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The United States will re-equip all its destroyers with hypersonic missiles

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The US Navy plans to install hypersonic missiles on all of its main attack ships. New type weapons First of all, the Virginia-class submarines will receive, then the Zumwalt destroyers, after which the turn will come to the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.


According to the President's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, rearmament fleet will allow you to keep at gunpoint targets from longer distances. As Defense News explains, this is of decisive importance for the Navy, since the increase in combat power and range of destruction solve "the problem of keeping China at arm's length in the Asia-Pacific region."

However, as the O'Brien report says, the current design of the upper stage of the first US Navy hypersonic missiles makes them too large to fit into the launchers currently used on all Arleigh Burke-class ships:

The current launchers are not large enough to accommodate larger missiles.

Therefore, a long period of modernization of ships lies ahead. The work on refitting the fleet as part of the transition to new missiles will consume the full potential of the United States military shipbuilding for many years to come, the report argues.
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 22 October 2020 04: 34 New
    +4
    will absorb the full potential of the United States military shipbuilding for many years to come
    And the longer, the better!
    1. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 22 October 2020 04: 42 New
      +4
      Have you already mastered hypersound in the USA?
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 22 October 2020 04: 51 New
        +2
        Quote: Nevsky_ZU
        in USA

        And Trump's Super Duper rocket? bully
      2. michael2000
        michael2000 22 October 2020 04: 53 New
        +3
        Have you already mastered hypersound in the USA?

        So he was surprised, where did they get our cartoons?
        1. Stas157
          Stas157 22 October 2020 05: 57 New
          -6
          ... The United States will re-equip all its destroyers with hypersonic missiles

          Uryakalki seem to be in doubt? So much the worse for these uryakalka, who considered that hypersound is exclusively Putin's achievement. And that others cannot achieve it in principle, especially some Americans!

          An unpleasant event. This breaks the whole asymmetric concept of Putin, who opposed hypersound to NATO's eastward advance. It is not clear what Putin will answer now. There are simply not so many carriers. And it is not expected.
          1. lucul
            lucul 22 October 2020 06: 13 New
            +3
            Uryakalki seem to be in doubt? So much the worse for these uryakalka,

            Aha-ahah, God's chosen ones dragged out their song again. Well this is all cartoons, as you say)))
            Why would the United States develop its missiles in response to some cartoons? ))))
            Ahahaahah))))
          2. Olgovich
            Olgovich 22 October 2020 07: 00 New
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            Quote: Stas157
            An unpleasant event.

            So there is NO event. And it is not known when it will be.

            Therefore all this:
            Quote: Stas157
            This breaks the whole asymmetric concept of Putin, who opposed hypersound to NATO's eastward advance. What Putin will answer now is unclear. There are simply not so many carriers. And it is not expected.
            -Empty BATTLE
          3. Sidor Amenpodestovich
            Sidor Amenpodestovich 22 October 2020 07: 14 New
            +4
            Quote: Stas157
            Uryakalki seem to be in doubt? So much the worse for these uryakalka, who considered that hypersound is exclusively Putin's achievement.

            Listen, can you express your thoughts without "uryakalok" and Putin?
            In almost every commentary of yours or "uryakalka" or Putin, or all together.
            Honestly, it’s already sore. Can you be more diverse?
            1. Stas157
              Stas157 22 October 2020 10: 26 New
              0
              Quote: Sidor Amenpodestovich
              Listen, can you express your thoughts without "uryakalok" and Putin?

              But how can it be without Putin ??

              Volodin told us: "There is Putin - there is Russia, there is no Putin - there is no Russia". Or do you disagree with this?)))
              Well, where Putin is, there are always uryakalka. You can't do without it!)))

              Quote: Sidor Amenpodestovich
              Can you be more diverse?

              You know I try very hard!

              I always call it differently: tsar, grandmaster, cunning planner, zero ... Add something of your own, I'll take it on board!))

              Quote: MKPU-115
              I'm looking at a sore subject for you, with envy, blood drips from the teeth

              Not with envy! This is the blood of a bitten kremlebot.)))
          4. Roman070280
            Roman070280 22 October 2020 09: 08 New
            0
            Uryakalki seem to be in doubt? So much the worse for these uryakalka, who considered that hypersound is exclusively Putin's achievement. And that others cannot achieve it in principle, especially some Americans!


