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"Hypersonic war is real": the Bundeswehr announced a "new threat" from Russia

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Against the background of widespread worldwide information about the appearance of hypersonic weapons The German military was forced to admit the emergence of a new threat and show the public that certain steps are still being taken to combat it.


The essence of the threat


The Bundeswehr, in a separate publication, announced a meeting that focused on hypersonic weapons systems, reminding readers of the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin about Russia's leadership in this area.

How to respond to a new threat, including from Russia? How can you defend yourself against a weapon system capable of traveling up to 6,8 km per second? These are the issues dealt with by the expert group
- declares the military department of Germany.

As noted, the real problem with hypersonic weapons is their speed and interception capability. Ground-based radars have a range of visibility limited by the curvature of the Earth. As a result, after the detection of a hazard, there is a narrow period of time for taking protective measures.

Imagine radar detecting such a threat. For example, at a distance of 2000 km, there are less than five minutes left before the impact. This roughly corresponds to the distance from Berlin to Ankara [...] In short, when a danger is detected, it may be too late to react to it
- explains the Bundeswehr.

Despite the fact that Chinese and Russian statements about the readiness of such weapons systems can hardly be verified, all experts agree on one point - hypersonic warfare is real
- declares the Ministry of Defense of Germany.

Defense foundation


However, the military department is encouraging that "the foundation has already been built for the detection and response to hypersonic weapons." This refers to the ASOC (Air and Space Operations Center), opened a couple of weeks ago. It unites the activities of all services that monitor the air and outer space of the country.

But for the most part, this is an organizational decision. The actual technical work in the Federal Republic of Germany is performed by two objects - TIRA (tracking and visualization radar) and GESTRA (experimental space surveillance and tracking radar). TIRA, engaged in the detection of objects in space (partly - aerial reconnaissance), was built almost half a century ago and includes two radars with parabolic antennas. The GESTRA, which was commissioned on 13 October after five years of construction, consists of a receiver and transmitter with phased array antennas. Commissioned on 13 October after five years of construction.

Both represent an important step towards reducing the former dependence on US space data.
- writes the Bundeswehr.


TIRA


GESTRA
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  1. Runoway
    Runoway 4 November 2020 16: 45 New
    +3
    Europeans, stop being afraid !!!!! You will not be, we will be in .........., in principle, we are already in it, but it will be even worse. Who are we going to sell gas with oil ?? We have the whole economy on you, we need a rich and prosperous Europe
    1. Borik
      Borik 4 November 2020 16: 51 New
      10
      There is no need to be afraid, but you need to be afraid if you suddenly decide to make the wrong decision in relation to Russia.
      1. Alexey Sommer
        Alexey Sommer 4 November 2020 17: 09 New
        15
        Quote: Borik
        You don't need to be afraid, but you need to be afraid

        I'm thinking.
        Why do I need neighbors who are afraid of me? ..
        As soon as I lie down to sleep, they give me a throat, chick ...
        Would you like such neighbors who are afraid of you?
        Would you like to have a neighbor whom you are afraid of? ..
        I think these are rhetorical questions.
        Neighbors should respect each other, trust each other and, if necessary, protect.
        Then you can go to bed calmly.
        The problem in relations between Russia and Europe is that we want to be with them, we want to be like them, but they do not want and do not consider us equal.
        And Russia, itself a continent, a separate planet, a civilization, is completely unique and should be similar only to itself.
        And do not strive for anyone, then we, Russia, will become a magnet for those around us and will reach for US, and not vice versa. hi
        1. stalki
          stalki 4 November 2020 17: 41 New
          +8

          The problem in relations between Russia and Europe is that we want to be with them, we want to be like them, but they do not want and do not consider us equal.
          Personally, I don't want to be like them in any way. And I'm not going to equal them, spit from the high bell. Then they will not climb and they have nothing to fear, but let them climb not complain.
          1. Temples
            Temples 4 November 2020 19: 17 New
            +1
            Quote: Runoway
            You will not be there, we will be in .........., in principle, so in it

