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The United States began development of a hypersonic missile for carrier-based fighters F / A-18 Super Hornet

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The United States began development of a hypersonic missile for carrier-based fighters F / A-18 Super Hornet

The United States is working to develop a hypersonic missile to power the F / A-18 Super Hornet carrier-based fighter-bombers. This was announced by the director of the office for the transition to hypersonic technologies at the Pentagon, Gillian Bussie.


Work is underway to create a version of a hypersonic missile for the US Navy, Bassi said. The delivery of new missiles is planned from 2028. At the same time, she did not provide any details about the project.

We are working on a variant for the Navy that is compatible with F-18 operations taking off from aircraft carriers. We have a contract with Boeing to create an advanced dual-mode hypersonic design

- explained Bassi.

According to The Drive, the American concern Boeing received a contract with the US Navy to develop a hypersonic missile for carrier-based fighters F / A-18E / F Super Hornet. The contract was signed on October 20 this year, the development of the new rocket will be carried out within the SPEAR project. Flight tests of the new hypersonic missile are scheduled for late 2022.

Although the details of the new project were not disclosed, the company clarified that it will use the developments obtained under the project of the X-51A Waverider hypersonic ramjet engine. Also, several technologies will be borrowed from the T-3 project, which involved the development aviation very long-range missiles, writes NPlus1.
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  1. Dangerous
    Dangerous 27 October 2020 11: 12
    -5
    If they do, it will be a bomb. Then it will be possible to approach the AUG only from under the water
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 27 October 2020 11: 31
      -1
      Quote: Dangerous
      If they do, it will be a bomb

      It will still be a rocket. You exaggerate the importance.
    2. IC
      IC 27 October 2020 11: 32
      +6
      Of the problems with countering the main naval threat - nuclear submarines, they reoriented to a secondary one at the AUG. In the USSR, the basis of the surface fleet was powerful BOD, and now frigates and corvettes. But these ships, due to their limited size and autonomy, cannot provide an ASW.
      1. Kalmar
        Kalmar 27 October 2020 14: 21
        0
        Quote: IMS
        Of the problems with countering the main naval threat - nuclear submarines, they reoriented to a secondary one at AUG

        It is difficult to say which threat is the main one and which is the secondary one. In real life, they (the Premier League and AUG) will closely interact, so in any case, you must be able to fight with both.
    3. neri73-r
      neri73-r 27 October 2020 11: 59
      -3
      Quote: Dangerous
      If they do, it will be a bomb. Then it will be possible to approach the AUG only from under the water


      Saw, Shura, saw ......... (c)
      1. Dangerous
        Dangerous 27 October 2020 12: 30
        +4
        It is naive to believe that only ours have hypersound. Naturally the Americans will do it. And here "saw"? Even now, it is not so easy to get to AUG, and it will be even more difficult with hypersound
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 27 October 2020 15: 45
          +1
          Quote: Dangerous
          Even now, it is not so easy to get to the AUG, and it will be even more difficult with hypersound

          We need to resolve the issue with the maritime reconnaissance and target designation system and not only with it. Satellites are not always able to accurately and on time provide target designation in real time for anti-ship missiles. This is the question of an echeloned reconnaissance line and target designation. These are PLO and AWACS aircraft, and reconnaissance UAVs, and underwater component, etc.
          The Russian Federation has a layered missile defense system, and it does not end with missiles for missile defense systems only. There are over-the-horizon radars and radars of the complexes themselves and early warning systems and the strike complexes themselves of different radii. Moreover, it all works as a single mechanism. And in the matter of information content in the sea, we do not have it all stupidly. What's the point of our unique long-range anti-ship missiles, if they cannot hit targets at the maximum ranges that they have declared in their performance characteristics? How to provide an anti-ship missile system flying to a target without accurate target designation in real time? The target then moves.
    4. tralmaster
      tralmaster 27 October 2020 12: 43
      -2
      Getting started doesn't mean doing it.
    5. Kalmar
      Kalmar 27 October 2020 14: 19
      +1
      Quote: Dangerous
      Then it will be possible to approach the AUG only from under the water

