Chinese expert: China overtakes Russia and the United States in terms of the development of a hypersonic project


Chinese media released material on the development of a project to create hypersonic weapons in the PRC. The material provides an assessment voiced by military expert Lei Jie. He notes that, having relatively small technological capabilities in the field of aircraft and rocket propulsion, China has made great strides in the development of a “hypersonic” program.


From a statement by an expert from China:

China has the worst technological reserves of the three countries leading in the military industry (USA, Russia, China). But China at the same time demonstrates the fastest development in terms of creating hypersonic weapons, ahead of the pace of Russia and the United States. If Moscow began work back in the days of the USSR, and today's Russian engineers base their activities on creating hypersonic missile developments on a Soviet backlog, then Beijing has been acting in this direction only since 2014.

Lei Jie cites the example of the Chinese hypersonic unmanned aerial vehicle DF-ZF (formerly WU-14).

At the same time, the statement by Lei Jie that China has been working on hypersonic technologies since 2014 is puzzling. Indeed, in January 2014, the same WU-14 made its first flight. At least this was reported by the Chinese media. According to Chinese sources, a hypersonic drone capable of delivering nuclear warheads can reach speeds of up to 10 M, but whether it developed such a speed in the course of numerous (at least seven) tests is not reported.

Lei Jie claims that China uses exclusively its own achievements in creating hypersonic weapons, including the works of the Chinese theorist of intercontinental flights of the 1940s, Professor Qian Xuesen.
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  1. The collective farm 25 January 2020 07: 43 New
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    Bouncers or stole something again?
    1. lwxx 25 January 2020 08: 14 New
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      A lot of things are also written on the fence. and you come there firewood lies. so is China.
      1. rich 25 January 2020 09: 49 New
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        The Chinese experimental hypersonic unmanned aerial vehicle DF-ZF will be able to reach speeds of more than 12 thousand km / h and will be equipped with missiles with nuclear warheads. The aircraft has already passed seven flight tests, which were considered successful. Its main feature is that due to the hypersonic speed of flight, the DF-ZF cannot be intercepted using conventional air defense systems using data from ground and sea stations, as well as satellite reconnaissance. Traveling at great speed almost parallel to the surface of the earth at high altitude significantly reduces time attacks, and the use of a stock of kinetic energy at a high speed of entry into the atmosphere can significantly increase the flight range - says Lei Jie
        1. Alexander Suvorov 25 January 2020 10: 47 New
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          rich (dmitry)
          and the use of kinetic energy at a high speed of entry into the atmosphere can significantly increase the flight range - says Lei Jie
          Well, why did you post this nonsense? There are more and more such "experts" in China every day, but things are still there. Slam and copy, yes, here they are unsurpassed masters, but by now they themselves have gained a small intestine.
          No, with their perseverance and capabilities, sooner or later they will do something, but what’s the result will be a big question. So far, the Chinese copy of Kalash does not withstand any competition with the original, and Kalash is not a hypersonic missile. So they can declare anything, but for now they’re up to the Russian Federation and the USA, like to Moscow with cancer.
          1. rich 25 January 2020 11: 02 New
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            Well, why did you post this nonsense?

            Actually, the author of this article should have laid it out, since he refers to this material. I cited the source.
            Or are you in favor of discussing only the title of the articles without delving into the essence of the issue?
            1. Alexander Suvorov 25 January 2020 11: 11 New
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              rich (dmitry)
              Or are you in favor of discussing only the title of the articles without delving into the essence of the issue?
              No. It's just that there’s nothing to discuss here by and large. Some left Chinese iksperd dumped the flow of their Wishlist, not backed up by anything, that's all.
          2. Boa kaa 25 January 2020 16: 11 New
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            Quote: Alexander Suvorov
            So they can say anything