            That stench is from you.
            Take the bathhouse and get out from under the plinth.
            1. Runoway
              Runoway 4 November 2020 22: 13 New
              -2
              "30% of the population of the Russian Federation work for the minimum wage, and many employers also underestimate" © V. V. Putin
              $ 165 per month for survival, the level of the African colony. You invite half of the country to the bathhouse ???????
          2. VORON538
            VORON538 5 November 2020 14: 44 New
            0
            Personally, you-no, I-also no
            Ordinary people don't need this
            And the powers that be all strive to settle down there, in Europe and the states
            Of course, it's so convenient to come to everything ready, at your own peril and risk stealing everything in Russia that your little hands have reached and ensure a comfortable life for yourself and your kids
            And what about Russia? So here everything has to be built and developed, in other words, to work for the good of the state, it is much easier for them to steal and dump to the west. And this has always been, and not only the last 30 years. The only period in the history of Russia when officials openly did not look into the mouth of Europe (but there was envy, as the counter-revolution of 1991 proves) - this is the period of the USSR, they were afraid of prisons.
            1. stalki
              stalki 5 November 2020 15: 42 New
              0
              Personally, you-no, I-also no
              Ordinary people don't need this
              And the powers that be all strive to settle down there, in Europe and the states
              Of course, it's so convenient to come to everything ready, at your own peril and risk stealing everything in Russia that your little hands have reached and ensure a comfortable life for yourself and your kids
              And what about Russia? So here everything has to be built and developed, in other words, to work for the good of the state, it is much easier for them to steal and dump to the west. And this has always been, and not only the last 30 years. The only period in the history of Russia when officials openly did not look into the mouth of Europe (but there was envy, as the counter-revolution of 1991 proves) - this is the period of the USSR, they were afraid of prisons.
              Are we here that we are talking about individuals? We are talking about countries in general, there is no need to transfer the conversation to a private plane. A specific conversation about the possible consequences for the people as a whole and for the country in connection with such trends. And not about who is to blame for the standard of living of the people. This is a separate conversation for this bunch of other threads.
        2. Civil
          Civil 4 November 2020 21: 23 New
          -4
          And Russia, in itself a continent, a separate planet, a civilization

          It is always one specific person and his friends. Well, the slaves.
        3. The eye of the crying
          The eye of the crying 5 November 2020 01: 06 New
          -2
          Quote: Alexey Sommer
          As soon as I lie down to sleep, they give me a throat, chick ...


          Whether the neighbors are afraid of you - HZ, but you are definitely afraid of them.
      2. Dron_sk
        Dron_sk 4 November 2020 19: 10 New
        0
        Don't you think that in recent years they have been doing just that - "making the wrong decisions in relation to Russia"? ...
    2. Sergey Averchenkov
      Sergey Averchenkov 4 November 2020 19: 52 New
      0
      "For them you will always be not servants of enlightenment, but slaves" (c)
    3. SSR
      SSR 4 November 2020 22: 25 New
      +3
      Quote: Runoway
      Europeans, stop being afraid !!!!! You will not be there, we will be in ..........,

      They constantly went and plundered the East. Lafa is over, there is no one of their own, but they beat on the tabla for someone else's.
  2. 210ox
    210ox 4 November 2020 16: 47 New
    +7
    Okay, found it. What's next?
    1. frruc
      frruc 4 November 2020 17: 29 New
      +2
      Then you can, for example, read a prayer and smoke a cigarette.
      1. Hypertension
        Hypertension 4 November 2020 18: 43 New
        +5
        Quote: frruc
        Then you can, for example, read a prayer and smoke a cigarette.

        Just a short one. And a prayer and a cigarette. Hypersound.
  3. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa 4 November 2020 16: 52 New
    13
    The Germans seem to be smart people, but they ask rhetorical questions:
    How to respond to a new threat, including from Russia? How can you defend yourself against a weapon system capable of traveling up to 6,8 km per second?
    Very simple!
    Remove American nuclear weapons from the country, throw their bases out of your territory, do not attack first - and no one will touch you! Let's build our Europe together without the States and other islanders! After all, there were times when Russian tsars took German women as wives, and nothing, they coped according to the principle of three "K"!
    (Send the Naglo-Saxons in the forest and let's be friends at home!)
  4. NEXUS
    NEXUS 4 November 2020 16: 59 New
    12
    How to respond to a new threat, including from Russia?

    Why does Russia need Europe in its entirety to attack it? For the last 300 years, European countries themselves have attacked Russia.
    And this is a horror story for the European man in the street, apparently not very disfigured by intellect.
  5. Siberian 66
    Siberian 66 4 November 2020 16: 59 New
    18
    I would like to ask very much - why should we fight with your Europe? With Germany and Lithuania and the Netherlands ... What can I get from you? There is no gas, no oil, There are no women in our understanding either. We don't need your guys. Territories? We don't know where to put ours. Why should we fight with you ?? How can you interest us so that we are the first to attack ???
    1. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 5 November 2020 18: 43 New
      0
      Quote: Sibiryak 66
      I would like to ask very much - why should we fight with your Europe? With Germany and Lithuania and the Netherlands ... What can I get from you? There is no gas, no oil, There are no women in our understanding either. We don't need your guys. Territories? We don't know where to put ours. Why should we fight with you ?? How can you interest us so that we are the first to attack ???

      good
  6. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 4 November 2020 17: 06 New
    +5
    After reading the article, I wanted to write something clever, but I realized that I didn't understand anything about it.
    Therefore, such a stupid comment turned out ...
    Forgive me generously.
  7. Fungus
    Fungus 4 November 2020 17: 15 New
    0
    These are the "cartoons" of which they are afraid
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 4 November 2020 17: 16 New
    +3
    So it is not we who are pushing our weapons to their borders, the question should be addressed to them there, overseas ...
    and so, I would like to ask, what do you want from our side, what are you waiting for, in response to your applications and declaring us your enemy ??? We sho, roses should be thrown in response ???
    Everything is logical. Whoever comes to us with a sword will not be left with ashes this time!
  9. sergo1914
    sergo1914 4 November 2020 17: 17 New
    +2
    The Bundeswehr does not piss. Everything has already happened. Again "passes to captivity" will be printed. We drop our weapons, take off our helmets, raise our hands. Well, the genetic memory has not gone anywhere?
  10. Operator
    Operator 4 November 2020 17: 21 New
    -1
    For some reason, the FRG Ministry of Defense got stuck on the Avangard design bureau, flying at an altitude of 130 km with a detection range of ~ 1500 km, but the Zircon GCR, flying at an altitude of up to 30 km with a detection range of ~ 700 km 7 minutes of flight time.

