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In the United States conducted flight tests of prototypes of hypersonic missiles without launching from a carrier aircraft

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Graphics: Raytheon / Northrop Grumman



The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced the successful flight tests of prototypes of hypersonic missiles from developers Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. At the same time, there is no data on exactly which military range such tests were carried out.

The HAWC (Hypersonic Air-Air Weapon Concept) program, which is being implemented by American companies in the military-industrial sector, according to some reports, is carried out using the B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers as carriers. However, there is no official confirmation of the information that these aircraft were used for flight tests of prototypes of hypersonic missiles at the moment.

The essence of the tests was to lift the missiles into the air, but at the same time they had to remain on the suspension points of the aircraft. During the flight, using special sensors, information was collected on the aerodynamic properties and other parameters of hypersonic prototypes. weapons... Also, there was a collection of data on how the carrier aircraft can remain maneuverable when using such a load.

DARPA says that by the end of the year they are going to conduct a flight test stage, during which the carrier aircraft could already launch prototypes of hypersonic missiles.

HAWC Program Manager Andrew Knedler:

Our tests have shown that both the aircraft and the rocket are ready to move on to the next stage. The next stage is the free flight of the rocket after launch from the carrier. We have previously conducted tests in a wind tunnel. All of this instills confidence in us and will provide the US military with unrivaled capabilities.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 2 September 2020 07: 00 New
    -7
    We threw all the money to work with hypersound.
    The work was launched on a wide front.
    We don't have so many attendants and never will. So that they have the opportunity to get results in other areas, for which we simply did not have enough money.
    Well, as always, it turns out that we broke out in one area, and they in another.
    1. newcomer
      newcomer 2 September 2020 07: 14 New
      -7
      Well, yes, they escaped, thanks to some kind of bastard who merged our technologies of the "leading civilizational nation." They would have been marking time for 15/20 years in place, but they turned up plowing a sheep from ours. brainworms.
      1. stalki
        stalki 2 September 2020 07: 25 New
        +1
        Well, yes, they escaped, thanks to some kind of bastard who merged our technologies of the "leading civilizational nation." They would have been marking time for 15/20 years in place, but they turned up plowing a sheep from ours. brainworms.
        And who did not know leaked? And it would be necessary to wait for the results.
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 2 September 2020 07: 26 New
          -3
          No, not in the know, you will be informed, a little later, do not worry.
          1. stalki
            stalki 2 September 2020 07: 36 New
            -1
            No, not in the know, you will be informed, a little later, do not worry.
            I'm not worried, but who will tell me?
            1. newcomer
              newcomer 2 September 2020 07: 37 New
              0
              As always, journalists will report on the results of the investigation.
              1. stalki
                stalki 2 September 2020 07: 52 New
                0
                As always, journalists will report on the results of the investigation.
                AND! That's how simple it is. And I, a wooden head, did not know that smart people had long ago found out everything.
                1. newcomer
                  newcomer 2 September 2020 07: 53 New
                  0
                  And who did you expect from?
                  1. stalki
                    stalki 2 September 2020 08: 02 New
                    0
                    And who did you expect from?
                    Yes, I hoped for you.
                    1. newcomer
                      newcomer 2 September 2020 08: 15 New
                      -2
                      Not a colleague, not the case. Want details_ their shaft in the internet. The FSB got down to business, searches, and so on. While Pyson appears, they find out himself, or through whom he leaked.
                      And your sarcasm, colleague, is inappropriate. "Armata" the same was leaked by the project engineer, I don't remember how it was, damn it. And what would you think, yesterday, it seems, I read the maximum the day before yesterday: "The Americans are abandoning further modern abrashi and are working on a new generation tank." Both technologies were ahead of Western technologies: 10/15 years old in tanks, 15/20 in hypersound.
                      1. stalki
                        stalki 2 September 2020 08: 37 New
                        -1
                        Not a colleague, not the case. Want details_ their shaft in the internet. The FSB got down to business, searches, and so on. While Pyson appears, they find out himself, or through whom he leaked.
                        And your sarcasm, colleague, is inappropriate. "Armata" the same was leaked by the project engineer, I don't remember how it was, damn it. And what would you think, yesterday, it seems, I read the maximum the day before yesterday: "The Americans are abandoning further modern abrashi and are working on a new generation tank." Both technologies were ahead of Western technologies: 10/15 years old in tanks, 15/20 in hypersound.
                        The FSB is always engaged in its own business, the Americans, the Chinese and ours, always carry something, or drain. Sometime more, sometime less. This is a normal, eternal war of specialists that never stopped. I generally read the press, if that. But we will never know who what and when. Is that as an exception to the rule. Previously, the media believed the same, and then realized that we and 10% do not know what is really happening. Therefore, it is not necessary to assert what we do not take part in.
