PrSM Tactical Hypersonic Missile Launched Short Range In US

PrSM Tactical Hypersonic Missile Launched Short Range In US

The third flight test of the American promising hypersonic operational tactical missile PrSM is scheduled for May this year. According to Lockheed Martin, the missile will be tested to hit a target in a short range. It is reported by Breaking Defense.


In tests, shooting will be fired at a target at a distance of 83 kilometers

- said Lockheed Martin vice president Gailia Campbell, adding that rocket systems will be tested under severe congestion.

Launched in 2017, the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program involves the creation of a new generation of high-precision operational-tactical missiles with a speed of more than 5 Mach numbers and an official initially declared range of 60 to 499 km, but the development was carried out taking into account the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty. According to reports, the rocket is now capable of flying up to 550 km, and according to other sources - up to 700-750 km. The new hypersonic missile is being developed as a replacement for the obsolete ammunition of the ATACMS operational tactical systems, in addition, the military is also considering the possibility of using the new ammunition on the M270A1 MLRS and M142 HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems.

On December 10, Lockheed Martin Corp. conducted the first test at the US White Sands missile range in New Mexico, a promising Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) tactical missile. The prototype was launched from the M142 launcher of the HIMARS missile system and flew about 240 km to the target area. In early March, the missile was tested for accuracy, reliability of on-board systems, as well as an assessment of the power of the warhead of the missile. In this case, the launch was carried out at a distance of 180 km.

In the future, the new missile should replace the Lockheed Martin MGM-140 ATACMS tactical missiles. Serial production is planned for the 2023 year.
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  1. Mountain shooter 21 March 2020 18: 15 New
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    Like our Iskanders? In the 23rd production launched ... Well, well ...
    1. donavi49 21 March 2020 18: 24 New
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      No. This is a modular load for existing MLRS.
      An old 270 who riveted a bunch and sold in 15-20 countries of the world.

      In addition to the current OTRK, he will receive a new hero of the article. Also 2 pieces.


      New Himars - can throw heavy MLRS and with correction.


      Or one PTRC.


      Therefore, there are no analogues.
      1. Lopatov 21 March 2020 18: 31 New
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        Quote: donavi49
        Also 2 pieces

        Four pieces for M270 and two pieces for M142
        They are half ATACMS.
        In short, "GMLRS which flies far"
        1. donavi49 21 March 2020 18: 37 New
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          Well, OK. Especially. Well, my meaning is true. This is an additional load for their main MLRS.
          1. KCA
            KCA 21 March 2020 18: 47 New
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            Changing shoes on the go has never led to good, even the simplest replacement of one component in a personal computer can cause a lot of problems, and where no one was waiting, and already armed with technician errors when replacing modules, and crew errors when using various modules in general reduce a good idea to epic failures
            1. Ryaruav 21 March 2020 18: 58 New
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              ksa you wrote everything right, everything modular in combat conditions becomes not modular, and you only have to think about how many different types of kits you need to constantly carry with you for the concept of modular use
              1. alexmach 21 March 2020 22: 12 New
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                Strange things you write. Did they shoot a hunting rifle? Did you see different cartridges for him? Was there a big problem to "convert" a shotgun with a shotgun on buckshot?
          2. Lopatov 21 March 2020 18: 53 New
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            Quote: donavi49
            for their main MLRS

            They do not have MLRS.
            Uncontrolled shells ceased to be produced since 2010. Since 2014, they have disposed of the remains from the warehouses.
            1. KCA
              KCA 21 March 2020 19: 10 New
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              The rich have their own quirks, but the situations are different, the destruction of a bunker or a firing point by guided projectiles will not be able to produce the same psychological effect as a volley of 300mm battery of unguided Smercha or Tornado-S RSs, well, or a volley of completely unguided shells with "Pinocchio"
              1. Lopatov 21 March 2020 19: 21 New
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                Quote: KCA
                00mm uncontrollable RS "Smercha"

                At "Tornado" PC controlled.
                At least in the active part of the trajectory.
                1. KCA
                  KCA 21 March 2020 19: 27 New
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                  So, “Smerch” has a large assortment of shells, both unmanaged, and adjustable, and cluster, and with UAVs, and even lighting, but no one is going to utilize NURSs, as far as I remember, a volley of Uraganov battery completely demolished 12 hectares
                  1. Lopatov 21 March 2020 19: 35 New
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                    Quote: KCA
                    So the "Tornado" a large assortment of shells

                    There are no unmanageable.
                    1. KCA
                      KCA 21 March 2020 19: 41 New
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                      I’m not an artilleryman, but how, suddenly, not if the Hurricane rockets are suitable for the Tornado? Have you copied and taken apart? “Hurricanes” are quite armed with missiles?
                      1. Lopatov 21 March 2020 19: 53 New
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                        Quote: KCA
                        but how, suddenly, not if the missiles from the Hurricane are suitable for the Tornado?

