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The Chinese have experienced hypersonic drone

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The state-run Chinese TV channel CCTV showed in its report a prototype test of a hypersonic DF-ZF drone aircraft in a wind tunnel, writes "Popular Mechanics".


The Chinese experimental hypersonic unmanned aerial vehicle DF-ZF will be able to reach speeds of more than 12 thousand km / h and will be equipped with nuclear warheads. The plane has already passed seven flight tests, which were considered successful. Its main feature is that due to the hypersonic flight speed of the DF-ZF it is impossible to intercept using conventional air defense systems using data from land and sea stations, as well as satellite reconnaissance, the newspaper writes

The Chinese have experienced hypersonic drone


It is noted that in contrast to the rocket warhead, which moves in space and the upper layers of the atmosphere at high speed, but with a well-predictable trajectory, the DZ-ZF has the ability to maneuver using aerodynamic forces. After launch, it enters the atmosphere along a ballistic trajectory, and then changes direction to close to horizontal.

Movement at tremendous speed practically parallel to the surface of the earth at high altitude significantly reduces the attack time, and the use of kinetic energy at high speeds of entry into the atmosphere can allow a significant increase in flight distance. The DF-ZF model was tested in a hypersonic wind tunnel JF-12 - the largest in the world and capable of testing aircraft at speeds up to 11100 km / h).

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  1. 210ox
    210ox 14 November 2017 11: 29 New
    +3
    Well, you can put any disc into the pipe. Although the Chinese, I think they can create.
    1. Kleber
      Kleber 14 November 2017 11: 49 New
      +4
      That's why it's time to bring the S-500 to mind.
      1. maxim947
        maxim947 14 November 2017 14: 57 New
        +3
        Too "loud" statement, what they are trying to do is well done, of course, but you can hardly believe what they will do in the next 20 years, IMHO.
        1. Kleber
          Kleber 14 November 2017 15: 03 New
          +2
          After 20 years, some sort of S-600 will be needed.
          1. maxim947
            maxim947 14 November 2017 15: 12 New
            0
            Better S-1000, SU-77 and T-20 tank))) and all drones)
            1. Kleber
              Kleber 14 November 2017 15: 16 New
              0
              It's not the name, but the TTX.
      2. NEXUS
        NEXUS 14 November 2017 15: 27 New
        +3
        Quote: Kleber
        That's why it's time to bring the S-500 to mind.

        S-500, according to rearmament plans, will be on duty as expected. You should not hurry. Besides, there is also the A-235 Nudol, which will be more serious than Prometheus.
        And about the unmanned hypersonic apparatus ... this is how everything is developed, but so far we are closest to the serial proven model with the Yu-71.
    2. Juborg
      Juborg 14 November 2017 12: 40 New
      +1
      Well done, China-Mom, copy, develop, experiment.
      1. Hammerlock
        Hammerlock 14 November 2017 13: 28 New
        +1
        yes, well done Chinese. But there is a little "BUT" - request response. Bye request, bye response. And time goes by
      2. Alex777
        Alex777 14 November 2017 13: 31 New
        +3
        Yes, we are here as in a proverb: in grossen, fameli's beak, nicht clack clack! bully
    3. dauria
      dauria 14 November 2017 14: 56 New
      +1
      Well, you can put any disc in the pipe


      And what, in any country there are hypersonic pipes? It's time to scratch turnips, and not laugh at the Chinese.
  2. Vik66
    Vik66 14 November 2017 11: 30 New
    +9
    Have they already done the 5th generation aircraft engine too? wink
    1. Oden280
      Oden280 14 November 2017 14: 52 New
      +1
      They were still unable to copy normally by the 4th
  3. MoJloT
    MoJloT 14 November 2017 11: 30 New
    +1
    Good idea, it's hard to get it down.
    1. Hammerlock
      Hammerlock 14 November 2017 13: 30 New
      +1
      any UAV is easy to shoot down (the pilot is far away - request response, and this time)
      1. MoJloT
        MoJloT 14 November 2017 13: 55 New
        +3
        Hypersonic UAVs are obviously more controlled by their own brains, it can be assumed that the operator should only give monosyllabic commands (destroy, cancel, another target ...)
        1. Sanichsan
          Sanichsan 14 November 2017 15: 20 New
          +2
          Quote: MoJloT
          Hypersonic UAVs are obviously more controlled by their own brains.

