US Navy plans to get hypersonic missiles for submarines by 2028

US Navy plans to get hypersonic missiles for submarines by 2028

Until the end of this year, the US Navy intends to conduct a series of static tests of individual elements of promising hypersonic weapons for multipurpose nuclear submarines. This was stated by US Admiral Johnny Wolf, Project Manager for Strategic Systems Development, US Navy.


The US Navy plans to get hypersonic missiles into service with submarines of the Virginia type by the mid-to-late 2020s. About the project of equipping submarines with such weapon was announced in mid-February of this year. The project provides for the development of a launch vehicle carrying a hypersonic glider C-HGB. The carrier, starting from the side of the submarine, is developed by the Navy independently, and the hypersonic glider is developed jointly with the US Army.

At the current stage, a series of static fire tests of promising carrier engines is planned, as well as several technologies that will allow the integration of new hypersonic weapons into submarines in the future. Fully work on the project should be completed before 2028, when new weapons should be taken into service.

According to data released earlier, the program creates a two-stage launch vehicle with a diameter of 87,6 centimeters, which should carry a hypersonic glider C-HGB. The rocket should accelerate it to hypersonic speed, after which the glider should independently plan for the target.

Submarines such as Virginia block5 will be able to carry 40 new missiles.
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  1. Peter Tverdokhlebov April 14 2020 14: 26 New
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    Submarines such as Virginia block5 will be able to carry up to 40 new missiles.

    40 missiles are Tomahawks, and ballistic missiles with a guided warhead will be approximately 4.
    1. Kalmar April 14 2020 14: 52 New
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      Quote: Peter Tverdokhlebov
      40 missiles are Tomahawks, and ballistic missiles with a guided warhead will be approximately 4

      4 is the number of mines in the VPM. How many BRs will fit into such a “glass” depends heavily on the final dimensions of these BRs.
    2. knn54 April 14 2020 14: 59 New
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      The Ohio has on board 150 Tomahawk cruise missiles.
      Virginia has 40 launchers for ballistic missiles with small-sized nuclear charges with a capacity of five kilotons. Which are planning to replace with 40 carriers with hypersonic blocks.
      1. tlauicol April 14 2020 15: 05 New
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        Quote: knn54
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        Virginia has 40 launchers for ballistic missiles with small-sized nuclear weapons.

        winged
        1. Grandfather April 14 2020 17: 14 New
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          Quote: Tlauicol
          Quote: knn54
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          Virginia has 40 launchers for ballistic missiles with small-sized nuclear weapons.

          winged

          Quote: Kalmar
          Quote: knn54
          Virginia has 40 ballistic missile launchers

          Actually, they are under the Tomahawks. There are no BRs in the same dimensions.

          PU Mk41-universal.
          1. Kalmar April 14 2020 17: 30 New
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            Quote: Dead Day
            PU Mk41-universal.

            Not only universal, but also ship. And there was only one BR for them - ASROC (anti-submarine). At Virginia, PUs are slightly different.
      2. Kalmar April 14 2020 15: 09 New
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        Quote: knn54
        Virginia has 40 ballistic missile launchers

        Actually, they are under the Tomahawks. There are no BRs in the same dimensions.
        1. Vadim237 April 14 2020 16: 41 New
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          It’s just a new missile in the dimensions of the Tomahawk’s first stage with a turbojet engine which will throw a combat controlled unit with a scramjet to an altitude of 40 kilometers or more, and that one will already be carrying out a mass planning flight with fuel and warhead in the region of 500 - 700 kilograms. The first stage accelerator can be taken from the SM 3 of the last modification, they will just increase it in diameter from 533 mm to 870 mm, the acceleration speed to 4,5 kilometers per second.
          1. Kalmar April 14 2020 17: 32 New
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            Quote: Vadim237
            new missile in dimensions Tomahawk

            Quote: Vadim237
            just increase it in diameter from 533 mm to 870 mm

            Am I confused something: is it in size, or is it with an increased diameter?
            1. Vadim237 April 14 2020 19: 22 New
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              They write that supposedly the diameter will be 870 mm - but this is unlikely since it will have to redo all the launchers on all the nuclear submarines, since those are under 533 mm and this is also a crap. It is easier to take the first stage from an existing missile defense missile with a diameter of 533 mm and put on it a hypersonic unit with a similar diameter.
              1. Kalmar April 15 2020 08: 51 New
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                Quote: Vadim237
                They write that supposedly the diameter will be 870 mm - but this is unlikely since it will have to redo all launchers on all submarines

                This is not unlikely, it is. On the Block V modification, a thing was invented called VPM: a special module compartment with four large-diameter shafts. In each such mine, you can put a launcher on 7 Tomahawks (approximately like the Ohio) or missiles of a larger caliber (of course, there will be fewer). The existing nuclear submarines, as I understand it, also plan to redo the installation of this notion (most likely, not all, but some part for sure).
      3. mvg
        mvg April 14 2020 15: 59 New
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        has 40 launchers for ballistic missiles with small-sized nuclear charges with a capacity of five kilotons

