The Pentagon turns off a program to create a medium-range missile

The Pentagon turns off a program to create a medium-range missile

MGM-31B Pershing II medium-range ballistic missile


US Department of Defense curbs another rocket program weapons. This time, the program for creating a promising mobile missile system with a medium-range ballistic missile Mobile Intermediate Range Missile (MIRM) fell under reduction. It is reported by the American web resource "Breaking Defense".

According to the published information, the program is being phased out due to the banal lack of funds for further development. On February 10 of this year, the Pentagon sent a draft US defense budget for fiscal year 2021 to legislative institutions, informing that the US Department of Defense will stop the program for creating a promising mobile missile system with a medium-range ballistic missile.

Note that this program was secret and the development of a new rocket within its framework began to receive funding recently. For the first time, the program was openly funded in fiscal 2020 (started on October 1, 2019), allocating $ 20 million from the US defense budget. It was further planned that in 2021, $ 90 million would be allocated for the creation of the rocket, and a total of $ 2020 million in the five-year period 2024-900.

In the new draft defense budget for fiscal year 2021, the MIRM program is listed as discontinued and no funds are allocated to it.

For our part, we add that there is no reliable information on the program for creating a medium-range ballistic missile Mobile Intermediate Range Missile (MIRM), in open sources there is no information. The only thing that is known, and even nowhere is it confirmed, the missile of the complex was supposed to have a range of "more than 1000 km" or "from 1000 to 3000 km."
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  1. bessmertniy 18 February 2020 10: 28 New
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    The main thing is that in the American budget there is enough money for the fence with Mexico, and not a single Mexican can illegally sneak through the border with the United States. wassat
    1. Machito 18 February 2020 13: 36 New
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      Not for this reason the mattresses withdrew from the treaty to stop developing medium-range missiles.
      1. Grigory_45 18 February 2020 14: 55 New
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        Quote: Bearded
        to stop developing medium-range missiles

        and the DRMSD Development of such missiles and did not forbid. The contract prohibited the manufacture, testing and deployment of infantry fighting vehicles
      2. Alex777 18 February 2020 19: 22 New
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        Not for this reason the mattresses withdrew from the treaty to stop developing medium-range missiles.

        They conceived negotiations to reduce strategic weapons.
        And no one will lead them if these medium-range missiles appear.
        Therefore, in order not to saw later, it is better not to do it now. IMHO. hi
      3. 73bor 18 February 2020 19: 42 New
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        I don’t see the connection, well, they’ve come out and that it’s necessary to automatically develop missiles for some miserable American “penny”, I think I didn’t even return those $ 110 million back to the treasury, they just resolved, they were happy at the PENTAGON.
  2. Operator 18 February 2020 10: 31 New
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    "Hitler Kaput" (C)? laughing
    1. lucul 18 February 2020 11: 35 New
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      "Hitler Kaput" (C)?

      Yes, most likely the coronavirus has proved its effectiveness - why should they spend money on rockets now ...
      1. Alex777 18 February 2020 19: 30 New
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        The Chinese are almost openly saying that the virus escaped to their Wuhan laboratory.
        "... Secretary of the city committee of the Communist Party of Wuhan Ma Guoqiang, secretary of the party committee of the province of Hubei Jiang Chaolyan .. against the background of the situation with coronavirus, they lost their posts, the Xinhua News Agency reports ..."
        Is this all done for a reason? And the doctor tried to close his mouth at first.
        And now they started talking differently: "... by Chinese law, for" intentional transmission of infectious agents "may face a ten-year or life sentence or the death penalty."
        This means that the moment is extremely serious. hi
  3. rocket757 18 February 2020 10: 37 New
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    According to the published information, the program is being phased out due to the banal lack of funds for further development.

