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US and Australia to develop hypersonic jet-powered missile

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US and Australia to develop hypersonic jet-powered missile

The United States and Australia have agreed to jointly develop a hypersonic jet-powered missile. The corresponding agreement was signed by the military departments of the two countries.


According to the agreement, the development of a hypersonic rocket with an air-jet engine will be carried out within the SCIFiRE (Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment) project, within which it is planned to design a hypersonic rocket, after which several full-size prototypes will be assembled and flight tested.

The main requirements for the new ammunition are range and relatively low cost. Other details of the new project were not disclosed.

According to Flightglobal, the project will use the developments of Australian specialists obtained under the HIFiRE program to create a hypersonic missile. The Australian program was overseen by the Defense Science and Technology Research Group of the Australian Department of Defense and the US Air Force Research Laboratory.

The Australian project provided for the creation of a two-stage hypersonic missile, in which a hypersonic ramjet engine was installed in the second stage. As previously stated in the Research Group on Defense Science and Technology, the ammunition they developed "showed the possibility of a stable hypersonic flight at a speed of about Mach 7,5."
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  1. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik 1 December 2020 15: 39
    +2
    A few additions.
    Australia is preparing to begin testing a new air-launched hypersonic missile "within a few months."
    An ambitious timeline, including missile tests in the coming months, should result in operational weapons over the next five to ten years, the Sydney Morning Herald said in a report.
    The missile will likely carry, at least initially, F / A-18F Super Hornet fighters from the RAAF, but could potentially be integrated into the P-8A Poseidon naval patrol aircraft.
    1. newcomer
      newcomer 1 December 2020 15: 53
      +1
      Does this add-on belong to "skyfire"?
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik 1 December 2020 15: 55
        -2
        Yes, about SCIFiRE.
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 1 December 2020 15: 58
          +1
          Very interesting. In this case, the news topic under consideration is not just insipid, but also empty_ at all, not a hint of the type of a promising rocket. Or should I be aware of all NATO abraviatur projects?
          Initially, after reading the article, I thought it was something from the category of our "Vanguard".
          1. orionvitt
            orionvitt 1 December 2020 16: 27
            0
            Quote: newbie
            the topic of the news is not just fresh, but also empty_

            If in the next 5-10 years, the rocket is not made, then it will never be done. Especially when you consider that following the trends of recent times, Western universities (including technical ones) mark and recruit students (and professors) based on racial, gender and other characteristics such as sexual orientation, which have a very distant relationship to knowledge. Instead of studying engineering disciplines, the future generation is taught to correctly understand the relationship of the 50 sexes, because this is more important. laughing
            1. newcomer
              newcomer 1 December 2020 16: 29
              +1
              I agree. Amen. laughing
            2. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 1 December 2020 22: 12
              +2
              We did it already. Experienced. She flew.
              Difficult, unreliable.
              Refused.

              The LRASM subsonic stealth CR (below) hits reliably. Monitored
              throughout the flight, makes any loops, transmits video of the hit.
              And it's not easy to shoot it down - radars cut stealth badly.
              1. military_cat
                military_cat 2 December 2020 11: 08
                0
                Quote: voyaka uh
                We did it already. Experienced. She flew.
                Difficult, unreliable.
                Refused.

                It looks more like they turned the development into a non-public plane. And as a result we got SCIFiRE.
          2. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 1 December 2020 20: 05
            +1

            "... I thought it was something from the category of our" Vanguard "////
            ---
            Vanguard, let me remind you, is a new gliding warhead for ICBMs.
            Australia does not have a BR, so it makes no sense to develop warheads planning from space.
            1. newcomer
              newcomer 1 December 2020 20: 31
              0
              It is not the essence of the "Vanguard", let, for example, the semblance of "Zircon" _ the meaning of my commentary that the article does not speak at all about the type of missile. It is now clear that this is a "Dagger" type.
              1. voyaka uh
                voyaka uh 1 December 2020 20: 41
                +2
                Nothing to do with Dagger. The dagger is a ballistic single-stage air-launched missile. Iskander launched from an airplane. He gives a candle upward, goes to an altitude of 40-50 km and flies along a ballistic trajectory. Its solid fuel engine runs for just 40 seconds at the beginning.
                At the end of the trajectory, it hits the target almost vertically. Nice, fast thing.
                1. newcomer
                  newcomer 1 December 2020 21: 30
                  0
                  Exactly. There is nothing of the kind in the article. Therefore, only after some "googling" and "Yandex."
  2. Cananecat
    Cananecat 1 December 2020 15: 40
    -3
    Wow ... Australia is where to invest ... brains or money? ))
    1. newcomer
      newcomer 1 December 2020 15: 45
      -3
      Kangaroo laughing , probably laughing
    2. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 1 December 2020 16: 26
      +4
      Quote: Canecat
      Wow ... Australia is where to invest ... brains or money? ))

