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US Department of Energy: We are not considering equipping nuclear warheads with hypersonic missiles

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In the US, confirmed that they are busy developing hypersonic weapons. At the same time, the United States does not hide the fact that they are trying to “catch up and overtake” Russia in this regard, and also not to yield to China in the race.


The Ministry of Energy, meanwhile, argues that the ongoing development "does not address the issue of the possible equipping of hypersonic missiles with nuclear warheads." This statement was made by Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, the US Deputy Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Safety.

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, who is also the administrator of the National Nuclear Agency:

The Hypersonic missiles are perceived by the Pentagon as a priority for the modernization of the shock component of the army. But at present, we are not taking any measures to equip such missiles with nuclear warheads.

According to a spokeswoman for the leadership of the US Department of Energy, "the United States, unlike other countries, is not going to use nuclear warheads to equip them with any hypersonic weapons."

The ministry noted that they are focused on extending the life of existing nuclear weapons. In particular, we are talking about upgraded W76-1 warheads for the needs of the US Navy. Modernization is carried out under the Life Extension Program, LEP, which implies extending the life of various types of nuclear warheads.
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  1. nPuBaTuP
    nPuBaTuP 12 November 2019 08: 54 New
    +2
    Mdya ... So you don’t have them yet, that's how they will appear and we’ll see which warheads you stick there
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 12 November 2019 12: 06 New
      +3
      According to a spokeswoman for the leadership of the US Department of Energy, “the United States, unlike other countries they’re not going to use nuclear warheads to equip them with any hypersonic weapons. ”

      I do not believe! Americans can not be trusted!
      1. Voyager
        Voyager 12 November 2019 12: 24 New
        +2
        Everything is correct. Americans usually speak and then do the opposite.
  2. Alexander Petrov1
    Alexander Petrov1 12 November 2019 08: 55 New
    0
    Is it easier for Russia from this?
    1. Greg Miller
      Greg Miller 12 November 2019 09: 00 New
      +1
      Russia is not the most important opponent for the United States. The main opponent of the United States is China ...
      1. Alexander Petrov1
        Alexander Petrov1 12 November 2019 09: 05 New
        +4
        China is more of an economic adversary, and Russia is the only country in the world that has military nuclear parity and can reach the United States and destroy it from anywhere in the world.
      2. Ros 56
        Ros 56 12 November 2019 11: 10 New
        +1
        This is a lie, it is the striped army that is most afraid of. And with the Chinese they are measured by the dough.
    2. knn54
      knn54 12 November 2019 09: 28 New
      +1
      It’s easier because there’s nothing to put. Poking around in the old ones and "bodywashing" with uranium from the reserve.
      1. Alexander Petrov1
        Alexander Petrov1 12 November 2019 09: 31 New
        0
        Hypersonic weapons without nuclear filling are very dangerous and destructive, due to their enormous speed.
  3. Victor_B
    Victor_B 12 November 2019 08: 56 New
    +6
    Well, how are the children!
    It seems that some boobies live in Russia and believe that if the Americans said
    US Department of Energy: We are not considering equipping nuclear warheads with hypersonic missiles

    then you can believe them.
    If you need to screw YAB - screw.
    Ours are more streamlined on this subject.
    At the same time, even our liberals screech that we are deceiving everyone and additionally put them on combat duty.
    It will be necessary to equip and supply.
    Americans too.
    And all sorts of officials let yourself smoke promises utter.
    1. Andrey Chistyakov
      Andrey Chistyakov 12 November 2019 09: 03 New
      0
      Quote: Victor_B
      Well, how are the children!
      It seems that some boobies live in Russia and believe that if the Americans said
      US Department of Energy: We are not considering equipping nuclear warheads with hypersonic missiles

      then you can believe them.
      If you need to screw YAB - screw.
      Ours are more streamlined on this subject.
      At the same time, even our liberals screech that we are deceiving everyone and additionally put them on combat duty.
      It will be necessary to equip and supply.
      Americans too.

      They (USA) forgot to see C. Powell’s test tube.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 12 November 2019 09: 05 New
        +1
        Quote: Andrey Chistyakov
        They (USA) forgot to see C. Powell’s test tube.

        And what about "right and did" they forget?
        Did, are doing and will do various provocative throws.
        This is the norm of life for the naughty Saxons.
        1. Andrey Chistyakov
          Andrey Chistyakov 12 November 2019 09: 07 New
          0
          Quote: Victor_B
          Quote: Andrey Chistyakov
          They (USA) forgot to see C. Powell’s test tube.

          And what about "right and did" they forget?
          Did, are doing and will do various provocative throws.
          This is the norm of life for the naughty Saxons.