      Not the fact that it will be a RCC. Now and for the foreseeable future, they, in principle, and AGM-84 / 158C will be enough to fight NK.
  2. Charik
    Charik 27 October 2020 11: 13
    +1
    advanced dual-mode hypersonic design- belay
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 27 October 2020 11: 18
      0
      Quote: Charik
      dual-mode hypersonic design

      Direct translation from English is.
    2. Volder
      Volder 27 October 2020 11: 42
      0
      Quote: Charik
      advanced dual-mode hypersonic design belay
      The Pentagon’s office director for the transition to hypersonic technology has been appointed a woman with a focus on design. I remembered a short anecdote about the blonde:
      - What is your car?
      - Little red.
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik 27 October 2020 11: 46
        0
        Design in Russian and English has different meanings. The correct translation in this context is construction.
  3. And Makarov
    And Makarov 27 October 2020 11: 16
    17
    Work is underway to create a version of a hypersonic missile, Bassi said.

    Yes, everyone already knows. And we are working, and China.
  4. Sergey39
    Sergey39 27 October 2020 11: 38
    -3
    Hypersonic missile for the F-18, modernization of the A-10, but what about the F-35? It looks like they are no longer betting on them. Purely for sale to "partners".
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 27 October 2020 12: 00
      +3
      Such a missile will not fit into the internal compartments of the F-35. A whole line of missiles and small-diameter gliding bombs has been developed for the F-35.
      And the F-18 is dangerous to enter the air defense zone. He already shines pretty well on the radars. And for him they prepare a large weapon under the wings.
  5. Asad
    Asad 27 October 2020 11: 41
    -2
    I am constantly surprised by news from adversaries, or they are so naive, or we are considered so! Nobody will post real, secret information on the Internet! This means deoinformation!
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 27 October 2020 12: 11
      +1
      Quote: ASAD
      Nobody will post real, secret information on the Internet!

      What's the secret? The United States has been actively sawing hypersonic weapons for a long time. The X-43 drone flew 2001M in 4,5, the X-51 cruise missile in 2010 5M, the X-15 hypersonic aircraft made 1963 M back in 5,6.
      1. Volder
        Volder 31 October 2020 12: 50
        0
        Quote: OgnennyiKotik
        The United States has been actively sawing hypersonic weapons for a long time. The X-43 drone flew 2001M in 4,5, the X-51 cruise missile in 2010 5M, the X-15 hypersonic aircraft made 1963 M back in 5,6.
        Well, where is all this in service now? Obviously, the projects were not successful.
  6. nobody75
    nobody75 27 October 2020 11: 47
    +1
    Hypersonic ramjet? Dual mode motor? With detonation "combustion" according to von Neumann?
    Why such passions? You can do without a detonation engine ... The whole trick is in flight altitude and computational aerodynamics ...
    Sincerely
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 27 October 2020 12: 03
      +1
      The whole trick is that ships move and maneuver unpredictably. For this reason, all calculations go down the drain.
      1. nobody75
        nobody75 27 October 2020 12: 26
        -3
        In the field of hypersonic aerodynamics? Do ships maneuver at speeds of 5m +?
        Bold statement
        Sincerely
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 27 October 2020 12: 34
          0
          The hypersonic missile will not hit a moving target.
          The bullet also flies fast. But no sniper will shoot from 1 km at a moving person.
          1. The eye of the crying
            The eye of the crying 27 October 2020 12: 37
            -1
            Quote: voyaka uh
            no sniper will shoot from 1 km at a moving person.