                        On the contrary.
                        Tornado missiles are suitable for the new Hurricane-1M

                        But “Tornado” from strangers is only “gradovskie”, though only in Belarus, they shoot through the “extension trunks” to train the 122 mm RS.

                        The Smerch missiles have a control system with a corrective engine and a gas generator. And while the rocket engine (and, accordingly, the gas generator) is operating on the active part of the trajectory, the trajectory is corrected by signals from the ANN
                        Plus a temporary device. Which can introduce a correction during separation of the head part by signals from the ANN
                2. venik 21 March 2020 22: 36 New
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                  Quote: Spade
                  At "Tornado" PC controlled.
                  At least in the active part of the trajectory.

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                  This is not entirely true! Tornado shells are not guided, but CORRECTED, as they fly along ballistic curve and DO NOT have individual targeting systems! Management system, provides only angular stabilization shells in the active section and range correction due to an amendment to the separation time of the warhead determined by the on-board equipment in accordance with the measured parameters of the projectile movement. Those. only much higher (in comparison with "ordinary" RS) accuracy of warhead delivery to a point with predetermined coordinates is provided.
                  This is a significant difference - the GOS is not there! hi
                  1. Lopatov 21 March 2020 23: 29 New
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                    Quote: venik
                    not controlled, but CORRECTED, because they fly along a ballistic curve and DO NOT have individual targeting systems!

                    8))))
                    Adjustable shells and mines have the same system of individual guidance on the target. And "Centimeter", and "Daredevil". and even "Threat." Semi-active laser seeker.
                    So it turned out that ammunition created using pulse correction technology (the so-called RCIC technology) is called “adjustable”.

                    The rest are manageable.
                    This is the official terminology.

                    Quote: venik
                    as they fly along a ballistic curve

                    Again, the Smercha RS due to the system of pulse correction in the active section of the trajectory does not fly along the "ballistic curve"

                    Quote: venik
                    The control system provides only angular stabilization of shells in the active area

                    Well....
                    Some "Excalibur" "provides only angular stabilization" throughout the flight path.
                    And, for example, the "Smelchak" control system "provides only angular stabilization" on the terminal portion of the trajectory

                    Quote: venik
                    This is a significant difference - the GOS is not there!

                    You’ll laugh, but Excaliburs don’t have it either. Almost everyone, like the last option, had a semi-active LGSN ("Excalibur-S"). And nothing. No one refuses to recognize them as manageable.

                    And on the whole trajectory. Unlike the same "Centimeter". where the GOS is, but we control it only on the terminal section of the trajectory
                    1. Nikolaevich I 22 March 2020 03: 44 New
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                      Mdaaa .... figuratively speaking, you on a "section of the highway erroneously turned the wrong way," and now you are rushing stubbornly in the wrong direction, despite the fact that you were shouted in the back: "You turned right there, man! "... I consider some of your conclusions dubious ... more precisely, not entirely correct!
                    2. venik 22 March 2020 10: 14 New
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                      Quote: Spade
                      Adjustable shells and mines have the same system of individual guidance on the target.

                      Quote: Spade
                      So it turned out that ammunition created using pulse correction technology (the so-called RCIC technology) is called “adjustable”.

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                      Lord And all my life I thought that the difference between guided and adjustable ammunition is that "manageableе“are aimed specifically at the GOAL (fixed or moving) using their own GOS or external commands, but”adjustableе"- to a predetermined point of space (using autopilot and navigation systems: ANN, satellite and astronavigation). And this kind of thing should not depend on the type of control (ACAG or RCIC). Otherwise, what kind of modern missiles that use RCIC technology to ensure super-maneuverability? What is it - "anti-aircraft ADJUSTABLE missiles or something ??? request
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                      Quote: Spade
                      Again, the Smercha RS due to the system of pulse correction in the active section of the trajectory does not fly along the "ballistic curve"

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                      I agree! Then I "messed up" a little! In this case, it is more correct to say “quasi-ballistic” !! hi
                      1. Lopatov 22 March 2020 13: 16 New
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                        Quote: venik
                        Lord I’ve considered all my life

                        You see, you can count as you like.
                        But there is established terminology used in the guidance documents. For example, in PSiUO

                        And using your terminology instead, you risk being misunderstood.
                        That's all...

