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The US press commented on the appearance in China of a hypersonic missile YJ-21

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The US press commented on the appearance in China of a hypersonic missile YJ-21

According to the American publication 19 FortyFive, the new Chinese YJ-21 hypersonic anti-ship missile poses a serious threat to American aircraft carriers. The publication tells that this missile is used to launch from an aircraft or a surface ship.


It was presented at the 14th Airshow China international aerospace exhibition, held from November 8 to 13 in Zhuhai, in the southern province of Guangdong.

YJ-21 really takes the Chinese Navy to a whole new level, being inaccessible to the US Navy. Its speed is about Mach ten, while the maximum flight range reaches 932 nautical miles. It interferes with the Aegis combat system, which acts as a defense system for aircraft carriers and ships in service with the US Navy.

The Chinese hypersonic cruise missile, according to the US press, is becoming a threat to US military bases in the Indo-Pacific region, including military bases in Guam and Japanese Okinawa.

It is important to note the efforts of the United States in this direction, which began the development of hypersonic weapons. In recent years, the United States has had to speed up the process due to the emergence of combat hypersound in both China and Russia. Recall that it was in Russia that the world's first hypersonic weapon appeared - the Dagger complex.

In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the United States has not yet caught up with Russia in the field of hypersonic weapons. Russia is also armed with Zircon hypersonic anti-ship cruise missiles.
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  1. Buyan
    Buyan 15 November 2022 19: 30
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    China has joined the hypersonic club, welcome
    1. neworange88
      neworange88 15 November 2022 20: 24
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      Quote from Buyan
      China has joined the hypersonic club, welcome


      Well, how to say. There is an opinion that the YJ-21 is a ballistic missile with a hypersonic hovering unit.
      According to military experts, the YJ-21 is a two-stage hypersonic ballistic missile with a range of up to 1,5 km. Analysts note that the appearance of such weapons will provide the Asian power with a significant advantage in the Pacific Ocean, primarily over the United States. The Chinese Navy launched a new YJ-21 hypersonic anti-ship missile. This was reported by the Hong Kong newspaper The South China Morning Post.


      Earlier, on April 19, footage also appeared on social networks in which the Chinese H-21N strategic bomber carried the YJ-6 missile. This aircraft is a modern and deeply modified version of the Soviet "strategist" Tu-16. The technical characteristics of the YJ-21 rocket were not published in the public domain, however, according to media estimates, its range can be up to 1,5 thousand km. Experts note that the YJ-21 is a two-stage rocket that operates on the principle of a "cold" start. The recording also shows that its control and guiding surfaces are smaller than those of cruise missiles. According to analysts, this gives reason to believe that the YJ-21 is a ballistic missile with a hypersonic hovering unit.

      https://russian.rt.com/world/article/993386-kitai-giperzvuk-raketa-yj-21

      Footage of the launch of the YJ-21 hypersonic anti-ship missile.


      YJ-21 anti-ship missile on Xian H-6N strategic bomber.
      1. lopvlad
        lopvlad 15 November 2022 21: 44
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        Quote from: neworange88
        gives reason to believe that the YJ-21 is a ballistic missile with a hypersonic hovering unit.


        rather, a quasi-ballistic missile with the same hypersonic unit. It is much more interesting whether this unit is controlled after the separation of the first stage of which, apparently, is the engine.
  2. ASM
    ASM 15 November 2022 19: 35
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    Well, why be surprised, first the space program from the USSR, now rockets. Only these are all export options. Well, the Chinese hypersonic missile will not be able to maneuver and be guided in unacceptable conditions. Most likely, it will fly to a given area in hypersound, and then, slowing down, will throw off a planning warhead at a target. Still nothing to catch. And so, there are no couple of charges and an aircraft carrier.
    1. bath
      bath 15 November 2022 20: 19
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      On August 26, 2020, the US Department of Defense confirmed that China had test fired two ballistic missiles in the Western Pacific: two Dongfeng-26 ballistic missiles launched from Qinghai province and a Dongfeng-21D ballistic missile from Zhejiang province. Both missiles accurately hit their intended targets in the South China Sea.

      Missiles launched from different places and at different times hit the target ship under water at the same time.