            Rockets (as opposed to bullets) are guided.
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 27 October 2020 13: 16
              +1
              At the last moment, just before the goal. At the terminal site. But somehow they must be directed to this terminal section. We need external target designation. But he is not.
              1. The eye of the crying
                The eye of the crying 27 October 2020 13: 42
                -1
                Bullet it doesn't help smile
  7. bar
    bar 27 October 2020 12: 21
    -1
    It will take them for a while. smile
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 October 2020 12: 30
    +1
    By that time, the striped ones can disappear into oblivion and this will begin in early November, after the elections. Yes, and about the rocket, they love striped show-offs, Trump has already piled up so much about the best and the most exceptional that at least stand still, at least fall.
  9. Operator
    Operator 27 October 2020 12: 35
    -3
    Dagger-type African American ballistic missile - 10 years after it (and then, if African Americans succeed) laughing

    F-35 - FSE?
  10. mark2
    mark2 27 October 2020 13: 02
    0
    The United States began development of a hypersonic missile for carrier-based fighters F / A-18 Super Hornet

    Shaw, again? It seems that a super-duper rocket has already been invented, the secrets of which have been stolen by the Russians.
  11. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 27 October 2020 13: 24
    +1
    Although the details of the new project were not disclosed, the company clarified that it will use the developments obtained under the project of the X-51A Waverider hypersonic ramjet engine. Also, several technologies will be borrowed from the T-3 project, which involved the development of a very long-range aircraft missile, writes NPlus1.

    There are no missiles, the X-51A Waverider never flew, but we are already making a Super Hornet for the F-18. With such a mass, the F-18 will not take off from an aircraft carrier, this is not a Harpoon)))
  12. askort154
    askort154 27 October 2020 13: 33
    +2
    The delivery of new missiles is planned from 2028. However, she did not provide any details about the project.

    Ah uh sorry, USA. What's in the foreground? Again "flight to the moon", or near-Earth hypersound? Whom did they decide to press first - Russia or China? You do not notice how your "roof" is blowing. You have elections on your nose, and the boomerang flies unpredictably. You ran them all over the "ball" so much that you lost control over them. And according to its aerodynamics, they always come back
    to the "launch" point. USA - it's time for you to seriously think about what you bring with your arrival on planet Earth. Peace or evil. (ah mae sorry, gentlemen "Anglo-Saxons", this is naive reasoning, just a fan of VO). In your "super-democratic" MEDIO, this will not work. They even have presidential candidates, all of your United States - "have the full." This convincingly confirms that in the 20th century
    The media called it "the fourth power", but thanks to the ITI of the 21st century, it has definitely become the 2nd "power". Trump will not pass a second term, only because of his "blocking" in the US media. He was betrayed even by "tweeter", the only one he trusted. Ah uh sorry, USA - you have great upheavals ahead. It's time!
    Empires come and go - but Homo sapiens wants to just live peacefully. As the inhabitants of the USSR dreamed after 1945 - "there would be no war!" You will not understand this until it comes to your seemingly "inaccessible island". That is why your "super-democrats" are so afraid of Russia, knowing that it can destroy your "ideals" and well-fed life. Only for this, Russia has become yours
    the primary enemy on earth. The same, once thought: Karl, Napoleon, Hitler.
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      1. askort154
        askort154 27 October 2020 13: 56
        +1
        The eye of the crying one ...Expenses go under different items, so both are in the foreground.

        You did not understand. I’m talking about the country's behavior strategy on planet Earth, which has made a mess of the whole World, and has already gathered to "promise the moon", and you are about finances. hi
        .
  13. Old26
    Old26 27 October 2020 14: 42
    +1
    Quote: tralmaster
    Getting started doesn't mean doing it.

    Most often the opposite is true. They have begun - then they will

    Quote: ASAD
    I am constantly surprised by news from adversaries, or they are so naive, or we are considered so! Nobody will post real, secret information on the Internet! This means deoinformation!

    They are not naive and this is not classified information, information that they are going to make a hypersonic missile for the same F-18. This, one might say, is part of their mentality. And you just have no idea how much they differ from us in this. We have always had total secrecy, they have openness (of course, without fanaticism).

    To do this, look, as an example, such magazines as "Interavia" (Switzerland, EMNIP), "Space flights" (Space Flight) / Great Britain /, bulletins RKT (Rocket and space technology. Review of foreign rocket and space technology. Published by TsAGI ), "Aviaishin Vic and Space Technology" (USA). Moreover, it is desirable magazines from the 70-80s. Then they wouldn't say that. Sometimes they published materials about a particular system 5-7 years before being put into service. Of course, when it comes to the military - no detail. But in general ...
    In the same RCT bulletins, which is a review of materials from Western military-technical journals, materials on the basing options for the same state MX missile were published 5-7 years before this ICBM was deployed

    Quote: OgnennyiKotik
    hypersonic aircraft X-15 made 1963 M back in 5,6.

