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US Air Force: America Lags behind Russia and China in Creating Hypersonic Weapons

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Hypersonic weapon, developed in the Russian Federation and China, is a growing threat to the United States, writes The Washington Free Beacon, citing a report by the US Air Force.


US Air Force: America Lags behind Russia and China in Creating Hypersonic Weapons


"The People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation are already conducting flight tests of high-speed maneuvering weapons, which may pose a danger to US forward-based forces and even to the continental United States," the channel quotes. RT.

The publication emphasizes that "this is the first report of the US military, in which they" sound the alarm "about the arms race that has been going on for several years, the purpose of which is to develop hypersonic missiles for delivering both nuclear and non-nuclear strikes."

The article notes that "hypersonic missiles can fly at speeds above 5 Mach," are able to maneuver and thus "avoid existing missile defense systems that were designed to shoot down ballistic missiles moving along a predictable trajectory."

According to the resource, other countries are also engaged in the development of such weapons, in addition to Russia and China, including India.

The WFB recalls that in April the Russian military "conducted a test of an experimental U-71 glider," which is scheduled for commissioning on 2020.
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  1. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 1 December 2016 11: 53
    +2
    Horror stories have gone. It’s time to start developing the budget of the US Defense Ministry. There are enough people who want to participate in the cut.
    1. vkl.47
      vkl.47 1 December 2016 11: 58
      +4
      Of course they’re lying. You’d just be looting yank. Yes for more. They have all their business in war. They don’t need any peace
    2. Alex_Tug
      Alex_Tug 1 December 2016 11: 59
      +3
      Not really horror stories. We need titanium alloys, they are also bought in Russia for Boeing 787s. So while we sleep peacefully.
      1. Giant thought
        Giant thought 1 December 2016 12: 03
        +5
        The Russian intellectual offensive is intensifying since the massive brain drain to the West, as a phenomenon, ceased to exist.
        1. Asadullah
          Asadullah 1 December 2016 12: 26
          +1
          since the massive brain drain to the West,


          There is nothing special to leak. What has flowed, they use their brains to earn a living.
          1. Temples
            Temples 1 December 2016 12: 40
            +3
            I agree with you. The vast majority left for money. For comfort in personal life. Nothing wrong with that. Let them go. There is no need to arrange an All-Union sadness on this occasion. Darwin cleansing has occurred.
            Another would be to send academic "genius" to retirement.
        2. Berkut752
          Berkut752 2 December 2016 19: 23
          0
          Quote: Giant thought
          The Russian intellectual offensive is intensifying since the massive brain drain to the West, as a phenomenon, ceased to exist.

          You forgot to add Sharikov's words from the movie "Heart of a Dog" "In turn, sons of bitches, in turn" .....
      2. opus
        opus 1 December 2016 12: 47
        +8
        Quote: Alex_Tug
        Titanium alloys are needed, they are also bought for Russia by the 787 Boeing.

        Let it be to you.
        1: In the United States, the largest consumers of Russian sponge are RMI Titanium, which has recently abandoned its production of sponge titanium. due to the environmental hazards of production, Axel Johnson, Wyman-Gordon, Titanium Heart Technologies. US titanium sponge consumers account for 30% of global sponge titanium consumers.
        2. Leading countries manufacturers and consumers of titaniuma - USA, Japan.

        the Ti-6A1-4V alloy (80-85%) prevails, followed by the Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al alloys; Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo-Si (together 10-15%) and technically pure titanium (4%)


        3. RTI International Metals Inc (RMI Titanium company Inc. (Reactive Metals Inc.))
        is a leading US manufacturer of titanium rolled products and the manufacture of prefabricated metal components for the global market

        https://www.arconic.com/global/en/home.asp





        and the new RTI electron beam (EB) furnace (in Canton, Ohio) even allowed them to relax and do research on the topic: the creation of new continuous production technologies that allow for the recovery of metallic titanium (not according to the Kroll process).