                        So if there are disposable impulse correction engines, then the projectile, mine, or RS is "adjustable." In other cases, "managed."
                      2. Nikolaevich I 23 March 2020 03: 05 New
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                        Quote: venik
                        “managed” are aimed specifically at the GOAL (fixed or moving) using their own GOS or external commands, and “corrected” - at a pre-determined point of space (using autopilot and navigation systems: ANN, satellite and astronavigation). And this, it seems, should not depend on the type of control (ACAG or RCIC).

                        You raised an interesting question that "occupied" me too. I support many of your conclusions and do not want to agree with Lopatov. For example, why does Lopatov associate the "correctability" of ammunition with impulse correction? But does he not confuse "cause and effect"? The main difference between adjustable ammunition is compliance with the “allowable miss” rule. The allowable miss limit is in the range of 20-600 meters, depending on the type of ammunition and the method of use. Mostly, adjustable munitions are designed to hit stationary or inactive targets. In this case, is it important to choose the type of correction of ammunition? I think not ... By and large, ammunition with ANNs and GPS-guidance can be called correctable. Such ammunition is not intended to make “cool pirouettes”! During the flight, there is a "sequential" correction of the location of the projectile within the "allocated" corridor! No one is shooting Excalibur under 90g now. away from the azimuth with the enemy! Essentially, all kinds of "guided" ammunition can be classified as full guided or adjustable ... Full guided projectiles are designed to hit moving (including maneuvering ...) and stationary targets; and they do not have such restrictions with respect to the angular coordinates of the “target-projectile” as the corrected ones ... The corrected ammunition is “oriented” mainly to stationary (inactive) targets and the “permissible miss” rule must be observed. It should be noted that everything is "relatively relative"! A fully controlled munition is such in the active part of the flight path ... on the passive, "over time" "signs" of the corrected munition begin to appear more and more. As for the "official terminology", then I do not exclude the presence of a certain "nebula" ... (not for nothing, from time to time these "classifications" change ...)! By the way, it would be nice if Lopatov shows the provisions of official documents, where his statements are fixed.
                    3. Nikolaevich I 23 March 2020 02: 12 New
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                      Quote: Spade
                      Again, the Smercha RS due to the system of pulse correction in the active section of the trajectory does not fly along the "ballistic curve"

                      Let not according to the "ballistic curve", but according to the "quasi-ballistic" .... Anyway, it seems!
                      wink
                      Quote: Spade
                      So it turned out that ammunition created using pulse correction technology (the so-called RCIC technology) is called “adjustable”.

                      The rest are manageable.
                      This is the official terminology.

                      If "official terminology", then call the document, which would confirm this, pliz! And about the "adjustable-managed", you are probably confusing cause and effect! The essence of "adjustable" ammunition is the "correction" of the munitions flight path in margin of error (!) This “miss” is defined in 20-600 meters ... If the “miss” is more than these parameters, then “correct” will not work! And no one promised that the "correction within the allowable miss" can be carried out only by the RCIC method! In principle, in the corrected munition, the correction can also be carried out by aerodynamic rudders according to the "duck" scheme, for example. It often happens that the same ammunition is sometimes called corrected or controlled ... The fact that "military" articles are written by "journalists" also affects this; Yes, I do not exclude that in the "official terminology" there is a "nebula"! By and large, all "guided" ammunition can be called controllable ... but with a division into .... well, for example, full guided and adjustable ... 1.Full guided ammunition can hit moving and stationary targets, they practically don’t “adhere” to the “miss margin” rule ... 2. Adjustable ammunition is mainly designed to hit stationary or inactive targets and must adhere to the “miss margin” rule! Again, "by and large", the ammunition will be fully controllable in the active section of the flight path (!) ... in the passive section, the ammunition will more and more show up with the "properties" of the corrected ... If you do not forget the "allowable miss" rule, then the corrected ammunition with ANN and GPS-correction! Since their purpose is to direct ammunition within a certain range of coordinate values! Do not shoot Excalibur shells at an angle, for example, 90g. to the azimuth of "enemy location"! If the GPS guidance system can cope with this, then the projectile flight control system will not cope ...
                  2. Nikolaevich I 22 March 2020 02: 47 New
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                    Quote: venik
                    Tornado shells - not controlled, but CORRECTED,

