US Air Force launches new aircraft hypersonic missile program

US Air Force launches new aircraft hypersonic missile program

US Air Force intends to develop its own hypersonic weapon. According to Flightglobal, the Future Hypersonics Program involves the creation of a two-stage aviation hypersonic missiles.


According to the publication, the US Air Force is currently looking for companies that will create a hypersonic missile designed to launch from a fighter or bomber.

According to the requirements of the military, the rocket must be two-stage, while the first booster stage must be solid fuel. It is assumed that it will accelerate the rocket to a speed at which the hypersonic jet engine will turn on. It is planned that the rocket will be equipped with a conventional warhead. Among other requirements is the principle of open rocket architecture.

A preliminary design of the rocket should be submitted for protection in the fall of 2021.

Note that this is not the first project to create hypersonic weapons launched by the US Air Force. It was previously reported that the US Air Force, together with the Department of Defense Advanced Defense Research Agency (DARPA), is also working on the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC). It is assumed that the new hypersonic missile will be used by both B-1B and B-52 bombers, and fighters, including the F-35. The tender for the creation of a new ammunition involved Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. HAWC prototype testing is scheduled to take place before the end of 2020.
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  1. Teberii April 30 2020 13: 27 New
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    We decided to bring third-party companies to the solution of the problem, it does not work without the ideas of others. As they say, one head is good, and two is better.
    1. voyaka uh April 30 2020 13: 33 New
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      The Air Force does not have its own companies. All companies in the USA are private.
      Tender announced, as usual.
      1. Same lech April 30 2020 13: 37 New
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        All companies in the USA are private.
        Tender announced, as usual.

        Well this is some money in this business will rotate ... a tidbit.
        1. voyaka uh April 30 2020 13: 44 New
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          Whoever wins the tender will earn.
          The rest will fly by.
          They already flew a prototype with ramjet engine.
          Full of pictures. X-51
          1. spech April 30 2020 13: 45 New
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            Whoever wins the tender will earn.
            The rest will fly by.

            That is, the Pentagon on the "concept" does not give money?
            1. voyaka uh April 30 2020 13: 47 New
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              Give, like, a deposit. But you won’t get hold of it.
              1. Gegemon April 30 2020 17: 41 New
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                Quote: voyaka uh
                Give, like, a deposit. But you won’t get hold of it.

                Well, Israel is always a plus in a failed project or not .. wink
          2. Sky strike fighter April 30 2020 13: 58 New
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            Why didn’t they bring the X-51 to mind?
            1. Maikcg April 30 2020 18: 29 New
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              The documents on the "Cold" privatized in the saints of the 90s ended. lol
      2. NEXUS April 30 2020 17: 31 New
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        Quote: voyaka uh
        The Air Force does not have its own companies. All companies in the USA are private.
        Tender announced, as usual.

        And as in recent years, it will be expensive and pointless.
        1. Gegemon April 30 2020 17: 39 New
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          Quote: NEXUS
          Quote: voyaka uh
          The Air Force does not have its own companies. All companies in the USA are private.
          Tender announced, as usual.

          And as in recent years, it will be expensive and pointless.

          That's for sure .. the US "overslept" Russia and celebrated the "victory over the USSR" With impunity bombing the country and robbing them ..
          And now, after Putin’s cartoons, they have panicked, trying to intimidate us and other countries with multibillion-dollar projects .. But when all this is done in a hurry, the result is usually deplorable .. The same F-35, destroyer iron and other global military expenses .. already heated up ..
          Oh gentlemen, "exceptional" you sit in a puddle for now ..
    2. gridasov April 30 2020 13: 49 New
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      Yes, in general, any programs run under theoretical development, which have the ability to be implemented in hardware and in reality. If in this case there are no such theoretical innovations, then this is only a bubble.
  2. knn54 April 30 2020 14: 03 New
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    And Lockheed Martin. It turns out, did not pull?
  3. Hermit21 April 30 2020 14: 07 New
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    "Come on again, Misha" (c)
  4. rocket757 April 30 2020 14: 25 New
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    Okay, they did it. And now what?
    Look around and count who else hasn’t launched something similar from serious players?
    1. Gegemon April 30 2020 17: 45 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      Okay, they did it. And now what?

      Well, they will ask for more money to print and increase the military budget ..
      After all, the Russians have always been insidious and something else clearly conceived .. soldier bully
      1. rocket757 April 30 2020 18: 04 New
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        This is obvious. But for something incredible to spy, it would be much more interesting.
        1. Gegemon April 30 2020 20: 36 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          This is obvious. But for something incredible to spy, it would be much more interesting.