            I recall a joke.
            A 60-year-old patient comes to a sexologist-sexopathologist and says:
            - Doctor, give me pills, so that, like my friend, who is 63 years old, I can do conjugal duty 5 times a night ...
            - And where did you get that he performs it 5 times a night?
            - So he told me about it!
            - And who's stopping you from saying the same thing !?
            Why am I doing this? And besides, hypersound is not only dviguny, but also materials that hold an enormous thermodynamic load without changing their strength. If the question of materials science had been resolved among the hunfuz, then they would not have been hammering, like woodpeckers, over the solution of problems with their aircraft engines!
            Therefore, it is very doubtful that they have already decided this issue ahead of the rest in the GZO. no
        2. voyaka uh 25 January 2020 11: 07 New
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          This is the Chinese version of Vanguard. BR brings the glider into low space,
          and then the device plans to dive from 100 to 30-40 km. And sharply over the target
          goes down. The glider’s flight correction and the accuracy of the device’s hit are also doubtful.
          1. iouris 25 January 2020 12: 14 New
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            It is important for the Chinese to show that they are able to get to the United States. Is it possible?
            1. Boa kaa 25 January 2020 16: 40 New
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              Quote: iouris
              It is important for the Chinese to show that they are able to get to the United States. Is it possible?

              Yes, it seems possible. Here is what they write:
              China intends to deploy its ICBMs in the central province of Henan. According to the Washington Free Beacon portal, Dongfeng 41 will be able to reach US territory from this point within 30 minutes, which is a strategic threat to Washington. At the same time, US intelligence believes that the missile is capable of carrying up to 10 warheads.
              In December, Beijing launched the Dongfeng 41 with a railway mobile unit in the western part of the country. The tests took place at a time when US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited the American aircraft carrier John C. Stennis, located in the South China Sea
              The only question is how quickly DUT with Feney passes. Will Burke (from the missile defense maritime area) be able to take aim with her Aegis on the Chinese prodigy during her exit on the trajectory.
          2. avebersek 25 January 2020 19: 34 New
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            Do the Chinese have results? We have. Vanguard adopted. their dreams are ...
            1. voyaka uh 25 January 2020 20: 27 New
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              "Vanguard adopted" ////
              ----
              But it’s not clear why it’s been adopted. Deliver a nuclear warhead to the USA
              in a much simpler, more reliable and accurate way. Rocket Yars.
              Vanguard is more a psychological weapon than an effective combat weapon.
              1. kiborg 26 January 2020 11: 23 New
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                Vanguards in YaRs and put ..
                1. voyaka uh 26 January 2020 11: 43 New
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                  No. The vanguards are putting on the remaining one and a half dozen old UR-100N liquid missiles that have not been in production for a long time. But they were stored in warehouses without fuel and preserved.
          3. kventinasd 26 January 2020 17: 31 New
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            Quote: voyaka uh
            This is the Chinese version of Vanguard.

            Do not tell my slippers. Until the Chinese advance in materials science, no achievements in hypersound shine for them. They can’t cook up an analogue of the S-400, and they still buy aircraft engines from Russia. What else can I talk about? To listen to a Chinese expert is like during the Second World War, to listen to the military strategists of Zanzibar.
    2. Charik 25 January 2020 10: 18 New
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      or someone is lying or one of two
    3. knn54 25 January 2020 10: 23 New
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      Leak (if any) ONLY from TSNIIMASH.
      Their device uses the same flight principles as the Vanguard. Which in the future will be installed on the Sarmat ICBM.
      And the success of the Chinese and the testing of DF-ZF began recently.
      I could be mistaken, but the Chinese Yankees definitely went around.
    4. Starover_Z 26 January 2020 17: 09 New
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      Quote: Collective Farm
      Bouncers or stole something again?

      They probably stole the cartoon, drew their little stars, flags and away we go.
  2. WILL 25 January 2020 07: 44 New
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    I'm afraid under the Chinese media - again the notorious Sohu is hiding ... stop
    There were leaders in the hapsound ... laughing Damn!
    1. Kleber 25 January 2020 07: 45 New
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      Is this the newspaper that is registered in the USA?
      1. WILL 25 January 2020 07: 47 New
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        No, This is Yandex Zen - in the Chinese version ... with a billion EkperDov! wink
        1. Kleber 25 January 2020 07: 49 New
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          Sorry, confused with the electronic newspaper Sina.com.
  3. Kleber 25 January 2020 07: 44 New
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    When creating hypersonic weapons, China uses exclusively its own developments.


