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Pentagon Accelerates Work on Hypersonic Weapons

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Pentagon Accelerates Work on Hypersonic Weapons

The Pentagon has opened a special operations center to accelerate work on hypersonic arms... This was announced by the US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Procurement and Logistics Ellen Lord.


Speaking at a conference on the prospects for the development of hypersonic weapons in the United States, Lord said that in order to accelerate the development of hypersonic weapons, the Pentagon decided to open a special center that would combine all available information on ongoing developments in this direction.

The US Department of Defense has established a hypersonic weapons operations center in order to thoroughly study all aspects of the development of such systems (...) is necessary for both the Department and the defense complex in order to assess the real needs of the industry in an environment where the Department seeks to accelerate the production of hypersonic systems

- added the deputy minister, stressing that the United States needs to create "more powerful weapons."

(...) it is necessary to create more powerful means of destruction and accelerate the delivery of such means to the troops. The Department of Defense must act quickly, given the importance of the task

- she said.

It should be noted that recently in the United States at a high level, it has been repeatedly stated that the United States is lagging behind Russia and China in creating the latest weapons.

For our part, we add that according to available information, the United States is currently conducting nine projects to create hypersonic weapons. As US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said earlier, the Pentagon has significantly increased spending on the development of "land, air and sea-based hypersonic munitions."
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 31 October 2020 08: 19
    0
    Where is there such a rush ... to the next world is there something in a hurry?
    1. IS-1
      IS-1 31 October 2020 08: 25
      +2
      Quote: The same Lech
      Where is there such a rush ... to the next world is there something in a hurry?

      In a hurry to hell)))) Mattress covers ran wassat So much for a bast shoe Russia gas station hi
      1. eklmn
        eklmn 31 October 2020 19: 17
        -6
        "Here's a bast-bast Russian gas station for you"
        If you pick up the missiles / tanks, you will be left with sandals and a gas station. And a lot of dead wood ...
    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 31 October 2020 08: 28
      +3
      Pentagon Accelerates Work on Hypersonic Weapons

      Quote: The same Lech
      Where is there such a rush ... to the next world is there something in a hurry?


      Are you talking in haste? Md-ah what .
      It is very similar to the arms race, in which the United States joined, and apparently this race in the development of hypersonic missiles is proceeding under the conditions set by Russia ...

      Why not ? If the "arms race" of the Cold War period actually proceeded on the US terms, why can't it be the other way around now? At least in this
      aerospace technology industry?
      1. Asad
        Asad 31 October 2020 09: 05
        -15 qualifying.
        Race you say? Yesterday I compared Boeing and Irkut shares, sadness!
        1. fyvaprold
          fyvaprold 31 October 2020 09: 21
          12
          Quote: ASAD
          Race you say? Yesterday I compared Boeing and Irkut shares, sadness!

          And what is the relationship? Many Russian defense industry enterprises have no share price at all, as well as the shares themselves. these enterprises are FSUE. If you do not understand the topic - do not write, so as not to look stupid. The share price is the level of income for investors, not the quality of development.
          1. Asad
            Asad 31 October 2020 09: 24
            -15 qualifying.
            The income level of IRKUTA investors indicates that things are going badly at this enterprise!
            1. fyvaprold
              fyvaprold 31 October 2020 09: 33
              +7
              Quote: ASAD
              The income level of IRKUTA investors indicates that things are going badly at this enterprise!

              What kind of hypersonic missile is Irkut developing?
              1. Insurgent
                Insurgent 31 October 2020 09: 42
                -8
                Quote: fyvaprold
                What kind of hypersonic missile is Irkut developing?

                Irkut brings Yak-152 to hypersound level yes
                1. fyvaprold
                  fyvaprold 31 October 2020 09: 43
                  +3
                  Quote: Insurgent
                  Quote: fyvaprold
                  What kind of hypersonic missile is Irkut developing?

                  Irkut brings Yak-152 to hypersound level yes

                  This is how it displays, then the shares will be compared. wink
            2. Mountain shooter
              Mountain shooter 31 October 2020 09: 39
              +4
              Quote: ASAD
              The income level of IRKUTA investors indicates that things are going badly at this enterprise!

              Buy Boeing shares ... they have dropped a lot now ... you can buy cheap ... laughing
              1. fyvaprold
                fyvaprold 31 October 2020 09: 41
                +3
                Quote: Mountain Shooter
                Quote: ASAD
                The income level of IRKUTA investors indicates that things are going badly at this enterprise!

