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US general told whether the United States has a system for protection against hypersonic weapons

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In the course of the next hearings in the Senate Defense Committee, the US General John Heithen inquired whether the Pentagon had the necessary weapons that could be opposed to the Russian hypersonic one. arms. The American general said that if Russia actually had such weapons, then the United States does not have any really deterrent weapons at the moment.


General Heithen quotes Business Insider:
We do not have defensive weapons that could prevent the use of such weapons against us. The only thing that can be countered in this case is the threat of a nuclear strike, which we will deliver in response. We can respond with the nuclear triad that we have.


Recall that earlier in the course of the announcement of the message to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the hypersonic weapon created in the Russian Federation. In particular, we are talking about the “Dagger” aviation complex that was put on test and combat duty, as well as the Avangard system.

US general told whether the United States has a system for protection against hypersonic weapons


On the eve of the American media said that in the summer of this year in the United States will begin testing of laser weapons on F-15 fighter jets.
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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 21 March 2018 05: 43
    +14
    Although I honestly admitted and did not begin to wag that there is nothing to oppose them, well, our country also has a nuclear triad. So you shouldn’t intimidate Russia with anything and you need to hold on to your dirty-tongued tongue.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 21 March 2018 05: 58
      +6
      Quote: Spartanez300
      Although I honestly admitted and did not start wagging that they have nothing to oppose

      A solid general, and does not know that his native America had a long time ago laser weapons of extraordinary effectiveness

      And this is an old development - the batteries are too big
      1. LSA57
        LSA57 21 March 2018 06: 17
        +6
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        A solid general, and does not know that his native America had a long time ago laser weapons of extraordinary effectiveness

        horses and then in the subject
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 21 March 2018 06: 24
          +10
          Sergey, hi !
          Quote: LSA57
          horses and then in the subject

          Moreover, the general should be ashamed - the whole world knows, even the Maidan horses, but he does not. What is he there, the chief of the soldiers ’canteen? With such awareness - not otherwise. Nifigase - a solid general - and the head of the canteen ... laughing
          1. LSA57
            LSA57 21 March 2018 06: 30
            +5
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            Nifigase - a solid general - and the head of the canteen ...

            So what? in urkain there are more admirals than ships and nothing, they serve. even orders receive
            Hi hi
        2. Sergey985
          Sergey985 21 March 2018 06: 38
          +3
          Is it worth quoting a patient delirium castrolegolovyh ???? They and Mars have long been "mastering."
          1. LSA57
            LSA57 21 March 2018 06: 53
            +8
            Quote: Sergey985
            Is it worth quoting a patient delirium castrolegolovyh ????

            Worth it. brotherly people.

            They and Mars have long been "mastering."

            1. For example
              For example 21 March 2018 07: 51
              +2
              Quote: LSA57
              Worth it. brotherly people.

              Why did you post this nonsense here? Do you yourself believe that Ukrainians wrote this? Do you consider yourself smarter than the author of this scribble and boast that in the stream of Internet dope you found what you could identify as a lie?
              After your publication, I have two questions for you:
              Are you 2 years old or three?
              Do you write yourself or does mom help you?
              1. JIaIIoTb
                JIaIIoTb 21 March 2018 09: 35
                +8
                Something greatly hooked you! Is it really a shame for the country with "true democracy", or do you believe that it was not they who wrote? laughingSo they wrote a lot about Proto-Ukraine, which gave life to the earth, dug up the Black Sea, poured the Caucasus, and much more, or do you not think all this is rubbish?
                Unfortunately, Ukraine is sick. And only on herself will she recover or die as a state.
              2. LSA57
                LSA57 21 March 2018 10: 31
                +1
                Quote: For example
                Why did you post this nonsense here? Do you yourself believe that Ukrainians wrote this? Do you consider yourself smarter than the author of this scribble and boast that in the stream of Internet dope you found what you could identify as a lie?

                and you find something clever. preferably Poroshenko quotes
                Are you 2 years old or three?
                more. two primers already smoked with his grandfather
                Do you write yourself or does mom help you?

                zampolit
        3. Bad_santa
          Bad_santa 21 March 2018 12: 33
          0
          I smoke a cigarette from the laser, knock icicles off the roofs and write indecent inscriptions on the Moon for nothing. I bought a toy version of the Uryupin lasers in the Children's World
  2. dog breeder
    dog breeder 21 March 2018 05: 54
    +3
    They definitely live there according to Zadornov! The guarantor said that these weapons would be used in response to their aggression. That they couldn’t sit at all? Surely, the general has grandchildren, take care!
    1. Mikhail m
      Mikhail m 21 March 2018 05: 58
      +4
      The guarantor said that this weapon was created in response to their missile defense system, which now will not be able to fend off our retaliatory strike. Solely to maintain parity.
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 21 March 2018 05: 55
    +5
    In short, the senators asked the general how much money needed to be printed for plunder, supposedly to create new weapons, and the general asked as much as possible so that everyone could fill their pockets!
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 21 March 2018 06: 07
      +8
      Quote: Herkulesich
      senators asked the general how much money needed to be printed for plunder, supposedly to create new weapons