    China always uses "exclusively" its own developments. Wherever you look "exclusively" Chinese developments.
    Not a country, but some kind of copy machine.
  4. Grits 25 January 2020 07: 46 New
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    Something before, when China was not so economically developed, it was not so boastful. And now, from every Chinese iron, eulogies are boasting about their super-duper coolness in everything. I do not detract from the possibility and success of the Chinese, but it seems that this is already too much. Do they themselves not notice this?
    1. Blackmokona 25 January 2020 11: 35 New
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      They have always been like that. Even during the Opium Wars, when Britain raped China in all holes, the Chinese Emperor demanded that the British ambassador crawl on his knees in front of him. And they considered Britain a rebellious province of China
    2. PalBor 25 January 2020 13: 04 New
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      Well, yes, they were not laughing Only they - the light of civilization of Zhou-go - the Middle Empire, and all around the savages. But they have great brains to powder, since the time of Lao Tzu and Confucius. "The path that can be expressed in words is not the true Path." But the completely meaningless Long Wall was built for two thousand years ... And that is not a fact.
  5. rocket757 25 January 2020 07: 54 New
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    The swamp is full, the frogs will croak.
    However, they invest not small resources in their programs, from the outside “select everything that is possible and impossible! With labor, production discipline they have everything type top .... the result will be, Chinese of course.
    1. Mountain shooter 25 January 2020 08: 10 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      The swamp is full, the frogs will croak.

      A very accurate remark about frogs. They got along, you know ... The Vanguard is already in service, but they are still the best ...
      1. rocket757 25 January 2020 08: 17 New
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        They scored "dashing" dashing!
        To some extent, this is true, though they do not specify who and what “kick” they slammed for acceleration.
        1. Mountain shooter 25 January 2020 08: 24 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          They scored "dashing" dashing

          They "fake" a lot ... Using the terminology of our Sageshevtsy ... I recall their "supersonic" submarine several years ago ... There is no confidence in the information from there.
          1. rocket757 25 January 2020 08: 29 New
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            They would have a "crane" in their swamp, to conduct an "audit".
  6. Amateur 25 January 2020 08: 08 New
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    military expert Lei Jie

    An expert is not a constructor. An expert can name any characteristics, because not responsible for his words. Like in an old joke: "And a neighbor says he can. - So you say." repeat
  7. 501Legion 25 January 2020 08: 27 New
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    They steal and then give out for their own) China is such a China
    1. The collective farm 25 January 2020 08: 49 New
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      Quote: 501Legion
      They steal and then give out for their own) China is such a China

      So yes .. Especially it amused me ..
      exclusively own developments, including the works of the Chinese theorist of intercontinental flights of the 1940s, Professor Qian Xuesen.

      Well, the Chinese, well, entertainers .. laughing The people are certainly hardworking, but they like to poke technology and they have a lot of money ..
  8. Thrifty 25 January 2020 08: 51 New
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    Yes, the expert is worse than our “couches”! wassat The Chinese have only their population, but the name, the rest is dragged from all over the world!
  9. Aliken 25 January 2020 08: 52 New
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    They love to brag about the Chinas.
  10. zulusuluz 25 January 2020 09: 00 New
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    "But China is demonstrating the fastest growth in terms of creating hypersonic weapons" is that how? Yesterday they didn’t even think, but today they decided to start?
  11. bald 25 January 2020 09: 23 New
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    For some reason, involuntarily I recall (in the study of history) the first half of the 60s - the "Great Leap Forward". He is still on our shelves, in particular on tools.
  12. Hermit21 25 January 2020 09: 46 New
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    You feed on our scraps of previous generations of hypersonic products, therefore, and relatively quickly reduce the gap. Without the help of a northern neighbor, you would now be in maximum hypersound at the level of the 60s - 70s. That is, at near-zero
  13. Ros 56 25 January 2020 09: 53 New
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    The Chinese take an example from the striped: yes we are ahead of everyone, the most exceptional, etc. Oh well.
  14. VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK 25 January 2020 09: 57 New
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    Balabol, your mother from the Middle Kingdom.
  15. Lesorub 25 January 2020 10: 44 New
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    Lei Jie claims that China uses exclusively its own achievements in creating hypersonic weapons, including the works of the Chinese theorist of intercontinental flights of the 1940s, Professor Qian Xuesen.

