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Russia and China can bypass Assault Breaker II: a secret project of the US Armed Forces was discussed in the American edition

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The American edition of The National Interest writes about the secret project. Project "Assault Breaker II", according to the author of the magazine, is rarely covered in public space. But not so long ago, the conversation about him turned on an online speech by Terence Emmert, the US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Research and Development.


Breaker II represents a very promising solution to the problems of our strategic competition,

- emphasized Emmert.

Another scrappy information about the secret project of the US Armed Forces Assault Breaker II was announced by Stephen Walker at a briefing of the US Congress in 2019. Walker was head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) at the time, so his words are noteworthy.

The official described the project as a set of "new operational combat structures based on the latest technology and capabilities." As you can see - again flattering characteristics, but almost no specifics. What are we talking about?

Kim Lieser of The Drive writes that история the project called Assault Breaker began in the distant 1970s. Now the old program has received a new breath due to the possible use of the latest technologies in its implementation. DARPA describes the project as integrating several technologies and tools, including lasers, electro-optical sensors, microelectronics, and radars.

First of all, among these integrated systems and technologies can be noted the Joint Radar System for Observation of JSTARS Targets, which combines the PGM with the advanced reconnaissance, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems developed with the support of DARPA.



In addition, these are the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles; US Air Force guided munitions air-to-ground missiles; a long-range army missile system (ATMS) capable of operating at any time of the day; ammunition Brilliant Anti-armor Tank (BAT), the acoustic sensors of which are designed to detect and aim at targets, for example, at enemy armored vehicles.

As noted by Kim Lieser, the Pentagon is very concerned about potential threats from the Russian and Chinese armed forces, which forces it to show increased attention to developing new technologies to counter foreign attacks.

In a 2017 report by the Council of Defense Sciences, Assault Breaker II is called a means of delivering a disarming blow to an enemy. Potential targets of the strike could be ships Tanks, air defense means, headquarters and warehouses of the armed forces of a potential enemy.

However, Kim Lieser emphasizes that Russia and China can bypass Assault Breaker II. They can simply increase the number of forces used in an armed conflict, which will require only certain financial costs and nothing more.

Thus, even the Americans themselves are ambiguous in assessing a promising project: either it is presented as an absolutely reliable weapon of counteraction, it turns out that, in general, the efforts of the American military are in vain, since Moscow or Beijing, if they wish, will find an opportunity to neutralize Assault Breaker II.
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  1. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 11 March 2021 12: 25
    +9
    Again ranting about "promising weapons of the future." It is clear from the text that this program is the development of equipment for target designation and reconnaissance, that all fighters of the US Army or the ILC will be connected to the means of strategic and tactical reconnaissance. In essence, this is just chatter again. The same when it was pompously declared that Zamwalt would be the kind of thing that would win everyone. Developed promising infantry fighting vehicles and?
    All the same, Hollywood and comics strongly influence the actions and chatter of those who grew up on this ...
    1. Holgerton
      Holgerton 11 March 2021 12: 36
      -3
      Assault Breaker is a project to create mass weapons for mass destroying, first of all, armored vehicles, in particular, these were submunitions for use by all branches of the armed forces.
      It was completed before the late 1980s.
      Its results (ammunition) were used in subsequent projects to develop high-precision weapons of attack. But it was decided to abandon the project as a whole, since the USSR did not become
      This is not about talking about Hollywood, this is a long-standing development, the elements of which were used in American SPBE.
      SPBE at our classification.

      Here, once again, they decided to recall the new modernization to meet modern requirements, they just like to add yellowness to their news about the USA on VO.
      On VO there is a more adequate article on the topic:

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.topwar.ru/157826-programma-darpa-assault-breaker-ii-staraja-ideja-i-novye-tehnologii.html
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 11 March 2021 12: 41
        -1
        Quote: Holgerton
        This is not about talking about Hollywood, this is a long-standing development, the elements of which have already been used more than once in Iraq / Syria / Yugoslavia.

        And where in Yugoslavia and Syria with Iraq were used
        Quote: Holgerton
        mass weapons for mass destruction, primarily armored vehicles