    And no matter why. The main result.
    The economy should be economical .... they say so when they cannot come up with anything more convincing, rational.
    1. Romario_Argo 18 February 2020 14: 28 New
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      I think that the Americans just kept the program secret, and funding comes from other budget items
      1. rocket757 18 February 2020 14: 44 New
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        Everything can be. Why guess, if you already understand something ... but you need to prepare for this too!
        1. Romario_Argo 18 February 2020 14: 45 New
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          tyk we have everything ready: Tor-M2, Buk-M3, S-300V4, S-400, S-350 and S-500 on the way
          1. rocket757 18 February 2020 14: 51 New
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            Something like this, but misfortunes can become too much ... therefore everything should be ready, incl. and the most serious, vigorous arguments against.
            1. Romario_Argo 18 February 2020 15: 06 New
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              I agree. waiting for (+) marshal
              1. rocket757 18 February 2020 15: 12 New
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                None of the problems, no one will wait for the cons from me, fundamentally against it, but plus please.
  4. Andrey Mikhaylov 18 February 2020 10: 37 New
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    American programs then open then close, here grandmas launder.
  5. aszzz888 18 February 2020 10: 39 New
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    According to the published information, the program is being scaled down due to the banal lack of funds for further development.

    "The mustache is gone, chef!" - the loot is over! laughing Drank up the meerkathos! They have hearty ones, as in the land of not frightened idiots. bully
  6. panov_panov 18 February 2020 10: 43 New
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    The printing press broke?))
    1. Lopatov 18 February 2020 10: 52 New
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      Quote: panov_panov
      The printing press broke?))

      Not...
      It’s just that other saw cutters were able to spend more money on lobbying lobbying companies.
      1. Paranoid50 18 February 2020 16: 26 New
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        Quote: Spade
        other saw cutters were able to spend more money on lobbying lobbying companies.

        And these, especially not bothering, just planted twenty. yes laughing
        For the first time, the program was openly funded in fiscal 2020 (started on October 1, 2019), allocating $ 20 million from the US defense budget. In the new draft defense budget for fiscal year 2021, the MIRM program is listed as discontinued and no funds are allocated to it.
    2. Starover_Z 18 February 2020 11: 22 New
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      Quote: panov_panov
      The printing press broke?))

      Or maybe Trump forbade "shredding cabbage" without him? Or decided to improve the US economy?
  7. Vasyan1971 18 February 2020 10: 45 New
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    This is a "ws" for a reason! Something bad was conceived, adversaries ...
    1. g1washntwn 18 February 2020 11: 29 New
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      Quote: Vasyan1971
      Something bad is conceived

      They began to work on it under the existing INF Treaty, and now the rocket has been created, the INF Treaty has been destroyed ... There is nowhere to put it - the “former Soviet” are not in the same condition to be trusted with them, and the closest Europeans began to talk about nuclear-free Europe. That's when the level of chaos will be raised to the desired level then this already finished project will go into series and into positional areas.
      1. Vasyan1971 18 February 2020 11: 55 New
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        Quote: g1washntwn
        and now the rocket is created,

        Created?
        From the article:
        the program is being curtailed due to the banal lack of funds for further development.

        You know better, probably ...
        1. g1washntwn 18 February 2020 12: 06 New
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          Quote: https://eadaily.com/en/news/2019/12/13/ssha-proveli-ispytaniya-rakety-zapreshchennoy-rsmd
          The Pentagon conducted the first test of a ground-based ballistic missile previously prohibited by the INF Treaty on the eve of December 12. This was written on Twitter by US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

          The simplest logic implies that start testing AFTER development. That is: the development is completed - the tests were carried out - the product is ready - no further development is needed (you are here).
          1. Vasyan1971 18 February 2020 12: 27 New
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            From the link you provided, it is not clear what exactly is there for such a rocket. And in the article we are talking about
            program for creating a promising mobile missile system with a medium-range ballistic missile Mobile Intermediate Range Missile (MIRM).

            И
            For our part, we add that there is no reliable information on the program for creating a medium-range ballistic missile Mobile Intermediate Range Missile (MIRM), there is no information in open sources.

            Which is not very beating with your link from "open sources".
            Fog, in short ...
  8. rotmistr60 18 February 2020 10: 52 New
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    the program is being curtailed due to a banal lack of funds for further development
    Weakly believe in the lack of funds. Most likely they realized that this program has no prospect, which means money down the drain. How many multi-billion-dollar military programs were closed due to the fact that after a few years they began to understand - they were going in the wrong direction, or they could not translate what was declared into an existing product.
    1. voyaka uh 18 February 2020 11: 07 New
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      No. Trump has carried out budget cuts for all military branches. And on R&D
      , and for serial purchases.
      This program was technically simple relative to many others. As an option, the restoration of Pershing 2 on new technologies.
      Or a slightly elongated Iskander.
      1. Paranoid50 18 February 2020 16: 28 New
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        Quote: voyaka uh
        slightly elongated Iskander.