    “You won’t praise yourself - no one will praise” - the phrase “own developments” smiled especially)), one hardly believes in the availability of hypersonic technologies from China, (last year China bought Motor Sich in a number of ways - for the sake of technology) and then they report that already overtook the United States and Russia)))
  16. Errr 25 January 2020 11: 15 New
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    ... with relatively small technological capabilities in the field of aircraft and rocket propulsion, China has made great strides in the development of a “hypersonic” program.
    Well, if you really laugh, so for real !!! laughing laughing laughing
  17. Mentat 25 January 2020 11: 22 New
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    At the same time, China is demonstrating the fastest development in terms of creating hypersonic weapons, outstripping Russia and the United States at the pace.

    What nonsense ...
    Although, apparently, it’s just cunning: in Russia and the USA there is an increase in the created models of weapons, spherical [for example] 5% per year, and we have 5,5%! Well! We are ahead of Russia and the United States means.

    At the same time, neither the characteristics nor the achieved test results are mentioned, the main thing is the "pace" calculated by the Chinese expert according to the secret formula, it seems to be higher.
  18. JD1979 25 January 2020 12: 13 New
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    I read the comments of local experts, neighing, weathercocks divorced))) if they write ours - cheers! analo-shit))) Chinese and Americans-bouncers))). Dudes, the main point of this article is not that China has overtaken Russia or America in hypersonic technologies, but that the pace of development of this or that technology exceeds that in Russia and America taken together))) And you can’t argue with that, verbally or badly.
    1. The collective farm 25 January 2020 13: 06 New
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      Quote: JD1979
      I read the comments of local experts, neighing, weathercocks divorced))) if they write ours - cheers! analo-shit))) Chinese and Americans-bouncers))). Dudes, the main point of this article is not that China has overtaken Russia or America in hypersonic technologies, but that the pace of development of this or that technology exceeds that in Russia and America taken together))) And you can’t argue with that, verbally or badly.

      And what were you hoping for? Like .. China is a threat to peace and the United States is our savior? laughing
      Once again, I am confident in my chuyka hi
      What liberals. Must dig channels ..!
      1. JD1979 25 January 2020 13: 16 New
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        Quote: Collective Farm
        And what were you hoping for?

        The fact that like adults should understand the meaning of what was written, and not be Pavlov’s dogs, reflexively reacting to certain irritants.
        Quote: Collective Farm
        Like .. China is a threat to peace and the United States is our savior?

        The logic of the conclusion of the level of "blonde woman"
        Quote: Collective Farm
        Once again, I am confident in my chuyka

        Nevertheless, cross yourself, it seemed to you again.
        Quote: Collective Farm
        What liberals. Must dig channels ..!

        And as always, I disagree with the crowd - a liberal)))
        I understand that on the collective farm digging is a common thing, and reading is a pointless exercise, well, do the usual thing - dig))
    2. Boa kaa 25 January 2020 17: 55 New
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      Quote: JD1979
      the main point of this article is not that China overtook Russia or America in hypersonic technologies, but that the pace of development of a particular technology exceeds that in Russia and America combined)))

      So it’s possible, because it’s always faster to run along the laid track than along the virgin soil. China is very "fast" repeating the backsides of our and AMA research, perhaps even developments. But this is a passed stage for us!
      Already, the USA is a powerful intellectually powerful country, and it’s beating its forehead against an impregnable wall of hypersound for them ... We managed to deceive mother nature and piled Vanguard ... Well, then we creators and pioneers-Kulibins! What are they talking about? About the pace? Maybe they "pace" will fly or still products?
      And without resolving issues materials science they can’t get anywhere. And there, as I understand it, there is no question about the "pace"! Wall! Gradient is, of course, good. But I would like to get an "answer"!

      And then, the Chinese "sprinters" from the science of hypersound expects a serious "trouble." I wonder what will the tinadura from Xinhua be drumming about then?
  19. Old26 25 January 2020 13: 50 New
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    Quote: Alexander Suvorov
    No. It's just that there’s nothing to discuss here by and large. Some left Chinese iksperd dumped the flow of their Wishlist, not backed up by anything, that's all.

    Unfortunately for us, this is not the wish of some Chinese expert, but objective reality. 7 tests were carried out - 3 in 2014 (January 8, August 7 and December 4), in tests in 2015 (June 7 and November 27) and one test in April 2016. And there is something to discuss. There is no exact data yet what exactly this product is. Whether it’s a missile’s combat equipment similar to our Vanguard. whether it’s an unmanned aerial vehicle that carries nuclear warheads as a load. But to say that all this is bullshit, that it’s someone’s Wishlist, is still not worth it. In general, do not condescendingly and ironically relate to the development of other countries. Russia is not the only one dealing with this issue.

