Subsonic Unmanned Anti-Tank System SKORPION II—Launches and Recovers

PAWEL DOBRZYNSKI, ANDRZEJ FRYDRYCHEWICZ, BOGDAN MACHOWSKI, ALEKSANDER OLEJNIK

Abstract


The article presents the concept of the SKORPION II anti-tank and antisubmarine system, which could be used as a universal system of destruction of ground and surface facilities or as a support system for air reconnaissance. The unique character of the Subsonic Anti-tank Scoring System SKORPION II and the lack of analogous solutions on the defense market make it difficult to determine the relationship of costs to other analogous projects. A certain approximation of the cost scale may be the comparison of SUAS with approximate prices of modern weaponry, e.g., Predator (single-engine, unmanned reconnaissance aircraft with control and data reading system)—USD 25 million, this price many times exceeds the estimated value of the system (estimated at PLN 1 million) SKORPION II. The cost of purchasing similar products usually does not take into account the fact that, after their purchase, the Polish user has no possibility of its development, because he has neither the knowledge nor the documentation enabling production of his own products of this class. The SKORPPION II system, which is the Subsonic unmanned anti-tank system, allows the levelling of the potential enemy's armour and should only be produced by Polish companies, which could provide a Polish presence outside the US and Israel.

Keywords


aerial anti-tank systems, a universal system of destroying objects, eliminating the armoured advantage, mass use aircraft.Text


DOI
10.12783/dtcse/fe2019/30687

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