                      2. newcomer
                        newcomer 2 September 2020 08: 43 New
                        0
                        I agree with you, colleague. But the question is not about our awareness, but about the fact of theft of technology from us. The fact with "Armata" has been proven, the fact of Musk's breakthrough has been proven by itself, you shouldn't try, we'll prove it with hypersound. The Yankees surrendered themselves when they started yelling about theft from our side. And as you know, the Yankees poke at us when they themselves have done something or are going to do something.
                      3. stalki
                        stalki 2 September 2020 09: 01 New
                        -1
                        As you wish a colleague. Your right.
                  2. voyaka uh
                    voyaka uh 2 September 2020 09: 07 New
                    +3
                    The exact blueprints for the Kremlin towers were also leaked to the Americans.
                    As you know, secret S-600 complexes are hidden in them,
                    tower-based.
                    The investigation is in full swing. 73,211 tourists are checked,
                    taking pictures of the towers lately.
                    It is already known that the White House in Washington is planned to be walled
                    with replicas of the Kremlin towers.
                  3. newcomer
                    newcomer 2 September 2020 09: 10 New
                    -3
                    Oh, how funny. In your stupid mediocrity, you bypassed yourself, and to the full extent.
                  4. voyaka uh
                    voyaka uh 2 September 2020 09: 31 New
                    +2
                    I reacted humorously to spy mania.
                    A few decades ago, Americans were engaged in
                    hypersonic cruise missiles.
                    Was postponed: too expensive and difficult, low reliability.
                    This is relevant now.
                    Sometimes even ordinary ships miss moving ships
                    subsonic cruise missiles. And supersonic too.
                    As for strategic weapons, there is nothing more reliable
                    Yars or Minuteman. Moreover, without any maneuvering.
                    Russia embarked on a senseless round of the arms race with
                    gliders from space. And has 2 Vanguards on alert.
                    The maximum will be 12 pieces.
                    In return, he will receive several American developments.
                  5. newcomer
                    newcomer 2 September 2020 09: 36 New
                    -4
                    The key thing in your words: "expensive, difficult, unreliable." It was this problem that our engineers solved: the material of the body, on which the very survival of the rocket in hypersonic mode depends. That's exactly the solution to the composition of the components of the material and stole.
                  6. voyaka uh
                    voyaka uh 2 September 2020 10: 00 New
                    +1
                    Their Boeing shuttle X-37 flies and regularly lands like a glider,
                    passing through the stage of hypersound in the atmosphere while descending from space. Does not burn.
                    This means that the Americans have materials.
                    Unreliable control of the rocket from the outside. And its GOS is unreliable. Because of the plasma
                    at hyperspeed. These were the reasons that stopped the Americans.
                    The AGM-158 subsonic stealth missile is no less difficult to intercept than
                    unreliable hypersonic. But the subsonic will hit the bull's-eye,
                    and hypersonic "somewhere around."
                  7. newcomer
                    newcomer 2 September 2020 10: 18 New
                    -3
                    Colleague, do not try to lump everything together, confuse the interlocutor, or sue the topic itself. The Yankee pundits themselves shouted with delight that the key composition of the alloy, which is not and cannot be, especially at the "gas station". About the casing of the apparatus, colleague, it’s not really funny anymore_ these are completely different materials, different speeds, colleague, well, do not go down to the level of the Yankees or English scientists. If you are so impatient, "Buran" does not tell you anything, but what about the Union's work on both lasers and hypersound? Let’s il narrowly on the topic, or not be measured against flags, although at least I’m fighting for mine, and you for whose? _ Master?
                  8. voyaka uh
                    voyaka uh 2 September 2020 10: 35 New
                    -2
                    Materials that can withstand hypersonic speeds have been around for a long time
                    both Russians and Americans. I already wrote above that the problem is in management.
                    Entering the dense layers of the atmosphere at hyperspeed, any vehicle is covered
                    a cocoon of plasma. And it becomes uncontrollable, both from the outside and from the inside.
                    Output:
                    1) slow down to supersonic,
                    2) hope for the accuracy of the program,
                    laid before the start.
                    1) In the first case, the device itself will become a target for missile defense systems.
                    2) In the second case, a significant slip is possible, making
                    the whole expensive undertaking is ineffective.
                    Everything that I have described is equally relevant for Russians and Americans.
                  9. newcomer
                    newcomer 2 September 2020 13: 21 New
                    -2
                    Well, call this problem a pot with a flower, but it was solved here, the Yankees licked it off. Or maybe you are also a supporter of the theory that the Russians stole the Vector B vaccine from the Yankees? Ridiculous! laughing .
          2. 3danimal
            3danimal 2 September 2020 18: 11 New
            0
            Russia embarked on a senseless round of the arms race with
            gliders from space.