                Buy Boeing shares ... they have dropped a lot now ... you can buy cheap ... laughing

                Better are the shares of the American shale industry, which are generally "solid prospects". laughing
                1. Asad
                  Asad 31 October 2020 10: 00
                  -12 qualifying.
                  The people leaving the deposits invest money in Boeing and Lockheed and not in KNAAZ! But this fact pleases you and betrays pride!
                  1. Mountain shooter
                    Mountain shooter 31 October 2020 10: 06
                    10
                    Quote: ASAD

                    People leaving deposits invest money

                    In their own business ... which will feed them both now and in retirement. And the desire to make money lying on the stove ... my friends in the states have halved their pension. Their retirement fund unsuccessfully speculated in shares ... now to sell the house ... tax-free. This is such a gentle grin of capitalism ...
                    1. Asad
                      Asad 31 October 2020 10: 10
                      -7
                      In a pandemic, it remains only to invest in your own business!
                      1. Mountain shooter
                        Mountain shooter 31 October 2020 10: 13
                        +3
                        Quote: ASAD
                        In a pandemic, it remains only to invest in your own business

                        Work for your uncle, so it's calmer. How did the pandemic interfere? Factories work, shops sell ... They even wash cars. tongue
                      2. fyvaprold
                        fyvaprold 31 October 2020 10: 27
                        -2
                        Quote: ASAD
                        In a pandemic, it remains only to invest in your own business!

                        Deep logic. Yes, my friend is an Expert. laughing
                  2. fyvaprold
                    fyvaprold 31 October 2020 10: 14
                    +4
                    Quote: ASAD
                    The people leaving the deposits invest money in Boeing and Lockheed and not in KNAAZ! But this fact pleases you and betrays pride!

                    Again, I do not see the relationship. You wrote about the "arms race"
                    Quote: ASAD
                    Race you say? Yesterday I compared Boeing and Irkut shares, sadness!

                    No amount of deposits will change the fact that Russia has a hypersonic missile and the United States does not. In this case, the Americans are the catching-up side. And neither my "pride" nor "investor deposits" will cancel this fact, even though all the money of all American citizens will be invested in Boeing - "Zircon" will not disappear anywhere, and the American analogue will not appear at once.
                    1. Asad
                      Asad 31 October 2020 10: 33
                      -6
                      The conversation was about the money of Russian citizens, and why does everyone believe the words spoken by enemies? Do you think that there are stupid people to hang the truth for the whole world !?
                  3. Interlocutor
                    Interlocutor 31 October 2020 22: 58
                    0
                    People leaving deposits invest money in Boeing and Lockheed and not in KNAAZ


                    laughing Man, who are you?
                    Respond who invested in Boeing?
              2. Insurgent
                Insurgent 31 October 2020 09: 59
                -1
                Quote: Mountain Shooter

                Buy Boeing shares ... they have dropped a lot now ... you can buy cheap ...

                Quote: fyvaprold
                Better are the shares of the American shale industry, which are generally "solid prospects".


                A little later, you can buy all the States ...
              3. Asad
                Asad 31 October 2020 10: 01
                -3
                Industries for a long time.
    3. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 31 October 2020 09: 57
      -1
      A question of prestige ..... and so, the GP will not give them any new opportunities. We do not have missile defense, they already have conventional missile defense systems.
    4. iouris
      iouris 31 October 2020 16: 45
      -1
      They have nowhere to rush. Nobody catches up with them. They both strangled and will suffocate until a new Gorby is born.
      1. Lena Petrova
        Lena Petrova 31 October 2020 17: 32
        +3
        Times have changed. Under Gorby, they hoped for friendship, but now everyone understood that these were fairy tales.
  2. Nikolay Ivanov_5
    Nikolay Ivanov_5 31 October 2020 08: 29
    +6
    America creates enemies, convinces its population and those around it that it has enemies, and then hysteria in a frenzy of fear. And all this is only in order to saturate the insatiable greed of the business associated with the commodity and military-industrial corporations.
    1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
      Nikolay Ivanov_5 31 October 2020 08: 59
      +2
      associated with major oil companies and corporations of the US military-industrial complex.
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 31 October 2020 08: 40
    +8
    The Pentagon has opened a special operations center to accelerate work on hypersonic weapons. This was announced by the US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Procurement and Logistics Ellen Lord.
    belay They took nine women and want a baby in a month. request
    1. Tugarin
      Tugarin 31 October 2020 08: 47
      28
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Took nine women and want a baby, in a month

      Reminded: "If you put a metal ruble instead of a patch on a bruise, then the bruise will disappear 20 times faster."
  4. Egoza
    Egoza 31 October 2020 08: 44
    +1
    Accelerate to the point that they themselves fly into the pipe
    1. Tugarin
      Tugarin 31 October 2020 08: 49
      19
      Quote: Egoza
      Accelerate to the point that they themselves fly into the pipe