          while at such speeds that the Chinese have announced, nothing is being controlled. the problem of controlling the device in hypersound has not yet been fully resolved even in Russia, and the Chinese are even more so.
          so that while the Chinese were able to make a disc that does not fall apart at such speeds. no control system, no engine.
      2. Großer feldherr
        Großer feldherr 14 November 2017 13: 57 New
        +1
        Not every UAV is controlled from the ground.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 November 2017 11: 33 New
    16
    First they write that they tested in a wind tunnel, then they write that they passed seven flight tests. "Popular mechanics", you already decide.
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 14 November 2017 11: 45 New
      13
      "The client is confused in the testimony" (c). Something is wrong here ...
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 14 November 2017 12: 01 New
        +4
        It gives wishful thinking ... it is very expensive and costly and such weapons still bring and bring to mind.
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 14 November 2017 12: 10 New
          10
          Quote: The same LYOKHA
          it is very expensive and costly and such weapons still bring and bring to mind.

          And usually about intermediate and dubious successes do not blow the whole world. Perhaps the experience of the United States adopted?
          1. Solomon Kane
            Solomon Kane 14 November 2017 12: 16 New
            +3
            The American hypersonic warhead AHW (Advanced Hypersonic Weapon) passed two tests: the first successfully (2011), and during the second a rocket exploded. According to sources, the AHW glider can reach speeds of up to 8 Machs. The development of this device is carried out as part of the Global Prompt Strike program.

            While gentlemen have striped ....
            1. Jedi
              Jedi 14 November 2017 14: 57 New
              +6
              Kostya, the USA won’t bring their child prodigy out too, which doesn’t stop them from advertising it sneakily and even more snappily. wink
    2. Lycan
      Lycan 14 November 2017 14: 45 New
      +1
      The harsh "Mechanics", it seems, wants to intimidate us with the fact that
      a)
      tested in a wind tunnel

      b) well, and then, as a consequence -
      The aircraft has already passed seven flight tests, which were considered successful.

      Total: to all enemies of a progressive society with the argument of "hyperdubine" store salt, matches, buckwheat and knitted grandmother's socks.
  5. Going
    Going 14 November 2017 11: 37 New
    10
    Hurried to say gop ...
  6. Simon
    Simon 14 November 2017 12: 01 New
    +3
    I did not understand that this rocket was tested only in a wind tunnel and had already flown seven times on its own? belay Some kind of bullshit! request
    1. Solomon Kane
      Solomon Kane 14 November 2017 12: 14 New
      +4
      In 2014, the Chinese at WU-14.in a stable-stable state, "removed" 10 M, but with a reservation, in the pipe.
      Ours at Dombarovsky in 2015 conducted field tests of block 4202 (aka Yu-71)
      The question is, where does the Chinese replica “legs grow” come from?
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 15 November 2017 02: 20 New
      +1
      Quote: Simon
      seven times already flew by yourself?

      Once they blew in a pipe and dropped seven times from an airplane. laughing
  7. aszzz888
    aszzz888 14 November 2017 12: 03 New
    +3
    ... and "home" also at hyper speed? ... laughing
  8. Cxnumx
    Cxnumx 14 November 2017 12: 06 New
    +1
    I'm certainly full 0 in this business, but ...
    It is noted that, unlike a missile warhead, which moves in space and the upper atmosphere at a high speed, but along a well-predictable trajectory, the DZ-ZF has the ability to maneuver using aerodynamic forces.
    Can’t rockets / stopped doing the same thing - maneuver on approach to the target?
    Moving at high speed almost parallel to the surface of the earth at high altitude significantly reduces attack time

    um ... but what is the difference from
    unlike the warhead of a rocket that moves in space and the upper atmosphere at high speed

    is a few kilometers lower? where is the air resistance higher? Yes, and maneuvers.
    something I don’t get it ...
  9. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 14 November 2017 12: 43 New
    +2
    "... in the JF-12 hypersonic wind tunnel - the world's largest and most capable
    to test aircraft at speeds up to 11100 km / h). "////

