Virginia Gets Hypersound: Americans' Potential Miracle Weapons

Not “Zircon” united




Hypersonic weapon getting ready to say his weighty word and even, possibly, change the world. Russia, the USA, China, Europe and Japan intend to put such weapons into service in the foreseeable future, and maybe others will catch up there, although this path is long and thorny.

Recall that in previous materials we examined the samples of hypersonic weapons that they create in the interests of US Army и US Air Force. As for such a weapon for the American fleet, then in the post-Soviet space it remains in the shadow of the Russian "Zircon", about the trials of which we have heard a lot in recent months. However, it is the United States that could be the first country whose ships and submarines begin to receive hypersonic missiles en masse. This does not mean that their new systems are better than Zircon, the US Navy simply has objectively more modern potential carriers and greater opportunities for their modernization. Recall that the Americans have already commissioned seventeen of the latest fourth-generation multipurpose submarines of the Virginia type, and a total of 66 have been planned to build them. Although, looking ahead, we note that not all of them will carry hypersonic missiles.

For comparison: Russia’s armament has one fourth-generation multipurpose submarine, with one in the literal sense of the word. The fleet now contains only one ship of project 885 - this is the K-560 Severodvinsk. The second submarine, built on the improved project 885M K-561 Kazan, is still being tested. When the tests are completed is unknown. As for the PRC and its submarine fleet, things are not going well, and whether the underwater forces of the Celestial Empire will be at the same level with at least the Russian Navy is a big question.


First went


It was not for nothing that we started talking about submarines, and it was not for nothing that we mentioned the American Virginia. Not so long ago, USNI News reported that it would be the carrier of the Common Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB) hypersonic blocks - one of the most mysterious and potentially dangerous American weapons systems. All this is being implemented within the framework of the Conventional Prompt Strike program, which is known in the Russian-language media under the name “Non-nuclear quick strike”, which conveys the essence of the issue quite well.

The concept itself is far from new, only before the US wanted to place hypersonic blocks on nuclear submarines of the Ohio type. It is worth recalling that four of these submarines were previously converted from strategic submarines with ballistic missiles to what, in Russian-speaking terminology, sounds like a submarine (nuclear submarine with cruise missiles). The choice, it would seem, is quite logical: each such submarine can carry a monstrous arsenal of 150 Tomahawk cruise missiles. Their conversion to the new complex was theoretically possible, but do not forget that the very first and oldest of the Ohio type submarines were converted into carriers of cruise missiles: USS Ohio, USS Michigan, USS Florida and USS Georgia. The latter was commissioned in the very distant 1984. As for the carriers of ballistic missiles, we recall, recently, they began to arm missiles with small-sized nuclear charges with a capacity of five kilotons. In general, these submarines have their own specific tasks.


Simply put, Virginia is the most promising and, in general, the most optimal in terms of total amount of qualities of hypersonic weapons. And, importantly, one of the most numerous ships of the US Navy in the foreseeable future.

Given the extremely low noise of these boats, the prospect of Americans getting a breakthrough weapon does not look so fantastic. It is worth recalling that the Tomahawks with which Virginia-style boats are armed are relatively simple subsonic missiles that can be effectively intercepted even without the most advanced means. A hypersonic glider flying at gigantic speed is a completely different matter.

Glider C-HGB


What is the Conventional Prompt Strike in technical terms? It is known that within the framework of the Navy program they want to get a two-stage missile with a diameter of 87 centimeters. The rocket acts as the carrier of the hypersonic glider C-HGB, which is being developed by Dynetics Technical Solutions.

By itself, the Common Hypersonic Glide Body is a “thing” that is extremely interesting, to say the least. Suffice it to recall that it can radically increase both the potential of the fleet and the capabilities of ground forces. C-HGB acts as a unified solution, which will also find its application in the framework of the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) army program. This, we recall, is about a mobile dual-container launcher with ballistic missiles.


It’s too early to judge the capabilities of C-HGB. Earlier it was reported that the project is based on the experimental hypersonic warhead Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW), which unofficial sources gave an estimated range of 5000-6000 kilometers. It is also known that the AHW combat unit reached speeds of 2011 Machs in tests conducted in 2012 and 8. Even if the real range is half that, this is a very serious claim for success.