      Yes, the printing press is also not limitless.
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 31 October 2020 15: 41
        -2
        Quote: Egoza

        -1
        Accelerate to the point that they themselves fly into the pipe

        And you see at least one prerequisite for a country that prints destroyers, or you want to. Well, then stick your very big Wishlist yourself, you know where. In addition to the first industrialization, the United States is the leader of technologies. Well ... if you say that the development of crystals and their numerous coding
        1. AVA77
          AVA77 31 October 2020 18: 30
          0
          Well, yes, the country is a leader in technology, just that it cannot establish the production of its own ventilators for its own citizens, and when they were given a ventilator for free, they could not connect them laughing .
          It's like the American vaccine is the best in the world, but no one has seen it. wassat
  5. Alien From
    Alien From 31 October 2020 09: 00
    +1
    Reminds the situation: to spite my grandmother, I will frostbite my ears)
  6. Mouse
    Mouse 31 October 2020 09: 05
    +2
    Catch up and overtake ... everything has already happened, only with variables ...
  7. sergo1914
    sergo1914 31 October 2020 09: 24
    +3
    How pleasant the term "Acceleration" sounds (sorry without "glasnost" and "perestroika" and the corresponding intonations) from the American side.
  8. evgen1221
    evgen1221 31 October 2020 09: 25
    +1
    In short, until they resist someone, they will analyze the allocated funds for a long time.
  9. fa2998
    fa2998 31 October 2020 09: 26
    -11 qualifying.
    Quote: Insurgent
    in the field of development of hypersonic missiles is under the conditions set by Russia ...

    And interestingly, as an article about the Russian hyperweapon, so below it is a photo of an American hyper hang it under the plane, and call it a new hyper.
    They have money, EXPERIENCE. They must do it. hi
  10. bar
    bar 31 October 2020 09: 34
    +2
    The USA is of course a rich country, they have plenty of resources, and they generally print money themselves. But even for a lot of money, nine women will not give birth to a child in one month. tongue
  11. steelmaker
    steelmaker 31 October 2020 09: 35
    -6
    And in general, I think that Putin in vain spoke so openly about our super-duper. The experience of the USSR was not used in the creation and testing of nuclear weapons. Let's go ahead of the curve. Now the Americans cannot be stopped. It's like space. The main thing now is to prevent the deployment of missiles and nuclear weapons near our borders. But I think we’re already late. The Americans will not be afraid as long as the family and business of our officials are held hostage by them. Now, if Putin demonstratively begins to dismiss and remove officials and deputies who have at least a residence permit in another state, then maybe the United States will believe that Russia can apply its "vigorous super-duper" to them. But this is from the realm of fantasy!
    1. Alexey Sommer
      Alexey Sommer 31 October 2020 11: 30
      -2
      Quote: steel maker
      in general, I think that Putin was wrong to talk so openly about our super-duper.

      How do you know that Putin said everything? ...
      Anyway, what did he say something important? ..
      Maybe he said, and now they are running as fast as they can in the wrong direction? ..
      It's all theater and life is a game, and we are actors.) hi
    2. Volder
      Volder 31 October 2020 12: 01
      +3
      Quote: steel maker
      The Americans will not be afraid as long as the family and business of our officials are held hostage by them. Now, if Putin demonstratively begins to dismiss and remove officials and deputies who have at least a residence permit in another state,
      Putin does not obey officials and businessmen, nor does he obey Shoigu and Gerasimov.
  12. Observer2014
    Observer2014 31 October 2020 09: 35
    -6
    Pentagon Accelerates Work on Hypersonic Weapons
    You laugh and worry about their budget. Well, laugh and worry. They have an overwhelming superiority in carriers. Any basing. If the fleet gets them instead of subsonic Tomahawks, American "Zircon" Why wake up?
    "Or will our scientists have come up with something by that time?" They will come up with something. But what are we going to do with sea-based carriers? I'm talking about ships in really necessary quantities for the fleet. And not MRKs, but a class not lower than a frigate. I'm not talking about destroyers. And I don't even dream of cruisers.
    Well, our economy does not pull
    Here is a movie, so to understand what only the American fleet is like.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 31 October 2020 10: 15
      0
      An imbalance in the carriers of sea and land arose even during the Soviet era. But our 1500 warheads are really few for the United States, there are too many targets. Well, except for Yellstone, it’s also not humanitarian, it’s a pity for the buffalo. hi bully
    2. VORON538
      VORON538 31 October 2020 14: 48
      +4
      Favorite country of any Ukrainian-USA
      Just like a totem laughing
    3. AVA77
      AVA77 31 October 2020 18: 54
      -1
      Stand heap winked
    4. Interlocutor
      Interlocutor 31 October 2020 23: 00
      0
      In terms of rearmament, the Americans should not be underestimated at all.

