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American bomber B-1B Lancer tested with a hypersonic missile suspension system

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American bomber B-1B Lancer tested with a hypersonic missile suspension system

The American long-range bomber B-1B Lancer was tested with a suspension system for hypersonic missiles on an external pylon. According to Flightglobal, the bomber has already made a number of sorties with a suspended missile, but did not launch it.


For the first time in 30 years, the US Air Force tested the B-1B Lancer with a weapon suspension on an external pylon. For this purpose, the Boeing concern, together with the specialists of the US Air Force Test Center, modified two suspension points in the nose of the bomber, previously intended for the installation of additional systems, including target designation.

The tests were carried out with an AGM-158 JASSM cruise missile suspended from the right pylon. During the tests, the effect of the ammunition on the external sling on the aerodynamic characteristics and controllability of the aircraft was primarily assessed.

Earlier, the US Air Force reported that the B-1B Lancer bombers remaining in service will be upgraded to equip them with advanced AGM-183A ARRW (Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon) hypersonic missiles and a non-nuclear version of the aviation strategic cruise missile LRSO (Long-Range Stand-Off).

General Timothy Ray, Commander of the US Air Force Strategic Command, explained that the modernization will include the restoration of eight external hardpoints dismantled in connection with the Russian-American strategic arms reduction treaties, which provide for the abandonment of the use of B-1B bombers as nuclear carriers. weapons.





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  1. Orange bigg
    Orange bigg 27 November 2020 11: 53
    0
    Well, the suspension for the hypersonic missile is already in place. There is little to do. To create an air-launched hypersonic missile.
    1. ancient
      ancient 27 November 2020 12: 39
      +8
      Quote: OrangeBigg
      Well, the suspension for the hypersonic missile is already there.

      Why only hypersonic? ..... This demo program clearly shows that the B-1B is about to be able to freely carry up to 36 AGM-158C LRASM anti-ship missiles.
      This is a very big "headache" for our Navy .. unfortunately
    2. timokhin-aa
      timokhin-aa 28 November 2020 17: 07
      +2
      Will be in a couple of years. Google ARRW
  2. zwlad
    zwlad 27 November 2020 11: 57
    +7
    restoration of eight external hardpoints dismantled in connection with the Russian-American Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties

    It's time to return the refueling rods to the TU-22M3.
    1. Antifreeze
      Antifreeze 27 November 2020 12: 01
      +17
      Quote: zwlad
      It's time to return the refueling rods to the TU-22M3

      I also remembered about it. There are plans to modernize about 30 bombers.
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 27 November 2020 14: 27
        +2
        The bar is already being returned.
    2. figwam
      figwam 27 November 2020 12: 09
      +4
      Quote: zwlad
      It's time to return the refueling rods to the TU-22M3.


      On the first Tu-22m3m there is already a place on the nose for the boom.
      1. ancient
        ancient 27 November 2020 13: 04
        +5
        Quote: figvam
        there is a place on the nose for the barbell

        There is a place ... it is not .. "the presence of the boom itself and the system of refueling in flight" wink
    3. Bez 310
      Bez 310 27 November 2020 12: 16
      +3
      Quote: zwlad
      refueling rods for TU-22M3

      And what will they do with these bars?
      Well, the radius will increase by 1000 km, what will it give?
      1. shahor
        shahor 27 November 2020 12: 27
        +3
        Quote: Bez 310
        And what will they do with these bars?

        For a start, it would be nice to build tankers ...
        1. 3danimal
          3danimal 29 November 2020 14: 04
          0
          Let me remind you that the US Air Force has about 450 tanker aircraft.
      2. ancient
        ancient 27 November 2020 12: 43
        +4
        Quote: Bez 310
        Well, the radius will increase by 1000 km, what will it give?

        She, colleague, if there is an increase in R, then no more than 600 km (for fuel automatic equipment 15,5 tons at a time) .. can no longer wink
    4. ancient
      ancient 27 November 2020 12: 41
      +4
      Quote: zwlad
      It's time to return the refueling rods to the TU-22M3.

