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The US Navy experienced a hypersonic projectile

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The US Naval Research Authority conducted the first test of a Hyper Velocity Projectile (HVP) hypersonic projectile for a promising electromagnetic gun, reports resource Popular mechanics with reference foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com.



“The projectile is able to move six times faster than the speed of sound over a distance of 160 km, which is significantly superior to the existing ship guns. HVP is much more effective than traditional artillery shells because of the tremendous speed of movement and the possibility of adjusting the trajectory, ”writes the publication.

Ammunition can be controlled in flight using the nearest drone or radar system of a warship. “All this allows it to become more deadly than ground-to-air missiles, and its speed will make defense against HVP almost impossible,” the foreign portal notes.

According to the developers, “using the Aegis shipborne multi-functional combat information and control system, you can track an enemy fighter at a distance of about 30 km and shoot an HVP projectile at it from an existing 5-inch deck gun or railgun.” In this case, the whole procedure (taking into account the time of flight of the projectile) will take only 15 seconds.

Due to the fact that the projectile does not need its own fuel, its price will be much lower than that of a cruise missile. "In addition, this system will improve the safety of destroyers and their crews," concludes the publication.

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  1. Ppsh
    Ppsh 22 May 2015 13: 55
    +16
    This is called advanced technology. Need to catch up ...
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 22 May 2015 13: 56
      +5
      Yes Ponte is beef !!!
      1. aleks 62
        aleks 62 22 May 2015 14: 41
        +3
        ..... Yes Ponte is beef !!! ....

        ..... Well, yes ...... There is a projectile ..... Only there is nothing to shoot from ..... wassat
        1. Appraiser
          Appraiser 22 May 2015 15: 07
          +2
          Forewarned is forearmed.... soldier
      2. yushch
        yushch 22 May 2015 16: 02
        +3
        Of course, I am not a physicist, but I can safely say that at such a speed of the projectile nothing should remain from the piece of iron that they are looking at, because the energy released during the collision should be crazy and it should be measured in tons of TNT.
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 22 May 2015 22: 06
          +5
          Quote: yushch
          I'm certainly not a physicist, but I can safely say that
          somehow "vague doubts torment me" ...
          A railgun is essentially a linear ED, accelerating a projectile with a sharp increase in the EMF gradient. Then what does the shot and puffs of flame have to do with the flying blank? Something I did not notice before for EMF ...
          Then, about the handling of this shell.
          How many Gs can solid state microchips carry?
          And plasma at such speeds is formed only around our T-50, and no-no around Amer’s discs !? So what?
          And then, for 15 seconds, this prodigy flies to the plane.
          Question: where will the aircraft be with 2M flight speed during this time? Modestly - beyond 9900 from the aiming point ...
          Aegis will certainly correct, if the aircraft will fly in a straight line, and if it goes under the radio horizon ... and the rep pilot will crush
          In short, you need to think hard.
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 22 May 2015 22: 33
            +3
            Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
            In short, you need to think hard.

            All this, both with us and with them, is "damp" so far. The railgun is a promising thing, no doubt, but ... I see the most obvious problems, this is the power supply of this gun (most likely so far such a unit can only be installed on ships with atomic power installation), the uncontrollability of the projectile and, let's say, the lack of caliber (a blank 10 cm in diameter is unlikely to cause great harm to the ship, if it is not a flurry of such projectiles at the same time). ...
            1. cast iron
              cast iron 22 May 2015 22: 59
              +2
              It is very doubtful to sharpen the entire power plant of a warship under one single railgun cannon)))))
          2. ProkletyiPirat
            ProkletyiPirat 23 May 2015 01: 34
            +1
            1) you confuse a gauss cannon and a railgun ...

            2) there is a misfortune in another, exactly, at such a speed, firstly, the projectile heats up as it passes through the medium, and secondly, at such a speed the air becomes so dense that the laws of hydrodynamics begin to work and the same effect is obtained as when shooting in water from a shotgun.

            3) I will not say anything about batteries ...
      3. APASUS
        APASUS 22 May 2015 17: 42
        +3
        Quote: Baikonur
        Yes Ponte is beef !!!

