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A step towards hypersound: A new AGM-158 JASSM rocket was launched in the USA

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The United States has taken another step towards hypersound. This step was the launch of the new AGM-158 JASSM cruise missile from the aircraft.

The successful tests are reported by the press service of the US Air Force.

The rocket was launched from the external holder of the B-1B Lancer strategic bomber. After that, the US Air Force can begin testing the hypersonic complex with which they plan to arm these aircraft.

The rocket was launched on December 4 at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. The tests were successful, showing that the new weapon can be used with the use of an external suspension, which makes it possible to significantly increase the already high combat potential of a strategic bomber.


According to Lt. Col. David Haggard of the US Air Force Global Strikes Command, the modernization of the B-1B Lancer will allow 6 to 12 AGM-158 JASSM missiles or long-range anti-ship missiles to be placed on the outer pylons. In addition, another 24 such missiles are placed inside the aircraft. This means that two modernized bombers can replace three of the same aircraft without external hardpoints.

Earlier, after the signing of the START III treaty, B-1B Lancer bombers dismantled the wiring for installing weapons on external attachment points. Now they decided to return the possibility of using weapons on an external sling.

The AGM-158 JASSM is a new high-precision surface-to-surface cruise missile developed by the American corporation Lockheed Martin.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/, U.S. Air Force
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 13 December 2020 13: 39
    -16%
    Egegey !!! Galloping in pursuit ... in a few years, maybe they will catch up ... wassat
    1. military_cat
      military_cat 13 December 2020 14: 08
      +6
      Earlier, after the signing of the START III treaty, B-1B Lancer bombers dismantled the wiring for installing weapons on external attachment points. Now they decided to return the possibility of using weapons on an external sling.

      Therefore, the extension of the START Treaty after the expiration date on February 5, 2021 is not exactly on the agenda.
      1. bayard
        bayard 13 December 2020 15: 30
        +5
        Quote: military_cat
        Therefore, the extension of the START Treaty after the expiration date on February 5, 2021 is not exactly on the agenda.

        Who needs it now? The weapons prescribed / permitted by the treaty are barely enough for each other (Russia-USA), but what to take care of China? So neither we nor the United States need this treaty.
    2. figwam
      figwam 13 December 2020 14: 14
      +2
      The United States has taken another step towards hypersound. This step was the launch of the new AGM-158 JASSM cruise missile from the aircraft.

      Well, there is still a trifle, to make a hypersonic missile.
  2. Operator
    Operator 13 December 2020 13: 42
    +15
    What does the subsonic AGM-158 JASSM have to do with hypersonic missiles? laughing

    Yes - and what does the external suspension of aircraft ammunition have to do with US super-duper stealth technology? laughing
    1. mark1
      mark1 13 December 2020 13: 48
      0
      Really not clear. But how many of them are hung! Why can't we do that (at least 2/3)? The lifting capacity will be larger ...
      1. Genry
        Genry 13 December 2020 14: 14
        -6
        Quote: mark1
        But how many of them are hung! Why can't we do that (at least 2/3)? The lifting capacity will be larger ...

        If you take and militarize the Tu-204/214 (put pylons), then you can hang about 20 such missiles.
        Soon there will be a modern and large-scale MS-21 .... (therefore, the West is strenuously hindering production).
        1. bayard
          bayard 13 December 2020 15: 37
          +7
          The American CD is very compact, so much so that 1 pieces are included in the V-24B bomb bay. We do not have such compact ones yet, but the expected X-50 will be already closer in size, there will also be 160 such units in the Tu-24. , and on Tu-22M3M - 10 pieces (of which 6 pieces are on the drum in the fuselage).
          But this should not be suspended on civilian aircraft - they are not designed for this. God grant that on their base (Tu-214, MS-21) normal anti-submarine warriors and scouts appear.
          1. Bersaglieri
            Bersaglieri 14 December 2020 12: 47
            +1
            JASSM - tactical CD. It is one and a half times smaller than the "Ax" in length and weight. And 2-3 times inferior in range (depending on the modification). Its analogue in Russia is the developed X-50
            1. bayard
              bayard 14 December 2020 12: 53
              +3
              Quote: Bersaglieri
              ... Its analogue in Russia is the developed X-50

