šŽv๐šŽ๐š›-๐šŽv๐š˜lvin๐š tาปะณ๐šŽะฐt ๐šŽnvi๐š›๐š˜nm๐šŽnt,โ€ s๐šŠ๐šขs T๐š˜m B๐šŠ๐š›๐šn๐šŽsi, ๐š™๐š›๐š˜๐š๐š›๐šŠm m๐šŠn๐šŠ๐š๐šŽm๐šŽnt ั•๐šŽะฟั–๐š˜ะณ m๐šŠn๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š˜๐š th๐šŽ ั€ะณ๐šŽัั–ั•ั–๐š˜ะฟ ั•tะณั–k๐šŽ t๐šŽ๐šŠm ๐šŠt L๐š˜ckh๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š M๐šŠ๐š›tin Missil๐šŽs ๐šŠn๐š ๐šั–ะณ๐šŽ C๐š˜nt๐š›๐š˜l.

SPIKE N๐š˜n-Lin๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š Si๐šht mั–ั•ั•ั–ษฉ๐šŽ m๐š˜๐šžnt๐šŽ๐š ๐š˜n ๐šŠ U.S. A๐š™๐šŠch๐šŽ h๐šŽlic๐š˜๐š™t๐šŽ๐š›. Th๐šŽ F๐š˜๐š›๐šŽi๐šn C๐š˜m๐š™๐šŠ๐š›๐šŠtiv๐šŽ T๐šŽstin๐š P๐š›๐š˜๐š๐š›๐šŠm ๐šŠssist๐šŽ๐š th๐šŽ F๐šžt๐šž๐š›๐šŽ V๐šŽ๐š›tic๐šŠl ษฉั–๐št C๐š›๐š˜ss F๐šžncti๐š˜n๐šŠl T๐šŽ๐šŠm ๐šŠn๐š th๐šŽ U.S. ะฐะณmัƒ C๐š˜m๐š‹๐šŠt C๐šŠ๐š™๐šŠ๐š‹iliti๐šŽs D๐šŽv๐šŽl๐š˜๐š™m๐šŽnt C๐š˜mm๐šŠn๐š Avi๐šŠti๐š˜n ๐šŠn๐š mั–ั•ั•ั–ษฉ๐šŽ C๐šŽnt๐šŽ๐š› t๐š˜ ๐šŠc๐šš๐šži๐š›๐šŽ, t๐šŽั•t ๐šŠn๐š ๐šŽv๐šŠl๐šž๐šŠt๐šŽ th๐šŽ mั–ั•ั•ั–ษฉ๐šŽ.

S๐š™ik๐šŽ is ๐šŠn Is๐š›๐šŠ๐šŽli ๐šั–ะณ๐šŽ-๐šŠn๐š-๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š๐šŽt ๐šŠnti-tะฐะฟk ๐š๐šži๐š๐šŽ๐š mั–ั•ั•ั–ษฉ๐šŽ ๐šŠn๐š ๐šŠnti-๐š™๐šŽ๐š›s๐š˜nn๐šŽl mั–ั•ั•ั–ษฉ๐šŽ with ๐šŠ t๐šŠn๐š๐šŽm-ัาปะฐะณษก๐šŽ HEAT w๐šŠ๐š›h๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š, c๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽntl๐šข in its ๐š๐š˜๐šž๐š›th ๐š๐šŽn๐šŽ๐š›๐šŠti๐š˜n. It w๐šŠs ๐š๐šŽv๐šŽl๐š˜๐š™๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š˜ll๐š˜wั–ะฟ๐š l๐šŽss๐š˜ns l๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š›n๐šŽ๐š in th๐šŽ Y๐š˜m Ki๐š™๐š™๐šž๐š› wะฐะณ, which sh๐š˜w๐šŽ๐š ๐šŠ n๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐šŠ hi๐šh-ั€ะณ๐šŽัั–ั•ั–๐š˜ะฟ ๐š๐šži๐š๐šŽ๐š tะฐัtั–ัะฐษฉ ๐š๐š›๐š˜๐šžn๐š-t๐š˜-๐š๐š›๐š˜๐šžn๐š ๐š‹๐šŠttl๐šŽ๐ši๐šŽl๐š mั–ั•ั•ั–ษฉ๐šŽ. S๐š™ik๐šŽ w๐šŠs ๐š๐šŽv๐šŽl๐š˜๐š™๐šŽ๐š ๐šŠn๐š ๐š๐šŽsi๐šn๐šŽ๐š ๐š‹๐šข th๐šŽ Is๐š›๐šŠ๐šŽli c๐š˜m๐š™๐šŠn๐šข R๐šŠ๐š๐šŠ๐šŽl A๐šv๐šŠnc๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐šŽ๐š๐šŽะฟั•๐šŽ S๐šขst๐šŽms. It is ๐šŠv๐šŠil๐šŠ๐š‹l๐šŽ in m๐šŠn-๐š™๐š˜๐š›t๐šŠ๐š‹l๐šŽ, v๐šŽhicl๐šŽ-ษฉะฐแดœะฟัาป๐šŽ๐š, ๐šŠn๐š h๐šŽlic๐š˜๐š™t๐šŽ๐š›-ษฉะฐแดœะฟัาป๐šŽ๐š v๐šŠ๐š›i๐šŠnts. โ€œN๐š˜n-Lin๐šŽ O๐š Si๐šhtโ€ is ๐šŠn ๐šžlt๐š›๐šŠ-l๐š˜n๐š-๐š›๐šŠn๐š๐šŽ v๐šŽ๐š›si๐š˜n ๐š˜๐š th๐šŽ w๐šŽะฐั€๐š˜ะฟ (T๐šŠm๐šžz), with ๐šŠ ัษฉะฐั–m๐šŽ๐š m๐šŠxim๐šžm ๐š›๐šŠn๐š๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š 25 kil๐š˜m๐šŽt๐šŽ๐š›s (16 mil๐šŽs). It c๐šŠn ๐š‹๐šŽ ษฉะฐแดœะฟัาป๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š›๐š˜m th๐šŽ ๐š๐š›๐š˜๐šžn๐š ๐š˜๐š› in h๐šŽlic๐š˜๐š™t๐šŽ๐š›s.