        It is very similar to the truth. This EMF has been advertised for 20 years and so far only real samples are in the laboratory, but what prevents it from being put into series? Here the most interesting begins ..............
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS 22 May 2015 13: 58
      +20
      Quote: PPSh
      This is called advanced technology. Need to catch up ...

      we are not particularly lagging behind. Also, work is underway on this subject and RELSOTRON and Russia have. hi
      1. lelikas
        lelikas 22 May 2015 14: 19
        +7
        It is more interesting how, at such speed and congestion, the adjustment is carried out, and even 160 km - it will fly into space, it is unlikely that it will have the usual trajectory.
        1. Aleksey_K
          Aleksey_K 22 May 2015 15: 46
          +5
          This is the main question in this weapon. At these speeds, there is no familiar gun with a barrel and a sight. How a projectile will fly with a rough surface of the projectile. It should be perfect, to fractions of microns, licked in shape and roughness. Otherwise, it will be random shooting.
          1. Papakiko
            Papakiko 22 May 2015 17: 07
            +4
            Quote: Алексей_К
            It should be perfect, to fractions of microns, licked in shape and roughness.

            Komrad, they have no problems with licking and cannot be expected, since there are plenty of lickers standing in line. wink
            "Ammunition" will be controlled by "piezoelectric rudders" generating positive or permanent electric fields on different parts of the surface. hi
            According to the photo to the article, the "uncle" should have a product made of medical latex in his hands and the words "They say they punched it with this":
          2. Victor the Great
            Victor the Great 22 May 2015 17: 12
            -1
            21st century in the yard, the projectile is controlled, what kind of "random" are we talking about?
            1. Saburov
              Saburov 22 May 2015 23: 21
              +3
              Citizens forum users, do not get fooled by all kinds of cheap stuffing, such as lasers, guided hypersonic shells, unbreakable drones, etc. ... first, learn physics, aerodynamics and methods of transmitting radio signals, and secondly, everything is fine on video, but not a single video and article it doesn’t talk about the conditions under which the target was defeated and the characteristics of the target being hit, and thirdly, try to think a little with your head if you would achieve the desired result in weapons development would you shout about it to the whole world?
              PS "The thief shouts the loudest" Stop the thief!
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              2. Victor the Great
                Victor the Great 23 May 2015 03: 12
                0
                Quote: Saburov
                Citizens forum users, do not get fooled by all kinds of cheap stuffing, such as lasers, guided hypersonic shells, unbreakable drones, etc. ... first, learn physics, aerodynamics and methods of transmitting radio signals, and secondly, everything is fine on video, but not a single video and article it doesn’t talk about the conditions under which the target was defeated and the characteristics of the target being hit, and thirdly, try to think a little with your head if you would achieve the desired result in weapons development would you shout about it to the whole world?
                PS "The thief shouts the loudest" Stop the thief!



                And so in order:
                - with physics everything is just wonderful, the first railguns appeared very long ago, but then there wasn’t the main thing: a powerful and compact source of energy, capacitors and computers, which would connect all this into one system.
                -What's wrong with aerodynamics?
                - I do not see any problems with the transmission of the radio signal and information over the encrypted channel, no electronic warfare is an obstacle here. In an extreme case, there is GPS and an inertial guidance system in the munition, i.e. even in standalone mode, even a target moving at a moderate speed can easily hit.
                -this is only a prototype test, of course, and the conditions were hothouse
                -I'll repeat ...21 century in the yard!!! They would, and do it.
                The more everyone sees and talks about your developments, the more prestige you have, the more they are afraid of you, the more money they give you. It makes no sense to keep high technology a secret (if they do not contradict morally ethical standards, such as biological weapons, truth sera, etc.)
                ...
                PS: and "The thief shouts the loudest" Stop the thief! "only in fairy tales and bad TV shows. In life, he tries to be like everyone else.
                1. Saburov
                  Saburov 23 May 2015 04: 27
                  +2
                  And now in more detail, what source of energy was found? Do you even understand what you're talking about? I warned you should study well at least. Let's go in order.
                  Advantages
                  1) High destructive power of a shot;
                  2) An impressive firing range (from 150 to 350 km, only apparently in the USA they teach that the Earth is flat)
                  3) The safety of this type of weapon due to the lack of explosive fuel powder
                  4) The reduced weight will allow you to equip the equipment with a large number of charges;
                  5) The projectile speed can reach nine thousand kilometers per hour. (In the middle of the 80's, Soviet scientists created a prototype railgun. The speed of a projectile made of plastic, comparable in size to a bottle cap, reached 9960 m / s and punched 3 layer of duralumin with a thickness of 4 cm.)