      Verify the truth.
      Just don't tell them that they have the best army. Army and weapons are two different things ...
  13. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 31 October 2020 09: 44
    -6
    Slowly slowly over the years they made a hyper duper rocket and at the same time quickly and quickly sawed the budget for this rocket.Decoding: During the day, slowly, slowly, for half an hour, they created a rocket, and then quickly and quickly for 7 hours 30 minutes sawing the budget, while reporting to the top victorious reports about a super duper rocket, which no one else has on planet Earth. And how it turned out, the fifth point will subtract. This is what the use of Soviet eyewash in production leads to. Then rumors reached that the Pentagon (not 305 microdistrict in Murmansk) from Washington requested from of all Technical Universities that at least somehow sideways in the topic of hyperweapons throw all their forces to eliminate the lag. Since they have already followed the path of the USSR, one candidate, well, the spitting image of LIBrezhnev, by age, they need to use the experience of Stalin's Sharazheki and it is behind barbed wire, maybe then And so the United States more and more resembles a passenger carriage standing at a dead end with closed windows, from an anecdote from the times of L And Brezhnev, in which housing, health care, education were for some reason free.
  14. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik 31 October 2020 09: 47
    +2
    List of current programs, they include several projects.
    1. Volder
      Volder 31 October 2020 12: 04
      +1
      Quote: OgnennyiKotik
      List of current programs, they include several projects
      Which ones are real and which ones are inflated is not clear. But there are definitely exaggerated ones (for a budget drink).
  15. Sinugamb
    Sinugamb 31 October 2020 09: 54
    0
    The USA fussed under the client ..)))) They offered them, let's agree on a good one ..
    Let them catch up and swallow dust wassat
  16. Operator
    Operator 31 October 2020 09: 57
    -2
    "To create means of destruction of GZO", - i.e. American means of attack of the GZO are not planned laughing
  17. Avior
    Avior 31 October 2020 10: 12
    +4
    The arms race unfolds more and more intensively.
    There is little good in this.
    (((
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 31 October 2020 11: 43
      +2
      There is simply no desire for a new trend - hypersonic missiles and aircraft, and this, in turn, is the development of materials science, electronics, heat engineering, radar, engine control systems, and much more. The era of hypersound has arrived.
      1. Avior
        Avior 31 October 2020 14: 07
        +1
        In single copies, it does not matter.
        This means that entire industries will be drawn.
        Will pull along new requests from PLO, Air Defense and Missile Defense.
        Will unroll
  18. fa2998
    fa2998 31 October 2020 10: 14
    -1
    Quote: Nikolay Ivanov_5
    convinces her population and those around her that she has enemies,

    And our TV does not act like that? For 20 years, all our failures in the economy and politics are to blame for the State Department laughing hi
  19. rocket757
    rocket757 31 October 2020 10: 36
    0
    One question - what problems will be solved, what fundamental tasks can hyper-super missiles solve ???
    Just another way to destroy each other.
  20. askort154
    askort154 31 October 2020 10: 39
    +3
    Pentagon Accelerates Work on Hypersonic Weapons

    To which Putin retorted. When a hypersound is created in the United States, in Russia they will make means that can destroy these products.
    1. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 31 October 2020 21: 33
      0
      Quote: askort154
      To which Putin retorted. When a hypersound is created in the United States, in Russia they will make means that can destroy these products.

      We are already striking)))) wink Tests have already been carried out, available in the media
  21. Alex Justice
    Alex Justice 31 October 2020 10: 54
    +1
    Painfully similar to Russian. Stole?
    1. military_cat
      military_cat 31 October 2020 11: 14
      -1
      Are you talking about the Boeing X-51 Waverider? It does not "look like Russian", it is simply used forever as an illustration to articles on Russian hypersonic weapons. And she flew back in 2010.
      1. Volder
        Volder 31 October 2020 12: 07
        +3
        Quote: military_cat
        Are you talking about the Boeing X-51 Waverider? And she flew back in 2010.
        In the past time. Doesn't fly anymore.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 31 October 2020 11: 39
      +5
      There are no photographs of such Russian missiles.
      1. Volder
        Volder 31 October 2020 12: 10
        +4
        Quote: voyaka uh
        There are no photographs of such Russian missiles.
        And this is very good! After all, you can guess a lot from the form. Let the secret continue. By the way, "Dagger" was shown to the world back in 2018.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 31 October 2020 15: 56
          0
          Dagger what was there to hide?
          Iskander was hung under the MiG-31 fuselage.
          Iskander is a proven accurate ballistic missile.
          The main thing is to release it from the
          point "A". And he will neatly hit the point "B" prescribed before launch.
          1. Volder
            Volder 2 November 2020 21: 04
            0
            There is no need to think that the Iskander missile has the same performance characteristics as the Dagger missile. The insides can be different. Even the Iskander complex is armed with several types of missiles, different in properties, although their external shape is the same.
    3. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 31 October 2020 21: 37
      0
      Quote: Alex Justice
      Painfully similar to Russian. Stole?