              So I like about it.
              1. Bersaglieri
                Bersaglieri 14 December 2020 13: 41
                +1
                Looks like they answered synchronously :)
        2. Bersaglieri
          Bersaglieri 14 December 2020 12: 46
          0
          Heh, there were projects of "arsenal-aircraft" based on the Boeing-747-cargo and the Galaxyin 100+ "Axes" on the MPU
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 13 December 2020 13: 47
    +13
    Strange video posted:
    The rocket is separated from the external suspension, spreads its wings and ... falls down somewhere!
    And this is hypersound? !!!
    Then the "Zaporozhets" thrown into the abyss is a racing car!
    1. military_cat
      military_cat 13 December 2020 14: 04
      +4
      Moreover, the channel is called "Мілітерний YouTube", and the link in the description leads to .ua
      I didn't even immediately understand how I got there. )))
    2. Lex_is
      Lex_is 13 December 2020 14: 55
      +6
      No, this is not hypersound.
      These are tests of the suspension on the external pylons of the B-1B subsonic AGM-158 JASSM.
    3. Nemchinov Vl
      Nemchinov Vl 14 December 2020 23: 02
      +1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      ... And this is hypersound? !!!
      Then the "Zaporozhets" thrown into the abyss is a racing car!
      Why do you always underestimate "Zaporozhets". ?! smile
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 14 December 2020 23: 06
        -1
        I "grew up" in it!)
        My grandfather, Vasily Semenovich, was a war invalid and changed three "Cossacks". One 30 Ci and two 40 Ci. So I have the warmest relationship to this car)))
        1. Nemchinov Vl
          Nemchinov Vl 14 December 2020 23: 09
          0
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          My grandfather, Vasily Semenovich, was a war invalid and changed three "Cossacks". One 30 Ci and two 40 Ci. So I have the warmest relationship to this car)))
          I have an uncle who lived in the Urals, he also changed three during his lifetime .... And then, when his legs refused, he received a "Niva", and cried ... "I've been waiting all my life, it's a pity I won't go, let my son-in-law go for a drive ...", - spoke. (!). hi
  4. A good one
    A good one 13 December 2020 13: 55
    +2
    Erysipelas to meet the fist, no difference, the fist to meet the fist, as well. sad
    1. Russ
      Russ 13 December 2020 14: 13
      +6
      I even remembered ...
      And my head went to kick other people's feet ...
  5. Bradley
    Bradley 13 December 2020 13: 59
    +4
    Even strange. What does the AGM-158 have to do with it? And it's not that the rocket is new, and even more so superluminal.
    Maybe confused with AGM-183?
    1. bayard
      bayard 13 December 2020 15: 41
      +2
      They boasted of a new carrier for promising missiles that do not yet exist. In the meantime, the suspension and launches of AGM-158 are being tested, it is no less dangerous for us - we still have AWACS aircraft for their detection ... we can say that there simply are not (5 - 6 pieces are tears).
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 13 December 2020 14: 07
    +4
    Where it is closer to hypersonic, they dropped a subsonic rocket, opened the wings, did not release the air intake until the last second of the roller, the dvigun did not start. It looks like the earth then hubs! In a few minutes! Cool, you won't fool us! bully
    1. sir.jonn
      sir.jonn 13 December 2020 14: 19
      +5
      Quote: tralflot1832
      It looks like land then hubs

