The US military builds CCMS-H anti-tank missiles based on ‘Ukraine experience’

The American CCMS-H anti-tank missile introduced is more powerful than both Javelin and Stugna-P, it was created taking into account the realities of the Ukraine conflict.

The US Army on September 19, 2022, updated and specified its requirements for the new generation CCMS-H anti-tank missile (ATGM) program – this is an acronym for “Naming System” close-range combat fire”.

In fact, the requirement is related to the fact that the US Army wants to get the latest anti-tank missile, in terms of parameters, it can surpass all current ATGM models, especially Javelin and Stugna complexes. -P.

The Army first published the parameters for this program in April 2021, and then several promising ATGM requirements were revealed to the media including:

The firing range is from 100 meters to 10 km. Missiles must be adapted to destroy not only enemy armored vehicles, but also solid fortifications. The ability to fire from a motorized platform “on the go” was specified separately.

The CCMS-H missile will use both portable mobile launchers as well as integrated into armored vehicles. Guide by optical-electronic channel, or laser beam according to the principle of “fire-forget”, and can update data from drones.

Over the next year and a half, the US Army changed the requirements for the CCMS-H program, specifically based on the experience of the Ukrainian armed forces in battles against Russian tanks.

And now, based on data from the field, the US Army envisions the CCMS-H complex as a means of reinforcement for tactical brigade combat groups. But it will work in conjunction with other ATGMs, especially the same Javelin.

The launch pad of the promising guided missile is surprising to take advantage of the TOW system. In fact, US military officials argue that the CCMS-H ATGM system should replace the BGM-71 TOW so as not to cause logistical problems.

The shooting accuracy requirement of the new generation ATGM is about 91% under normal conditions, or 81% when subjected to enemy radio-electronic interference.

The CCMS-H complex must be ready to fire even in conditions of chemical or radioactive contamination of the area, in the absence of contact with GPS positioning, and be resistant to EW devices of the enemy. The life of the rocket is 10 years.

Requirements for guidance systems – must provide “forget-fire” modes of fire or manual target selection at the command of the operator.

At the same time, the media claims that the missile can change its target during flight by updating the data through the use of a control panel integrated with the launcher.

The requirements for firing range are as follows: direct fire – from 65 meters to 4,000 meters, parabolic flight – up to 8 km, and more.

The missile must be able to destroy any concrete fortifications according to NATO standards, hitting reinforced concrete must create a hole large enough for a fully equipped soldier to pass through.

The above requirements are clearly drawn from the experience of the Ukraine conflict, the process of fighting in this land is directly determining the future of the world arms market.

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