The concept itself is as follows. First, the Common Hypersonic Glide Body block picks up and accelerates the launch vehicle, and then the C-HGB undocks from it and heads toward the target. Defense News recently reported that on March 19, the U.S. military tested the Common Hypersonic Glide Body. The device flew at a speed of more than 5 Machs and successfully hit the target. The tests were the second: for the first time the C-HGB was tested on October 1, 2017.

When and if the weapon is ready, it will be part of the arsenal of Virginia Block V boats, equipped with an additional VPM payload compartment (Virginia Payload Module). This is a compartment with 28 vertical launchers, which, in total with the already existing twelve launchers, increase their number to 40 units. This is a very serious increase in the potential of Virginia-class submarines, even if the Americans had no hypersonic glider at all.


It is known that the last submarine Virginia Block IV will be ordered in 2014 SSN-801 - the 28th ship type "Virginia". In the new version, Block V, SSN-802 - SSN-811 boats will be made. As for the carrier and hypersonic glider, they should be ready by the end of the 2020s. In total, the States want to spend one billion dollars in research on the Conventional Prompt Strike program in fiscal year 2021.

On the whole, the marine component of the American hypersonic triad, like its strategic "brother", looks potentially the most dangerous and destructive. But whether the Americans succeed in realizing their plans is a completely different question.
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  1. NEXUS April 6 2020 05: 19 New
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    It’s too early to judge the capabilities of C-HGB. Earlier it was reported that the project is based on the experimental hypersonic warhead Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW), which unofficial sources gave an estimated range of 5000-6000 kilometers. It is also known that the AHW combat unit reached speeds of 2011 Machs in tests conducted in 2012 and 8. Even if the real range is half that, this is a very serious claim for success.

    That is, it will not be RCC, but rather something like a castrated Avant-garde. In other words, mattresses do not even think of fighting at sea, leaving behind old axes. Then I have a question: how will the mattresses be protected from such systems as RCC Zircon and similar, which are likely to appear in the same China?
    1. rocket757 April 6 2020 06: 48 New
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      As soon as similar systems appear in the main opponents, it ceases to be superwunderwaffle !!! become one of the weapons system! Which and so they have enough and no longer important how many times they can destroy each other !!!
      I do not understand why the author began to smear such enthusiasm? Everything is as always ... we are ahead, they are catching up or vice versa !!! It doesn’t matter anymore, if we’ll all be there, it’s long been clear.
    2. Kalmar April 6 2020 08: 41 New
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      Quote: NEXUS
      That is, it will not be RCC, but rather something like a castrated Avant-garde.

      Is not a fact. Perhaps some version with a reduced launch range will also be taught to fall into moving targets.

      Quote: NEXUS
      In other words, mattresses do not even think of fighting at sea, leaving old axes

      At a range of 5000 km, you can attack targets on the territory of the Russian Federation and China, without being exposed to the impact of their fleets. So naval combat becomes an optional thing. Again, there are other means for these tasks: say, LRASM or the anti-ship version of the Tomahawk (I came across a note that they began to work on this topic again). Something anti-ship (potentially hypersonic) is being launched on the basis of the SM SAM.

      Quote: NEXUS
      and how mattresses will be protected from systems such as RCC Zircon

      This is already somehow more the responsibility of air defense systems. Developments in this direction are also actively underway. Well, plus the good old methods of economic warfare: you do not need to be afraid of the enemy’s anti-ship missiles if they don’t have enough money to build them.
      1. AAK
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        I agree with you, a colleague of Kalmar, the USA is developing and testing weapons that fit into their concept of using the fleet. In a non-nuclear conflict, neither the Russian nor the Chinese fleet with the forces of the US, NATO, Japan and South Korea fleets have any chances from the word. And the weapons given in the article are primarily for hitting bases and objects on the shore
      2. voyaka uh April 6 2020 11: 12 New
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        “Perhaps some version with a reduced launch range will also be taught to fall into moving targets.” ///
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        Or hypersound, or falling into moving targets.
        Together not given. To get into a moving target, you need to slow down.
        In hypersound you can fly up to the target. And then: slowed down and look for the target.
        1. Kalmar April 6 2020 11: 42 New
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          Quote: voyaka uh
          Or hypersound, or falling into moving targets.