      Most likely, the descent of the mass-dimensional model from the pylon is being worked out.
  7. _Ugene_
    _Ugene_ 13 December 2020 14: 13
    +3
    Well, where is the engine on at least in the video? maybe she fell like that?
  8. kventinasd
    kventinasd 13 December 2020 14: 15
    +5
    Well, just surprised, so surprised! Could throw the same painted log. laughing The effect would be the same. The Pentagon is in its repertoire.
    This is how rockets should be shown
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 13 December 2020 14: 36
      -1
      An Iskander ballistic missile launch from the air is much more effective than from the ground,
      you will not say anything. good
  9. Prisoner
    Prisoner 13 December 2020 14: 24
    -2
    Well, God forbid, on these steps, they often stumble and fill the bumps.
  10. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 13 December 2020 14: 34
    +6
    JASSM is not even supersonic. This is a subsonic stealth missile.
    Its "trick" is stealth for radars and a wound seeker.
  11. Ros 56
    Ros 56 13 December 2020 14: 35
    +6
    There is not a word about hypersound in the article, only about the number of missiles, but the title is somehow.
  12. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 13 December 2020 14: 44
    +1
    They dropped some kind of balalaika on the floor, which didn’t fly and announced a peremog and hypersound, well, go ahead laughing
  13. igorspb
    igorspb 13 December 2020 14: 50
    +1
    I would like to see the comment of Mr. Timokhin, on this extremely not intelligible video.)))) Or does he comment only on domestic?
  14. KOLORADO73
    KOLORADO73 13 December 2020 14: 52
    +5
    New rocket? The author is a stupid person, because AGM 158 was launched from B1 back in 2008!
  15. Old26
    Old26 13 December 2020 15: 58
    +4
    Quote: Leader of the Redskins
    Strange video posted:
    The rocket is separated from the external suspension, spreads its wings and ... falls down somewhere!
    And this is hypersound? !!!
    Then the "Zaporozhets" thrown into the abyss is a racing car!

    Dear, where did you read that you launched a hypersonic missile? Since when did the AGM-158 suddenly become hypersonic? They dropped a conventional, subsonic, cruise missile. And given the fact that cruise missiles had never been used from an external V-1V suspension (there was no suspension either), then checking the possibility of using external hardpoints is really a step for the Americans towards the possibility of using the V-1V in the future as a hypersonic carrier weapons
  16. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 13 December 2020 17: 00
    0
    Is this a new rocket? It seems that it has been released for twenty years. Or something new that was launched from b1, not from the bomb bay?
  17. Old26
    Old26 13 December 2020 17: 04
    +1
    Quote: KOLORADO73
    New rocket? The author is a stupid person, because AGM 158 was launched from B1 back in 2008!

    Yes, but from internal bomb bays
  18. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 13 December 2020 18: 27
    0
    With rockets on an external sling, this plane will be on radar screens like a Christmas tree ...
  19. Kushka
    Kushka 13 December 2020 18: 28
    0
    Quote: Lord of the Sith
    They dropped some kind of balalaika on the floor, which didn’t fly and announced a peremog and hypersound, well, go ahead laughing

    Well, why did you attack the Ams?
    Tomorrow another author will write to you that which
    then the ambal threw a bayonet over the base fence
    50 m! And you will laugh again from the Ams?
  20. Old26
    Old26 14 December 2020 00: 54
    +2
    Quote: Dzafdet
    With rockets on an external sling, this plane will be on radar screens like a Christmas tree ...

    Do you think that our TU-95, TU-22M3 or TU-160 with an external suspension will not shine like a Christmas tree? The main thing is that there will be a carrier. And if he launches a hypersonic missile from a distance of 1500 km, then let it glow. They won't get it anyway
  21. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 14 December 2020 12: 44
    0
    JASSM - subsonic, stealthy cruise missile. The "header masters", as usual, have been fixed :)
  22. Old26
    Old26 14 December 2020 14: 55
    +2
    Quote: bayard
    The American CD is very compact, so much so that 1 pieces are included in the V-24B bomb bay. We do not have such compact ones yet, but the expected X-50 will be already closer in size, there will also be 160 such units in the Tu-24. , and on Tu-22M3M - 10 pieces (of which 6 pieces are on the drum in the fuselage).
    But this should not be suspended on civilian aircraft - they are not designed for this. God grant that on their base (Tu-214, MS-21) normal anti-submarine warriors and scouts appear.

    Let me correct you a little, comrade. Not in bomb bay, And in bomb bays... B-1B has three of them. Here in each and fit 8 pieces.