            I know for sure that there are plenty of those who have no doubt that only we, headed by Putin, can do this.
            The fact that we cannot create a phone, a PC, or a car with a high-tech engine does not bother or bother anyone .. They still believe TV unconditionally ..
            1. Alexander I
              Alexander I 22 October 2020 11: 20 New
              -1
              Don't worry, we can do a lot more
            2. Victorio
              Victorio 22 October 2020 11: 26 New
              -1
              Quote: Roman070280
              What we can not to create neither a phone, nor a PC, nor a car with a high-tech engine - does not bother or confuse anyone

              ===
              we, they, it. so you dare and do. and I, we, will be happy for you, say thank you and will be grateful if our country has a normal phone, pc or car. here it is Putin, and those that are full, do not bother you in any way.
          5. MKPU-115
            MKPU-115 22 October 2020 09: 41 New
            -3
            Quote: Stas157
            Uryakalki seem to doubt? So much the worse for these uryakalka

            I'm looking at a sore subject for you, blood drips from my teeth with envy laughing
        2. Mountain shooter
          Mountain shooter 22 October 2020 05: 57 New
          0
          Quote: michael2000
          So I wondered where they got our cartoons from

          This is how hackers work. They are international. They elect presidents, we steal cartoons ... laughing .
      3. Kalmar
        Kalmar 22 October 2020 09: 07 New
        +3
        Quote: Nevsky_ZU
        Have you already mastered hypersound in the USA?

        They have several programs in full swing; apparently, they are seriously counting on a tangible result in the foreseeable future. This may well be, say, a conditionally hypersonic ballistic missile or something similar. One way or another, it is logical to start preparing the fleet for new weapons now, because there are a lot of ships, the process is not quick.
  2. And why do you need
    And why do you need 22 October 2020 04: 42 New
    +1
    We hope that at the time of the decision with the upper stages, Russia will have the means to intercept these missiles
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 22 October 2020 05: 01 New
    +1
    The most offensive thing is that all the same, they have enough papers with portraits of the presidents for this rearmament!
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 22 October 2020 05: 16 New
    -1
    Well, and new options for "assimilating" hundreds of billions! lol There is never enough money, if you drive with the desire to get rich from the budget!
  5. Ka-52
    Ka-52 22 October 2020 05: 35 New
    +1
    It is interesting what they will put on the ships if the "experts" of the VO have unanimously proved that hypersonic missiles do not exist. There is only Soyuzmultfilm. Where are these heroes of verbal battles, who did not write anything to me as arguments?
    1. Kalmar
      Kalmar 22 October 2020 09: 10 New
      +2
      Quote: Ka-52
      I wonder what they will put on the ships there if the "experts" of the VO have together proved that hypersonic missiles do not exist

      Now not, then they may appear. Again, the question of the correct interpretation of the terms: with proper imagination, a conventional ballistic missile can also be considered hypersonic if its warhead returns to the dense layers of the atmosphere at a speed of> 5M. In general, where engineers do not keep up, marketers come to the rescue))
      1. Ka-52
        Ka-52 22 October 2020 09: 19 New
        -1
        Not now,

        that is, as soon as the Americans invent a hypersonic missile, it will be considered as such. What the Russians are inventing are Putin's tales. Ok, so let's write down - "hypersonic missiles" are of the type of brands "champagne" and "cognac", they can be called such if only if they have the correct geography of production laughing
        1. Kalmar
          Kalmar 22 October 2020 09: 32 New
          +3
          Quote: Ka-52
          Ok, so let's write down - "hypersonic missiles" are of the type of brands "champagne" and "cognac", they can be called such if only if they have the correct geography of production

          In truth, I am inclined to think that the main thing is for the rocket to be produced, fly and do its job. Any epithets ("hypersonic", "inconspicuous", "indestructible", etc.) - this is more the lot of marketers and sofa experts in phallometry.

          Here the story can turn out to be like with the F-35 and Su-57: each side (the United States and we) considers its aircraft to be quite "generation 5", and the "competitor" is inferior (the F-35 does not have a cruising supersonic sound, the Su-57 ambiguous with stealth and all that). But in a real conflict, the pilot will not care which generation was assigned to his plane, as long as it works as it should.
          1. Ka-52
            Ka-52 22 October 2020 09: 51 New
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            Here the story may turn out as with the F-35 and Su-57: each side (the USA and we) considers its aircraft to be quite a "generation 5"

            The breakdown of aircraft by generation is a purely conditional thing. It was invented by analysts, and then picked up by journalists. According to the logic of generations, there cannot be. Because any weapon (tank, ship, aircraft) is created according to a specific technical assignment with specific technical requirements. Which is formed by the Ministry of Defense, taking into account various factors - from the purpose to the operation. Nobody says: "Make me a 5th generation plane." They say this: the speed is that, the weapon is that, the combat radius is not lower than that, the mass is not higher than that, and so on.
            So it is with hypersonic missiles.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 October 2020 05: 55 New
    +1
    We will re-equip, but the missiles are larger than the launchers. And in the end, "zest"
    will absorb the full potential of the United States military shipbuilding for many years to come
    Yet something is wrong in this "kingdom". Trump loudly declares that the United States has a weapon that neither Russia nor China has, and when they see it, they will be envious. But we (the Americans) will not show it because it is very secret, and some of the technologies have already been stolen by the Russians. At the same time, the naval ones declare that the rearmament will absorb all the potential for many years. So these "many years" Russia will also not pick its nose and wait for the United States to catch up and overtake.
  7. Maki maki
    Maki maki 22 October 2020 06: 05 New
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    the current design of the upper stage of the first US Navy hypersonic missiles makes them too large to fit into the launchers currently in use

    Maybe you should continue to design further, what would fit in? Although ... It's the master's business.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 22 October 2020 12: 56 New
      +4
      Berks have Mark 41 launch containers.
      On the Mark 57 Zumvolts. They are longer.
      The new CD due to the booster turned out to be long. And fits only in MK-57
      1. ZEMCH
        ZEMCH 22 October 2020 18: 56 New
        +1
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Berks have Mark 41 launch containers.
        On the Mark 57 Zumvolts. They are longer.
        The new CD due to the booster turned out to be long. And fits only in MK-57

        Yes, MK-57 is 1,8 m longer, but the diameter seems to be the same, but according to the admiral:
        The current launchers are not large enough to accommodate larger missiles.