        So they wanted to get a license? wassat
        1. voyaka uh 18 February 2020 16: 31 New
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          Duc ... they had a similar thing Lance
          But she was written off, did not take root.
          1. Paranoid50 18 February 2020 16: 48 New
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            Quote: voyaka uh
            copied, did not take root.

            If for MGM-52, then it was reduced in accordance with the INF Treaty in the late 80s. But even so, it has been in service for almost 20 years, since 1972.
            1. voyaka uh 18 February 2020 16: 54 New
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              Thanks for the amendment. But now it’s allowed to revive her, as it were?
              The world "Iskander race" has begun.
              1. Paranoid50 18 February 2020 16: 55 New
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                Quote: voyaka uh
                world "iskander race".

                And in this race there is a leader, but there is a peloton (everyone else). yes
                1. voyaka uh 18 February 2020 17: 01 New
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                  Leaders are changing fast in our dynamic world. Examples: space, aviation ...
                  1. Paranoid50 18 February 2020 17: 18 New
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                    Quote: voyaka uh
                    Examples: space, aviation ...

                    Nuclear Power, GZO ... yes
  9. Lamata 18 February 2020 11: 02 New
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    Well, they decided that it was not needed, they have enough axes.
    1. g1washntwn 18 February 2020 11: 50 New
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      Instead of tomahawks, other programs have long been there. And no one is sure that the same LRSO will not be adapted for UVPU or stuck in LRASM W80-4.
      1. Lamata 18 February 2020 12: 16 New
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        It’s also true who knows that DAPRA is strange. How not to treat amers, but they know how to create.
        1. Paranoid50 18 February 2020 17: 19 New
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          Quote: Lamata
          and they know how to create.

          Now, basically, problems around the world - yes, they know how.
          1. Lamata 18 February 2020 18: 05 New
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            Also, you know, a kind of skill.
  10. Prisoner 18 February 2020 11: 32 New
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    But what about racketeering and NATO partners? Or have NATO milked cows stopped milking?
  11. Redfox3k 18 February 2020 11: 41 New
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    Something is hard to believe in minimizing this program. In my opinion, all this is dust in the eyes ...
  12. Dzafdet 18 February 2020 11: 47 New
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    Something is not going well with them: a crocodile is not caught, a coconut does not grow ... Apparently they cannot make a rocket. Lost competencies, as with Apollo ...
  13. bars1 18 February 2020 12: 06 New
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    No money. But you hold on! And good mood to you!
  14. Ros 56 18 February 2020 13: 30 New
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    I don’t understand, again they took money away in my pockets? And these tricks tell us about our corruption, and ours, in comparison with their Biden and McCain, are just kindergarten preparations compared to academicians. fellow what lol
  15. Dizel200 18 February 2020 13: 38 New
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    I suspected that Donald was our agent laughing
  16. Maxwrx 18 February 2020 15: 03 New
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    Maybe they realized that medium-range missiles are a so-so means of overcoming missile defense. S-300, S-400, it seems like they should shoot them down, and where to keep them? All countries are reluctant to accept nuclear weapons, the local population often protests (namely protium nuclear weapons, and not the bases as a whole) This is another matter. In rare cases, a missile defense can be shot down only over Moscow and possibly in China. And do not need to be stored in foreign territories. Give benefits, military assistance, etc. for this. And for the fast approach of missiles there is a nuclear submarine.
  17. Kerensky 18 February 2020 16: 01 New
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    For me, that’s clear. Scientists were asked when will the result be? Everything that is far ruthlessly cut. And grandfather Aloizych acted - his time was running out ....
  18. evgen1221 18 February 2020 22: 41 New
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    , completed development, and don’t need to finance anymore. And the trumpets in order not to provoke the dragon and the bear are also reluctant, so we came up with the type we could not and cover the bench. It’s just that they don’t have faith and let the intelligence warm this head over where is the truth and where is not.