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US media: Russian Navy will be the first to use hypersonic weapons

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Russian Navy will be the first to receive a hypersonic system weapons. This is written by the American version of the magazine Forbes with reference to a prominent military analyst.




Hypersonic weapons are weapons whose speed fluctuates between 5 and 10 Machs. In recent years, it has been considered one of the most promising missile weapon systems and is causing increasing interest around the world. Moscow and Beijing are leaders in this area, but Russia is still in first place. The American version of Forbes magazine writes that the Zircon hypersonic missile can be used "to deliver lightning strikes against targets on land or enemy combat groups at sea (including US aircraft carriers), knocking them out in minutes."

US naval expert N.I. Sutton writes to Forbes that the first missile launch from a submarine, with an estimated speed of Mach 8 or about 9800 km / h, will be held next year. Tests will take place on the new Kazan-561 submarine. Sutton believes that Russia is well advanced in the technology of hypersonic missiles, and that it will be the first to successfully use hypersonic weapons.

Zircon, presumably, uses a hypersonic ramjet engine (scramjet). It sucks in air at supersonic speeds, which allows it to work efficiently at large Mach numbers. For correct operation of the scramjet, their receiving body should already be moving at supersonic speeds, so Zircon uses a rocket accelerator to exit the submarine and go to the speeds necessary to obtain hypersound.

Russian sources claim that the maximum flight altitude of zircon is from 30 to 40 km. Having reached the marching altitude, Zircon can plan directly on its target. The powerful SPY-1 radar on US cruisers and destroyers can detect a Russian missile 192 miles away, giving it less than two minutes to detect, track and destroy the Zircon.

The elusive and "decapitating"


On the other hand, if Zircon enters a steep peak, and then, like other cruise missiles, flies low above the water surface, it may be elusive to most NATO defense systems. It is assumed that in this case a surface ship will be able to detect an anti-ship missile at a distance of only 34 miles (a little more than 50 km). In this scenario, the target will have less than twenty seconds to shoot down the attack facility. It is unlikely that the defending ship commander will have enough time to understand what is happening, not to mention the launch of anti-ballistic missiles.

Forbes experts consider the automation of protection systems as well as the placement of radars at high altitudes, where they can cover a large area, as control measures. At the same time, if civilian ships and aircraft are in the zone of alleged destruction, they could be in serious danger.

Of particular concern to Americans are two points. The first is that Zircon carries nuclear warheads. The second is that it can be used to carry out so-called “decapitation strikes” against the US government, which will undermine its ability to retaliate in a nuclear war.
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  1. Pivot
    Pivot 30 September 2019 21: 50
    +3
    The main message. We need even more money for the defense industry.
    1. Charik
      Charik 30 September 2019 23: 43
      +1
      or yachts, club clubs apartments for a billion
      1. Pivot
        Pivot 1 October 2019 08: 07
        +3
        Well, representatives of the American military-industrial complex and their lobbyists need it. And also to the whiners on the forums crying that all is badly needed too.
        1. Vladimir16
          Vladimir16 1 October 2019 09: 20
          +1
          Zircon supposedly uses hypersonic direct-flow air-jet engine (scramjet engine). He sucks air

          You really decide, comrade writer, "direct flow" or "sucks". laughing

          They say a lot about Zircon. And most importantly, everyone, including the mattress, speaks of the rocket as a fait accompli. Apparently striped intelligence confirms the reality of the existence of this product.

          It’s time to already gasp in order to justify high trust. laughing
          And it’s nice to have a video of launching, flying and hitting a target. From different angles. A lot of cameras.
          Victory Day.
          So that there would be no temptations to re-launch European salmon, under the direction of the American Anglo-Saxons, to rock the Mother Russia.

          In the event of aggression Use in dust! fellow
    2. iConst
      iConst 30 September 2019 23: 45
      +1
      Quote: Pivot
      The main message.

      Here's about the message. Usually, Forbes, if he touched on military topics, it is still in the context of politics and money. And here is a purely military "hot" analytics.

      All this is strange.
      1. bayard
        bayard 1 October 2019 17: 56
        0
        Quote: iConst
        All this is strange.