        Is this how they are going to make the Berks longer? There only if it works above the deck
  8. mark1
    mark1 22 October 2020 06: 17 New
    +1
    The United States plans to install hypersonic missiles on all of its main attack ships.

    As soon as they do it, they will immediately establish it, whoever doubts ...
    Case for small ...
  9. yfast
    yfast 22 October 2020 06: 41 New
    +3
    And the old missiles will be fired at, they will not be thrown out?
  10. svp67
    svp67 22 October 2020 07: 22 New
    +1
    Therefore, a long period of modernization of ships lies ahead.
    I wonder what will happen faster, they will convert all ships or create a rocket, the dimensions of which will allow using the old launcher
  11. Graz
    Graz 22 October 2020 09: 56 New
    -2
    statesmen can declare anything, but in reality it will not be so easy to do, both in science and in money
  12. Avior
    Avior 22 October 2020 11: 13 New
    +1
    something is not clear.
    If Zamwolt has cells Mk57 noticeably more cells MK41 by Arlie Berkov, this is understandable, and the report can be perceived as pushing the construction of new Zamwolts, then with Virginia it is not clear.
    For launch, it has 533 mm torpedo tubes and launchers for Tomahawks, which are similar in size.
    Why are these missiles suddenly appearing in the Virginias? Where will they be placed if the missiles are really larger for MK41 cells, which are normally fitted with Tomahawks?
  13. Operator
    Operator 22 October 2020 12: 05 New
    -1
    "The work of refitting the fleet as part of the transition to new missiles will consume the full potential of the United States military shipbuilding for many years to come." - bye bully
  14. Old26
    Old26 22 October 2020 20: 34 New
    +1
    Quote: Kalmar
    Quote: Nevsky_ZU
    Have you already mastered hypersound in the USA?

    They have several programs in full swing; apparently, they are seriously counting on a tangible result in the foreseeable future. This may well be, say, a conditionally hypersonic ballistic missile or something similar. One way or another, it is logical to start preparing the fleet for new weapons now, because there are a lot of ships, the process is not quick.

    A conditionally hypersonic ballistic missile is unlikely to take place. It can only be used for firing at stationary, previously reconnoitered targets. For firing at the same ships or other targets, for example, airfields, a cruise missile is required, and with this they have a "plug" for now. They seem to have closed the X-51 aviation program, what will be new is still difficult to say.

    Quote: Ka-52
    Not now,

    that is, as soon as the Americans invent a hypersonic missile, it will be considered as such. What the Russians are inventing are Putin's tales. Ok, so let's write down - "hypersonic missiles" are of the type of brands "champagne" and "cognac", they can be called such if only if they have the correct geography of production laughing

    Andrew! Do you enjoy writing nonsense? So, it seems not, an adequate person, why did you write outright nonsense now? What does “correct geography” have to do with it or not? To you comrade, by the way, I explained it quite correctly. In principle, all ground-based ballistic missiles with a range of over 400-500 km can be considered hypersonic.
    The same can be said for air-launched ballistic missiles (aeroballistic missiles). At the end of the active section of the trajectory, their speed can also be hypersonic (the most famous example is the "Dagger").
    But weapons using the so-called. "Motorless hypersound" is one thing. Having reached the maximum speed, they begin to slow down and quickly pass into the category of supersonic (Iskander has a maximum speed of about 2,1 km / s, i.e. hypersonic, and near the ground the speed is already 700-800 m / s, that is, about 2-2,5M, i.e. supersonic)
    In fact, a real "hypersonic weapon" can be considered weapons (missiles) that use the so-called. "motor hypersound", i.e. their hypersonic speed is maintained for most of the trajectory by a ramjet engine. Nobody has such missiles now in service. Work on "military hypersound" is now underway. We have it "Zircon", in the USA it is EMNIP program HAWC

    Quote: rotmistr60
    Trump loudly declares that the United States has a weapon that neither Russia nor China has, and when they see it, they will be envious.

    What to do, the presidents have such a job - to say that. Ours is no exception ...

    Quote: yfast
    And the old missiles will be fired at, they will not be thrown out?

    There are more than enough countries to release. There would be a desire ...

    Quote: Avior
    Why are these missiles suddenly appearing in the Virginias? Where will they be placed if the missiles are really larger for MK41 cells, which are normally fitted with Tomahawks?

    Change "verticals" for more caliber