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"We do not know how to defend against Russia and China": the United States is alarmed by another unsuccessful test of its hypersonic weapons

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On Wednesday, a hypersonic missile developed for the needs of the US Navy was tested at NASA's Wallops test site, Virginia, USA. As stated in the official statement of the US Navy, during the test, the capabilities of advanced technologies in the field of hypersonic weapons... Also, tests took place in Alaska, and there they ended in failure. This is alarming in the United States.


As you know, hypersonic missiles are capable of moving at least five times faster than sound, are more maneuverable than ballistic missiles, which together increases the danger of such missiles to the enemy. The United States is now striving to rapidly close the gap in the field of hypersonic weapons with China and Russia. And this is quite understandable: not so long ago, China conducted regular tests of a hypersonic missile that could potentially carry a nuclear warhead. In this regard, the US Permanent Representative for Disarmament Affairs Robert Wood expressed concern about such tests.

China claims that the rocket is intended for space exploration and not for military purposes. But the American side sees in such tests a very serious threat to its security: the time has passed when America was reliably protected from European and Asian powers by two oceans. Now Chinese or Russian missiles can strike targets in the United States itself.

Robert Wood calls American experiments in the field of hypersonic weapons protection against the so-called insidious plans of Russia and China. Because of this, he said, the arms race in the world does not stop. So, Washington says that by 2025 America will still be able to deploy its first hypersonic weapon, and the creation of this weapon is on the list of the country's unequivocal military priorities.

Because of the tests of a Chinese hypersonic missile, the alarm was sounded in Congress: representatives of the US Republican Party express concern about the country's growing lag behind the Russian Federation and China in the field of hypersonic weapons.

What can I say if diplomat Wood, an official, admits that Washington does not know how to defend against hypersonic missiles of its two most likely opponents - Russia and China.

Rep. Mike Gallagher warned the administration of President Joe Biden and the US Congress against cutting defense spending, stressing that China is increasing its military budget, which is a wake-up call for Washington. American congressmen believe that the United States should develop and adopt such weapons that will be adequate to the existing challenges from China and Russia.

The situation for the United States, as reported above, was aggravated by the fact that the Pentagon again faced problems when testing hypersonic weapons. Sources report the failure of the rocket, which was tested the day before at one of the proving grounds in Alaska. The rocket reportedly did not perform as claimed. Also, there was a crash on startup. Now the designers have a long-term job of analyzing the situation.
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  1. APASUS
    APASUS 22 October 2021 11: 23
    0
    The main thing is to fan the tempest in a glass. I don’t understand why our statements are always so peaceful? We must openly admit that the Americans rivet precision weapons not for gardeners and will not direct them against Nauru
    1. Finches
      Finches 22 October 2021 11: 28
      +4
      Here the other day, Biden, catching his jaw with his lips, mumbled something about the fact that Russia and China do not need to contact the most high-tech and combat-ready army in the world (not Ukrainian) - but here they do not know how to defend themselves ... That's right, because:

      A landmine flies, sways,
      Do not expect good from him,
      Even if you dig into the ground,
      You can't escape the shock wave ...
      laughing
      1. hrych
        hrych 22 October 2021 11: 49
        +4
        Quote: Finches
        but here they don't know how to protect themselves ..

      2. den3080
        den3080 22 October 2021 12: 58
        +1
        Here the other day, Biden, catching his jaw with his lips, mumbled something about something that Russia and China do not need….

        laughing laughing good
        I forgot corega cream, for fixing
    2. knn54
      knn54 22 October 2021 11: 49
      +12
      -from the so-called insidious plans of Russia and China.
      The insidiousness of the enemy, according to the Yankes, lies in the possibility of an ANSWER to the aggressor.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 22 October 2021 11: 24
    +2
    "We do not know how to defend against Russia and China": the United States is alarmed by another unsuccessful test of its hypersonic weapons
    Moscow was not built right away ...
    They will do what is needed ... with time.
    1. dzvero
      dzvero 22 October 2021 12: 22
      -1
      But ten years ago we were confidently in the lead. There is some groundwork, but apparently there is no new Keli Johnson and Skunkxworks ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 22 October 2021 13: 04
        +1
        Boom to look at the results of the "competition" ... anyway, it will not change the strategic equilibrium / not equilibrium, for anyone. For the foreseeable future, at least ...
  3. abrakadabre
    abrakadabre 22 October 2021 11: 25
    +5
    in Washington do not know how to defend against hypersonic missiles of its two most likely adversaries - Russia and China.
    How are the Americans supposed to defend against our hypersonic weapons by developing their own IMPACT hypersonic? I would understand if it was about missile defense.
    1. den3080
      den3080 22 October 2021 17: 32
      0
      Quote: abrakadabre
      in Washington do not know how to defend against hypersonic missiles of its two most likely adversaries - Russia and China.
      How are the Americans supposed to defend against our hypersonic weapons by developing their own IMPACT hypersonic? I would understand if it was about missile defense.