          As in the case of the “Dagger”, “Vanguard” and, apparently, “Zircon”, “hypersound” here is more a marketing term, which should be read as “hypersound on some part of the trajectory”. Well, then come the different options for pulling an owl of expectations on a reality globe: from a banal decrease in speed in the final section to any exotic.
          1. Sky strike fighter April 6 2020 12: 44 New
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            Quote: Kalmar
            Quote: voyaka uh
            Or hypersound, or falling into moving targets.

            As in the case of the “Dagger”, “Vanguard” and, apparently, “Zircon”, “hypersound” here is more a marketing term, which should be read as “hypersound on some part of the trajectory”. Well, then come the different options for pulling an owl of expectations on a reality globe: from a banal decrease in speed in the final section to any exotic.

            Why did you get that hypersound is only on some flight section and it is necessary to reduce the speed on the final flight segment? Following the example of Pershing? Does the hrgh IN from SLBMs, in your opinion, also reduce the speed on the final flight segment, flying at a speed of about 7 km / s? No, they don’t decrease, but at the same time they hit the targets, which means that you don’t need to artificially reduce the speed at the end of the flight, as you say.
            Vanguard units also showed that the speed in the final section of the flight does not decrease.
            What is the marketing term? You purely technically will not stop a missile accelerating to 10 MAX. Not to mention the 20 MAX planning block Vanguard. Do not confuse them with the separating warhead from Pershing BRDS, which really slowed down to capture the target, becoming an easy target, since the engineers could not solve a number of technical problems. Why does someone think that since it was at Pershing, it means it’s absurd everywhere. Now the technology for creating weapons has stepped far forward. And then they started to invent some kind of marketing moves, which by the way are characteristic of the US military-industrial complex.
            1. Kalmar April 6 2020 13: 25 New
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              Quote: Sky Strike fighter
              Why did you get that hypersound is only on some flight section and it is necessary to reduce the speed on the final flight segment? Following the example of Pershing? Does the hrgh IN from SLBMs, in your opinion, also reduce the speed on the final flight segment, flying at a speed of about 7 km / s?

              A decrease in speed is needed to get rid of the plasma cocoon, which interferes with the operation of the radar seeker.

              In the case of Pershing, the adjustment takes place before entering the dense atmosphere. This is normal when working for stationary purposes, but for mobile (ship) - no longer, because after adjusting the warhead, it’s already flying “blindly”. The target can manage to maneuver enough during this time to evade the blow.

              Quote: Sky Strike fighter
              You purely technically do not stop the rocket accelerated to 10 MAX

              If she is faced with something hard in these 10 Machs, then she will fly further in the form of small fragments that do not pose a serious threat.

              Quote: Sky Strike fighter
              And then they started to invent some kind of marketing moves, which by the way are typical for the US military-industrial complex.

              Marketing is an important part of the sales process. And it doesn’t matter whether we are talking about an external buyer or an internal one: you need to somehow convince both of them to buy your child prodigy, and not another similar one.
            2. Grigory_45 April 6 2020 18: 00 New
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              Quote: Sky Strike fighter
              In your opinion, does the hr-rd IN from SLBMs also reduce speed in the final section of the flight by flying at a speed of about 7 km / s?

              they do not reduce, but they are not controllable, i.e. fly along a ballistic trajectory.
              Do you know that plasma produced at hypersonic speeds does not transmit radio waves?

              Quote: Sky Strike fighter
              What is the marketing term?

              such. Now it’s fashionable to call any missile hypersonic, which at least for a couple of seconds on the trajectory will exceed a speed of 5M. Soon, all BRs will be called hypersonic, although many have owned them for half a century, and did not even realize that they possess hypersonic weapons. The concept of hypersonic aircraft is blurred



              Quote: Sky Strike fighter
              You purely technically do not stop the rocket accelerated to 10 MAX

              even a piece of aluminum falling into a rocket flying at such a speed is fatal for it.