    Therefore, "Angela kaput" bully
  11. Tugarin
    Tugarin 4 November 2020 17: 33 New
    19
    The Bundeswehr is toiling with foolishness. What is the "hypersonic threat"? So much money was poured into Sev.Potoki, joint ventures ... To destroy it all on occasion? fool
    1. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 4 November 2020 20: 49 New
      +4
      Quote: Tugarin
      The Bundeswehr is toiling with foolishness. What is the "hypersonic threat"? So much money was poured into Sev.Potoki, joint ventures ... To destroy it all on occasion? fool

      So the British and the United States are pushing them in the back, Poland flashes before our eyes, the review closes. Maybe they don't want war. want to trade. live peacefully. The guys from the governing and directing body of the Rothschilds-Soros won't give them .. They don't need a free sovereign Germany ..
  12. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 4 November 2020 18: 06 New
    +2
    Conclusion)) ... it's impossible to defend yourself ... give money for radars and a warning system ...
    It's time for the Europeans to understand in their entire history they have never bothered with their lands and populace ... well, except perhaps to go to resorts ... but this is no longer about hypersound ...
  13. flicker
    flicker 4 November 2020 18: 12 New
    +1
    weapons capable of traveling up to 6,8 km per second?
    6.8 km per second ... it's hard to even imagine. Impressive.
    Pentagon strategists won't even have time to reach the toilet drinks
  14. Lesorub
    Lesorub 4 November 2020 18: 14 New
    +3
    "Hypersonic war is real": the Bundeswehr announced a "new threat" from Russia

    The Bundesfer just wants to be in time for the cut (after all, the threat about which they are shouting into all the pipes is real and in the east there is an "evil" neighbor who is building SP 2 for the good of Berlin)
    GESTRA (experimental space surveillance and tracking radar)

    For effective warning and detection of hypersonic missiles, radars and detection systems will be transferred into space. (here the Germans chose the right path optimally)
    1. Eugene-Eugene
      4 November 2020 19: 33 New
      +1
      This is a literal translation. It is terrestrial.
    2. Dmitry Makarov
      Dmitry Makarov 4 November 2020 21: 50 New
      -3
      Detection systems have long been in space, what are you talking about?
      And about Space radars, what will they catch there, stardust?
  15. APASUS
    APASUS 4 November 2020 21: 11 New
    +1
    In my opinion, the Germans are trying to find an excuse to buy another batch of American weapons and no more! We hunch over here to break through the SP-2, and they tell us about the military threat ............... what kind of nonsense
  16. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 4 November 2020 21: 45 New
    -4
    Over the centuries, European hordes have repeatedly invaded the territory of Holy Russia!
    Naturally, the Russians have invented systems capable of destroying these parasites, as Putin says- On the Distant Approaches. And you need to Beat first in such cases - and for this the speed of the Impact is important, and the Hypersound is exactly what Vladimir Vladimirovich reminded about more than once.
    1. TulaTokarev
      TulaTokarev 5 November 2020 00: 24 New
      -2
      Ah, well done Soloviev and Kiselev !!! It is not for nothing that such grandmothers are paid to them on federal channels from the budget)))
  17. Egor53
    Egor53 4 November 2020 22: 01 New
    +1
    The main threat from Russia to the United States and the EU is not at all in hypersonic missiles, but in the fact that the level of freedom in Russia is incommensurably greater than in these "democracies".
    Very soon Russia will face a problem when from the United States and EU countries a mass migration of their citizens to Russia begins, moreover the wealthy, not the homeless and unemployed.
    In Russia, even now, life is much more comfortable than in the US and the EU.
    I know what I'm saying, not by hearsay. He himself lived 1,5 years in the USA and 10,5 years in Great Britain. He returned to his homeland in December 1998.
    1. TulaTokarev
      TulaTokarev 5 November 2020 18: 44 New
      -1
      And in Great Britain, did you go to the pit in a plank outhouse at -35C? And when it sticks out of this hole by February like a slide, and you touch it with your backside, squatting?
  18. Old26
    Old26 4 November 2020 23: 18 New
    +1
    Quote: Dmitry Makarov
    Hypersound is exactly what Vladimir Vladimirovich reminded of more than once.

    And he also mentioned that the hypersonic vehicle will move at a speed of 20M in dense layers of the atmosphere. He also spoke. Believe?
  19. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 5 November 2020 04: 16 New
    0
    You cannot be "friends" otherwise! How many have tried human, but have always been deceived.