      By the way, did you hear Obama crawling on his knees in Congress to be allowed to print an extra half trillion? But Trump canceled the limit of public debt. Therefore, the Federal Reserve System for that and the Reserve, that if they have one machine overheats, that is, the reserve ...
      1. Herculesic
        Herculesic 21 March 2018 06: 20
        +2
        So Obama's number one point was the purchase of bananas! laughing Only when he changed some points in places, he was given the opportunity to stand at the machine-financial! !!
  4. LSA57
    LSA57 21 March 2018 05: 56
    0
    We do not have defensive weapons that could prevent the use of such weapons against us. The only thing that can be countered in this case is the threat of a nuclear strike, which we will deliver in response. We can respond with the nuclear triad that we have.

    so it is directed against this triad
  5. Cheldon
    Cheldon 21 March 2018 05: 58
    +5
    Therefore, Trump sang in a thin voice about negotiations with Putin about the futility of the arms race.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 21 March 2018 06: 12
      +8
      Quote: Cheldon
      Therefore, Trump sang in a thin voice about negotiations with Putin about the futility of the arms race.

      Well, yes ... I’d wait from them ... Cheeks in bubbles, print a couple of trillions of presidents in letters and announce the creation of another prodigy like PRO ... On physical principles known only to "British scientists" ....
      It would be better if we thought how to put an automatic loader in "Abrams" ...
      1. Tusv
        Tusv 21 March 2018 06: 47
        +1
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        It would be better if we thought how to put an automatic loader in "Abrams" ...

        At 9000 blacks reduce the US army? This is how much money is free. The guarantor will not approve
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 21 March 2018 06: 54
          +5
          Quote: Tusv
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          It would be better if we thought how to put an automatic loader in "Abrams" ...

          At 9000 blacks reduce the US army? This is how much money is free. The guarantor will not approve

          Why cut them? Let, for example, sweep paths around the barracks ... But under the automatic loader, you can also knock out presidential lards in letters ...
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 21 March 2018 06: 21
    +4
    Well, they don’t have such systems capable of shooting down hypersonic warheads. Either so far, or this is completely impossible due to physical limitations. With a laser on a warhead that can withstand heating up to 2000 C, and even in a plasma cloud - it is completely useless to shoot. And radiation of such power through the atmosphere will not pass ...
    1. Sergey985
      Sergey985 21 March 2018 06: 33
      +3
      No one can hit a target maneuvering in hypersound at the moment. I think that there will be only sluggish theoretical research, false stuffing in the media about breakthroughs in this area. Actually, a technological deadlock has now formed in this direction.
  7. Sergey985
    Sergey985 21 March 2018 06: 21
    +2
    Reached the "partners." Now, the guarantor can calmly deal with internal problems of the economy. But the screech about the militarization of Russia will not abate for a long time.
  8. Dormidont
    Dormidont 21 March 2018 06: 36
    0
    Something a long time ago in the United States there was no civil war. And then nuclear weapons come in handy
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 March 2018 06: 43
    +1
    can be opposed in this case - the threat of a nuclear strike, which we deliver in response
    He froze. If it already flies to the Americans, then how and how will they respond? And even if there is something, the answer will be even tougher.
  10. K-50
    K-50 21 March 2018 06: 57
    0
    On the eve of the American media said that in the summer of this year in the United States will begin testing of laser weapons on F-15 fighter jets.

    So I’m sitting and thinking stuck in my head, what can a laser beam do to a heat-protected warhead that dives / plans in a plasma cloud with a temperature under 2000 degrees? And it seems to me nothing. request The beam will simply scatter at the border of this cloud, and there any defocusing and the laser beam turns into a flashlight, albeit a bright one. what
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  11. Cheldon
    Cheldon 21 March 2018 07: 17
    +3
    The Yankees have weapons against our hypersonic and its nickname is EBN and Gorbach.
    1. bk316
      bk316 21 March 2018 17: 25
      +3
      It was ... So we buried one and buried the other.
  12. olhon
    olhon 21 March 2018 07: 23
    0
    He is an agent of the Kremlin. Mackain - fas.
  13. jovanni
    jovanni 21 March 2018 07: 42
    +3
    The United States has protection against any weapons. This is a dollar. He is a weapon himself, and he easily finds his goals. Such goals exist in the governments of any countries. There are those struck by these American weapons in Russian ruling and aspiring to rule circles. We have a lot of such "hit" by the dollar too much ...
  14. rocket757
    rocket757 21 March 2018 08: 45
    0
    Those. to refuse nuclear weapons NOT ANYTHING .... and before that they burst, sho type Moscow poses a threat to the whole world (i.e. to their loved ones), does not want to disarm vigorously!
    Anyway, Trump has already given money, gave a lot .... it seems this is just not enough !!!
  15. Old26
    Old26 21 March 2018 09: 27
    +2
    Quote: Spartanez300
    Although I honestly admitted and did not begin to wag that there is nothing to oppose them, well, our country also has a nuclear triad. So you shouldn’t intimidate Russia with anything and you need to hold on to your dirty-tongued tongue.

