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In the US, they are going to track launches of hypersonic weapons

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The concept from the US military-industrial company Northrop Grumman leads at one of the stages of the competition for the development of orbital early warning systems, Defense Connect reports.


Earlier, officials from the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) selected four bidders to develop a prototype for a new ballistic missile detection system and hypersonic targets.

The Pentagon has allocated approximately 20 million US dollars to each company that will have to demonstrate their concepts and technical solutions on this issue in 2020.

The tasks were undertaken by Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Harris Corporation and Leidos. They are responsible for the development of key technologies under the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program. The 12-month study will focus on the creation of several surveillance and early warning satellites, the purpose of which will be to detect and track the launches of hypersonic missiles.

It was previously reported that existing missile defense systems are not able to repel hypersonic attacks weapons. Experts suggested that for these purposes, in particular, the modernization of the THAAD missile defense systems is possible, as well as the development of weapons based on fundamentally new solutions - involving the space component.
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  1. parusnik
    parusnik 5 December 2019 17: 12
    +3
    And they know how to cut loot ... laughing
    1. Dmitry Donskoy
      Dmitry Donskoy 5 December 2019 17: 28
      +6
      So they are pioneers in this business. yes
    2. Svarog
      Svarog 5 December 2019 17: 44
      +2
      Quote: parusnik
      And they know how to cut loot ... laughing

      So they are not an imitated authority for ours .. and we are a miserable parody in comparison with them .. corruption there is elevated to the law and lobbying for interests is their norm .. however, I’m sure that our officials will catch up and overtake in this matter ..
    3. demo
      demo 5 December 2019 18: 14
      +6
      I thought so.
      Now they will study for 12 months and how they will give out the budget !!!!!
      Here is the happiness that prevailed that there are Russians on earth!
      One would like to rephrase - if there weren’t Russians, then they should be thought up!
      1. nikon7717
        nikon7717 5 December 2019 21: 45
        0
        And it reminds me of the next pictures of star wars. Only at a new level
      2. comradChe
        comradChe 5 December 2019 22: 13
        -2
        Weak to the end to think of it or didn’t give such a task? Russia pays for EVERYTHING and will pay in the future under the existing regime. It only seems that there is no reception against scrap. There is nothing to oppose against stabbing in the back with a knife.
  2. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 5 December 2019 17: 13
    +4
    This is to know how long they burn up in an atomic flame?))

    So all the same, they will not be able to bring down hypersonic weapons.
    But, however, the expectation of death is worse than death itself)

    Although this is just cutting the dough, scaring the hamsters with "evil Russians" so that they pay money)
    1. Alien From
      Alien From 5 December 2019 17: 47
      0
      "" Although this is just a cut of the dough, scare the hamsters with "evil Russians" so that they pay money) "" In this case, they owe us a lot for the brand)))))
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 5 December 2019 18: 56
        +3
        Quote: Alien From
        "" Although this is just a cut of the dough, scare the hamsters with "evil Russians" so that they pay money) "" In this case, they owe us a lot for the brand)))))

        Here is another free brand for them: If a Russian person decided not to do anything, then he cannot be stopped!
  3. poquello
    poquello 5 December 2019 17: 14
    +7
    ))) "Egor, catch the ax! .. Why are you silent? Did you catch something?"
  4. Terenin
    Terenin 5 December 2019 17: 15
    +6
    The Pentagon has allocated approximately $ 20 million to each company,

    Here it is, the handicap of the printing press, and not some democratic values ​​invented there ...
  5. Sitearvi
    Sitearvi 5 December 2019 17: 18
    0
    It is good that they are only just beginning to develop these observation satellites, and what they can do will be shown by life.
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 5 December 2019 18: 42
      +4
      Quote: Saitarvi
      they are just beginning to develop these observation satellites, and what they get, life will show.
      Amy have a space echelon SPRN. Now 27 (4 devices are active) satellites of the SBIRS system are hanging.
      Despite the fact that the SBIRS system itself is fairly new, the United States has already stepped up work to replace it. It was even decided to abandon the launch of the seventh and eighth geostationary satellites and reallocate resources to an earlier launch of the satellites of the new Next Gen OPIR system. In the summer of 2018, the first contracts were already issued - Lockheed Martin for three geostationary satellites and Northrop Grumman for two polar ones. The first launch was postponed from 2025 to 2023. Details about the capabilities of the new system are unknown, but specifically mention the increased survivability of satellites. In addition, it is known that the issue of deployment and low-orbit satellites is being studied.