        This fall, Zircon is to be tested by launching from Gorshkov. The time is approaching, so apparently the electorate is being prepared for the good news.
  2. bars1
    bars1 30 September 2019 21: 52
    +15
    Particularly touching is the concern for civilian ships and aircraft ...
    1. SOVIET UNION 2
      SOVIET UNION 2 30 September 2019 22: 44
      +19
      About this yes! About the inhabitants of Dresden and Hiroshima do not worry! Not weird? Yes!? When phosphorus was bombed in Iraq, in what place were civilian worries? Although, what am I talking about? Destroying the civilian population is a universal tactic for democracy advocates. What was there in Vietnam? Are you sorry for civilians?
      1. Charik
        Charik 30 September 2019 23: 46
        +2
        in any war over the past years, the 50th murder of civilians is the first thing to break up so that it becomes uncontrollable and pit against each other
  3. Honest Citizen
    Honest Citizen 30 September 2019 21: 58
    +6
    Of particular concern to Americans are two points. The first is that Zircon carries nuclear warheads. The second is that it can be used to carry out so-called “decapitation strikes” against the US government, which will undermine it ability to strike back in a nuclear war.

    Do they have a different task? Like to play tennis?
  4. Victor_B
    Victor_B 30 September 2019 21: 59
    +4
    To decapitate something, it is necessary that it has something brains ...
    For otherwise there will not even be a concussion.
  5. bk316
    bk316 30 September 2019 22: 06
    0
    The first is that Zircon carries nuclear warheads. The second is that it can be used to carry out so-called "decapitation strikes" against the US government, which will undermine its ability to retaliate in a nuclear war.

    Does he carry? But is it intended to strike deep into the territory?
    1. SOVIET UNION 2
      SOVIET UNION 2 30 September 2019 22: 37
      -7
      The question is really interesting! Let the speed be real. On which segment? At the peak? Another question is the payload question. How many kg or tone can it deliver to the target? Let's say this is a nuclear charge. What will be its destructive power? Another question. What is the ability to hit a mobile target? What is the accuracy of the hit? Meter per meter or kilometer per kilometer? Speed ​​voiced. What about other parameters? They reached the speed, but how lucky are there? Everything with characteristics is muddy.
      1. Cetron
        Cetron 30 September 2019 22: 57
        -2
        Are you an American spy? Why do you need to know this?
        1. SOVIET UNION 2
          SOVIET UNION 2 30 September 2019 23: 14
          +4
          Yeah! And why then sound the speed of the rocket? What does this give without other parameters? Flying blanks?
          1. Igor Aviator
            Igor Aviator 1 October 2019 00: 31
            +4
            Quote: SOVIET UNION 2
            Flying blanks?

            Just in case, (if this was a bad study at school, or physics lessons were skipped in grades 5-7), a blow of a blank mass of at least 200 kg flying at a speed of 5900 - 8300 km / h (5-7M) is equivalent to an explosion, approximately , 70-130 kg of TNT (68-133 kg). So, by and large, hypersonic ammunition, even inert ones, without explosives, in and of themselves, is a destructive weapon.
            1. YakimovSS
              YakimovSS 1 October 2019 09: 56
              +1
              In addition to the released energy, explosives also have explosiveness and brisance. Do not compare them in the forehead. Hypersound can make a round through hole and this only ventilation in the internal compartments will do. So you should not consider so much speed as a striking element. Of course, it will also play a role, but already at supersonic it can be seen how the missiles are piercing the ship through and the fire cloud is already breaking out beyond the hull.
              So let's be careful with destructive. Delivery Speed ​​- Yes. Surprise - yes. Complicated interception - yes.
        2. Andrei Nikolaevich
          Andrei Nikolaevich 30 September 2019 23: 17
          -5
          ,,Why do you need to know this?,,
          To get a summons from the FSB. :-)
          1. SOVIET UNION 2
            SOVIET UNION 2 30 September 2019 23: 40
            0
            What is the agenda after the advertisement?
      2. SOVIET UNION 2
        SOVIET UNION 2 30 September 2019 23: 44
        -2
        Great! There is absolutely nothing to argue with the minusers! There are no stupid arguments! Only minuses remain! The target is astounded! Satisfied with the number of minusers! wassat hi Thank you for the compliments!
        1. Umalta
          Umalta 1 October 2019 00: 10
          +1
          Quote: "The Russian Zircon hypersonic missile is made from the latest carbon fiber composite. This makes the missile almost invisible to radar devices, and also protects against high temperatures while moving at hypersonic speeds. But the material also has a third property that has a psychological effect. at the enemy.
          The fact is that when a rocket accelerates to 10 thousand kilometers per hour, its body heats up to stellar temperatures. Because of this, "Zircon" from the side resembles a ball of fire rushing across the sky.
          According to The Drive, to further reduce the radio signature, Zircon can use a plasma shield by adding cesium to the rocket fuel. And the Popular Mechanic portal notes that with the air defense systems at the disposal of the United States, the American military has only 20 seconds to organize the defense. After that, the fireball from heaven cannot be stopped.
          "The enemy will not be able to detect the missile with radar, but he will see a fireball that has arisen over the horizon and is rapidly approaching. Zircon will literally instill terror," the military expert's opinion is quoted by the Avia.pro portal. effect among people, but the speed and material are indicated, it is known that the "avant-garde" is controlled by hypersound, I believe that the "zircon" will also aim at the target, and not be a cobblestone with a ballistic trajectory, otherwise it makes sense to create it.
  6. Lexus
    Lexus 30 September 2019 22: 15
    +4
    In the photo, the last "Akula" (SSBN "Dmitry Donskoy"), which remained in the combat composition. The rest are either disposed of or awaiting this fate. And it seems that the news in the article is encouraging, but the sediment remains.
    1. Grits
      Grits 1 October 2019 04: 10
      +3
      Quote: lexus
      In the photo, the last "Shark" (SSBN "Dmitry Donskoy"), which remained in the combat composition. The rest are either disposed of or awaiting this fate.