    Well, the question he was asked sounds so idiotic that his answer is really the best option.

    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Well, they don’t have such systems capable of shooting down hypersonic warheads. Either so far, or this is completely impossible due to physical limitations. With a laser on a warhead that can withstand heating up to 2000 C, and even in a plasma cloud - it is completely useless to shoot. And radiation of such power through the atmosphere will not pass ...

    Than? Laser - of course not. rocket - yes. Any missile warhead with a range greater than the range of a tactical missile is hypersonic. And nothing. Means of destruction are. The question is different. The United States has no sense in making missile defense against Russia. And not because there were some "super-hyper-wunderwaffe" in Russia. Similarly, there is no need to do a Russian missile defense against the United States. All the same, they will break through this missile defense, just like we do.
    And the questions of senators are similar to the questions of our Duma members, and indeed with the questions of deputies of all countries. the main feature of these questions is DELITANTISM . And stupid questions are best answered as the American general answered - NETU. Start explaining that they don’t understand or deceive anyway.

    Quote: Sergey985
    No one can hit a target maneuvering in hypersound at the moment. I think that there will be only sluggish theoretical research, false stuffing in the media about breakthroughs in this area. Really, a technological deadlock has now formed in this direction

    And her, as such, does not exist. tests, where it would be set to hit the target after a series of maneuvers, simply no one had. In pictures and cartoons (at least theirs, at least ours) everything is fine and spectacular, but when it comes to real tests, the jambs will begin to climb. And these jambs will have to be cleaned. Perhaps for many years ...

    Quote: K-50
    On the eve of the American media said that in the summer of this year in the United States will begin testing of laser weapons on F-15 fighter jets.

    So I’m sitting and thinking stuck in my head, what can a laser beam do to a heat-protected warhead that dives / plans in a plasma cloud with a temperature under 2000 degrees? And it seems to me nothing. request The beam will simply scatter at the border of this cloud, and there any defocusing and the laser beam turns into a flashlight, albeit a bright one. what

    It can do of course. But for this there must be a huge laser power. And besides, everyone almost always uses the plot as an argument, where the warhead is actually shrouded in a cocoon of plasma. But you can hit and BEFORE THAT, before entering the dense atmosphere, YES AND AFTERwhen the speed drops to such that the plasma disappears. But I have already voiced the conditions. High power laser
    1. NN52
      NN52 21 March 2018 09: 35
      +8
      Old26

      As for the laser of enormous power, it is clear ...
      But what about the guidance system of this powerful laser?
      All that the Americans showed was how they supposedly drones burn with a laser (somewhere the video was here).
      And how to direct a hypersonic target, or even a lower speed target ,,, here I think everyone has problems ....
  16. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 21 March 2018 11: 05
    +2
    There is no connection between the planning warhead of ICBMs and lasers on the F-15, of course.
    But it brought revival to the discussion. fellow
  17. Firework
    Firework 21 March 2018 12: 44
    0
    Quote: Spartanez300
    Although I honestly admitted and did not start wagging that they have nothing to oppose

    fuss and our politicians are no worse
  18. NEXUS
    NEXUS 21 March 2018 12: 50
    +5
    then the USA does not have any really restraining arms at the moment.

    I remember that in the first days after Putin’s statement, the State Department, Pentagon representatives read the same piece of paper in which it was written — we have the ability to protect the citizens of our country from these weapons.
    And now the third stage has come - awareness and acceptance of a fait accompli.
  19. Old26
    Old26 21 March 2018 16: 16
    +1
    Quote: NN52
    Old26

    As for the laser of enormous power, it is clear ...
    But what about the guidance system of this powerful laser?
    All that the Americans showed was how they supposedly drones burn with a laser (somewhere the video was here).
    And how to direct a hypersonic target, or even a lower speed target ,,, here I think everyone has problems ....

    Dmitry! Well, the problem of guidance, as well as the problem of target designation in general, has always been the most difficult task. as far as I remember, they nevertheless solved precisely the problem of pointing the laser at the target with their air-based laser. Sorry, I don’t remember the marking. The bottom line was that parallel to the "combat" laser, the laser worked, if I may say so to point, which gave a "spot" on the target. And already on this spot "combat" was induced. Another thing is that the power of "combat" lasers is now insufficient to hit such a target as a warhead.
    Technically, I think there’s nothing super complicated at the same time. The problem now is precisely in the capacities. At one time, in the mid-70s, they often turned “movies” when a ground-based laser blew up the ICBM stage. Then it turned out that this was done specifically for the movie. The laser was able to burn a tiny hole in the pulse in the stage body, and the stage itself was pressurized to several atmospheres. Effectively, but no more
  20. Alex Nevs
    Alex Nevs 22 March 2018 09: 45
    0
    they still did not understand how their "monkey" put them on grandmas in the future. BUT!! for this purpose, "monkey" "summed up" the strategists of the Russian Federation, the geological position .... rocket ..... etc. It’s easier to start a “sun bunny” than to put a “ray” (any) on this bunny. So the Proud and EXCLUSIVE nation fell into a simple “cockroach trap”. Why think when the day is full