          So no longer ride. Let at least get out of it.
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 12 November 2019 09: 13 New
            +3
            hi
            Make such stuffing just in the spirit of mattresses.
            with ongoing developments “the issue of the possible equipping of hypersonic missiles with nuclear warheads is not being considered”

            Of course, not considered: there is nothing to cling to these vigorous warheads. They make up a rocket - then they will consider the issue. yes
            1. Andrey Chistyakov
              Andrey Chistyakov 12 November 2019 09: 13 New
              0
              Quote: bouncyhunter
              hi
              Make such stuffing just in the spirit of mattresses.
              with ongoing developments “the issue of the possible equipping of hypersonic missiles with nuclear warheads is not being considered”

              Of course, not considered: there is nothing to cling to these vigorous warheads. They make up a rocket - then they will consider the issue. yes

              Who would doubt that...
              1. cniza
                cniza 12 November 2019 09: 17 New
                +3
                Of course, not considered: there is nothing to cling to these vigorous warheads. They make up a rocket - then they will consider the issue.


                Their verbiage will not deceive anyone, well, maybe only the walking ventricles ... hi
                1. bouncyhunter
                  bouncyhunter 12 November 2019 09: 19 New
                  +1
                  Vitya hi Believe mattresses - do not respect yourself, Kurds (and not only) will confirm. wink
                  1. cniza
                    cniza 12 November 2019 10: 10 New
                    +3
                    Most importantly, even the most, their most allies were convinced of this ...
                    1. bouncyhunter
                      bouncyhunter 12 November 2019 10: 12 New
                      +2
                      Quote: cniza
                      this was convinced even the most, their most allies ..

                      But this does not prevent some of them from continuing to lick their ass ... negative
                      1. cniza
                        cniza 12 November 2019 10: 16 New
                        +3
                        So they don’t know anything else ... lol
            2. dzvero
              dzvero 12 November 2019 09: 17 New
              +3
              Or maybe a warhead ... that ... isn’t?
  4. cniza
    cniza 12 November 2019 09: 15 New
    +5
    The Ministry of Energy, meanwhile, argues that the ongoing development "does not address the issue of the possible equipping of hypersonic missiles with nuclear warheads."


    Who will believe you ...
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 November 2019 09: 19 New
    +2
    We are not considering equipping hypersonic missiles with nuclear warheads
    You can say anything. And taking into account how the United States relates to what has been said (promised), international treaties, then to believe what the Americans said is not to respect yourself.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 12 November 2019 09: 21 New
    +1
    QUESTION - they can’t, do not, do not want ???
    Who will give an answer? They are unlikely to tell the truth.
  7. Operator
    Operator 12 November 2019 09: 24 New
    +1
    “The issue of the possible equipping of hypersonic missiles with nuclear warheads is not being considered”, - due to the lack of such missiles laughing
  8. JonnyT
    JonnyT 12 November 2019 09: 56 New
    0
    It would be something to equip, the carrier is not everything, so far, in dreams, looms. And they will be happy to equip it, they are positioning themselves for the world community as a peacemaker, but in reality they dream of hypersound with apples
  9. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 12 November 2019 09: 56 New
    +1
    As soon as the Americans test and adopt hypersonic missiles, they will think about any way of equipping them partially with nuclear charges (possibly small).
  10. Private-K
    Private-K 12 November 2019 12: 21 New
    0
    Their weapons-grade plutonium is over. Gee. The brush.
  11. Old26
    Old26 12 November 2019 12: 51 New
    -1
    Quote: Tatiana
    According to a spokeswoman for the leadership of the US Department of Energy, “the United States, unlike other countries they’re not going to use nuclear warheads to equip them with any hypersonic weapons. ”

    I do not believe! Americans can not be trusted!

    And in this case, in vain. In this case, you can believe.
    Read some of their most recent reviews by the Department of Energy. They now have one problem, once again, to establish the full cycle of the weapons and nuclear complex, which they themselves destroyed, considering in the 90s that Russia could be deleted from the list of competitors.
    As a result, what is currently working for them only allows them to carry out a “life extension” (LEP) program for approximately 300-350 warheads and dispose of approximately the same amount
    They have weapons-grade plutonium reserves, but pit production itself is impossible. Therefore, their main task now is to establish the release of new pits for new warheads. The implementation period for this program is approximately 2028-2030 initially. Now, judging by the latest report (2018), the deadline has shifted to the right and the program will be implemented in 2030-2035. Then there will be new warheads of the type IW-1, IW-2, IW-3 to replace the five types of W-xx warheads that are now in service.
    Stocks of warheads in operational storage are sufficient only to equip new cruise missiles for the US Air Force and Navy. And even then not in huge quantities. EMNIP for 400-500 units. They simply DO NOT have charges for hypersonic
    1. Charik
      Charik 12 November 2019 14: 53 New
      0
      but to hide underground and do there is not an option?
  12. A man with a capital letter
    A man with a capital letter 12 November 2019 13: 36 New
    0
    Either they wander, or there is nothing to put
  13. Charik
    Charik 12 November 2019 14: 52 New
    0
    I believe, how not to believe those who dropped the bomb on the Japanese
  14. Old26
    Old26 12 November 2019 17: 47 New
    0
    Quote: Charik
    but to hide underground and do there is not an option?

    The question about hiding underground is not entirely clear. Can you explain what you mean?