Terrible "Avant-garde" and terrible "Petrel"
At first, these guys released material that the Americans, it turns out, did not lose miserably the hypersonic race of Russia they had started (which they no longer catch up with), but now they are close to losing to China. No, the United States did not lose, according to CNBC, the United States is simply pursuing a "different goal." Apparently, as hunters from the famous Russian folk cinema about vodka and hunting - their goal was to feed, water the beast, well, and sit well, and not shoot the prey. The United States, they say, are going "in a more complicated way", because "in many aspects the US race is different from the race of Russia and China, since these two countries are developing nuclear-warhead missiles, and Washington is interested in conventional missiles."
Which, of course, is complete nonsense - for the Avangard AGGBO both fusion equipment of high or high power, and normal and low or even extremely low power is provided, but the usual equipment is not completely ruled out. The Dagger, or, say, the X-32 hypersonic RCC or Zircon, is also (will be) both in the usual and in the special equipment versions. What is there in the Chinese, it is difficult to say, but most likely, in the same way. It’s just that their Wu-14 demonstrator being developed is very far from both the serial product and our analogs, which are practically the second, if not the third, generation of such systems in the USSR / RF, and, probably, for the time being it is about ensuring accuracy sufficient for a number of goals of conventional warheads, to think very early CNBC also urges not to pay attention to the fact that the Russian Federation "tests its hypersonic systems much more often." As well as the fact that these tests are being successfully carried out, the OCD is either completed successfully, or close to that, and the American demonstrators somehow haven’t been left with a dead Mustang. Sleep on, dear inhabitants of Baghdad, everything is calm in Baghdad!
In the next “approach to the bar”, CNBC journalists took it, no, not our William, you see, Shakespeare, but for the Avangard AGGBO. Everything, as usual, was with reference to "unnamed intelligence sources." But if some American journalists, under these are hidden sources in the Pentagon (which they distort or lie these sources, but they are), then the rest, obviously, the source is the OBS agency, "One woman said." And from the lack of specialized knowledge and normal education borzopisty mercilessly pierced. So, they have 15Ü71 already exists in the usual military equipment, although they previously wrote about "the other way the US in a hypersonic race." Moreover, they are not even sure that there is any explosive in the usual version of the board - they say, the kinetic energy will be like that when hit, that even without explosives it will blow everything up as it should. At the same time, they for some reason lowered the speed of our “Vanguard” right up to the number M = 5 (5 speeds of sound) instead of about 15-20М in reality. Although, of course, right above the target, the speed will be much lower due to braking in dense layers of the atmosphere ... seconds before the explosion. But, apparently, they and such a speed seemed "gigantic."
“Intelligence sources” told CNBC that Avangard was “successfully tested twice in 2016”, then “unsuccessfully” in 2017 once (allegedly the rocket crashed right after launch, “in a few seconds”) and it will be tested in the summer again. Well, if the launch was "unsuccessful", then 15Ü71 as part of a complex with XBNXXX15 ICBMs would not be recommended for use. And this device flies not from 35, but from approximately 2016-2010. (in 2011, the “high-ranking representative of the General Staff” informed Interfax that the first equipment was successfully tested on an ICBM for the first time) and test launches were much more than 2010, reported by CNBC. And before that, as it is believed, the 3 flew the apparatus of the previous generation, allegedly having the 2004Ü15 index, and quite successfully (but, obviously, the best is the enemy of the good). Unsuccessful launches, of course, were, where without them on the test, but no one knows that the carrier used for testing this equipment fell last year immediately after the start - it was he who had to fall almost directly on the launcher; hide it.
The same "sources" deceived the gullible journalists by informing them that Avangard will appear in service no earlier than 2020. But the President of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the RF Armed Forces literally in a few days slyly, as it should be, the Kremlin tyrant intervened brainwashing journalists from the United States, saying that Avangard will be in service next year, 2019, and we cannot exclude the possibility of deploying the UGBO on redeemed from Ukraine and carefully preserved “dry,” that is, unfilled, ICBM UR-100НУТТХ (15А35) will start already at year, and in future missiles it will be declared to be deployed in accordance with the START-3.