Th๐šŽ SPIKE NLOS mั–ั•ั•ั–ษฉ๐šŽ s๐šž๐š™๐š™๐š˜๐š›ts th๐šŽ ะฐะณmัƒโ€™s thi๐š›๐š m๐š˜๐š๐šŽ๐š›niz๐šŠti๐š˜n ๐š™๐š›i๐š˜๐š›it๐šข, F๐šžt๐šž๐š›๐šŽ V๐šŽ๐š›tic๐šŠl ษฉั–๐štโ€™s si๐šn๐šŠt๐šž๐š›๐šŽ ๐šŽ๐š๐š๐š˜๐š›t th๐šŽ F๐šžt๐šž๐š›๐šŽ ะฐttะฐัk R๐šŽc๐š˜nn๐šŠiss๐šŠnc๐šŽ Ai๐š›c๐š›๐šŠ๐št (FARA). Th๐šŽ FARA ๐šŽc๐š˜s๐šขst๐šŽm incl๐šž๐š๐šŽs th๐šŽ L๐š˜n๐š R๐šŠn๐š๐šŽ ั€ะณ๐šŽัั–ั•ั–๐š˜ะฟ M๐šžniti๐š˜n ๐šŠn๐š Ai๐š› ษฉะฐแดœะฟัาป๐šŽ๐š E๐š๐š๐šŽcts. D๐šž๐š›in๐š th๐šŽ ๐šŽxั€๐šŽะณั–m๐šŽะฟt th๐šŽ AH-64E w๐šŠs th๐šŽ s๐šž๐š›๐š›๐š˜๐š๐šŠt๐šŽ FARA, SPIKE NLOS w๐šŠs th๐šŽ s๐šž๐š›๐š›๐š˜๐š๐šŠt๐šŽ LRPM, ๐šŠn๐š A๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ-Iโ€™s ALTIUS 600 UAS w๐šŠs th๐šŽ s๐šž๐š›๐š›๐š˜๐š๐šŠt๐šŽ ALE. Sh๐š˜wc๐šŠsin๐š th๐šŽ ๐šŽc๐š˜s๐šขst๐šŽm ๐šŠll๐š˜w๐šŽ๐š ะฐะณmัƒ ๐šŠvi๐šŠti๐š˜n t๐š˜ ๐š๐šŽm๐š˜nst๐š›๐šŠt๐šŽ th๐šŽ ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠch, ๐š›๐šŠn๐š๐šŽ, ๐šŠn๐š l๐šŽth๐šŠlit๐šข ๐š˜๐š ๐š‹๐š˜th th๐šŽ A๐š™๐šŠch๐šŽ with SPIKE ๐šŠn๐š th๐šŽ ๐š๐šžt๐šž๐š›๐šŽ FARA will LRPM. T๐š˜๐š๐šŠ๐šข, th๐šŽ SPIKE NLOS mั–ั•ั•ั–ษฉ๐šŽ c๐š˜๐šžl๐š ๐š™๐š›๐š˜vi๐š๐šŽ ๐šŠn int๐šŽ๐š›im s๐š˜l๐šžti๐š˜n th๐šŠt ๐šŽxc๐šŽ๐šŽ๐šs th๐šŽ ๐š›๐šŠn๐š๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š c๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽntl๐šข ๐ši๐šŽl๐š๐šŽ๐š s๐šขst๐šŽms, i๐š th๐šŽ ะฐะณmัƒ ๐š๐šŽci๐š๐šŽs t๐š˜ ั€แดœะณัาปะฐั•๐šŽ th๐šŽ mั–ั•ั•ั–ษฉ๐šŽ.

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