    The indicator of their scope. Whatever they do now: the plant, port, airport - the largest in the world.
    1. _Jack_
      _Jack_ 14 November 2017 13: 15 New
      +1
      Gigantomania
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 14 November 2017 13: 33 New
        +2
        They have a certain proportion with their gigantic population and already gigantic (and rapidly growing) GDP.
        For example, we are amazed at how quickly they are building a new trading port in Israel.
        Once in ... a hundred (and this is not an exaggeration) faster than we would do on our own.
        1. _Jack_
          _Jack_ 14 November 2017 15: 49 New
          0
          At this rate, they will very soon be the first power in the world. True, they have problems with new technologies. Despite the fact that most of the technologies invested in science are either stolen or the development of old ones. It’s even strange, are there really any national features?
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 14 November 2017 15: 52 New
            0
            So Israel began from scratch. They stole technology, copied.
            Improved. So there was a basis of knowledge for their own development.
        2. Muvka
          Muvka 14 November 2017 17: 24 New
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          Quote: voyaka uh
          They have a certain proportion with their gigantic population and already gigantic (and rapidly growing) GDP.
          For example, we are amazed at how quickly they are building a new trading port in Israel.
          Once in ... a hundred (and this is not an exaggeration) faster than we would do on our own.

          As for GDP, it is no longer fast-growing and slows down very much. Take a look at the graph. And gigantomania was in fascist Germany and this did not help them.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 14 November 2017 17: 53 New
            +1
            Naturally, it slows down at 15 to 6.5 - in percent. Because GDP has grown
            from billions to 13 trillion.
            And what does Nazi Germany have to do with it? China is not attacking anyone.
            Presses volume and quality of cheap goods, and orderly delivery.
            And not cheap labor, as before. Salaries in China are already like in Portugal
            (and much higher than in Russia).
  10. pavelty
    pavelty 14 November 2017 13: 54 New
    +2
    as a person with an aviation education, I’ll tell you that half of this nonsense is not true)
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 14 November 2017 15: 52 New
      +1
      And what is there that is not so true - more specifically.
      1. pavelty
        pavelty 15 November 2017 10: 27 New
        0
        Let’s say maneuvering at a speed of 12 thousand kilometers per hour ...
        So specifically?
  11. Mentat
    Mentat 14 November 2017 15: 58 New
    0
    Deception of pure water. This is not a hypersonic UAV, but a maneuvering warhead, which the Chinese were finally able to construct and conduct tests (according to their reports).
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 14 November 2017 17: 38 New
      0
      So Russia is doing the same. First - into space. Then - the vertical peak
      and transition to horizontal flight (Zircon). And also calls the product
      hypersonic Raman.
      Only the USA is trying to make the classic hypersonic KR (without going out into space):
      1) discharge from a bomber 2) horizontal flight in the atmosphere with direct-flow taxiway.
  12. PPD
    PPD 14 November 2017 23: 42 New
    +1
    Constantly news, like from Crocodol magazine!
    And how is this nano-miracle different from a conventional warhead?
    Did you understand the name?
  13. Mentat
    Mentat 15 November 2017 15: 01 New
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    So Russia is doing the same. First - into space. Then - the vertical peak
    and transition to horizontal flight (Zircon). And also calls the product
    hypersonic Raman.
    Only the USA is trying to make the classic hypersonic KR (without going out into space):
    1) discharge from a bomber 2) horizontal flight in the atmosphere with direct-flow taxiway.

    They wrote nonsense.
    1. Zircon enters the rarefied layers of the atmosphere not because it cannot fly differently, but to increase the flight range and acceleration.
    2. Zircon starts with standard PUs, which the Americans do not have. They, in fact, do not even have supersonic anti-ship missiles in service.
    3. You confuse cause and effect. The first launches of Zircon were carried out from a carrier aircraft. The Americans are at the beginning of the journey, not creating the “classic hypersonic missile,” as you are trying to imagine.
    4. Zircon is called KR because it is. Incredible, right?