              Quote: Sky Strike fighter
              And then they started to invent some kind of marketing moves, which by the way are typical for the US military-industrial complex

              for all. What is characteristic, for some reason, they suddenly began to call an ordinary aeroballistic hypersonic missile in Russia, in Russia
      3. Sky strike fighter April 6 2020 12: 58 New
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        the project is based on the experimental hypersonic warhead Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW), which unofficial sources gave an estimated range of 5000-6000 kilometers.

        It is the Americans who are trying to create an analogue of our Vanguard. (BR + planning block), only how to put such a colossus on a submarine? Is it only in Ohio instead of Trident.
        At a range of 5000 km, you can attack targets on the territory of the Russian Federation and China, without being exposed to the impact of their fleets. So naval combat becomes an optional thing. Again, there are other tools for these tasks: say, LRASM or the anti-ship version of the Tomahawk

        Well, then the Americans are not preparing any hypersonic missile. They are trying to make an analogue of our Vanguard (ballistic missile + gliding block). They have LRASM (made on the basis of JAASM-ER), we have an X-50, which, like the X-101, can work on moving targets, including ships. Caliber
        the anti-ship Tomahawk can also work on moving targets. Only the guidance system can be supplemented by the ARGSN and television guidance on the final section and here you have the anti-ship missiles from the Kyrgyz Republic.
        1. Procyon lotor 14 May 2020 10: 33 New
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          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          It is the Americans who are trying to create an analogue of our Vanguard. (BR + planning block), only how to put such a colossus on a submarine? Is it only in Ohio instead of Trident.
        2. Procyon lotor 14 May 2020 10: 46 New
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          You might think that when conducting the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW) tests in November 2011, they already knew about the existence of the Vanguard program.
    3. Jack O'Neill April 6 2020 11: 36 New
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      In the oncoming course, hypersound is not needed, even the speed of light is enough.
      1. Kalmar April 6 2020 11: 45 New
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        Quote: Jack O'Neill
        In the oncoming course, hypersound is not needed, even the speed of light is enough.

        To disperse a missile defense to the speed of light, so that it turns into a small black hole and sucks in the whole swarm of attacking anti-ship missiles? I like ))
        1. Jack O'Neill April 6 2020 13: 08 New
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          To disperse a missile defense to the speed of light, so that it turns into a small black hole and sucks in the whole swarm of attacking anti-ship missiles? I like ))


          There is enough light.)
      2. Sky strike fighter April 6 2020 13: 14 New
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        Quote: Jack O'Neill
        In the oncoming course, hypersound is not needed, even the speed of light is enough.

        Did you mean sound speeds?
        1. Jack O'Neill April 6 2020 13: 22 New
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          Did you mean sound speeds?

          No, I meant the speed of light. Yes, without one small detail it is somehow strange to hear, but still, perhaps, I will leave the intrigue.
    4. Morrrow 9 May 2020 20: 05 New
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      Aegis the hell
  2. Peter Tverdokhlebov April 6 2020 06: 06 New
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    Does anyone know what range was during the test of a guided warhead on March 19?
    1. Boa kaa April 6 2020 11: 36 New
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      There was an article analyzing this test. According to the * Warning to Mariners *, the firing area, which is dangerous for the NK and the flight of aircraft in range of only 2000 km, was closed. According to the standards, such an area is calculated 1,5 times more than D max. rocket flight. Therefore, "Wishlist" about 5-6 thousand km is not yet real. And then we'll see.
      1. Kalmar April 6 2020 11: 47 New
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        Quote: BoA KAA
        Therefore, "Wishlist" about 5-6 thousand km is not yet real.

        And what is unreal about them? This is a BR, they can fly at great distances. In tests, the rocket could have been deliberately launched at a maximum range.
        1. bayard April 6 2020 14: 25 New
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          Quote: Kalmar
          And what is unreal about them? This is a BR, they can fly at great distances.

