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With the timing of obtaining hypersonic weapons determined in the United States

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US Army plans to get first prototype hypersonic weapons long range by 2023. This is reported by an article in the American edition of Army AL & T.




Army magazine reports that the U.S. Armed Forces have stepped up work on a hypersonic weapon system. The new complex will be based on tractors already used in the army. It is assumed that the missiles used in it will be able to reach speeds over 6000 km per hour.

A promising mobile complex, also known as LRHW (Long Range Hypersonic Weapon - "Long Range Hypersonic Weapons"), should be the answer to Russian and Chinese developments. The system will be partially unified with other complexes of other military branches: the complex is part of a large interdepartmental program.

It is assumed that one battery will consist of four self-propelled guns and a command post: they will be the standard for the US Army AFATDS version 7.0. The United States is trying to reduce the cost and simplify development, so the complex uses a large number of already tested and reliable technologies.



The basis of the launchers are launchers based on Patriot air defense systems. As self-propelled platforms, the standard M983A4 tractor tested by time is used, paired with which a modified M870 semi-trailer will be involved.

An AUR (All-Up-Round) medium-range solid-fuel ballistic missile will be used as a warhead carrier. She will have to accelerate to the hypersonic speed of the planning combat unit C-HGB (Common Hypersonic Glide Body). Elements were developed by Sandia National Laboratories, US Department of Energy, with the participation of the Missile Defense Agency.

Coordination and integration


C-HGB will be used by three branches of the army - the army, fleet and the air force. The launch vehicle itself will be adopted by the Navy.

The program started at the end of the 2018 year, when the newly created Office of Accelerated Development and Critical Technologies (RCCTO) was reoriented to coordinate a number of projects on hypersonic weapons.

US forces are trying to combine the efforts of various departments. The Navy is leading the C-HGB project, while the army will lead production and prepare a commercial industrial base. This collaboration allows the services to maximize the use of each other’s technologies, adapting them to specific projects and requirements for air, land and sea.

Starting in 2020, the U.S. Army will be participating in a series of joint trials with the Navy, Air Force, and the Missile Defense Agency, focusing on long-range and extreme environmental conditions.
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  1. Operator
    Operator 29 August 2019 09: 41
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    "... a medium-range ballistic missile AUR (All-Up-Round). It will have to accelerate to hypersonic speed gliding warhead C-HGB (Common Hypersonic Glide Body). Development of the elements was carried out by the Sandia National Laboratories of the US Department of Energy ... Program launched in late 2018, when the newly created Accelerated Development and Critical Technologies Directorate (RCCTO) was reoriented to coordinate a number of hypersonic weapons projects. "

    Damn, why burn like that - a voluntary admission of violation of the INF Treaty "softens the guilt, but prolongs the term" (C) laughing
    1. pru-pavel
      pru-pavel 29 August 2019 09: 48
      -1
      What is the violation? Read the INF Treaty in Google, it is easily located. Not a single word about the prohibition of development is there, but it is impossible to embody it in metal and test it - on paper, draw and calculate everything you want.
    2. Siberia 75
      Siberia 75 29 August 2019 09: 50
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      US forces are trying to combine the efforts of various departments. The Navy is leading the C-HGB project, while the army will lead production and prepare a commercial industrial base

      This is how many yards of greenery will pour into this project
      1. Chaldon48
        Chaldon48 29 August 2019 11: 13
        +2
        Print money, don’t earn how much they print.
    3. Grigory_45
      Grigory_45 29 August 2019 12: 51
      -2
      Quote: Operator
      Damn, why burn like that - a voluntary admission of violation of the INF Treaty "softens the guilt, but prolongs the term

      what are they passionate about? INF Treaty does not prohibit development short-range and medium-range ground-based missiles, it prohibits the testing, production and deployment of such systems. Read the contract carefully
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 August 2019 09: 43
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    get the first prototype of long-range hypersonic weapons by 2023.
    And if according to Bolton, if the Russians did not steal American technology and development, then American hypersonic weapons would have been in service for at least three years. Something tells us that by 2023 there will be no prototype.
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    2. vargo
      vargo 29 August 2019 09: 49
      +13
      After all, what a cunning Russian! Ordinary people steal technology by copying. And the Russians took the documentation, scientists and best practices and left with them, even did not leave copies. That's because villains, everything has to be studied from the beginning))
    3. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 29 August 2019 09: 49
      +7
      Quote: rotmistr60
      And if according to Bolton, if the Russians did not steal American technology and development, then American hypersonic weapons would have been in service for at least three years.