      Well, then? What to do then? ..... Do you already have the required number of BG crews? Do you have the necessary IL-78 outfit? Are there modern anti-ship missiles? recourse
      1. Bez 310
        Bez 310 27 November 2020 13: 52
        +1
        There is nothing...
        Dreams, some dreams, not supported by anything ...
        But we have a lot of dreamers, in all spheres.
      2. 3danimal
        3danimal 29 November 2020 14: 08
        +1
        In terms of production and finance, we will not overtake, except in 3D animations.
        Initially, an extremely erroneous and dangerous course of confrontation was taken. It is necessary to roll back the situation for 2010, ideally.
  3. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 27 November 2020 12: 01
    -8
    B-1 is now a barbell carrier, or is it a model carrier already?
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 27 November 2020 12: 35
      +2
      I remember how many years they were bullied over the B-1 for not being able to carry anything but free-fall bombs.
      It seems that this topic for ridicule disappears, as the sparkling humor about Rogozinsky trampoline disappeared.
      It's time to get used to the new reality. The West has come to its senses.
      1. zwlad
        zwlad 27 November 2020 17: 46
        +1
        It's time for us to come to our senses already. They are not partners to us nirazu.
        1. 3danimal
          3danimal 29 November 2020 14: 10
          0
          And you remember how the relationship began to deteriorate. In 2013 everything was fine.
  4. lucul
    lucul 27 November 2020 12: 02
    -7
    Earlier, the US Air Force reported that the B-1B Lancer bombers remaining in service will be upgraded to equip them with advanced AGM-183A ARRW (Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon) hypersonic missiles.

    B-1B will be written off before AGM-183A appears in the army)))
    1. aleksejkabanets
      aleksejkabanets 27 November 2020 12: 06
      +8
      Quote: lucul
      B-1B will be written off before AGM-183A appears in the army)))

      Is this your desire or do you have any information on this matter?
      1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
        Sidor Amenpodestovich 27 November 2020 12: 15
        +5
        Quote: aleksejkabanets
        Is this your desire or do you have any information on this matter?

        This is a joke.
      2. timokhin-aa
        timokhin-aa 28 November 2020 17: 09
        +2
        The subject at one time could not count 2 + 2 * 2. He has no information about anything.
    2. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 27 November 2020 12: 08
      +3
      AGM-183A as I understand it, the American analogue of our Dagger. The Americans took a simpler path so as not to bother with a ramjet hypersonic engine. According to rumors, an air-launched GZUR is being tested. I do not know at what stages of development are the X-SD, X-BD subsonic air-launched missiles. But there, too, is close to the finish line ...
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 27 November 2020 20: 29
        +5
        "The Americans took a simpler path so as not to bother with a ramjet hypersonic engine." ///
        -----
        What is it? belay

        In all the details.
        Under the wing of a B-52 bomber.
        But show me at least one photo of a similar Russian missile?
        1. 3danimal
          3danimal 29 November 2020 14: 25
          0
          Everyone knows this - in the image of our-assassin-aircraft carriers anti-ship missiles Zircon smile
      2. 3danimal
        3danimal 29 November 2020 14: 27
        0
        Let me remind you that the Dagger is a solid-propellant aeroballistic missile, an air-launched Iskander.
    3. Dmitry Makarov
      Dmitry Makarov 27 November 2020 12: 14
      -3
      Yes, in the United States there are 30 pieces of B-1 flight samples, but they are already at the limit. The rest were written off due to wear and tear, and are used as spare parts donors, since components for the B-1 have not been produced for a long time, their production was liquidated 20 years ago.
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 27 November 2020 12: 09
    +2
    According to Flightglobal, the bomber has already made a number of sorties with a suspended missile, but did not launch it.

    Most likely with a full-size mockup. As a rule, such missiles must be launched during flight, otherwise it will have to be sent to the TO. It is very expensive to roll missiles for testing
    1. ancient
      ancient 27 November 2020 12: 46
      +3
      Quote: APASUS
      As a rule, such missiles must be launched during flight, otherwise it will have to be sent to the TO

      Not true .. all "combat" missiles have established resources for takeoff and landing and "work" ... and then they are ... sent to "TO". wink
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 27 November 2020 13: 13
        0
        Quote: ancient

        Not true .. all "combat" missiles have established resources for takeoff and landing and "work" ... and then they are ... sent to "TO".