          Diameter The diameter of this hepatetically promising missile cannot be more than 0,8 - 0,87 m.
          And long. I think within 12 meters, not more.
          THAT is the original dimensions.
          Such missiles in one glass should 7 pcs. come in.
          From here we see that the dimensions of this product will correspond to our Iskander, or rather its promising - two-stage variation (where the first step is from the Iskander, and the second and the warhead are from the Vanguard, because it is familiar with such speeds). From here we see that the range of this device will be within 1500 km. ... well, with a big stretch - up to 2000 km. (but this is unlikely). The most realistic figure is 1000 - 1500 km. , and that's a lot.
      2. Peter Tverdokhlebov April 6 2020 12: 05 New
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        Where is this article?
        Can you drop the link?
      3. Peter Tverdokhlebov April 7 2020 05: 14 New
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        Can you give a link to the article?
  3. jonht April 6 2020 06: 10 New
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    What they offer, medium-range missiles with a planning block, there is most likely no active guidance system, which means they are designed to strike stationary targets. Again, there is no data on flight altitude. If the height is over 80 km, in the stratosphere, this is one thing, if in the aisles 40 km is another.
    1. Vladimir_2U April 6 2020 07: 29 New
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      Quote: jonht
      medium-range missiles with gliding unit
      Exactly, and at the same time, nothing prevents the nuclear supply instead of the "conventional" warhead. And it turns out that ICAPL, and any, with PU for these missiles, becomes SSBN. This is exactly what Andrei Mitrofanov suggested in a series of articles about the prospects of domestic strategic nuclear forces, he only offers so far, and the Yusovites are already doing it, and it does not matter what they call “hypersound” or something else.
      1. jonht April 6 2020 07: 37 New
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        Hyper is nothing more than a feature, almost any rocket can fly at speeds above 5 max, there the whole problem is in controllability and guidance system at these speeds.
        All ICBMs fly on the first space, but warheads in the atmosphere slow down and in the lower layers have already low speeds, at which there is no plasma cloud and guidance systems can work.
        1. Peter Tverdokhlebov April 6 2020 09: 53 New
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          The first space speed is 7,9 km / s. ICBM warheads do not fly at that speed. Where did they get such nonsense?
          1. jonht April 6 2020 10: 32 New
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            Hint at what speed the R-7 flew? And this is one of the first ICBMs, but how does the Voivode and at what speed withdraw warheads to the breeding point?
            I repeat, the BB velocity decreases during braking in the pilot layers of the atmosphere.
            Do not return, google the information.
            1. Peter Tverdokhlebov April 6 2020 15: 31 New
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              here are the characteristics of the ICBM flight
      2. Peter Tverdokhlebov April 6 2020 09: 56 New
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        I consider the phrase “hypersonic weapons” and “hypersonic warheads” used for propaganda purposes. In this case, it’s right to call it a “ballistic missile with a guided warhead”!
      3. Boa kaa April 6 2020 11: 55 New
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        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        And it turns out that ICAPL, and any, with PU for these missiles, becomes SSBN.
        Not at all, but only the refitted 5th Gini series with VPM insert. Such missiles will not fit into the TA-533, and they will not fit into the nasal launchers of the drum type either, because the places are occupied by other "cucumbers" (anti-ship missiles for naval combat).
        According to the idea of ​​10 units. Genie 5th series should replace 4h154 CRBD on converted nuts, which are withdrawn from the combat forces of the US Navy.
        But the Yankees do not yet have a carrier and a GZ rocket. On the tests of March 19.03.20, XNUMX, the Amy checked the "correctness of the concept" of the form chosen for the product (!)
        Our 3M22 is already getting on the wing. But we have a mess with carriers ...
        There is some difference in approaches, isn't it?
        1. Vladimir_2U April 6 2020 12: 28 New
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          Quote: BoA KAA
          only refitted 5th Gini series with VPM insert

          But I wrote about the same, with PU for these missiles. with an estimated 87 cm diameter, they will not fit anywhere else. And Virgo with such an insert become SSBNs, because the estimated range of such missiles is from 2000 km. This, for a moment, is the range of the Polarisov.
          Quote: BoA KAA
          And it turns out that ICAPL, and any with PU for these missiless, becomes SSBN

          Quote: BoA KAA
          Our 3M22 is already getting on the wing

          Zircon is positioned as RCC, and here is described actually a lightweight ballistic missile system, a very big difference between them! And it’s absolutely the same whether to call it hypersonic or not.
          Quote: BoA KAA
          There is some difference in approaches, isn't it?