        The finish. Squirrels are resting, there were only Chipmunks. Yes, and with Ohio, you need to count correctly ... it's not difficult. wassat
  2. Doccor18 April 14 2020 14: 30 New
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    Our Ash-trees should receive this weapon earlier.
    1. Kalmar April 14 2020 14: 38 New
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      Quote: Doccor18
      Our Ash-trees should receive this weapon earlier

      It would be nice to have them in comparable quantities ... “Virginia” is already 17, and “Ash” is still one.
  3. Mastodon April 14 2020 14: 35 New
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    by 2028 year

    In the meantime, sit in a puddle and catch up ...
  4. rocket757 April 14 2020 14: 35 New
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    Those. a hero tomorrow, and a little later ... much later, if you look closely.
    Again the race, who will overtake whom.
  5. askort154 April 14 2020 14: 56 New
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    In the USSR, development of hypersound began in the 80s. With the advent of "tagged", they froze. They resumed in 2004. The first launch of the VP-100N (Vanguard) in 2011 was unsuccessful, and after finalization, it was the final one in 2015. At the beginning of 2019, it was accepted for combat duty. Interestingly, in the 90s, did the Americans get to our safes with hypersonic developments?
    1. Lipchanin April 14 2020 15: 54 New
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      Quote: askort154
      In the USSR, development of hypersound began in the 80s.

      Defenders much earlier no lol
      "First use of hypersound
      O. Henry - Pig Ethics.
      "There I took my pig out of the bag, carefully installed it, took a long aim and gave it such a kick that it flew out from the other end of the alley - twenty feet ahead of his screech. "
    2. Vadim237 April 14 2020 16: 44 New
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      A manned hypersonic device in the United States appeared in the early 60s - X15.
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  7. Amateur April 14 2020 17: 05 New
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    The US Navy plans to get hypersonic missiles into service with submarines of the Virginia type by the mid-to-late 2020s.

    We are all masters to plan
  8. Old26 April 14 2020 19: 56 New
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    Quote: knn54
    The Ohio has on board 150 Tomahawk cruise missiles.
    Virginia has 40 launchers for ballistic missiles with small-sized nuclear charges with a capacity of five kilotons. Which are planning to replace with 40 carriers with hypersonic blocks.

    Do not invent, Nikolai. It is exclusively about 40 "Axes"

    Quote: Dead Day
    PU Mk41-universal.

    But this does not mean that SLBMs will fit in there.

    Quote: Vadim237
    It’s just a new missile in the dimensions of the Tomahawk’s first stage with a turbojet engine which will throw a combat controlled unit with a scramjet to an altitude of 40 kilometers or more, and that one will already be carrying out a mass planning flight with fuel and warhead in the region of 500 - 700 kilograms. The first stage accelerator can be taken from the SM 3 of the last modification, they will just increase it in diameter from 533 mm to 870 mm, the acceleration speed to 4,5 kilometers per second.

    Vadim, do you even imagine the dimensions of this starter, who will throw a controlled block with ramjet for 40 km?
    1. Vadim237 April 14 2020 20: 57 New
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      And I don’t need to introduce him - here he is the first step from SM 3 at number 1
      rocket acceleration from 0 to 4.5 kilometers per second.
      1. Vadim237 April 14 2020 21: 21 New
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        In fact, the basis for such a missile in the United States is this SM 3 Block IIA only instead of the atmospheric interceptor and part of the second-stage fuel, there will be a planning block with expanding wings and a scramjet. Low production costs and versatility for existing launch platforms.
  9. shadow April 14 2020 20: 04 New
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    It seems that they turned off two hypersound programs.
  10. Old26 April 15 2020 12: 03 New
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    Quote: Vadim237
    rocket acceleration from 0 to 4.5 kilometers per second.

    But not to a height of 40 km, as you wrote.
    1. Vadim237 April 15 2020 12: 23 New
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      The latest modification of this rocket has a strike altitude of 1500 kilometers - so that the first stage will definitely be able to reach a height of 40.
  11. Old26 April 15 2020 15: 27 New
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    Quote: Vadim237
    The latest modification of this rocket has a strike altitude of 1500 kilometers - so that the first stage will definitely be able to reach a height of 40.

    She can’t do anything. The run time of the accelerator Mk72 EMNIP is 6 seconds. After running out of fuel, it shoots back (1500 kg - 700 kg of TTU) and the Mk-104 two-mode marching engine is launched, which lifts the rocket with the remaining mass of 800 kg through the dense layers of the atmosphere to the boundaries of the exosphere. The active section of the trajectory of this anti-missile ends at an altitude of about 80 km. And only the Mk-104 engine, as well as the third-stage engine Mk-136 displays the interceptor weighing 32 kg at speed and height, where it carries out the interception.