      Since then, no "military expert" in the world has questioned the effectiveness of China's anti-ship ballistic missiles again.
    2. lopvlad
      lopvlad 15 November 2022 21: 59
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      Quote from A.S.M.
      Most likely it will fly to a given area in hypersound


      rather, in supersonic 930 nautical miles and then the separation of the hypersonic unit, and now it has been in hypersound for the last few nautical miles, a kind of pseudo-hypersound.
  3. yuriy55
    yuriy55 15 November 2022 19: 40
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    In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the United States has not yet caught up with Russia in the field of hypersonic weapons.

    Stop making statements. We saw how freely state and military secrets can get out of Russia.
    The most important thing is that the existing types of weapons be produced (could be produced) in large quantities capable of satisfying ALL REQUESTS of the RF Armed Forces.
    Spending Russian money on foreign movables and real estate should be seen as sabotage and undermining the defense capability.
    EVERY FREE penny should be invested in strengthening the defense.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 15 November 2022 19: 46
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    According to the American publication 19 FortyFive, the new Chinese YJ-21 hypersonic anti-ship missile poses a serious threat to American aircraft carriers.
    . What is there to talk about, discuss ... for us, now, there are more important problems.
  5. Evgenijus
    Evgenijus 15 November 2022 20: 23
    0
    The days of aircraft carriers are over...
    1. bath
      bath 15 November 2022 20: 52
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      Aircraft carriers are used against countries that do not have the ability to sink them. Not every country is Russia, it is China.

      However, the YJ21 is a product that China can export, and countries that do not have anti-ship missiles can acquire them through purchase.

      This is what the Americans call《China's new YJ-21 hypersonic anti-ship missile poses a serious threat to US aircraft carriers.》
      1. Evgenijus
        Evgenijus 15 November 2022 20: 58
        +1
        Apart from Russia and China, there are no such countries that will fight against American aircraft carriers.
        1. bath
          bath 15 November 2022 21: 04
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          Iraq, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Libya, Serbia.....

          Are aircraft carriers obsolete?
          1. neworange88
            neworange88 15 November 2022 21: 29
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            Quote from: wanna
            Iraq, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Libya, Serbia.....

            Are aircraft carriers obsolete?


            If an aircraft carrier is drowned with the help of a YJ-21, an anti-ship ballistic missile DF-21D, Iranian missiles or our Kh-32, Dagger, Zircon, Poseidon, then an antidote against aircraft carriers has been found and as a result of this, aircraft carriers will become obsolete. But this must be shown in practice.
            1. Evgenijus
              Evgenijus 15 November 2022 21: 52
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              Iraq, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Syria do not have Zircons. Therefore, these countries will not fight against aircraft carriers.
          2. And Us Rat
            And Us Rat 16 November 2022 00: 17
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            Quote from: wanna
            Iraq, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Libya, Serbia.....

            Do not write nonsense, do you really believe that the Yankees will wipe themselves out, sink one of these countries with their aircraft carrier? Yes, then they will flood this shooter with napalm from edge to edge, so that it would not be habitual for others.
            Yes, and the Russian Federation and the PRC, American aircraft carriers, outside the framework of the third-nuclear-last world war, will not drown either, since this will unleash her darling.
  6. Fangaro
    Fangaro 15 November 2022 21: 55
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    The heads of state shook hands with each other. Now Biden can sleep peacefully. No surprises are expected on a planet that only the US owns.
    And if anything happens, then this planet is wrong. And the US will find a solution.
  7. Fangaro
    Fangaro 15 November 2022 22: 16
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    Zelensky has already announced new directions for the development of the Navy. Lots of small ships instead of aircraft carriers. And the United States still does not see that a new strategy for the Navy has already been announced from Kyiv. Soon Kyiv will begin to dictate how the United States should develop its Navy, then what to launch into production in the Air Force.
    And there, you see, the balance will already change in Congress. There will be three parties. Democrats, Republicans, Ukrainians.
  8. Fangaro
    Fangaro 15 November 2022 23: 25
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    For a couple of decades, the states have exerted such influence on countries not from the top twenty in terms of economic level that they considered necessary. For myself. Now there are countries that just want to develop on their own. Regardless of the wishes of the United States. Spiral of historical development.
    I like that there is a counterbalance to the ambitions of the Americans!