          Very different missiles and very different approaches. And the American is much more pragmatic.
  4. Amateur April 6 2020 07: 48 New
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    But whether the Americans succeed in realizing their plans is a completely different question.

    In the black-black-black forest stood a black-black-black house. And in the black-black-black house there was a black-black-black coffin, and in ...

    Then they all remember. Mr. Legat from self-isolation came up with a new version of this horror story. It’s good that I even finished the article with folk wisdom: “If only my grandmother ..., ... grandfather”. no
  5. Pushkowed April 6 2020 09: 23 New
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    But how many such missiles can Virginia carry alone?
    The VPM bay consists of 4 shafts, each with 7 axes (as on the Ohio submarine).
    The diameter of the shaft (like Ohio) corresponds to one Trident.
    Only Virginia can’t (in theory) carry the Trident - although the shaft’s diameter is the same, but the shaft’s length is shorter, the Trident stupidly will not fit in height (as stated).
    But if instead of the Trident stick this C-HGB (of course, together with a special missile that will deliver it), then IMHO, only a mine will fit into each mine one hypersonic warhead.
    And that's why:
    The nominal diameter of the Tomahawk is 20,4 inches, the Trident is 83 inches, and the C-HGB claims 34,5 inches. Without TPK.
    In the mines of Ohio, 7 Tomahawks sit, and 3 of them in 1 row:
    20,4 * 3 = 61,2 inches. This is clearly less than 83 inches of Trident, but because of the need to leave gaps between them for TPK, in fact, they fit almost end-to-end. But 34,5 * 2 = 69, that is, even more than in the case of 7 axes.
    So it turns out that the C-HGB, even 2 pieces in 1 mine - will not fit. Only one at a time.
    1. Kalmar April 6 2020 10: 00 New
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      Quote: Pushkowed
      So it turns out that the C-HGB, even 2 pieces in 1 mine - will not fit. Only one at a time.

      A triangle do not settle down?

      Here's something like this (I tried to keep the proportions approximately).
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        Unlikely. The chord is smaller in diameter.
  6. Doccor18 April 6 2020 09: 48 New
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    In my opinion - this is a fake. A country that cannot create within 20 not a new atomic warhead, not a new tank, not a new BMP, suddenly bam and immediately super-hypersound for all. Well, I do not believe it!
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      At least you believe in PLA. And that’s good! smile
    2. Boa kaa April 6 2020 12: 19 New
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      The namesake, unfortunately, is true. The story repeats with flights into space. The task has been set, the potential is colossal, not enough brains, but the Yankees will buy strangers ... So, it will be hot soon!
      But this is not the most important thing. The Yankees with their beater will climb into space and even to Selena! That's where the ambush will be for us so ambush! That is what can not be allowed in any case. And there are such plans. And they, the worst part, are funded ...
      Yeah, oh! Oh! (with)
      1. Kalmar April 6 2020 13: 41 New
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        not enough brains

        https://gtmarket.ru/ratings/scientific-and-technical-activity/info
        https://gtmarket.ru/ratings/rating-countries-patents/info
        Really? Who then have a lot of them?
    3. Kalmar April 6 2020 13: 36 New
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      A country that cannot create within 20 not a new nuclear warhead, not a new tank, not a new BMP

      “Can not” and “does not create” are very big differences. Nuclear warheads, by the way, are modernizing slowly. They, just like us, simply upgrade tanks and infantry fighting vehicles according to new requirements. No comment about anything.
  7. Operator April 6 2020 10: 20 New
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    All American developments with clumsy abbreviations are nothing more than analogues of the Russian Iskander - an operational-tactical ballistic missile with a detachable warhead equipped with a homing system (radar or optoelectronic).

    The difference between Iskander and American developments is one - the Russian system has long been in service, the American systems are under development all the time.

