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American general announced the possibility of a Chinese hypersonic missile "to be in space for a long time"

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American general announced the possibility of a Chinese hypersonic missile "to be in space for a long time"

Recently, US Space Force Lieutenant General Chance Saltzman, who is the deputy chief of the space operations department, noted that China's hypersonic missiles could be in space for a long time. This, he said, may be due to the technology used in rocket engines.


Chinese hypersonic missiles are capable of flying at speeds over Mach 5. Naturally, the appearance in the arsenal of Beijing of a similar weapons cannot but alert the American military. Earlier, the Chinese authorities announced the preparation of a missile with a speed of Mach 8.

General Saltzman called the Chinese missiles "destabilizing weapons," noting that ballistic missiles had previously posed the main threat. In turn, the chairman of the US Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milli, called China's hypersonic tests a wake-up call for the US military.

As noted by Western media, during the tests, the missile went unnoticed by the current anti-missile defense radars, which raised very serious concerns about the growth of the combat capabilities of the Chinese armed forces. But in Beijing, they still claim to have tested a spacecraft.

US concern is also growing because now Washington is no longer keeping up with Russia and China in terms of creating hypersonic weapons. Both Moscow and Beijing are testing hypersonic missiles, while the United States still cannot boast of such a ready-made missile. This even more frightens the American military, who are puzzled by the question of developing new means and ways to protect the US territory from potential hypersonic strikes from the American army. At the same time, the problem of obtaining the next additional funding for Pentagon projects is also being solved, even if they ultimately do not lead to a positive result for the United States.
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  1. Vladimir 290
    Vladimir 290 2 December 2021 13: 15
    +6
    Yes, of course, Chinese or Russian missiles are naturally a destabilizing factor, but the most democratic and free American ones are a stabilizing one.
    1. Civil
      Civil 2 December 2021 14: 17
      -10
      The Communists of the PRC come out on top in almost all sectors of the armament.
    2. knn54
      knn54 2 December 2021 14: 32
      0
      "Dangerous and irresponsible": however.
  2. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 2 December 2021 13: 21
    +1
    Of course, they are afraid that they would give more money.
  3. K-36
    K-36 2 December 2021 13: 32
    +10
    Quote from the article: "This even more frightens the American military, who are puzzled by the question of developing new means and methods of protecting US territory from potential hypersonic strikes. by the American army. "Again another pearl good
    And, for the umpteenth time, a natural question arises: does VO have editors for the texts of articles or not?
    Yesterday, for example, VO reported that in the Battle of Sinop, Nakhimov failed to save his ships! negative One more question involuntarily arises: are there any employees on the staff of VO who care for the status of the publication ?!
    hi
    1. Fantazer911
      Fantazer911 2 December 2021 13: 43
      +2
      You +, you also noticed a mistake, this is as a result of the exam of the current generation
    2. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 2 December 2021 19: 12
      0
      I asked about the availability of a proofreader for VO, the comment was deleted. He mentioned forgetfulness in connection with Zhukov, the comment was deleted. I remembered the "Censor" of the 14th year ...
  4. GAndr
    GAndr 2 December 2021 13: 36
    +2
    Russia is not just conducting tests, it actually ALREADY has hypersound in service, so ...
  5. Fisherman
    Fisherman 2 December 2021 14: 19
    -4
    That is, almost combat space platforms are being created? So this is to defend against Guinea missiles!
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 2 December 2021 14: 27
    0
    US concern is also growing because now Washington is no longer keeping up with Russia and China in terms of creating hypersonic weapons.
    The question is ... are they just afraid of something or rage that their dominance, over everyone and everything, becomes not so obvious ???
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 December 2021 14: 36
    +2
    Americans are nervous and therefore underestimate the swings. 5 or 8 Machs - the main thing is to get to the United States. So the question arises for the Americans, what will they do when they themselves have hypersonic weapons at the testing stage and how to fight, and even on two fronts? Maybe it's time for the United States to slow down, stop puffing and move on to traditional diplomacy?
  8. Kushka
    Kushka 2 December 2021 19: 33
    +1
    .... scares the American military, who are baffled by the question ...
    Listen to these American generals more (well, English ones too)
    What really scares them more is the reduction in pocket puffiness.
    (well, its meaning, but of course)
    They will howl at the moon from morning to evening:
    "pipe with submarines"
    "with bomber trumpet"
    "pipe with aircraft carriers"
    "icebreakers are mute"
    "RUSSIANS ARE COMING"
    "The boss is all gone, the plaster cast is being removed (from China)"
    They have such a job.
    Ideally all printed are green (100%),
    should go directly to the military-industrial complex directly in the package,
    As you know, there is no ideal in nature,
    but this must be striven for (or even with the generals
    that, bye-bye)