      The space arms race = today's reality.
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty 5 December 2019 17: 20
    -2
    So far, except on a computer virtually, tracking such a weapon is virtually impossible. To do this, you need to have a lot of information, from the exact time and place of launch of the carrier, weather conditions on the flight path of the weapon, you need to have constant data on the speed of the rocket, on all its maneuvers. ... So this is so far only plans for the United States. They will create their own missile, be fully able to take all the stages under continuous control, in case of a successful launch, then they may even think how, by analogy with their missiles, we should try to search and track our missiles.
  7. Proton
    Proton 5 December 2019 17: 21
    -1
    They followed, scratched their turnips, asked for money (with yelling omg, the Russians are coming!) And again, as let's watch laughing
  8. cniza
    cniza 5 December 2019 17: 34
    +5
    A 12-month study will focus on the creation of several surveillance and early warning satellites, the purpose of which will be to detect and track hypersonic missile launches.


    If you collect nine women, they will not give birth to a baby in a month.
  9. knn54
    knn54 5 December 2019 17: 40
    +1
    SOI are coming back.
  10. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 5 December 2019 17: 41
    +8
    How are they going to distinguish between a ballistic missile launch and a hypersonic missile launch? "Vanguard" is also hyper ... Only he enters the atmosphere, and scratched to maneuver ... Well, he saw them flying ... Signal across the country: five minutes left for prayer? Radically...
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 5 December 2019 17: 52
      -2
      Why distinguish between? It is necessary to track and transfer data to missile defense systems.
    2. Terenin
      Terenin 5 December 2019 17: 53
      +4
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      How are they going to distinguish between a ballistic missile launch and a hypersonic missile launch? "Vanguard" is also hyper ... Only he enters the atmosphere, and scratched to maneuver ... Well, he saw them flying ... Signal across the country: five minutes left for prayer? Radically...

      Eugene, hi here you can give an analogy that "when a mosquito sits on your eggs, you understand that you can always solve the problem without using force" wink
  11. Kelwin
    Kelwin 5 December 2019 17: 53
    +3
    If you track the start from 31miga, you can have time to roll 200 grams of viskar) is also a matter ..
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 5 December 2019 17: 55
    0
    The Pentagon has allocated approximately 20 million US dollars to each company that will have to demonstrate their concepts and technical solutions on this issue in 2020.

    The price of the issue is just the PRICE! The main thing is the end result.
    That's as soon as ... the moment comes! there will be a subject for discussion.
  13. Prisoner
    Prisoner 5 December 2019 18: 47
    +1
    Let them track if it makes it easier for them. Just what does it give when you see where it flies from, but you can’t answer?
  14. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 5 December 2019 19: 32
    +1
    Well. And here just now, several people were beating themselves in the chest, saying that Russia does not have hypersonic missiles, that the Dagger is not hyper, but the usual Iskander, and so on ... Well, along the way, they were very impolite.
    But for some reason, the Americans became alarmed ...
  15. Pashhenko Nikolay
    Pashhenko Nikolay 6 December 2019 09: 06
    0
    We love to let dust in our eyes for a loud headline. Ballistic missiles are the same hypersonic as the Dagger. And in exactly the same way they are displayed by means of early warning. Well, the Americans decided to create a new early warning system on new principles, their right, progress does not stand still .But if it is out of place to attribute "Dagger", then the news will sparkle with new and bright colors.
    1. KCA
      KCA 7 December 2019 10: 10
      0
      But because they are ballistic, they are ballistic because they fly along a ballistic trajectory that can be easily calculated and an interceptor missile, Dagger and Vanguard can be sent, and even more so, Zircon can maneuver, and the change in direction of flight is even less than a degree will send the interceptor going nowhere