      There is enough of both.
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 1 December 2020 15: 41
    +1
    One more new project, what difference does it make to us? The main thing for us is to continue to implement our programs in this area so that the existing groundwork is not lost.
  4. newcomer
    newcomer 1 December 2020 15: 43
    -4
    Is this "super-trumpet" being developed in the interests of the Yankees? Or a mutual program for both countries, under the patronage of the Yankees? What am I asking, after all, the Yankees have already "carried" their own hyperpuper as a full-size model.
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 1 December 2020 15: 49
      -3
      Garik hi -coli fit in the USA, Australia there on bird's rights, with an imitation of an equal partner of the project. ..
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 1 December 2020 15: 50
        -4
        This is the highlight of my question, then is the Yankiroketa kaput?
      2. Thrifty
        Thrifty 1 December 2020 16: 26
        +1
        Gospoda minusators - the action of the holy water is over, and you are again "on duty" ??? am fool negative
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 1 December 2020 16: 33
          +1
          Yes, do not pay attention.
  5. evgen1221
    evgen1221 1 December 2020 16: 09
    -5
    Oh, have you already started developing a new one? And I'm sorry, the old one is probably out of date, or was it so good that they decided to do it even better? And it touches that again with someone for a couple, they can only PR and sell well, but not how not to do it yourself, apparently ...
    1. FerrariStradale
      FerrariStradale 1 December 2020 16: 53
      +1
      In the West, the task of creating a dual-mode scramjet (Dual Mode Scramjet), so their development was delayed.
      In Russia, according to the patent of NPO Mashinostroyenia, the development of such an engine was assessed by the developers as too difficult ... Therefore, the Zircon is a single-mode rocket that does not work below an altitude of 18 m, after approaching the target, the power plant is discarded and the Zircon turns into a conventional warhead with subsonic speed without maneuvering. To shoot down Zircon is as easy as the OTRK Point U warhead at the terminal stage.
      1. KCA
        KCA 1 December 2020 17: 29
        +1
        I don’t know what NPO Mashinostroenie was doing there, but in fact, the Raduga MBK was engaged in the development and testing of aircraft with a ramjet and scramjet, and what they developed there, what they did not develop, remains behind a high fence, and certainly is not patented at the patent office
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 1 December 2020 20: 11
        +1
        What you are talking about will not fit in the diameter of the launch container for the Caliber and Onyx missiles.
        Therefore, it is more likely that Zircon is a modified Onyx / Brahmos with a solid fuel booster that throws it up to an altitude of 30 km.
      3. Kara
        Kara 1 December 2020 21: 39
        +14
        Quote: FerrariStradale
        In the West, the task of creating a dual-mode scramjet (Dual Mode Scramjet), so their development was delayed.
        In Russia, according to the patent of NPO Mashinostroyenia, the development of such an engine was assessed by the developers as too complicated

        Let the West develop. Russia will then "write off"
  6. Guazdilla
    Guazdilla 1 December 2020 16: 50
    +2
    V.V. Putin "Our guys will think of something else."
    Their guys cooperate and come up with something there. "Our" guys from the Soviet design bureaus won't come up with anything.
  7. fa2998
    fa2998 1 December 2020 16: 58
    0
    Quote: Thrifty
    One more new project, what difference does it make to us? The main thing for us is to continue to implement our programs in this area so that the existing groundwork is not lost.

    Do we already have a ramjet engine? Or did you miss something? There is no groundwork in this area. We have Iskander on a MiG, or instead of a conventional warhead, a glider was installed on an ICBM. hi
    1. KCA
      KCA 1 December 2020 17: 32
      -1
      On "Onyx" with a ramjet engine you can admire, the whole Internet is filled up with photos, but no one will tell or show you anything about the scramjet engine in the foreseeable future
      1. fa2998
        fa2998 1 December 2020 20: 41
        0
        Very smart? In the article and in the comments discuss hyperspeed aircraft! What is Onyx-hypersonic? I refer to REAL hypersonic aircraft, which independently fly (and not thrown by "Satan") with a ramjet engine-there is nothing to carry an oxidizer with you.
        1. KCA
          KCA 1 December 2020 21: 26
          -2
          Aha, I'm smart, the X-90 program with a scramjet engine was suddenly closed in 1992, and the GELA program with a scramjet engine was abruptly closed in 1994, since then nothing has been heard about the scramjet engine, you, so smart, think that they will tell you everything about them ? Do you think that these zhu-zhu-zhu just completely disappeared from public information?
          1. fa2998
            fa2998 1 December 2020 22: 08
            +2
            Can you remember the plane "weaving" or the rocket "Tempest"? We have a lot of plans, it is important what is on the way out. A lot of money is thrown away. Let's talk about "living" samples. Our "hyper" is now a purely jet engine! hi
            1. KCA
              KCA 1 December 2020 22: 22
              -2
              But who will tell you what is the output? Traitors, if only, on TV, Putin personally, together with the whole country, watched the launch of the X-101 from the TU-160, and six months later the special officer of the Raduga Design Bureau told the organizers of the Raduga Museum that there was no X-101 rocket, and in general, leave me alone. And actually, which boy / girl is which engine? Rockets actually fly at 7+ MAX, hit the target, what else do you want? Back in the 90s, the X-22 was overclocked by 8 MAX, they said that 12 is not the limit, is it not enough? And what are weaving, wasted? Was titanium processing and welding technologies born by themselves, or thanks to weaving? Did the storm fly by too? I think the ANS of space and ballistic missiles grew out of the Tempest
  8. shadow
    shadow 1 December 2020 18: 44
    -3
    And what, the US itself can no longer develop? Australia is being hooked up. Then, I think, someone else will be connected. And then they will buy from Putin when they are completely worn out. I remember that he offered them.
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 2 December 2020 03: 12
    0
    USA and Australia will develop hypersonic jet rocket
    The main thing in this sentence is the verb (emphasized) in the future tense. By the way, both spelling and de facto. wassat