        For reference: in Japan, titanium is consumed mainly in industries not related to the aerospace and defense industries. With the total production of semi-finished products 13-15 thousand tons, about half are exported, the remaining 7,17 thousand tons are used domestically. The share of technical titanium is 93,6% of the total output, alloyed alloys - only 6,4%. Structure of consumption of manufactured semi-finished products,%: retail trade - 19; chemical industry - 16; production of consumer goods (watches, glasses, knives, etc.) - 14,3; power plants and seawater desalination plants - 14,3; electrodes of electrolysis plants ~ 10; flat heat exchangers - 9,4; sports and leisure items - 5,7; aircraft construction - 4,1; automotive industry - 1,4; shipbuilding - 0,5; others are 5,3. For the period 1973-1996. 1354 t of titanium was used in architecture and construction, including,%: on roofs - 63, on internal and external walls - 30, on monuments and other structures - 7.
        1. Alex_Tug
          Alex_Tug 1 December 2016 13: 08
          0
          Plus to you, for the story that I already know.
          1. opus
            opus 1 December 2016 13: 37
            +3
            Quote: Alex_Tug
            what I already know.

            Well, if you "know" - then why are you scaring the electorate?
            Yes, RTI approximately 2 times produces less vehicles than OJSC VSMPO-AVISMA CORPORATION. So her capacity is loaded at 60%
            It's all about the "money". Trump will correct it (with duties)

            RTI has power titanium production 10,0-10,5 thousand tonnes of products (22-23 million pounds) per year at its Niles plant in Ohio, where vacuum arc melting is carried out; and 6,4 thousand tons (14 million pounds) per year at a plant in Martinsville, Virginia, valued at $ 135 million, where the company began commercial production in 2012 year.
            1. Alex_Tug
              Alex_Tug 1 December 2016 13: 50
              +1
              Well, if you "know" - then why are you scaring the electorate?

              Am I scaring the electorate? Somehow, on the contrary, encouraged. (There was a comment yesterday that I put commas incorrectly, I can repent of this)
              1. opus
                opus 1 December 2016 14: 05
                +1
                Quote: Alex_Tug
                Am I scaring the electorate?

                American wink
                Quote: Alex_Tug
                There was a comment yesterday that I put commas wrong

                better and don’t talk about it — my sick mazole.
      3. Berkut752
        Berkut752 2 December 2016 19: 26
        0
        Quote: Alex_Tug
        Not really horror stories. We need titanium alloys, they are also bought in Russia for Boeing 787s. So while we sleep peacefully.

        Boeing and other companies do not buy alloys, but buy finished products, namely parts, and this is a different price. As strange as this sounds, they have no technology.
    3. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 1 December 2016 12: 24
      0
      Quote: oleg-gr
      Horror stories have gone.

      That really is! As if they have nothing of their own!
      Amerovskie media "work" for propaganda in the style of Goebbels.
      And they are modestly silent about their achievements.
      For example - why did their X-37B apparatus hang out in space for a long time ?!
    4. NEXUS
      NEXUS 1 December 2016 12: 30
      +2
      Quote: oleg-gr
      Horror stories have gone. It’s time to start developing the budget of the US Defense Ministry. There are enough people who want to participate in the cut.

      Yes, it's not really horror stories ...
      A hypersonic warhead for intercontinental ballistic missiles, including for the promising Sarmat complex, has been successfully tested in Russia. According to the source, such a carrier is able to maneuver and develop a speed of about 7000 km / h.

      Besides...
      Russian Zircon hypersonic missile successfully passes the first stage of testing. Flight tests have been going on for six months, since the fall of 2015. Experts believe that all stages of the tests will take about 5 years.

      It seems that this is a long time, but in reality they are trying to meet the record-breaking deadlines. For example, tests of the Zircon predecessor of the Onyx anti-ship missile took several times longer.
  2. dik-nsk
    dik-nsk 1 December 2016 11: 53
    +2
    Pentagon again asks for money through controlled media, guys report for f-35)))
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 1 December 2016 12: 03
      +4
      The United States, but the United States itself, no one threatens.
      1. dik-nsk
        dik-nsk 2 December 2016 04: 52
        0
        didn’t make a mistake with the addressee? Where did I write about the threats?
  3. nnm
    nnm 1 December 2016 11: 54
    +2
    These are the words that begin all the appeals of American military-industrial complex enterprises, "quite by accident", coinciding in time with the consideration of the draft budget.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 1 December 2016 11: 55
    +1
    I do not think that meikatos are so modest in terms of the development of hyperweapons. Something they probably have.
  5. Kent0001
    Kent0001 1 December 2016 11: 55
    +1
    it's like give me some more money, but what they gave earlier was already over ....
  6. Dekabrist
    Dekabrist 1 December 2016 11: 58
    +2
    It would be surprising if we did not use such a moment for the development of money.
    I wonder when they build aircraft carriers, what is the reason for the lag?
  7. orado
    orado 1 December 2016 12: 04
    +1
    That would be about 30 years ago to have such missiles. They scare the states on every occasion, but at least 7 times a week
  8. lis-ik
    lis-ik 1 December 2016 12: 15
    0
    Off topic. And what about the site again, what happened to the profile?
    1. Cat man null
      Cat man null 1 December 2016 12: 26
      +1
      Quote: lis-ik
      Off topic. And what about the site again, what happened to the profile?