    Quote: Alexander Suvorov
    So far, the Chinese copy of Kalash does not withstand any competition with the original

    They have long been producing their machines, which are not copies of AK. Watch their parades for several years. And we all live in the memories of 30-50 years ago, when Chinese goods were of poor quality.

    Quote: voyaka uh
    This is the Chinese version of Vanguard. BR brings the glider into low space,
    and then the device plans to dive from 100 to 30-40 km. And sharply over the target
    goes down. The glider’s flight correction and the accuracy of the device’s hit are also doubtful.

    Alexei! So far this cannot be said with absolute accuracy. There are two possible options: an analogue of the "Vanguard" or a hypersonic UAV carrying a nuclear warhead as military equipment. Altitude is also different in the information. This is 30 km and 30-70 km, if it is an UAV. An increase in range is possible using a trajectory similar to the Senger trajectory, but somewhat smoother. The lower point of the sinusoid will not be like that of Senger at an altitude of 40 km, but somewhere at altitudes of about 70-80 km. And above the Karman line, he will also not rise much

    Quote: knn54
    Leak (if any) ONLY from TSNIIMASH.
    Their device uses the same flight principles as the Vanguard. Which in the future will be installed on the Sarmat ICBM.
    And the success of the Chinese and the testing of DF-ZF began recently.
    I could be mistaken, but the Chinese Yankees definitely went around.

    And the principle is the same for everyone, if it is the combat equipment of the rocket, and not an independent hypersonic UAV with a “payload”. The principle is that our "Vanguard", that the American HTV-2 or AHW, that the Chinese DF-ZF (WU-14)

    Quote: Gritsa
    Something before, when China was not so economically developed, it was not so boastful. And now, from every Chinese iron, eulogies are boasting about their super-duper coolness in everything. I do not detract from the possibility and success of the Chinese, but it seems that this is already too much. Do they themselves not notice this?

    And this has become a trend for everyone, have you noticed? And we, and the Chinese, and the Americans. I’m talking about Ukraine too. There, sometimes an ordinary event, such as a test of a new missile for a MLRS or anti-ship cruise missile, generally becomes universal events. everyone’s main task now is to show how cool you are and that you have something that your rivals don’t have yet

    Quote: Hermit21
    You feed on our scraps of previous generations of hypersonic products,

    Do not voice the representatives of previous generations of our hypersonic products ?? Just wondering what products were included in previous generations.

    Quote: JD1979
    I read the comments of local experts, neighing, weathercocks divorced))) if they write ours - cheers! analo-shit))) Chinese and Americans-bouncers))). Dudes, the main point of this article is not that China has overtaken Russia or America in hypersonic technology, but that the pace of development of a technology exceeds that in Russia and America combined))) And with this, no matter how verbally you go, you can not argue.

    It’s hard not to agree. When you read about their pace in shipbuilding, when they launch two dozen destroyers in a year, there is no doubt about the pace
  20. Nitarius 25 January 2020 14: 06 New
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    well made fun of))
  21. Azazelo 25 January 2020 15: 33 New
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    The words "Chinese expert" is becoming something like "British scientists"
  22. xGibSoNx 25 January 2020 16: 14 New
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    Regarding China, one can literally doubt anything .. but just not how much he has just “extra” money and opportunities to realize that money. If the Chinese were as smart as the Europeans .. For a long time everyone would have been khan ... and even in the USA in schools the main language was Chinese! Actually, like Gagarin, who would have found Chinese roots ...
  23. bars1 25 January 2020 17: 45 New
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    Quote: xGibSoNx
    For a long time, everyone would have been khan .. and even in the USA in schools, the main language was Chinese

    Off-topic, but the Chinese language will never be the language of international communication, simply because of the inconvenience of the Chinese hieroglyphic writing.
  24. Aleksey Aleksandrovich 25 January 2020 20: 01 New
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    Does China have a hypersonic weapon put into service in the army ???? So how can he overtake Russia? Unclear.
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    Quote: Alexey Alexandrovich
    Does China have a hypersonic weapon put into service in the army ???? So how can he overtake Russia? Unclear.



    Medium-range ballistic missiles DF-17 with a hypersonic warhead