      Two more are standing and waiting for their fate. Although, if we armed all 3 Sharks with Zircons, it would be the worst nightmare for NATO and the USA. Each boat has 20 mines. I saw these mines - they are huge. Each can enter 3 - 5 new missiles. This is a tremendous power - Ticonderogs with Berks with their Tomogawks will nervously smoke. In addition, they can be tracked. And try to track the submarine.
  7. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 30 September 2019 22: 16
    +10
    Do not forget who was the first and only state to use nuclear weapons on the planet. Analysts ...
    1. Vita vko
      Vita vko 30 September 2019 23: 11
      +8
      Quote: Tank jacket
      Do not forget who was the first and only state to use nuclear weapons on the planet.

      They remember, therefore, measure the rest of themselves and think about others to the extent of their depravity. From this they are really scared. And fear is a very bad adviser. From here the whole idiocy of American politics, both domestic and foreign.
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 1 October 2019 03: 26
        +3
        Quote: Vita VKO
        And fear is a very bad adviser. From here the whole idiocy of American politics, both domestic and foreign.

        According to one of the versions, this very reason was the reason for the torpedo attack of the Kursk nuclear submarine.
        stop I want to say that all the idiocy of American domestic and foreign policy is based on the alleged patriotism of the Russian government. And this is confirmed not so much from the words of the deceased Brzezinski, but in the continuation of such a policy, despite any expressions of concern and concern. That is why I assume that the causes of such concern and concern are somewhat far from worrying for sovereignty and independence.
        As for the "Zircon" or any other super-weapon, then all its strength lies in its demonstrative use. It can only mean this moment: forewarned - destroyed. And all this drooling, tomatoes, photos and videos with compromising evidence are the fate of the weak and dependent.
        Quote: KOT BYUN
        In fact, it's all anxious .. Another portion of the rhetoric about the evil and treacherous Russians.
        I hope that striped dogs will have enough brains to limit themselves to rhetoric only (although sooner or later it will not bring to good).
        Maybe at least someone there understands what exactly the attempt to try to fight might end ....