    And yes - to the future non-motorized hypersonic weapons of the USA to the motor Zircon as to the Moon bully
  8. bratchanin3 April 6 2020 10: 24 New
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    It’s too early to judge the possibilities of C-HGB

    If it's too early to judge, then why so many fantasies and so many words about the incomprehensible? Oh, what power and strength ..... Yes, no one expected that hypersound would not appear in the Americans or in the west.
  9. Hermit21 April 6 2020 10: 31 New
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    Given the extreme low noise of these boats, the prospect of Americans getting a breakthrough weapon does not look so fantastic


    How is the submarine's noise level related to the speed with which it gets new weapons?

    This does not mean that their new systems are better than Zircon, the US Navy simply has objectively more modern potential carriers and greater opportunities for their modernization


    The more submarines, the faster the finished hypersonic missile will appear? How did we bring Zircon to mind, with one Severodvinsk? Where is the logic here known only to the author
    1. Boa kaa April 6 2020 12: 26 New
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      Where is the logic here

      By low-noise carriers and their number, the author tried to emphasize all the danger that lurks for us in the new GZO project developed by the Yankees. And they plan to get this child prodigy and put it on carriers by 2028. So, it would also be nice for us to stick in a bit, however!
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    But whether the Americans succeed in realizing their plans is a completely different question.

    Only he is the main one. Previous programs have been curtailed by the fact that hands grow out of ... There is no cover for the “toe” of the hypersonic unit, no control, no guidance means. space launch vehicles (Falcon-5 rocket allegedly from Alena Grease) - also not. What is? There is a sawn budget. What has changed now? Nothing
  11. Arkon April 6 2020 12: 14 New
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    Defense News recently reported that on March 19, the U.S. military tested the Common Hypersonic Glide Body. The device flew at a speed of more than 5 Machs and successfully hit the target. The tests were the second: for the first time the C-HGB was tested on October 1, 2017.


    Well, at that pace, by the thirtieth year they will be able to move on to military trials. If it comes to them at all.
    The main thing is the heading is louder:
    However, it is the United States that could be the first country whose ships and submarines begin to receive hypersonic missiles en masse.
  12. Boa kaa April 6 2020 13: 12 New
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    The article is informative, it is immediately clear that the author worked on the press. But its orientation is somewhat confusing. It seems that they are trying to intimidate us, and not to warn! In addition, there is no critical analysis of what our “partners” actually have. The test of the “shape and coating of the product’s GB" is presented as some kind of success for a new weapon. But this is only a step towards its creation and at the same time is not the most important. There are also SU, guidance and other goodies! Therefore, equating GZPB to GZKR going in the atmosphere is at least incorrect! Our 3M22 is positioned precisely as the GKKR to combat the NK adversary.
    The Yankees overslept our breakthrough, so they were forced to puff (in propaganda) and catch up, straining everything that they have in the intellectual sphere. And the most powerful industrial base here can not help with anything: there is no product that they are ready to produce ... The "prodigies" of theirs have not yet been able to invent similar to our Zircon ...
    Well, the STONE FLOWER DOES NOT GO OUT !!! yes
    And there it is.
    1. dzvero April 6 2020 13: 56 New
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      It seems that deindustrialization (the withdrawal of production in third world countries) for the United States results in a loss of competence already in key high-tech industries. Boeing is already well known; problems with engines for freezing (production culture); software F-35 (programming at the mercy of the Indians); reprocessing nuclear warheads for less power instead of creating new ones (loss of capabilities?); Rayon recently failed to cope with the project and he was "lost the race" ... too many "calls"
  13. Wasilii April 6 2020 19: 18 New
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    In fact, these are medium-range sea-based missiles. Do not fall under restrictions due to a range of less than 5500 km. 8 Machs is quite an ordinary speed for warheads of such missiles. It all depends on the characteristics of the combat unit itself. Will there be a radar or thermal imaging guidance system, will there be an active maneuvering system. There are more questions than answers. So, an ordinary transfusion from empty to empty.
  14. silver_roman 25 May 2020 09: 44 New
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    17 nuclear submarines and 66 in total according to plans. I don’t even see the point of trying to compare their Navy with ours, from a boat or rocket with ours. unprecedented non-proportional forces. I certainly will not speak like literals, they say we are too behind, why do we need a fleet at all. but do not try to put it on a level with the strongest fleet on the planet. our Navy is doing its job and that’s good.
    I just read an article about comparing Trident and Bulova. something caught up with skepticism.