        Quote: Holgerton
        It's not about Hollywood balaboling

        ... this is dementia, not fairy tales
        1. Holgerton
          Holgerton 11 March 2021 12: 44
          +2
          American SPBE, this is the derivation of Assault Breaker, I think you will be able to find the time yourself to list all the cases of application by the piece.
          Roughly speaking, these are almost all Raytheon anti-tank submunitions.
          And since you accuse of dementia, then look at the goals of the Assault Breaker project and what it was intended for, otherwise you and I are sick with it for a couple of times.
          1. Cowbra
            Cowbra 11 March 2021 13: 00
            0
            Are you talking about the weapons of mass program - did you say it above? And the Americans, of course, not knowing what they were talking about, slightly confused - instead of
            Quote: Holgerton
            almost all Raytheon anti-tank submunitions

            was the ACCALt breaker program called the global integration system, that is, the control system? Kick the Pentagon, and the fact that they gag a rod! It has been said that they were still used in Yugoslavia! Against the armored hordes of the Yugoslavs!
    2. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 11 March 2021 13: 06
      +4
      Quote: mojohed2012
      Again ranting about "promising weapons of the future." It is clear from the text that this program is the development of equipment for target designation and reconnaissance, that all fighters of the US Army or the ILC will be connected to the means of strategic and tactical reconnaissance. In essence, this is just chatter again. The same when it was pompously declared that Zamwalt would be the kind of thing that would win everyone. Developed promising infantry fighting vehicles and?
      All the same, Hollywood and comics strongly influence the actions and chatter of those who grew up on this ...


      This system is for linking together all existing and prospective means of reconnaissance and target designation of all types of combat units of the army, aviation, and navy - into a single system.
      One for all at once.
      Where is each commander of a separate group - immediately sees on the tactical display the whole picture that "anyone" gives, whether a satellite at an altitude of 1000 km, or a UAV, an airplane, or tankers from a neighboring unit ...
      Who saw one - now everyone immediately knows about it.
      And now no headquarters are needed for this.
      And this is no longer chatter.

      This system was stopped for two reasons.
      End of the Cold War.
      Insufficient bandwidth of communication lines - for the exchange of huge amounts of information.
      As a result, the first program was stopped. Due to the fact that she was very much ahead of her time and opportunities. As it turned out for almost 40 years.

      Now the second point is fully implemented, over the past 40 years the electronic world of communication and processors has changed a lot.
      The delivery vehicles for anti-tank guided warheads have also expanded.

      They just reformatted the old program with new features and will do it in a new way. From scratch.
      But according to the same principles.
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik 11 March 2021 13: 21
        -2
        Quote: SovAr238A
        And now no headquarters are needed for this.

        They will stay. They just transform. Analysts and commanders will sit somewhere in Ohio or Oklahoma, at a 3D map of the battlefield. Where each unit is listed, your own or the enemy. They will look for the best way to complete the task. By giving the order directly to the weapon.
        Even in the small one.


        Who was a pimply gamer before, tomorrow will be the commander of the cyber operations headquarters.
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 11 March 2021 13: 50
          +1
          Quote: OgnennyiKotik

          Who was a pimply gamer before, tomorrow will be the commander of the cyber operations headquarters.


          I have been writing about this for 8 years on this site.
          Not the Young Guard. not DOSAAF, nor various patriotic clubs shape the future of the army.
          They only form cannon fodder.

          And the future of the army is formed by the very "gamers" who, having come to DARPA, form the terms of reference for promising developments on the basis of "let's first repeat and then develop the concept of automatic interaction between StarCraft and Command & Conquer.
          And after the analysis, the understanding already begins and what means of communication are needed, and what weapons are needed and what tactics are needed, etc. The system starts to self-accelerate. And you can't stop her.

          Those "gamers" who come to work in the R&D departments, understand what the "gamers" from DARPA are talking about and implement them exactly as needed.
          Symbiosis of those who grew up playing games.

          But apparently, there are very few of those in our military-industrial complex and the General Staff who played computer games in their youth and youth, and who were able to cut through that counter in the development of military affairs, which eventually became network-centric and which ultimately gave that leap in development communication systems, which was primarily formed at the Pentagon, and domestic use is only secondary ...
      2. Cananecat
        Cananecat 11 March 2021 14: 30
        0
        Is it not for the right system that ours are preparing "inflatable" troops, imitating various military equipment?
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 11 March 2021 15: 42
          0
          Quote: Canecat
          Is it not for the right system that ours are preparing "inflatable" troops, imitating various military equipment?


          How do you understand the system of deploying "inflatable" troops in real (not partisan) combat operations?
          So, what would it be believable to the enemy and the enemy did not know anything?
          Well, I understand how this could have been realized in the years of WWII.

          And now?
          When enemies are equipped with satellites, when huge Jistars and AWACS fly, when the enemy knows by name the entire personnel of those forces that stand against him, and even where and by whom the wives work and in which schools the children study. not to mention that scheme. how troops move inside our territory.

          All this is no longer a secret for enemies.
      3. lucul
        lucul 11 March 2021 20: 41
        -3
        This system is for linking together all existing and prospective means of reconnaissance and target designation of all types of combat units of the army, aviation, and navy - into a single system.
        One for all at once.