        I understand your concern. But careful handling of electric current is not due to the fact that he can kill, but to the fact that he KILLS !!!
      2. Tank jacket
        Tank jacket 1 October 2019 04: 00
        +1
        Missiles say when other means of control fail, and we have weapons - diplomacy, history, worldview. Someone said, and not only Who, that the liberal model has outlived itself ...
  8. CAT BAIYUN
    CAT BAIYUN 30 September 2019 22: 18
    +2
    In fact, it's all anxious .. Another portion of the rhetoric about the evil and treacherous Russians.
    I hope that striped dogs will have enough brains to limit themselves to rhetoric only (although sooner or later it will not bring to good).
    Maybe at least someone there understands what exactly the attempt to try to fight might end ....
  9. Undecim
    Undecim 30 September 2019 22: 24
    -2
    This is written by the American version of Forbes magazine, citing a prominent military analyst.
    Why write nonsense about prominent analysts? A note was written by some kind of HI Sutton noun, an expert at Ryabov's level.
  10. Operator
    Operator 30 September 2019 22: 26
    -3
    What does China have to do with it? laughing
  11. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 30 September 2019 22: 52
    -5
    It would probably be a test! I'd like to see, finally,
    this legendary rocket. And then - not a single photo ...
    1. Evil543
      Evil543 30 September 2019 23: 06
      +3
      Calm, only calm. When it will be necessary, they will show winked
    2. iConst
      iConst 30 September 2019 23: 50
      +1
      Quote: voyaka uh
      And then - not a single photo ...

      All the spies of our "partners" tensed ... laughing
    3. tlauicol
      tlauicol 1 October 2019 04: 24
      -1
      Quote: voyaka uh
      It would probably be a test! I'd like to see, finally,
      this legendary rocket. And then - not a single photo ...

      Well, they promised: Gorshkov, this year. Already in October, it means not to wait long. Or ... Another ooooooo long time ... Yes, and zircon may not be as cool as it is
  12. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 30 September 2019 23: 00
    0
    Crawled. What if she (the rocket) actually is. And fly, as ordered ... laughing
    1. nikon7717
      nikon7717 1 October 2019 00: 46
      0
      And why all of a sudden? Suddenly and just like that, even cats do not breed smile cartoons showed us a long time. I’m wondering what missile defense and arsenal the Yankees want in two minutes to hit a rocket in hypersound? Miss. 90% This is if they are ready to repel the attack and in full. And how much does it take to launch rockets in order to bring down? Everything?
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 1 October 2019 01: 04
        0
        Quote: nikon7717
        I’m wondering what missile defense and arsenal the Yankees want in two minutes.

        In twenty seconds !!! Not two minutes. When the missile goes to the target, with a special warhead, this part is placed on the BATTLE PLATFORM. And even if they manage to get into it, they will gasp well. Drowning may not drown. But the next missile will even have nothing to track down, let alone shoot it down ... And they will be fired. With a "lag" in a minute or two ...
        1. Karabas
          Karabas 1 October 2019 05: 45
          0
          And even if they manage to get into it, gasps not weak.

          Well, yes, the fragments will continue to fly along the trajectory. There is a situation like with a big meteorite that exploded. Instead of one, they will get a cloud of smaller ones, and at such speeds there will be many holes instead of one. laughing And you can still cast a drummer from weapons steel, then how will they shoot down? laughing
        2. KCA
          KCA 1 October 2019 06: 37
          0
          What is a combat platoon? Do not provoke a nuclear explosion with detonation, it is not TNT, it is necessary to compress the entire volume of the nuclear charge, and not its part, in the hypothetical case of a missile being hit, everything, including the nuclear charge, will simply scatter into small fragments
          1. Mountain shooter
            Mountain shooter 1 October 2019 06: 57
            -1
            Quote: KCA
            What is a combat platoon?