          Everything in space will be decided .. Who among us is a hegemon! hi
          1. rocket757 April 30 2020 21: 34 New
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            Space is a topic that is sad for us, so far and for how long, it is very not clear!
            Although it is not necessary to put up with hegemony, but work hard, from all sides of the problem!
            Need a type of comrade in penny! Then everything will work out quickly.
            1. Gegemon April 30 2020 22: 50 New
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              Quote: rocket757
              Space is a topic that is sad for us, so far and for how long, it is very not clear!

              Yes, that's for sure, but I do not believe that we will surrender our position .. hi
              Quote: rocket757
              Need a type of comrade in penny! Then everything will work out quickly.

              Well, such that something is not visible in the government .. Putin gathered some subordinates and slime-eaters, this is scary!
              I am for a strong Russia, so that everything and everyone clenched into a fist, in case of a threat .. In the meantime, some kind of silicone from Russia was made. There is no stiffness and purpose! It seems that Putin is terribly afraid of someone or something .... The West unearthed dirt on him or something else ... But somehow he changed and became a coward. hi
              1. rocket757 1 May 2020 00: 15 New
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                Quote: Gegemon
                Putin gathered some ....

                They set the GDP itself, moved it on. This is a symbiosis, the governing SYSTEM and its public face.
                The iPhone was convenient for the system, the ministers who work for it and further at its request and command.
                the system either modernizes itself, which is not at all obvious, or it will be demolished, which is quite likely.
                Nothing ever lasts forever!
  5. Incompetent April 30 2020 15: 32 New
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    Let's laugh that nothing will come of them, and then we are ahead ...
    It’s only that the USA has unmeasured resources and talents from all over the world and the appearance of new products from them is a matter of the near future, but what will we do when the Soviet achievements run out ..
    1. nPuBaTuP April 30 2020 18: 22 New
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      > Mind Russia does not understand
      > Arshin common not to measure:
      > She has a special become -
      > In Russia, you can only believe
      Have you heard about this?
      So we should not be afraid of running out of time ...
  6. Gegemon April 30 2020 16: 02 New
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    Infa slips that like Russia has already developed a system against hypersonic missiles .. So the United States is again lagging behind.
  7. Ros 56 April 30 2020 16: 35 New
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    Yes, let them launch their program, right away on .... Mars.
  8. Old26 April 30 2020 20: 15 New
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    Quote: Gegemon
    Infa slips that like Russia has already developed a system against hypersonic missiles .. So the United States is again lagging behind.

    Yeah. Based on a photon rocket model 2222 year. And having no analogues in the world. Therefore, the Americans are far behind. And believe the rumors less. Almost all long-range air defense missiles are hypersonic. With speeds we have about 8-9 M, the "lagging" Americans have the latest version of the "Standard" - SM-3 Block 2A has a speed of up to 15M
    1. Gegemon April 30 2020 20: 43 New
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      Quote: Old26
      Therefore, the Americans are far behind. And believe the rumors less. Almost all long-range air defense missiles are hypersonic. With speeds we have about 8-9 M, the "lagging" Americans have the latest version of the "Standard" - SM-3 Block 2A has a speed of up to 15M

      Yes, I’ve heard all this for 30 years ..Where do not rush everywhere Amers your beloved with Israel ahead of the rest of the planet khe khe.
      And when it comes to fighting, the tails are pushed up and they don’t have anything and invest money in the collapse of the countries of the world from the inside .. So much more reliable! fool .
  9. businessv April 30 2020 21: 14 New
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    The U.S. Air Force intends to develop its own hypersonic weapons.
    Once again!
  10. Old26 April 30 2020 21: 22 New
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    Quote: Gegemon
    Quote: Old26
    Therefore, the Americans are far behind. And believe the rumors less. Almost all long-range air defense missiles are hypersonic. With speeds we have about 8-9 M, the "lagging" Americans have the latest version of the "Standard" - SM-3 Block 2A has a speed of up to 15M

    Yes, I’ve heard all this for 30 years ..Where do not rush everywhere Amers your beloved with Israel ahead of the rest of the planet khe khe.
    And when it comes to fighting, the tails are pushed up and they don’t have anything and invest money in the collapse of the countries of the world from the inside .. So much more reliable! fool .

    Vitalik, at least you didn’t write your khe-khe. Then you can not immediately figure out who is writing.
    Americans have never been my favorites, but as my first boss said, no one forces you to love your opponent, but you should respect him. And the fact that our missiles of the S-400 complex have a maximum speed of 2500 m / s, while the Americans have 4,5, is a fact that you can’t write off for love or not love. here you need to know the materiel, and not just believe that we have everything "has no analogues in the world"
    1. Gegemon April 30 2020 21: 26 New
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      Quote: Old26
      Americans have never been my favorites, but as my first boss said, no one forces you to love your opponent, but you should respect him.