                  Disadvantages and problems
                  1) A clear, sharp impulse is needed that the projectile accelerates and pushes before it scatters or evaporates
                  2) A huge amount of energy with which the pulse gun will be activated (of the order of 60-70 megawatts, what compact energy sources are you talking about, I don’t understand?)
                  3) Adverse effects of moisture and salt that corrode the system (relative to fleet use)
                  4) System stabilization
                  5) Complete unmasking of the launcher that occurs after the first shot
                  6) The projectile must have a minimum mass, the material for making the projectile and the rail must have high conductivity (What low-cost charges are you talking about, one shot will cost at least 5 anti-ship missiles)
                  7) Guides in the gun have to be changed after every second shot.
                  8) Work on increasing the speed leads to the destruction of shells in flight, and this also becomes a serious obstacle to the widespread introduction of the railgun. To this list you can add the need for a high-precision guidance and sight system.
                  9) If you need to accumulate 60 megawatts for a shot, then these 60 megawatts need to be generated and saved! Even if without losses with 100% efficiency and type on superconductors, all the same huge aircraft carrier nuclear reactors at 300 megawatts will pump the energy of 15-20 minutes ... until the next shot. You’ll kill yourself, but the laws of physics can’t get around in any way, and to shoot 5 rounds per minute, you need the energy of 100 aircraft carriers ... LITERALLY 100!
                  Well, backfill. The projectile will not fly along a ballistic trajectory with a decrease, but in a straight line like a laser beam, meanwhile the earth is round, and the horizon from the destroyer deck starts somewhere at a distance of 15 km, a target at a distance of 50 km cannot be reached with a direct shot . Shoot from an airplane? From the surface of the sea, from the ship, as a result, the projectile will pass in 400 m above the target. A speed of approximately 8 km / s is sufficient to enter the orbit of the earth; above it is already possible to fly to the sun. In addition, a shot with a speed of at least 6 km / s should cause, if it does not occur in a vacuum, a powerful shock wave and instantaneous heating of air in the shot zone. So get a physics textbook in your hands and back!
                  1. Victor the Great
                    Victor the Great 23 May 2015 13: 33
                    -1
                    Indeed, it wouldn’t hurt you to study, and even better to study well in the technical field.
                    ...
                    1) true
                    2) is true (what does the flat earth have to do with it? I strongly recommend to learn geography as well)
                    3) is debatable, because it uses such voltage that in case of a circuit it will be trouble.
                    4) here only the small weight of the PSU is compensated by the energy source, and it does not shine here by saving size and weight.
                    5) true
                    ...
                    1) I would not write here already solved problems, and this problem is just one of those. The proof of this is the product in the subject.
                    2) and nevertheless, energy is needed at times less than when using chemical explosive explosives and anything can generate it, from nuclear reactors to solar plates and diesel / gas generators.
                    3) headquarters? belay ..... you will not believe it, but any metal, except gold and platinum, oxidizes and corrodes under the influence of an aggressive environment.
                    4) and I will not comment, already the fantasies have gone ...
                    5) indeed, the explosion of a 100 kilogram propellant in a gun or the launch of a rocket, which is visible from space, is much more inconspicuous ... and what the hell is disguise at firing ranges of hundreds of kilometers ...
                    6) Even if the "bolt" is made of platinum, it will still be cheaper than the anti-ship missile, but I am more than sure that alloy steel will be used here.
                    7) what kind of nonsense, better go back to school, do not disgrace.
                    8) and here is the first real problem, but it can be solved by introducing new materials and gradually overclocking.
                    9) Efficiency = 100%, i.e. energy is needed hundreds of times less than the production of explosives.
                    10) The projectile will fly according to the trajectory given to it. There are no obstacles to making the "bolt" 2 times heavier and 2 times slower.
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                    2. Saburov
                      Saburov 24 May 2015 00: 50
                      0
                      Quote: Victor the Great
                      2) is true (what does the flat earth have to do with it? I strongly recommend to learn geography as well)

                      With humor, ballistics and calculating the flight path at speeds close to space, it’s hard for you.
                      Quote: Victor the Great
                      3) is debatable, because it uses such voltage that in case of a circuit it will be trouble.

                      Are you out of your mind? A pair of burned shields is it scary? Have you heard about safety devices besides condoms?
                      If you want to answer something essentially, then answer clearly and reasonably, but I don’t think, I’m sure, maybe they will, maybe ... if yes ... mushrooms grew in your mouth ... your opinions do not need me . Even if you do not have facts, knowledge in physics and you are a technical layman, then at least systematize your thought into an understandable claim or disagreement.
                      PS A man is not so sure of what he knows the least about!
                      1. Victor the Great
                        Victor the Great 24 May 2015 15: 43
                        -1
                        Nobody forces them to shoot at a speed of 10M, the point is that a method has been created to transfer enormous kinetic energy to the projectile, and the excess speed can be "dissolved" with a mass, so I don't know how bad everything is with physics, but certainly better than you.
                        Well, if a couple of shields, a circuit in the network without any problems, someone else’s life will take it ..
                        Who is the ignoramus, everyone here already understood, it was not worth bothering to write this cheap bravado.
                      2. Saburov
                        Saburov 26 May 2015 08: 17
                        0
                        Quote: Victor the Great
                        Nobody forces them to shoot at a speed of 10M, the bottom line is that they created a way to transfer huge kinetic energy to the shell,

                        What are you saying, and what is kinetic energy, and due to what does it appear?
                        Quote: Victor the Great
                        and the excess speed can be “dissolved” with a mass, so I don’t know how bad everything is with physics, but it’s certainly better than yours.