            The fuse of a nuclear charge is brought into a "combat position". And when it hits a rocket, a nuclear explosion occurs. Or maybe they will install a non-contact missile ... There are definitely such cruise missiles. As soon as it crosses the border of an "enemy state", it is ready to trigger a nuclear warhead. Low-flying missile launchers with special warheads when detonated and air defense in the area will blind or destroy everything.
  13. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 30 September 2019 23: 14
    -1
    And in the photo - "Shark, On it too, are hypersonic missiles now? ..
  14. Charik
    Charik 30 September 2019 23: 53
    0
    and where does Kazan and Shark 941 (which of the modifications?), Kazan is Ash-M ?, and Dm.Donskoy - Shark?
  15. Charik
    Charik 30 September 2019 23: 57
    0
    generally nonsense, Kazan-Ash-M-maybe Zircons, they attributed the Shark to horseradish, but they argue already
  16. codetalker
    codetalker 1 October 2019 00: 15
    0
    Strange, but experts at VO said that there would be no zircon, and if it did, it would be bad, and if it was good, then there would be no carriers. What does this Sutton understand!
  17. demo
    demo 1 October 2019 02: 21
    +1
    Forbes experts consider the automation of protection systems as well as the placement of radars at high altitudes, where they can cover a large area, as control measures. At the same time, if civilian ships and aircraft are in the zone of alleged destruction, they could be in serious danger.
    This "passage" was especially touching.
    Caring for civilian civilian aircraft and ships is the main message of the US military!
    Especially if you take into account their "ability" to shoot peaceful weddings in Afghanistan, confuse them with a military board (or try to convince everyone of this) and shoot down a civilian Boeing over the Persian Gulf, hollow out ammunition with depleted uranium in Yugoslavia.
    This series can be continued for a long time.
    But there is one more "catch" here.
    Americans are such "nice" guys that they can simply "hide" among such fellow travelers.
    This is called "using a human shield".
    And "Forbes", in my opinion, is not ambiguous and declared it.

    But.
    When there is such a large-scale military conflict, all civilians are sitting on the priest exactly. They are sitting at home.
    And do not roam where they can kill.
  18. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 1 October 2019 03: 48
    -1
    Laser weapons will be effective against hypersonic missiles when they reach megawatts of power.
    1. Karabas
      Karabas 1 October 2019 05: 41
      0
      Laser weapons will be effective against hypersonic missiles when they reach megawatts of power.

      Will not be. If in gigawatts it will be.
  19. Karabas
    Karabas 1 October 2019 05: 40
    0
    On the other hand, if Zircon enters a steep peak, and then, like other cruise missiles, flies low above the water surface, it may be elusive for most NATO naval defense systems. It is assumed that in this case a surface ship will be able to detect an anti-ship missile at a distance of only 34 miles (a little over 50 km).

    Low in pin * dos terminology, the concept is highly extensible. If it flies at a height of 4 meters, it will be discovered at a distance of 10 km because no one has canceled the horizon so far. laughing
  20. rocket757
    rocket757 1 October 2019 07: 46
    0
    Of particular concern to Americans

    And others should not worry that the striped does not want to moderate his "appetites, wants" everywhere!
    Mutual claims, obvious opposition!
  21. Deathmaker
    Deathmaker 1 October 2019 07: 58
    0
    The second is that it can be used to carry out so-called “decapitation strikes” against the US government, which will undermine its ability to retaliate in a nuclear war.

    What is it like? Will break through the echeloned air defense / missile defense, find an underground bunker and knock on the door "Open, your own"?
    What the hell is this? An "expert" confusing tactical and strategic weapons ...
  22. PROXOR
    PROXOR 1 October 2019 10: 50
    0
    QUESTION in the studio. And what prevents this engine from being transferred to a manned fighter? An interceptor with such high-speed characteristics will put a specific BOLT on all attempts to quickly approach our borders.
    A few minuses can be seen now. This is the inability to use the current nomenclature of air-to-air missiles. And the design of the fighter itself excludes, in my opinion, transparent materials of the cockpit.
    But then again, who is stopping hypersound from entering the area and switching to conventional dual-circuit engines there.
    The design is complex - but the result will be impressive.
    Or a strategist with such mixed engines. He will be able to start the same Zircons at full speed. And then AUGam is definitely a kapets. For such a strategist can be at the point of impact in the shortest possible time and even 7 zircons do not undermine any possibility for the AUG to continue to function as a battle group. Either the bottom or the DOLGIIIIIIY dock repair.
    1. Chaldon48
      Chaldon48 1 October 2019 13: 30
      0
      You can put on a fighter only in one case, if kamikaze will sit in it.
  23. Old26
    Old26 1 October 2019 10: 52
    +1
    On the other hand, if Zircon enters a steep peak, and then, like other cruise missiles, flies low above the water surface, it may be elusive for most NATO naval defense systems.

    Does the author have everything in order with his head? Will it go low above the water? I wonder how many seconds it will burn after that ???
    Damn, "Forbes" is already squeezing an article about weapons. Would write better about millionaires, he does it better
  24. Azazelo
    Azazelo 1 October 2019 11: 28
    0
    And you bring more armored vehicles to the borders of Russia, and then you will definitely fly.