                    I support you in such a definition of "correctability" of shells for MLRS "Smerch"! Lopatov, alas, confuses the "plug with a bottle" ... An interesting story is the appearance of "correctable" eres to "Smerch"! (true, this version is “long-term” and “from memory” ...) When the developers of “Tornado” took up long-range eres, reaching a given range, then “suddenly” it turned out that uncontrollable (!) 300-mm eres at such a range generally can’t fly normally! And then the developers “had to think of” the “gadgets” that provide angular stabilization eresov! It was precisely this “correctability” that was introduced “out of need”, and this was done not to create “high-precision ammunition”, but to make the “tornadoes” fly better and with an accuracy acceptable for the MLRS ... for example, as for the BM- 21 "Grad" ....
                    1. Lopatov 22 March 2020 13: 10 New
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                      Quote: Nikolaevich I
                      When the developers of "Tornado" took up long-range eres, reaching a given range, then "suddenly" it turned out that uncontrollable (!) 300-mm ereses at such a range could not normally "fly" at all!

                      Under the table, dear, under the table ....
                      Let it be known to you that measures to reduce the dispersion of shells in a salvo were used much earlier than the appearance of the Tornadoes.

                      For relatively short ranges, a tricky formula was enough to link the geometry of the base machine, its weight and rate of fire. You can find it in the patents owned by Fusion. Therefore, in fact, the Soviet Grad had a suspension switch.

                      The next step for the next range, used on the “Hurricanes” is the uneven rate of fire. Half packet 0.5 seconds start, half packet 2 seconds. This reduced the starting oscillations and prevented the occurrence of resonance phenomena.

                      The next step, which the Americans used, was monitoring the position of the packet and starting at the moment of coincidence of the calculated throw line with the axis of the guide channel. We tried to apply this for the modernized "Sunshine"

                      The next step is pulse correction on the active part of the trajectory. It was used in the USSR for "Tornadoes. Well, and according to statements from" Fusion "- for long-range RS" Tornado-G "

                      The next step is for even greater range. Which the Chinese were forced to use. These are PCs that are controlled along the entire trajectory. According to ANN, Adjustable Global Positioning System

                      Therefore, statements about "" suddenly "turned out" to be at least incorrect.
                      1. Nikolaevich I 22 March 2020 15: 01 New
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                        Quote: Spade
                        Therefore, statements about "" suddenly "turned out" to be at least incorrect.

                        Of course, the system of angular correction in the "tornadoes" is not a "bare spot" arose and not "suddenly" ...! And the word "suddenly" is used in the "definitely playful" sense! (And what? You can’t? belay Something you for any reason is unnecessary ... you are either serious or angry ...! request ) And what else did you decide to blame me? What I did not list all the known methods of reducing dispersion, stabilization of Eres? But such a task was not set by me! What for ? My “note” referred to only one method, which was mentioned in the comments! So, your "indignation" causes me some bewilderment!
      2. Cowbra 21 March 2020 19: 51 New
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        Quote: donavi49
        Or one PTRC.

        ... or two ...
        Lockheed Martin PrSM Specifics:
        Two PrSM rounds per launch pod

        https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/products/precision-strike-missile.html
        Another question is that the domestic OTR develops 6,3 mach, and the PrSM designers were able to provide only 5. Therefore, unlike all normal people, the speed achieved is not spoken in meters per second or sound speeds, but is brought in kilometers per hour, of which the product showed 6 thousand. It sounds large-scale, weighty and even solid. What are these your meters per second? But kilometers per hour is understandable to everyone! And the lag behind the Russians is masked beautifully.
  2. Lord of the Sith 21 March 2020 18: 36 New
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    The INF Treaty ceased to exist in 2019, and the Precision Strike Missile program started in 2017.
    Cunning Yankees.
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      KCA 21 March 2020 18: 52 New
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      They’re not the only cunning ones, the “Bastion” shot off the “Onyxes” in Syria for ground targets back in 2016, the range of the “Onyxes” is called where 600km, where 800km, but in any case a violation of the INF Treaty, and it’s demonstrative rather than high-profile like, unlike claims of mattresses to KR "Iskander"
      1. Lord of the Sith 21 March 2020 18: 56 New
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        Well, yes, only the Yankees didn’t stink for some reason when the Bastion was adopted. And Onyx has been around since Soviet times.
        1. KCA
          KCA 21 March 2020 19: 00 New
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          Officially, it’s RCC, but why it was obvious to demonstrate and tell everyone about the possibility of RCC in work on ground targets, it’s not clear, like Granita, although it’s not on a mobile ground platform
  3. Thrifty 21 March 2020 18: 56 New
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    Is it worth it to fence a garden with such a flight range? Hypersound for the fact of the possibility of creating such a weapon?
    1. Lopatov 21 March 2020 19: 25 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      Is it worth the fence

