The Pentagon recognized the lag behind Russia and China in the development of hypersonic weapons

The Pentagon recognized the lag behind Russia and China in the development of hypersonic weapons

The Pentagon once again noted the backlog of the United States in the development of hypersonic weapons. This was announced by the head of research and engineering programs of the US Department of Defense Mark Lewis and his deputy for hypersonic systems, Michael White.


Speaking at a Pentagon briefing, Lewis and White said that Russia and China were far ahead of the United States in developing hypersonic weapons, although the United States was the leader in these developments before. Currently, the US has focused on developing an air-based hypersonic cruise missile (ARRW Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon - approx. BO). At the same time, Russia and China are developing tools designed to strip the United States of its advantages not only on land, air and sea, but also in space.

We used to be leaders in hypersonic technologies, but we decided not to switch to their use in weapons systems. The Russians and Chinese made this decision a few years ago. We cannot accept the existence of such a situation.

- said White.

According to Lewis, the Russians began working on hypersonic weapons at the same time as the Americans, but used the experience and developments of the Cold War, and China, which joined in later on, invested huge sums in the development.

The Pentagon emphasized that the main efforts will be concentrated on the development of an air-based hypersonic cruise missile, since such a missile is suitable for placement on various carriers.

Earlier it was reported that the American company Lockheed Martin successfully defended the project of the promising hypersonic aeroballistic missile ARRW (Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon), the development of which has been under the order of the U.S. Air Force since 2018. Recall that in early February, the US Air Force closed one of the programs for the development of hypersonic weapons. Air Force spokeswoman Anne Stefanek has stated that the development program for the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW) fell under the reduction. Lockheed Martin also worked on it.
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  1. Victor_B 3 March 2020 11: 57 New
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    The Pentagon recognized the lag behind Russia and China in the development of hypersonic weapons

    In general, the Americans simply rattled this moment.
    Vertigo from success amid the collapse of the Union!
    It seems that all state and military secrets were stolen by technology, but apparently they did not manage to digest so much.
    Not a freebie.
    1. Vladimir_2U 3 March 2020 12: 01 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      Americans just rattled
      But after all, the USSR had developed the Cold War, and the Americans didn’t have it either, and the Pentagon’s excuse about the “huge Chinese means” is ridiculous.
      1. Victor_B 3 March 2020 12: 03 New
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        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        But after all, the development of the Cold War era in the USSR was

        In some ways they were ahead of us, in something we.
        On the subject of "Cold" they got everything they wanted.
        But they did not find it interesting.
        1. Vladimir_2U 3 March 2020 12: 05 New
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          Quote: Victor_B
          On the topic "Cold" they got everything they wanted

          Wait, the cold is kind of about cryogenic fuel and the engines on it.
          1. Victor_B 3 March 2020 12: 07 New
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            Quote: Vladimir_2U
            Cold like about cryogenic fuel and engines on it.

            Hypersound was studied.
            The rocket from the S-200 experimental apparatus was dispersed.
            https://topwar.ru/10517-borba-za-giperzvuk.html
            1. Vladimir_2U 3 March 2020 12: 10 New
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              Accurately, quickly looked, it is, about cryogenic fuel, the development was called "Experience", oh and our secretaries were inventors. )))
            2. KCA
              KCA 3 March 2020 12: 58 New
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              Not one "cold" was dealt with, at least there were X-90 and GELA developments, but there is no information on them at all, probably they achieved some real successes
    2. Orel 3 March 2020 14: 57 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      In general, the Americans simply rattled this moment.
      Vertigo from success amid the collapse of the Union!
      It seems that all state and military secrets were stolen by technology, but apparently they did not manage to digest so much.


      It is difficult to explain to taxpayers that it is necessary to spend billions additionally on developing hypersonic weapons, when there is no adversary against whom to use it, they all reduced it, the fleet, air force, army closed many military bases and I think it’s right in general, it makes sense to provoke an arms race, here we are a tank created a good, hypersonic weapon, now they’ll develop their own, the problem is different, how much they can put into service and how much we will suffer in return from this economy
  2. Killemall 3 March 2020 12: 01 New
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    100500th statement of backlog. not tired? this music will be eternal. Do not forget to change the batteries!
    1. Zhelezyakin 3 March 2020 13: 50 New
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      This music is quite suitable for knocking out financing ...
      1. Killemall 3 March 2020 14: 13 New
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        I agree. smile there is where to turn around.
  3. taiga2018 3 March 2020 12: 06 New
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    At least in something ... I would like of course in the economy, but apparently not in our lifetime ...
  4. taiga2018 3 March 2020 12: 06 New
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    At least in something ... I would like of course in the economy, but apparently not in our lifetime ...
  5. paul3390 3 March 2020 12: 07 New
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    It’s even scary to imagine what would fly now and be naughty if the Soviet Union stayed to live .. And there wouldn’t be 30 years of catastrophic capitalist rule for the country ..
  6. primaala 3 March 2020 12: 12 New
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    Remind me (who knows) there was a dock \ film in Russia 1 about our "developments" with the union.
    Very interesting information. In our favor. Who stole ... Could not understand the "essence"))
    Perhaps today is the "result". YOU military know better. Regards A.
  7. SovAr238A 3 March 2020 12: 22 New
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    The fools still do not understand that all the “backlog” is necessary only for knocking out additional financing.