      The Russians stole them! And not just copied, you know !? laughing
      Now they have to reinvent everything wassat
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  4. vargo
    vargo 29 August 2019 09: 46
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    All this is just promises. It is certainly likely that they will one day do their own thing, or steal (on a thief and the hat is on). But while they feed only stories of imminent power. In the meantime ... So far they have only a fifth point burning from the deadlines, and rush. Let's see
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 29 August 2019 09: 48
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    Not soon, however. The first experienced in the 23rd, and when was it into service? In the tangle of conflicting desires in which the United States is located - its army and navy. His military-industrial complex. A tasty piece is "pecked" ... They are not going to fight. They are going to win. At any cost, in any way. And it's GOOD to live ...
  6. Operator
    Operator 29 August 2019 09: 58
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    Quote: pru-pavel
    draw and calculate on paper what you want

    But from this place in more detail, pliz - how do you get information that the development was carried out only on paper?

    PS Paul, how is the weather in Washington DC - preparing for Hurricane Doris? laughing
    1. pru-pavel
      pru-pavel 29 August 2019 10: 21
      -2
      For this, the INF Treaty provides a specific procedure for conducting inspections of various interesting objects, providing mass-dimensional documentation, and so on. On both sides. You would take read chtoli. The contract is short in text.
  7. Osmodey
    Osmodey 29 August 2019 10: 07
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    Comrades Explain - have just begun to embody hypersound? Before that, did rockets fly slower than the speed of sound?
    1. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 29 August 2019 10: 33
      +2
      Есть сверхзвук - это быстрее звука , есть гиперзвук - это шибко быстрее звука ( в пять раз и более ) Опять же какие ракеты , где летают и прочее . Много нюансов ... Плюс за смелость не показаться "смешным" с "детскими" вопросами перед местными аксакалами дивана hi
    2. Grigory_45
      Grigory_45 29 August 2019 12: 55
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      Quote: Osmodey
      Before that, did rockets fly slower than the speed of sound?

      hypersound is a speed that is at least 5 times the speed of sound.
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 29 August 2019 10: 20
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    US forces are trying to combine the efforts of various departments. The Navy is leading the C-HGB project, while the army will lead production and prepare a commercial industrial base. This collaboration allows the services to maximize the use of each other’s technologies, adapting them to specific projects and requirements for air, land and sea.

    Of course, they will need time and a lot of money! But, if they really get stuck, they will make and start riveting ..... though, the question of price is no longer unimportant for them !.
    Anyway, ours does not sleep and go to the next level!
  9. gridasov
    gridasov 29 August 2019 10: 32
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    Speaking of the long-range flight, it is understood that a complex of diverse tasks and problems has been solved. Which of course is unlikely.
  10. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 29 August 2019 11: 03
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    This new AUR will be produced at the new Rayzeon factory, built in 2010. SM-3 and SM-6 rockets are also manufactured there.
    Infa so far about this AUR no.
    Factory with a high degree of rotobization. The trick is that they deliver all types of missiles to customers in sealed canisters suitable for long-term storage.
    If the product remains unclaimed (lay in the warehouse), then after 5 years it is returned to the factory for quick verification, and the term of use is extended.
  11. Ros 56
    Ros 56 29 August 2019 11: 29
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    Well, if it works out like a long-suffering Zumvolt, let them do it.
  12. Old26
    Old26 29 August 2019 12: 15
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    Quote: vargo
    But while they feed only stories of imminent power. In the meantime ...