      They are very, very actively used GMLRS. In reconnaissance-strike complex with UAV.
      Apparently, I liked it a lot.
  4. knn54 21 March 2020 19: 06 New
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    Hypersonic aircraft have a flight speed of more than 5 M, i.e., about 6000 km / h. Or 100 km / min. The declared distance the rocket travels from 0,6 to 5 minutes.
    But, by definition, they must move on to dynamic planning over LARGE distances, and at high speed.
    By the way, 28M (even a little less) is already the first space speed.
    OR a big divorce (well, cut it), or (in old age) I’m not “catching up” with something.
  5. rocket757 21 March 2020 19: 20 New
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    in addition, the military is also considering the use of new ammunition on multiple launch rocket systems

    Huge plans ... however, if you invest a lot of money, that neither be, when nor be, it will work out.
  6. Chingachguk 21 March 2020 20: 39 New
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    Yeah .... For a short one, because after 100 km. it, apparently, heats up and becomes uncontrollable .......
  7. Vasyan1971 21 March 2020 20: 58 New
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    In tests, shooting will be fired at a target at a distance of 83 kilometers

    Figase! Hypersonic at 83 km! Time to accelerate something?
    1. eklmn 21 March 2020 21: 18 New
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      For the curious:
      “March 10th,“ We ​​had a great test that matched our models and forecasts, ”Campbell said. The May show, she continued, “will also be an exciting test, because the short distance creates a big load on the rocket. We have the same rocket engine, but the rocket goes up and down much faster. "
      “The shorter the range, the greater the load on the rocket,” she explained. “We were able to see the effect of this transition from 240 to 180 on the second flight, and then we will see an even greater effect from this transition of 85 km in the next test.”
      1. Vasyan1971 21 March 2020 21: 22 New
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        Quote: eklmn
        For the curious:

        Thank you. hi
        So it will have time to accelerate ... or should have time ... what
        1. eklmn 21 March 2020 21: 28 New
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          No problem!!
          Such missiles take off, then dive sharply and fly low above the ground (difficult to detect) to the target and scour in azimuth. Those. the overloads on the piece of iron and electronics are huge, and they want to check these overloads.
          1. Vasyan1971 21 March 2020 21: 29 New
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            Like a crash test? It’s necessary, what ...
            1. eklmn 21 March 2020 21: 36 New
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              “Like a crash test?”
              Somewhere like that.
              I’m a weakling in the calculations, but the experts on this site, knowing the speed of 5M, the distance and the approximate trajectory, can calculate what kind of load (average) the parts are experiencing. I suspect that there is a lot of G.
          2. Lopatov 21 March 2020 23: 57 New
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            Quote: eklmn
            Such missiles take off, then dive sharply and fly low above the ground (difficult to detect) to the target and scour in azimuth.

            You are confusing something a lot.
            Up - on a ballistic trajectory, down - with little planning to increase range. There is no point in "diving" and especially "yawing in azimuth" in hypersound. When just munition control is already a big problem.
            1. eklmn 22 March 2020 00: 41 New
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              “When just munition control is already a big problem.”
              They somehow decided ...
              1. kot423 22 March 2020 02: 13 New
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                They somehow decided ...

                Yeah. And they also raised Captain America, which Germany tore at the Great Patriotic War on the British flag ... Hollywood will not lie.
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                  kot423 (Konstantin) Today, 02:13
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                  They somehow decided ...

                  Yeah. And they also raised Captain America, which Germany tore at the Great Patriotic War on the British flag ... Hollywood will not lie.
                  good ! Taki yes! Hollywood does EVERYTHING !!! From politics to the moon! He can not help but believe))! wink laughing
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    5-9 23 March 2020 07: 59 New
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    The usual short-range ballistic missile has now been called hypersonic on a hype .... about a quasi-ballistic trajectory a la Iskander, not a word ....