      - another campaign "cut" from the administration
      “I would ... kill designers and developers.” Lavrov's words, no more words negative
      1. lis-ik
        lis-ik 1 December 2016 12: 33
        0
        I figured it out a little, it became easier to insert an "avatar", but nothing is visible with the rest!
        1. Cat man null
          Cat man null 1 December 2016 12: 35
          0
          Quote: lis-ik
          I figured it out a little, it became easier to insert an "avatar", but nothing is visible with the rest!

          - transition to "My articles" - absent
          - transition to "My comments" - absent
          - number of warnings - none

          I would tear off my hands for such "improvements" am
          1. lis-ik
            lis-ik 1 December 2016 12: 41
            0
            There are warnings, and the rest is yes, nothing is visible!
          2. Dekabrist
            Dekabrist 1 December 2016 17: 36
            +1
            Yes, this is nonsense. Here is the news about Vasya! This is a masterpiece! Did not have time to try, but she self-destructed.
      2. opus
        opus 1 December 2016 13: 39
        +1
        Quote: Cat Man Null
        I would ... kill designers and developers.


        Careful "Filip Filipych"
      3. arpad
        arpad 1 December 2016 14: 56
        +1
        Quote: Cat Man Null
        I would ... kill designers and developers. Lavrov's words, no more words

        Poor Fantastic - probably hiccups without stopping lol
  9. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 1 December 2016 12: 18
    0
    Well, it starts, soon the new administration will have the USA ... so they need to be scared by lagging behind Russia and China .... and start cutting the budget
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 December 2016 12: 25
    0
    “This is the first report by the American military, in which they“ sound the alarm ”about the arms race that has been going on for several years

    Why the first one? Only in November there were so many complaints from the military and, of course, senators - "warriors". The topic is even starting to get sore.
  11. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 1 December 2016 12: 25
    0
    Every six months, about the same song begins; even more often than military budgets claim. wassat
  12. Taygerus
    Taygerus 1 December 2016 12: 31
    0
    themselves nightmare
  13. Old26
    Old26 1 December 2016 12: 33
    +1
    Quote: aszzz888
    I do not think that meikatos are so modest in terms of the development of hyperweapons. Something they probably have.

    Not just something, but in the number of samples more than ours.
    Quote: orado
    That would be about 30 years ago to have such missiles. They scare the states on every occasion, but at least 7 times a week

    But did you try to think before writing nonsense? And there was no close work on the State Reserves Committee in those years. And do not forget that with America in the development of weapons, we always went head to head. For us in those years of state labor protection, we would have the Americans too. And they could just as well scare us
  14. Wedmak
    Wedmak 1 December 2016 12: 43
    0
    which could be dangerous for forward-based US forces, and even for the mainland

    What do front-line pieces at our borders do? And the continental United States is not afraid of anything at all if you don’t climb to us.
  15. Altona
    Altona 1 December 2016 15: 09
    0
    Why US rockets? There is iPhone, there is Tesla, there is Hollywood. Enough for now.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 1 December 2016 18: 05
      +1
      ABOUT! I, too, for world peace: to compete only who
      a mobile phone will do better, or an electric car, or a movie ... good
  16. gridasov
    gridasov 1 December 2016 17: 04
    0
    The desire to achieve and master hyper speed did not arise now or yesterday. And if we analyze the entire set of information about emerging problems and ways to solve them, then it is obvious that nothing will change either in five or twenty-five years. Titanium and other heat-resistant alloys will not solve the problems, since there are completely different conditions and causes of high temperatures. Etc. Therefore, I would not like to blame the designers, but until there is comprehensive knowledge about the topic, there will be no aircraft either. Therefore, the media write - this is their job, and the retirement age is approaching. And nobody is dealing with the problem. On old theories and "carts" high flight speeds cannot be obtained.