    It would be more correct to call it not a hypersonic aircraft, but a rocket aircraft with maximum hypersonic speed. For it accelerated to a certain speed, but after the fuel burned out, it flew without an engine. In fact, it is a non-motorized hypersound. But not a hypersonic plane. That must have the engine running constantly

    Quote: Eye of the Crying
    Rockets (as opposed to bullets) are guided.

    Not everything is so simple and unambiguous. Read Timokhin's article "Naval warfare for beginners. The problem of target designation" in the weapons section. The problem of target designation is described very clearly, one might say for "dummies". In addition, one must consider this. A hypersonic missile for a fighter is much smaller than that of the same "Dagger". Let's take the Yakhont radar seeker as a "reference point". The missiles itself has a caliber of about 715 mm. The diameter of the seeker is about 560 millimeters. In this case, the field of view of the seeker antenna is ± 45 ° in the horizontal plane and the vertical plane is + 10 ° and -20 °. But the diameter of the air-to-surface missile is unlikely to be the same as that of the Onyx, rather 350-450 mm. most likely it will have fewer viewing sectors than the same onyx. And as you write - guided missiles. so in order to control, it is necessary that the seeker captures the target, that is, give a very accurate target designation ...
    1. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 27 October 2020 19: 31
      0
      Quote: Old26
      Quote: Eye of the Crying
      Rockets (as opposed to bullets) are guided.


      Not everything is so simple and straightforward.


      Everything is clear here: the missiles under discussion are guided, bullets are not.

      Quote: Old26
      Read Timokhin's article "Naval warfare for beginners. The problem of target designation" in the weapons section. Problems of target designation are described very clearly, one might say for "dummies".


      I read it. There it is long and with the use of specific terminology tells how to determine the area where the missile seeker will lock the target with a high probability.

      Quote: Old26
      so to control, it is necessary that the seeker captures the target


      If we are on hardcore, then governing bodies are needed for management, and the GOS is needed to issue control actions on them smile The bullet does not have either governing bodies or seeker, therefore, it requires a different order of target designation accuracy than for the UR. Therefore, the bullet is a bad example.
  14. eklmn
    eklmn 27 October 2020 19: 06
    +1
    In this program, the Pentagon wants to utilize the knowledge of scientists from various US universities and involve students in the development.
    Interesting article - how US universities will develop a rocket for the F-18 (not only Boeing) (eng):
    https://breakingdefense.com/2020/10/a/
    (lane google)
    “The Pentagon has launched a five-year $ 20 million project led by Texas A&M University to investigate dozens of hypersonic weapons projects to get ahead of China.
    “Universities in the US, Australia, UK and Canada are eligible to operate under the DoD program,” said Gillian Bussie, head of the Joint Office for Hypersonic Transition. But Bassi added that Texas A&M has strict counterintelligence protocols, and the Pentagon will have strict rules on who may be involved in the often classified work. The team, in particular, wants to ensure that "we do not train Chinese scientists who, for example, will help their programs."
    One hypersonic program that Bussey unveiled is already in development, and the hypersonic cruise missile will eventually be installed on a carrier-based F-18.
    Overall, the university project looks at six overarching technology areas that will be addressed in 26 applications that her office plans to send out to university teams to work with. The University Consortium of Applied Hypersonics “allows us to bring teams together, in some cases large teams, to tackle these really tough, big problems. And that's the beauty of it, ”Lewis said. “The university will directly cooperate with us. They will work on real problems of the real world, they will be fully integrated ”with the Department of Defense.
    One of the main reasons for this approach is that hypersonic weapons are so advanced that university physicists, aerodynamicists and leading university engineers are among the few people who can solve these problems. In addition, universities have unique testing and experimental equipment for working with gliding bodies and other hypersonic instruments. "