      Well, here I agree with you .. winked
      Quote: Old26
      And the fact that our missiles of the S-400 complex have a maximum speed of 2500 m / s, while the Americans have 4,5, is a fact that you can’t write off for love or not love. here you need to know the materiel, and not just believe that we have everything "has no analogues in the world"

      And here you can argue, but I won’t .. I won’t have time khe khe hi
    2. Crimean partisan 1974 April 30 2020 22: 51 New
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      that our missiles of the S-400 complex have a maximum speed of 2500 m / s, ......... but maybe you still need to remember the thread in mathematics and divide 2500 m per second by 330 m per second and then it appears that ???? it seems to me that it’s 8 M. and how are you doing with arithmetic along the way. Not really
  11. Old26 April 30 2020 21: 28 New
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    Quote: businessv
    The U.S. Air Force intends to develop its own hypersonic weapons.
    Once again!

    Unlike us, they have a separation. The Air Force announces its competition, the fleet - its own, the army - its own. Each competition involves several firms. Some will leave, some will receive a contract. But as a result, they simultaneously develop several systems at once. In our country, what the army is developing is not known at all. Although in fact there is a certain division - “Vanguard” for the Strategic Missile Forces, “Dagger” for the VKS, Zircon and, in the future, two more “minerals” for the Navy. Yes, plus Anchar, it’s not clear to anyone ...
  12. lvov_aleksey April 30 2020 22: 41 New
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    Quote: Gegemon
    Quote: Old26
    Therefore, the Americans are far behind. And believe the rumors less. Almost all long-range air defense missiles are hypersonic. With speeds we have about 8-9 M, the "lagging" Americans have the latest version of the "Standard" - SM-3 Block 2A has a speed of up to 15M

    Yes, I’ve heard all this for 30 years ..Where do not rush everywhere Amers your beloved with Israel ahead of the rest of the planet khe khe.
    And when it comes to fighting, the tails are pushed up and they don’t have anything and invest money in the collapse of the countries of the world from the inside .. So much more reliable! fool .

    it was so reliable in the 90th - beginning of 00 years! I’m dying right now, when foreigners believe in our defense industry, it’s time to believe us too. That is, we can, but they are behind. Foreigners will never fart with our own hands in our direction, and the other side will not risk either. This is a world practice shows !!!
  13. lvov_aleksey April 30 2020 22: 46 New
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    Quote: nPuBaTuP
    > Mind Russia does not understand
    > Arshin common not to measure:
    > She has a special become -
    > In Russia, you can only believe
    Have you heard about this?
    So we should not be afraid of running out of time ...

    you are bad at Tyutchev ...

    We stand blindly before Fate
    It’s not for us to rip off her cover ...
    I won’t tell you
    But the nonsense of prophetic spirits ......
  14. Old26 April 30 2020 23: 41 New
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    Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
    that our missiles of the S-400 complex have a maximum speed of 2500 m / s, ......... but maybe you still need to remember the thread in mathematics and divide 2500 m per second by 330 m per second and then it appears that ???? it seems to me that it’s 8 M. and how are you doing with arithmetic along the way. Not really


    Well, do you think it is not very Russian? Or I'm wrong? Does the speed of sound at an altitude of 25-30 km also have 330 m / s? Or maybe still closer to 300? Therefore, I have written 8-9M
    Before that, I wrote that
    Quote: Old26
    With speeds we have about 8-9 M, the "lagging" Americans have the latest version of the "Standard" - SM-3 Block 2A has a speed of up to 15M

    And the fact that I wrote that we have a speed of 2500 m / s, and the Americans 4,5, without writing that it is km / s - so this is my omission. I thought that readers had enough intelligence and quick wisdom to understand that it was 4,5 km / s. But it turns out not everyone understood ...

    Quote: lvov_aleksey
    it was so reliable in the 90th - beginning of 00 years! I’m dying right now, when foreigners believe in our defense industry, it’s time to believe us too. That is, we can, but they are behind. Foreigners will never fart with our own hands in our direction, and the other side will not risk either. This is a world practice shows !!!

    What you wrote about “faith” or “not faith” in the defense industry and so on is more likely a subjective opinion of our media than reality.
    1. AVA77 1 May 2020 00: 46 New
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      With all due respect, SM-3 Block 2A has a completely different application concept. It is designed to destroy various targets (including ballistic missiles and warheads) at atmospheric heights. And it has 3 stages, plus a propeller with its own engines .25,50 km can’t drive for it. (This is also the height of the launch, there is no separation of the warhead) In fact, this is a three-stage ballistic missile.