    That's all.

    Then not a word about the lag.

    Then again the money ran out - and again the cries of "lagging behind."
    They gave money again - silence again.
    1. lucul 3 March 2020 12: 42 New
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      That's all.

      So you personally shouted that these were cartoons ...
      And then they changed their shoes ...
      1. SovAr238A 3 March 2020 12: 55 New
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        Quote: lucul
        That's all.

        So you personally shouted that these were cartoons ...
        And then they changed their shoes ...



        Who shouted that?
        Fools and screaming always about "having no analogue" ...
        They don’t need brains - they only live with hats and headlines with “Strength”.
        The rest, who are with their heads, believe only in facts.
  8. McDonnell Douglas 3 March 2020 12: 24 New
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    Last week, they recognized already ...
    Or is it another Pentagon department admitted.
    1. bessmertniy 3 March 2020 12: 28 New
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      Repetition is the mother of learning. It doesn’t matter how many times it is repeated, but it is important that it settles in the head. wink
  9. rotmistr60 3 March 2020 12: 26 New
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    although previously the United States was the leader in these developments
    Well, we already heard that: Russia has stolen development from the United States and now is putting hypersonic weapons into service, and we continue to develop. They were just too starry, referring to our country as in the 90s and considering themselves above others.
  10. askort154 3 March 2020 12: 32 New
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    The Pentagon once again noted the US lag in the development of hypersonic weapons.

    "We have super-fast missiles, and there are many of them. They are 4, 5, 6 and even 7 times faster than conventional rockets, and we have many of them. A lot."
    (From a speech by Trump to the National Association of US Governors).
    And which of you to believe?
    1. Whalebone 3 March 2020 12: 49 New
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      Believe in God (believers), for everything else there is evidence.
    2. businessv 3 March 2020 12: 55 New
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      Quote: askort154
      And which of you to believe?

      This was announced by the head of research and engineering programs of the US Department of Defense Mark Lewis and his deputy for hypersonic systems, Michael White.
      Believe them, they are professionals!
      1. askort154 3 March 2020 13: 06 New
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        businessv ...Believe them, they are professionals!

        This is understandable. I just gave a vivid example of Trump's balabalism.
        When I read this opus hype of his, I almost choked. What noodles he hangs to his governors! This is what the president, the former business showman, means. hi
    3. Amateur 3 March 2020 13: 54 New
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      Only Mueller.
  11. voyaka uh 3 March 2020 13: 03 New
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    "... the development of an air-launched hypersonic cruise missile (ARRW Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon" ////
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    ARRW is not a cruise missile. The Pentagon refused to develop a hypersonic cruise missile.
    AARW - ballistic missile air launch with a detachable planning warhead. It’s like a mixture of Dagger and Vanguard. Starting in space, like a dagger. A glider plans like Vanguard.
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  13. Old26 3 March 2020 16: 57 New
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    Currently, the United States has focused on developing an air-based hypersonic cruise missile (ARRW Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon - approx. BO)


    Earlier it was reported that the American company Lockheed Martin successfully defended the project of promising hypersonic aeroballistic missile ARRW (It was previously reported that the American company Lockheed Martin successfully defended the project of promising hypersonic aeroballistic missile ARRW (Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon))

    Author! You would decide what your ARRW is - an aeroballistic or cruise missile. And actually a reduction Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon - This is not a designation of a rocket, as such, but a designation of a complex. And it translates as Airborne Rapid Response Weapons. And the designation of the rocket itself is AGM-183A

    Quote: Victor_B
    In general, the Americans simply rattled this moment.
    Vertigo from success amid the collapse of the Union!
    It seems that all state and military secrets were stolen by technology, but apparently they did not manage to digest so much.
    Not a freebie.

    The miscalculation caused by the euphoria of the collapse of the Union among them is not only in this area ...
    And work is being done with us, and with them, and among the Chinese with varying success. Especially when it comes to cruise missiles with hypersonic ramjets ...

    Quote: Vladimir_2U
    Quote: Victor_B
    Americans just rattled
    But after all, the USSR had developed the Cold War, and the Americans didn’t have it either, and the Pentagon’s excuse about the “huge Chinese means” is ridiculous.

    They also had developments. By the way, what is now being issued as something new and "unparalleled" (aeroballistic missiles) - the United States dealt with this problem in the late 50s. And they tested an air-to-surface ballistic missile from their EMNIP strategist in 1959. However, in those years they failed to achieve the necessary accuracy and switched to the arming of their strategists with cruise missiles. The Hound Dog, with the same range as the ballistic missile, had greater accuracy, although at a slightly lower speed (supersonic)

    Quote: KCA
    Not one "cold" was dealt with, at least there were X-90 and GELA developments, but there is no information on them at all, probably they achieved some real successes

    The model (I emphasize) the model of the GEL apparatus for several years dragged on the MAX. When asked what parameters were achieved, the "guide" said that there are only theoretical parameters (there were no flight parameters). X-90 is a fake of the 90s. Designation "X" given to weapons put into service. A X-90 never stood in service ...
  14. Chingachguk 3 March 2020 19: 43 New
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    Well, then automatically means the uselessness of their missile defense around Russia? Then what kind of protection do these woodpeckers pay for?