      Well, like in westerns. Remember.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 October 2021 11: 37
    +8
    “We don’t know how to protect ourselves from Russia and China”
    Maybe just not attack?
    1. dzvero
      dzvero 22 October 2021 12: 19
      +1
      Maybe just not attack?

      A difficult and even unpromising decision in terms of money ...
  5. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 22 October 2021 11: 41
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    All their "blah blah blah" statements always have one thought - "give money. Give more money!"
  6. zwlad
    zwlad 22 October 2021 11: 51
    +2
    Now Chinese or Russian missiles can strike targets in the United States itself.

    What a delusion. They could have done it before, nothing has changed.
  7. faterdom
    faterdom 22 October 2021 11: 52
    0
    Hands up, let's go out one by one! We throw our weapons at the entrance!
    (Megaphone towards the doors of Petagon)
    - And now Smoked! I said Smoked!
  8. singless
    singless 22 October 2021 12: 16
    -3
    during the Second World War, bombs did not explode. when they opened them, it turned out that the mouth of the front worked, the notes were left. ours everywhere. haha
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 22 October 2021 12: 31
    -2
    “We don’t know how to protect ourselves from Russia and China”:

    Tady give up, yok makaryok. wassat lol laughing
  10. gridasov
    gridasov 22 October 2021 12: 48
    -5
    The topic is hackneyed, but the problem is relevant and constant. The Americans are exploring the real possibilities of ensuring hyperspeed flight in an environment of solid gases or the atmosphere, and Russian engineers have adapted the spacewalk and back and forth and flight at hyperspeed already in near space. And this radically differentiates the paths and directions of research.
  11. Sergey Nikiforov
    Sergey Nikiforov 22 October 2021 13: 17
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    Actually, the media wrote about 4 launches. Three were successful, only one launch had a problem. What is the reason for unrestrained patriotism? The usual routine process But I know about our miracle weapon mainly from the words of the leader.In his words, I know about the invariable constitution and retirement age. Something like this
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 22 October 2021 13: 50
      +2
      So the hegemon began to sing about the lag in hypersound from Russia before the "cartoons". The States also reported successful trials of Zircon. Ours only six months later named Zircon Zircon
      1. Sergey Nikiforov
        Sergey Nikiforov 22 October 2021 16: 55
        -7
        Zircon, Poseidon, Petrel, so to speak, are the results of a nationwide vote.
  12. Valery Volkov
    Valery Volkov 22 October 2021 14: 06
    +1
    There is no need to twitch, since no one is going to attack America - this is her "megalomania". With this approach, the Yankees will destroy themselves.
  13. Old Horseradish
    Old Horseradish 22 October 2021 15: 08
    -5
    If the oligarchy fell under China, this does not mean that the Chinese have become friends of Russia. Quite the opposite. No matter what the agents of Beijing crowed.
  14. opuonmed
    opuonmed 22 October 2021 16: 26
    -3
    maybe this is a throw-in of disinformation so that the Russian Federation and China would think that they have time? It's simple, everything is already ready in the USA and Europe, the air defense around the Russian Federation is where they will replace it with hypersound and hit it?
    1. Cananecat
      Cananecat 23 October 2021 10: 02
      0
      Quote: opuonmed
      maybe this is a throw-in of disinformation so that the Russian Federation and China would think that they have time?

      Time for what? Antimissiles are already being fired at hypersound. )
  15. evgen1221
    evgen1221 22 October 2021 16: 29
    -2
    I suspect that their eggheads are unanimously sabotaging the process because they see what the idea of ​​democracy has grown into and are disappointed with the behavior of their country, respectively, they do not want to give such a dangerous weapon to such a regime.
  16. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 22 October 2021 17: 29
    +3
    For the United States, the best way to protect itself from Russia and China is to shut up and start dealing with the problems of its state. The general cleaning has been crying for a long time over this garbage dump with the ambitions of a "hegemon".
  17. Egor53
    Egor53 22 October 2021 17: 35
    +1
    Barack Obama, during his presidency, set a goal for the American nation - children should learn to read by the age of 12. The goal was not achieved. More than 20% of American adults (21 years old) cannot read or write.
    What kind of a country can have hypersonic missiles?
  18. GoraN
    GoraN 23 October 2021 20: 46
    0
    Yes, don’t point the mattress, no one bothers you, so it stinks more than necessary