The SHTURM-VU guided weapon system with a multi-channel laser-beam riding guidance is designed to destroy arsenals, bunkers, pillboxes, light-armoured materiel, stationary and moving tank-type targets, slow aerial helicopter-type targets, manpower in the field and under cover. The system operates round the clock, in benign and restrictedly severe weather conditions. The system is customized for installation on Ka-52 helicopters.
The 9M120-1 missile with a tandem HEAT warhead and the 9M120-1F missile with a HE warhead are used as combat effectors.
The SHTURM-VU system mounted on a Ka-type helicopter includes:
- round-the-clock targeting system along with the laser guidance equipment and video image processing system that incorporates an OKHOTNIK (“Hunter”) automatic TV target tracker,
- computer used to implement missile gathering algorithms and information field control during the missile gathering phase.
The SHTURM-VU system works together with the following helicopter equipment:
- multifunctional displays (2 for the pilot and 2 for the operator);
- fire control system;
- aircraft launchers.
Launch range at day/night:
- minimum 1000/1000 m
- maximum 6000/3500…4000 m
Control system: semiautomatic multi-channel
remote-orientation laser-beam riding