Antitank missile Hermes



    chassis, helicopter

    management system:

    Laser GOS








    100 km.

    year development:


    antitank missile system Hermes Long Range ATGM" Hermes "is a promising set of new generation precision weapons - reconnaissance and fire LAW multi-purpose, combining the properties of artillery and anti-tank systems. The system is designed to defeat modern and future armored vehicles, soft-skinned vehicles, stationary engineering structures, surface targets, low-flying low-speed air targets and manpower in shelters.

    The complex is designed in

    Instrument Design Bureau (Tula) led by AG Shipunova.

    "Hermes" opens new directions of combat use of anti-tank weapons - the transfer of his depth in the fire lane actions of enemy units and the possibility of reflection attacks on any defense area without changing the firing position. This will prevent the recruitment and deployment of armored units to the lines of the enemy attack while reducing its own losses. Using such tactics poses the problem of radical expansion range range reconnaissance and destruction of armored units promising LAW, which must be able to cover the entire area of responsibility of their units for exploration and defeat the enemy at full depth near the tactical zone (25 - 30 km). Moreover, since modern armored group is a complex mobile system for the destruction of such a grouping requires a comprehensive range of fire damage to all targets within its composition, as well as other objects of different classes, which operate in the offensive zone.

    LAW "Hermes" is built in a modular fashion, which enables to optimize the composition of funds raised, depending on the task, it is reasonable to combine different methods aiming at different firing ranges, as well as to place complex on land, air and sea carriers.

    Using external reconnaissance and target designation, including being placed on remotely piloted aircraft (UAV) can more fully implement the basic concepts of "non-contact war," reduce the period and expand the range of tasks involving a minimum number of forces and means as well as to minimize the material costs of the operations.

    Tests aviation version of the complex "Hermes-A" in the armed attack helicopter Ka-52 completed in the summer of 2003. Complex "Hermes-A" was prepared for serial production.


    antitank missile system Hermes Option land-based


    ammunition missiles in transport-launch containers (TLC) with three types of homing heads (semiactive laser, infrared, radar);

    combat vehicle with a launcher pack type (24 TPK) with airborne reconnaissance and laser illumination purposes;

    car fire control lifting mast device for multi-channel, multi-spectral opto-electronic and radar reconnaissance, which is designed for reconnaissance, detection and identification purposes, target allocation and targeting.

    Rocket "Hermes" (see photo) with detachable booster has a universal high-explosive fragmentation warhead. Controls - the aerodynamic control surfaces. Type the start - from TPK expelling charge. For long range shooting (up to 100km) missile is equipped with a large-caliber starting stage. Control system - combined: the initial part of the flight the rocket is controlled inertial system (for versions with a range of 15-18km) or radio command (for versions with a range of 40 and 100 km), carried out on final semi-active homing missiles at target it reflects the laser radiation or other types of homing.

    Targeting for "Hermes" can yield both own machine control mounted on tracked armored chassis and capable of acting directly in combat formations, and manned and unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with the appropriate equipment, and Marines with mobile remote set of tools automated fire control "Malachite". For target can be used and combined arms reconnaissance. This provides a "Hermes" high degree of flexibility and fast response to the challenge of fire.

    algorithms underlying the construction of the control system allows the operator to quickly make a decision about the attack and react to changes in a combat situation, which reduces the total response time of the complex to a few seconds. Trouble-free and error-free operation of the system control circuitry is provided hardware and software redundancy.

    for coastal defense complex in the variant of the fixed version.

    antitank missile system Hermes

    The structure of complex control apparatus includes:

    stabilized day-night electro-optical system with TV and IR channels (information exchange standard MIL STD 1553);

    conjugate with her computer system with dual laser sighting and an automatic target tracking;

    Accessories (multifunction color liquid crystal display and control panel, display means and documentation).

    complex "Hermes" provides:

    possibility of firing with trained and untrained gun positions, including closed on a "shot - forgot",

    firing volley with individual guidance on the elements of group purpose (2 SD in the volley with a semi-active laser homing to 12 SD volley using autonomous homing);

    weather capability in real combat conditions;

    flexible tactical cooperation with the attached reconnaissance and control ground and air based;

    accommodation in combat vehicles of various classes.

    Option airborne

    For survival

    helicopters - carriers guided weapons and perform their combat missions under fire enemy countermeasures and information they need to be able to carry out:

    hidden exit to the area of the attack when flying at low altitudes (20-50 m) c using the shielding effect of terrain and vegetation;

    - short "jump" to a predetermined height in the attacking zone for the purposes of exploration and use of guided weapons.

    The height of hovering or flying helicopter should be minimal (30-100 m), and the residence time (ideally - is less than the reaction time of air defense) - up to 10-15 with or comparable to it.

    complex "Hermes-A" can hit airborne targets at a distance of 15-18 km, himself beyond the reach of enemy antiaircraft fire near abroad. To derive the area of missile target lock homing uses inertial guidance system. In this case the functional composition of the complex elements excluded radio command system, the placement of which on board aircraft carrier problematic. Vsesutochnost application provides day-night electro-optical system with dual laser sighting and automatic tracking of targets with a range of optical channels (television, thermal imaging, laser designator-rangefinder) to 15-25 km, which is not inferior to the possibilities of guided weapons.

    Option sea-based

    complex "Hermes-K" is designed to address the actual problem of equipping a small-sized high-precision missile system boats, corvettes, landing ships, which number in the Russian Navy is 4 times higher than the ships far sea zone, and vulnerability due to the smaller sizes below .

    antitank missile system Hermes When using complex" Hermes-K "on the small patrol boats to combat surface ships firing range is advisable to have an equal 15-18 km. When it is placed on the landing ships and corvettes, which faces more important tasks, in particular the fight against large surface targets and suppression of enemy coastal defense - at least 25-30 km. The support of the complex is able to perform his mission, while remaining outside the effective range of enemy artillery.

    complex "Hermes-K" sea-based, designed to equip small-tonnage vessels, to bring the rocket in the target region using inertsiapnuyu guidance system. For surface ships with a displacement of several hundred tons of output missiles in the target region is provided by radio command guidance system, which includes radar and command transmitter aboard SD (similar to land-based variant). This complex is able to apply a single missile irretrievable losses surface targets up to 100 tons displacement, and larger deprive combat capability if splashed in the vital parts (cutting, reconnaissance, ammunition storage).

    Multipurpose complex sea-based "Hermes-K" is also capable of attacking low-speed air targets (helicopters) without additional antiaircraft


    firing range, km


    maximum flight speed, m / s


    average flight speed for a range of 40km, m / s


    Starting weight

    missiles kg


    weight of the rocket in TPK, kg


    warhead weight, kg


    BB Weight, kg


    Penetration for ERA, mm


    Diameter missiles mm


    booster diameter, mm

    170 (210 for the version with a range of 100km)

    TPK length, mm


    Wingspan mm



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