Since he is still acting and has not been forgotten by the Americans on his own head, as usual. As it was with the ABM Treaty, it will be with the INF Treaty, and so on. However, given the leaked plans to build in the next decade 6 extra ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) project 955A, in addition to the existing pr.3 955 and 5 pr.955A under construction, and the total number in the 14 224 cruisers with missiles and to 1344 combat units (6 per rocket) on board, it seems that the Kremlin does not really believe that START-3 after 2021g. will live and be well or will be replaced by a similar one. Because in the limit on the SNF test warheads in 1550, this grouping will be “cramped” even with a reduced number of warheads on the missiles, because you also need a place for the ICBM grouping and for bombers (which, however, are counted as carriers of a single charge).
The mysterious “sources” continue to be plagued by the honest journalists of CNBC and further, this time about a cruise missile of unlimited ground-based range with a nuclear rocket engine (YARD), which allegedly has an 9М730 index and received the name of its own “Petrel” on the basis of Internet voting.
According to him, the tests took place from November 2017 to February 2018.
CNBC sources claim that the development of the rocket has been going on since the 2000-s and that the gasoline engine (gasoline-powered engine) is used at the launch stage, and only then the nuclear power plant is turned on. During the tests, the nuclear power plant did not start, the TV channel reported, citing statements from its sources.
When considering this "insider", it immediately becomes clear that there is another attempt to hang the doshirak over the ears of gullible readers, or a mercilessly stupid interpretation and processing of real information. For example, what kind of gasoline engine can a cruise missile have? There "Rotax" stands from drone, which lifts a rocket weighing several tons into the air? No, the photos and videos posted on the network show that the launch is carried out from a ground-based mobile launcher using an obviously solid-fuel launch booster - this is perfectly visible from the stream of fire, and it is also clear from its appearance that this is a solid-fuel booster. And certainly not a gas engine.
On the same frames, you can see a rocket in flight, already with a cruising engine, that is, the thesis about a fall immediately after launch is incorrect in at least one launch. Further, the "source" somehow does not converge with speeds. So he has a rocket for 4 seconds flying 8 km, that is, the speed at the start immediately amounted to 2 km / s (the dynamics, comparable to the 53Т6 anti-ballistic missile, are more than that, no one is capable of this). That is more than 2 minutes - just something 35 km, which is much more in line with the expected and declared speed of the “Petrel”: less than the speed of sound, but more than usual for a long-range cruise ship. As for the nuclear power plant, according to the official report, it was successfully tested for a regular duration of work - on the ground stand. How much she flew off on the rocket itself is not known to any of those not involved, but last year’s hype, allegedly around the “radioactive trace” from Russia, could have tested the Petrel with the operating reactor.
And the launch, where the rocket flew just 4 seconds, could take place in reality. And even had to take place - after all, any tests begin with throwing launches. But this does not mean that he is unsuccessful. Also could and were carried out launches without a nuclear engine, on its turbojet, say, a substitute, for testing the airframe of the rocket. It is clear that there, too, the range could be small, it all depends on the purpose of the tests. But the accident, of course, could be. But no one would announce a rocket, which has several unsuccessful launches in the asset and nothing more, from such a high rostrum - this is absolutely certain. Yes and no, and the Americans cannot have reliable sources for the “Petrel”, and if they did, they would not begin to light them up (after all, before the testing process of such a system, an extremely narrow circle of people was allowed, and the organs could quickly find "flowing" information). The technical means of reconnaissance also hardly showed much to the Americans - all these tests were carried out only in the absence of prying eyes and ears in the test area, with their preliminary displacement, observing the flight schedule of the orbital spacecraft of the enemy and other important rituals.
Before the 1 March, the Americans didn’t even mention a similar rocket in any document, they hardly knew anything about it precisely and specifically, although the echoes of this work in open sources still surfaced, but it was necessary to know for sure look for. And this few people knew. So, it seems, and here the Americans are lying. However, this does not prevent many of our mass media from actively disseminating this dubious information, and actively commenting on some of our politicians who are clearly not in the know on the subject under discussion. The purpose of such publications in the United States itself is, of course, to smooth out the negative effect in society from the fact that "exclusive" America in this matter was exclusively raped by "non-democratic" Russians.
However, given the veil of secrecy over such projects, there will still be a lot of insinuations around their progress, both in Russia and in the West.
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