        This requires a powerful digital interface with high bandwidth, and it doesn't.
        This system was stopped for two reasons.
        End of the Cold War.
        Insufficient bandwidth of communication lines - for the exchange of huge amounts of information.

        Yes, the reason is simple - there is no such wireless interface, with the required bandwidth, and besides, it is protected from interference)))
        Due to the fact that she was very much ahead of her time and opportunities. As it turned out for almost 40 years.

        Still, and now there is no such interface, technologies do not allow, not like 40 years ago)))
        And 40 years ago it was just a cut of funds, it's like now getting funds to develop a gravitational or superluminal engine for a spacecraft)))
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 11 March 2021 21: 15
          0
          Quote: lucul
          This system is for linking together all existing and prospective means of reconnaissance and target designation of all types of combat units of the army, aviation, and navy - into a single system.
          One for all at once.

          This requires a powerful digital interface with high bandwidth, and it doesn't.
          This system was stopped for two reasons.
          End of the Cold War.
          Insufficient bandwidth of communication lines - for the exchange of huge amounts of information.

          Yes, the reason is simple - there is no such wireless interface, with the required bandwidth, and besides, it is protected from interference)))
          Due to the fact that she was very much ahead of her time and opportunities. As it turned out for almost 40 years.

          Still, and now there is no such interface, technologies do not allow, not like 40 years ago)))
          And 40 years ago it was just a cut of funds, it's like now getting funds to develop a gravitational or superluminal engine for a spacecraft)))


          Buy this book here - read it.
          https://www.amazon.com/Net-Centric-Environment-Joint-Functional-Concept/dp/B00NYH7PE0
          or download it - it is available.
          Everything is already there.
          and its development in the form of NCOE JFC.

          Find a 10-year-old article from V.A. Korolenko, Deputy Director of JSC "Agat - Control Systems" about the Paradigm of network-centric control and its influence on command and control.


          And yes, the Americans converted 100 of their RQ-7 Shadow drones - into battlefield aerial repeaters with a channel capacity of 1 Gigabit per second.
          And why are Web interfaces not satisfying to you?
          1. lucul
            lucul 11 March 2021 21: 24
            -5
            And yes, the Americans converted 100 of their RQ-7 Shadow drones - into battlefield aerial repeaters with a channel capacity of 1 Gigabit per second.
            And why are Web interfaces not satisfying to you?

            Filkin's letter - ours have created an electronic warfare dome over Khmeimimov, and of such power that even GPS in Israel will fail.
            All interference-free communication / data transmission devices do not work when in contact with it.
            But you can continue to believe in advertising brochures.
  2. ksv36
    ksv36 11 March 2021 12: 28
    0
    As you can see - again flattering characteristics, but almost no specifics. What are we talking about?

    How is it about? Again they are measured with pipis. The cartoon will be released soon. In 3D, or better in 5D /
  3. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 11 March 2021 12: 31
    +7
    "Russia and China do not know what they will fight with, but undoubtedly they can overcome this, so give more money for parallel programs" - this is in brief the meaning and message. Apparently, this entire system is another deeply hypothetical concept of network-centric defense. All of this is theoretically limited and useful in some local conflicts, but it will be practically useless in a global conflict, because the whole system of sensors and radars must be equipped with trained computing power, and there is simply no need to adequately train them on such a scale - and yet there is no "high "It's useless for the AI ​​to even think about it, it will be the same empty terabytes of information as the data for the" Prism "project.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 11 March 2021 13: 00
    0
    As Kim Leeser notes, the Pentagon is very concerned about potential threats from the Russian and Chinese armed forces, which forces it to show increased attention to the development of new technologies to counter foreign attacks.

    Those. they are all against someone else's attacks, attacks, but neither themselves, nor ???
    Fresh dowry.
    And so, a complex, advanced system, against everything and everyone ...
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 11 March 2021 13: 20
    +1
    Kim Lieser emphasizes that Russia and China can bypass Assault Breaker II. They can simply increase the number of forces used in an armed conflict, which will require only certain financial costs and nothing more.

    A purely American view of the world. Why increase something for Beijing and Moscow, the Americans will get into all the holes anyway, and there are still assistants, such as Israel, which wants to solve its problem in the region with American hands.
  6. vargo
    vargo 11 March 2021 16: 41
    0
    Then it turns out that this is not a material weapon at all, but a set of hacking systems and ready-made schemes for undermining the defense capability by destabilizing the operation of the enemy's electronic systems. The name is also "Breaker".
    1. Ugochaves
      Ugochaves 12 March 2021 08: 33
      0
      not a material weapon, but a set of hacking systems and ready-made schemes for undermining defenses by destabilizing work

      They completely tested and applied them in Iraq and they called it "donkey with gold."