        Not everything. Starting with anti-ship missiles and more, if the missile was not launched, then it goes to the TO. The same is Bramos. For such aircraft, even a special landing system has been developed, pilots are specially trained and trained to land aircraft with additional load.
        1. ancient
          ancient 28 November 2020 10: 32
          +1
          Quote: APASUS
          Starting with anti-ship missiles and more, if the missile was not fired, then it goes to MOT

          You simply do not correctly formulate your thought, since if the rocket has a liquid-propellant engine (refueling with two component fuel) and is fueled for combat (practical launch and launch, for some reason is postponed) and there has already been a "battery pressurization", then naturally AKR " goes "after" returning "to the base for (buildup, flushing, replacement, etc.) wink
          For the rest ... only resource limitations ... after all, before a practical launch, control and pre-launch flights are always performed, and the rocket is the same ... only it is refueled only for a "combat" (practical launch) wink
          And all 2-combat "missiles are mandatory with periodicity ... bully ... are "ventilated" drinks
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 28 November 2020 19: 29
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            Quote: ancient
            You simply do not correctly formulate your thought, since if the rocket has a liquid-propellant engine (refueling with two component fuel) and is fueled for combat (practical launch and launch, for some reason is postponed) and there has already been a "battery pressurization", then naturally AKR " goes "after" returning "to the base for (buildup, flushing, replacement, etc.)

            There are quite serious vibration loads when landing a load, there is a check of all the components and especially the electronics and the sighting system are calibrated.
            1. ancient
              ancient 30 November 2020 10: 19
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              Quote: APASUS
              There are quite serious vibration loads when landing a load, there is a check of all the components and especially the electronics and the sighting system are calibrated.

              So who can argue with this? .. I say .. that all controlled ATS have "resources" for take-off and landing and operating time ..... when suspended on a specific carrier, a complete adjustment of the ACS is carried out for this product (even though the fact that each specific item is "assigned" to a specific board bully ).
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    1. ancient
      ancient 27 November 2020 12: 56
      +8
      Quote: denis obuckov
      and what donald "Lancer" can not carry simple cruise missiles,

      And who or what kind of granny to you about this .. "said" wassat

      Back in December 2018, AGM-158C LRASM missiles were considered to have reached the EOC stage as part of the armament of the US Air Force B-1B Lancer strategic bombers.
  7. Tsoy
    Tsoy 27 November 2020 12: 13
    +1
    In the article they write about 8 nodes, but I read that only 6 will be restored. Two missiles per pylon for a total of 12. Plus they want to shove 24 AGM-158s inside. But all these upgrades will not affect the plans to write off 17 Lancers next year.
    1. ancient
      ancient 27 November 2020 12: 47
      +7
      Quote: Choi
      But all these upgrades will not affect plans in any way write off 17 lancers next year.

      About the plans to "write off" all A-10 .. "heard"? ... How ended ..? bully
      1. Tsoy
        Tsoy 27 November 2020 16: 24
        +1
        About the plans to "write off" all A-10 .. "heard"? ... How ended ..?


        Plans for that and plans to change. B-52 nervously smokes on the sidelines laughing. wink
  8. alekc75
    alekc75 27 November 2020 12: 44
    -2
    Quote: figvam
    Quote: zwlad
    It's time to return the refueling rods to the TU-22M3.


    On the first Tu-22m3m there is already a place on the nose for the boom.

    they are just in stock. everything is provided as standard
  9. razved
    razved 27 November 2020 16: 09
    0
    General Timothy Ray, Commander of the US Air Force Strategic Command, explained that the modernization will include the restoration of eight external hardpoints dismantled in connection with the Russian-American strategic arms reduction treaties, which provide for the abandonment of the use of B-1B bombers as carriers of nuclear weapons.

    That is, despite the START reduction treaties in force, the "guardians of international law" deliberately violate the START mentioned above, while they also loudly declare this ... And then we will be offered to take the gentlemen's word for it. that they will not equip pods with nuclear missiles? Or will Russia again be accused of doing this in return? I wonder what the reaction will be from our Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the lead body conducting negotiations on disarmament ...
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  13. migsu
    migsu 28 November 2020 01: 28
    -8
    It is very scary funny to suspend on the fact that nothing can do something that will not be there for another 20 years ...
  14. migsu
    migsu 28 November 2020 01: 30
    -6
    But the most interesting thing for the local "nothing" is that all this is supposed to be done under the planetary caps of the electronic warfare-missile defense system of the RF Aerospace Forces .... Shoigu, however, reported in January 2018.