      It looks different for us, this is the last century with restrictions up to 6,5M, they abandoned the Kh-51, because it collapses at a higher speed, it's like a flutter when overcoming supersonic))))
  22. Vladislav_2
    Vladislav_2 31 October 2020 14: 19
    +1
    Lord .... don't give them that opportunity .... Amen
  23. Old26
    Old26 31 October 2020 15: 52
    -1
    Quote: Insurgent
    It is very similar to the arms race, in which the United States joined, and apparently this race in the development of hypersonic missiles is proceeding under the conditions set by Russia ...

    Under the conditions set by Russia? I don’t think so. We initiated this hypersonic arms race, but the Americans are going their own way. We, for example, have such hypersonic systems as the ballistic Dagger and the winged Zircon. The Americans are doing similar work. Both ballistic and now frozen winged (X-51).
    But in addition to aviation and the fleet, like ours, they are developing in the interests of the army (we have silence for now). But this is not even the main point. We are limited in the choice of aircraft carriers (a certain number of MIG-31 and TU-22M3), they also have at least 4 dozen so-called. "non-nuclear bombers" B-52 and about the same number of B-1B. And taking into account the deployment in the coming years of the production of B-21 (sometimes called B-3), a certain number of B-52s may become "non-nuclear" and become carriers of hypersonic missiles. Plus the development of missiles to arm the F-18 ... So they will go their own way. And won't it turn out that we will have to catch up with them in the number of carriers

    Quote: Sinugamb
    The USA fussed under the client ..)))) They offered them, let's agree on a good one ..
    Let them catch up and swallow dust

    Their X-43 in 2004 set a record for a flight at a hypersonic speed of more than 9M, the X-51 was launched from the B-52. And although both programs are frozen (or covered up), the whole cycle of research, development work and tests has passed. If necessary, 3-5 more tests will be carried out and put into series. When will we have an airborne hypersonic missile system? So who is catching up with whom? It is not necessary to shrug and engage in capriciousness. We have initiated a hypersonic arms race, but it is not clear what this will result in us

    Quote: Mavrikiy
    The Pentagon has opened a special operations center to accelerate work on hypersonic weapons. This was announced by the US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Procurement and Logistics Ellen Lord.
    belay They took nine women and want a baby in a month. request

    They made specialized COORDINATION the operational center for the development of the weapon state protection system. And here, as always, everyone pulls the blanket over himself. Remember how the Americans got involved in the 60s luen program, when all the resources of the state were concentrated in a fist, and like ours. When KB Korolev was engaged in one carrier, KB Yangel - in another, KB Chelomey - in a third, and KB Glushko, made the engines he wanted, and not what were needed for the lunar program. So here too, the Joke about 9 pregnant women does not roll here

    Quote: Alex Justice
    Painfully similar to Russian. Stole?

    The one at the beginning of the article? Very deep knowledge. Here are just photos of this 10 years old, maybe a little more.
    This rocket was tested even before our Zircon began to be developed. So it is not a mistake for knowledge of technology
  24. Navigator Basov
    Navigator Basov 31 October 2020 23: 11
    0
    Let them speed up. The F-35 was accelerated to become more expensive than gold of the same mass, and the development edge was not visible, and now they started talking about the next modernization of the F / A-18. Let them do what they have done best lately: promise, nag, postpone, and cancel.
  25. times
    times 1 November 2020 21: 11
    16
    The Pentagon opened a special operations center to accelerate work on hypersonic weapons

    Apparently, what is (or supposedly is) does not suit.
  26. Old26
    Old26 2 November 2020 00: 11
    +3
    Quote: mal
    Apparently, what is (or supposedly is) does not suit.

    In such cases, it is better to have some kind of focal point that would solve all the "narrow" moments. So that it does not happen that each of the firms will pull the "blanket over itself." In principle, there is always a sense in such an organ.