            Why is it meaningless. The US economy is small, production capacities are much weaker than ours, they will go bankrupt, lose the race. The USSR did not succeed, now everything will work out smile
    2. Volder
      Volder 2 September 2020 11: 51 New
      0
      Quote: newbie
      The FSB got down to business, searches, and so on. While Pyson appears, they find out himself, or through whom he leaked.
      This is news about Pison two years ago. The FSB has long since cleared everyone out.
    3. newcomer
      newcomer 2 September 2020 13: 17 New
      0
      Now searches are underway in all enterprises in one way or another related to these projects.
    4. Volder
      Volder 3 September 2020 20: 53 New
      0
      Let them search. It is better to play it safe once again, well, and to catch up with horror on employees, so that henceforth no one would even think of treason.
  • Stas157
    Stas157 2 September 2020 08: 05 New
    +1
    Quote: stalki
    А who leaked not in the know? And it would be necessary to wait for the results.

    Who leaked did not know (and did it?), But everything started after the cartoons. Someone decided to brag, in a village way ... It had an effect on the Americans! We entered the race with full force. And they will cope with hypersound without draining, given their unlimited financial and material possibilities. Now the question must be posed in a different way - they would not have gone around the corner.
    1. stalki
      stalki 2 September 2020 08: 09 New
      +1
      Who leaked did not know (and did it?), But everything started after the cartoons. Someone decided to brag, in a village way ... The Americans had an effect! And they will cope with hypersound without draining, given their unlimited financial and material possibilities.
      Now this is closer to reality hi
    2. newcomer
      newcomer 2 September 2020 08: 18 New
      0
      Finance is finance, but brains are everything. Couldn't have coped with ten years, at least. They buy our people, who are greedy for profit at any cost, with finances.
  • stalki
    stalki 2 September 2020 07: 23 New
    +1
    So that they have the opportunity to get results in other areas, for which we simply did not have enough money.
    Well, as always, it turns out that we broke out in one area, and they in another.
    In what directions, if not a secret?
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 2 September 2020 07: 34 New
      +1
      Quote: stalki
      In what directions, if not a secret?

      Do you think that I am only engaged in the analysis of American research on hypersound?
      Are DARPA sharing their plans with me so that I can voice them to you?
      And the fact that we are not only working on Zircon and planning heads, and that the Yankees are marching on a wide front is just an obvious fact.
      It would be strange if it were different.
      1. stalki
        stalki 2 September 2020 08: 00 New
        0
        Do you think that I am only engaged in the analysis of American research on hypersound?
        Are DARPA sharing their plans with me so that I can voice them to you?
        And the fact that we are not only working on Zircon and planning heads, and that the Yankees are marching on a wide front is just an obvious fact.
        It would be strange if it were different.
        Well, it’s not interesting recourse I thought you knew.
  • Vladimir_6
    Vladimir_6 2 September 2020 11: 43 New
    0
    Quote: Victor_B
    We don't have so many attendants and never will.

    The clearest manifestation of this problem was the recent announcement of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute that in 2018 Russia dropped to sixth place in the world in terms of the size of the defense budget, with its budget of $ 61,4 billion. I want to assure you - or perhaps upset you: Russia's defense spending is well over $ 61,4 billion, and it exceeds the military spending of most European countries combined. In reality, Russia's effective military spending, taking into account purchasing power parity (Moscow buys the products of Russian defense enterprises for rubles), is in the range of $ 150-180 billion a year - this is a much higher percentage allocated to procurement, research and development, compared to defense budgets of Western countries.

    https://inosmi.ru/military/20190505/245034710.html
  • Mitroha
    Mitroha 2 September 2020 07: 20 New
    0
    All of this instills confidence in us and will provide the US military with unrivaled capabilities.

    So that Americans, but without pathos ...
  • Aysel
    Aysel 2 September 2020 08: 12 New
    +2
    In addition to money, you also need to have a head
    1. atalef
      atalef 2 September 2020 09: 14 New
      0
      Quote: Aysel
      In addition to money, you also need to have a head

      If you are so smart, why are you so poor?
      1. Quadro
        Quadro 2 September 2020 21: 42 New
        0
        Quote: atalef
        Quote: Aysel
        In addition to money, you also need to have a head

        If you are so smart, why are you so poor?

        And you don't need to steal and rob a lot of mind.
  • Quadro
    Quadro 2 September 2020 21: 45 New
    0
    And here and the cartoons of the United States rolled up. It is not even known where it was launched, but it is already there. And right there an army of bots twists a hurdy-gurdy about the fact that they have a lot of money and everyone can. Apparently, in their maneuver, green paper products are developed, and not engineers, whom the United States only imported from abroad, since their own are going to study for all sorts of lawyers and managers.
  • 3-e-09
    3-e-09 3 September 2020 12: 33 New
    -7
    An interesting and promising development for future NATO bases in Europe.