    Like all. We also feed with stories about "Poseidon", "Vanguard", "Petrel". In fact, out of everything announced by the president, only "Peresvet" and "Dagger" are in iron and in the troops at the WCD, which is still being tested.

    Quote: Osmodey
    Comrades Explain - have just begun to embody hypersound? Before that, did rockets fly slower than the speed of sound?

    Denis! Nevermind. Word now HYPERSONIC - the most that is not a common trend. Who are trying to stuff in articles where necessary and where not necessary.
    Now only the "motorless" hypersound is being implemented with a guarantee. Like our "Dagger" and their AGM-183A missiles. The rocket accelerates and the speed increases as the fuel burns out. At the end of the active section, the speed of such a rocket is hypersonic, that is, more than 5M. Then the rocket starts to slow down and the speed gradually drops to supersonic.

    There is one more type of hypersound - "motor". Which is much more difficult to obtain. This is when the product has a ramjet engine and a constant speed for almost the entire flight path. In such a hypersonic weapon, the hypersonic section is longer than in the first version. Now there are several such products coming out, but no one will say how and when. This is X-6 (in the figure at the beginning of the article), this is our "Zircon". But no one will say when this or that option will be adopted. As the trials go
    1. Shopping Mall
      Shopping Mall 29 August 2019 12: 53
      +1
      Quote: Old26
      Quote: vargo
      But while they feed only stories of imminent power. In the meantime ...

      Like all. We also feed with stories about "Poseidon", "Vanguard", "Petrel". In fact, out of everything announced by the president, only "Peresvet" and "Dagger" are in iron and in the troops at the WCD, which is still being tested.


      Regarding Relight, there are also questions. According to all the world developments, there is no secret what type of laser and power, but here it is somehow suspiciously quiet.

      On the Vanguard, the Dagger is given more or less detailed information, but on Relight nothing.
  13. Shopping Mall
    Shopping Mall 29 August 2019 12: 56
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    So much for the strategic conventional weapon ...
  14. ASG7
    ASG7 29 August 2019 14: 14
    +1
    Yes, it became hard to steal technologies from the Russians, and therefore the development time is enormous. Where are the dashing 90s when for a bottle of vodka it was possible to "develop" the latest fighter.
  15. Old26
    Old26 29 August 2019 15: 00
    +2
    Quote: ASG7
    Yes, it became hard to steal technologies from the Russians, and therefore the development time is enormous. Where are the dashing 90s when for a bottle of vodka it was possible to "develop" the latest fighter.

    Do not repeat the nonsense voiced by politicians. Technology can and can be stolen, but what to do with this technology if the one who stole completely different developments has a completely different "previous" technology.
    Information can help speed up in only one case. If you have all this in stock, scientific groundwork (potential), industry, ready to create what you came up with. Otherwise, steal, do not steal - nothing will work.
    Known example associated with P-1. And we had a set of drawings, and finished products exported from Germany. But so far we have not resolved the issue with the production of materials - nothing happened.
    1. Shopping Mall
      Shopping Mall 29 August 2019 16: 23
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      Quote: Old26
      Quote: ASG7
      Yes, it became hard to steal technologies from the Russians, and therefore the development time is enormous. Where are the dashing 90s when for a bottle of vodka it was possible to "develop" the latest fighter.

      Do not repeat the nonsense voiced by politicians. Technology can and can be stolen, but what to do with this technology if the one who stole completely different developments has a completely different "previous" technology.
      Information can help speed up in only one case. If you have all this in stock, scientific groundwork (potential), industry, ready to create what you came up with. Otherwise, steal, do not steal - nothing will work.
      Known example associated with P-1. And we had a set of drawings, and finished products exported from Germany. But so far we have not resolved the issue with the production of materials - nothing happened.


      Just so, in order to copy something, you have to be technologically equal, or it turns out imitation - "cargo cult"
  16. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 29 August 2019 22: 36
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    And everyone was quiet, in the corners of the bull-calf smoked in the quiet, that's where the nation of idiots, everything’s gone chef!