                        Does the rule not work for you, or have you found a solvent formula? The projectile must have a minimum mass, the material for the manufacture of the projectile and the rail must have high conductivity!
                        Quote: Victor the Great
                        Who is the ignoramus, everyone here already understood, it was not worth bothering to write this cheap bravado.

                        You are an ordinary ignoramus (All to share. Sharikov P.P.) of whom more than half are on the site (not you are the first, not the last), you want to get yourself a rating, you try to seem to understand everything (as a result of some inferiority complex) and try to prove your point of view, but people like you scorch on the details, since beyond the Wikipedia your knowledge does not apply to people with technical, military or medical education (which on the site is 10% strong), posts like you are always funny. I wish you further DISSOLVE speed and IMPROVE your physics!
        2. Victor the Great
          Victor the Great 22 May 2015 17: 10
          -1
          the super-long-range guns of WW1 and WW2 had a flight range of> 100-120 km, with the usual classical trajectory. I doubt that changing the launch method (railgun is the place of the powder charge) and 40 km of additional range will make a big problem and changes in the trajectory will be required ...
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    3. just exp
      just exp 22 May 2015 14: 06
      +21
      the most advanced there is only protection against overheating, since 6 sound speeds is 1.8-2 km per second, comparable to our BOPS, only there are ranges due to a speed drop of several km.
      and xs whether they can withstand 160 km, and the rest is nonsense, especially as the aegis tracks the fighter for 30 km, she sees it much further, and from 15 seconds, the fighter can cover several km, and it will not work, especially since pointing they don’t write anything on planes.
      1. ATATA
        ATATA 22 May 2015 14: 21
        +8
        Quote: just explo
        and xs whether they can withstand 160 km

        This is also not very clear.
        How did they solve the problem of speed loss from atmospheric resistance if the projectile does not have its own fuel?
        Does he fly out of the railgun on the second space?
      2. Aleksey_K
        Aleksey_K 22 May 2015 15: 51
        +3
        Initially, this projectile was designed against slow targets - tanks, etc. and ships. But if the projectile flight path is predictable by 100%, then they can shoot down spacecraft and ballistic missiles when hovering with computers. It’s more difficult with airplanes.
    4. Cams
      Cams 22 May 2015 14: 21
      +4
      This is called another star wars ...
      Standard reb will make it ineffective.
      And how much explosive mass does he have? ..
      In short Pont Golem.
      1. inkass_98
        inkass_98 22 May 2015 14: 43
        +2
        Quote: KAMLS
        And how much explosive mass does he have? ..

        Judging by the video - a blank. Works like BOPS, due to speed.
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 22 May 2015 14: 46
          +4
          Quote: inkass_98
          Judging by the video - a blank. Works like BOPS, due to speed.

          damaging effect due to KINETIC ENERGY.
        2. scientist
          scientist 22 May 2015 15: 07
          +12
          It seems not bad in physics I understand, but in my opinion this nonsense, even cooler than Star Wars. At a speed of 6M in dense layers of the atmosphere, the temperature of this "controlled" projectile will become several thousand degrees, which will turn it into a liquid, and only vapor particles will reach the target in a favorable wind.
          Most likely, the news is designed to raise the "fighting" spirit of the Americans themselves and to intimidate the illiterate "Indians".
          1. Aleksey_K
            Aleksey_K 22 May 2015 15: 54
            +1
            Quote: scientist
            It seems not bad in physics I understand, but in my opinion this nonsense, even cooler than Star Wars. At a speed of 6M in dense layers of the atmosphere, the temperature of this "controlled" projectile will become several thousand degrees, which will turn it into a liquid, and only vapor particles will reach the target in a favorable wind.
            Most likely, the news is designed to raise the "fighting" spirit of the Americans themselves and to intimidate the illiterate "Indians".

            So our Russian scientists also deal with this nonsense?
          2. NEXUS
            NEXUS 22 May 2015 16: 30
            +1
            Quote: scientist
            At speed 6M

            Our railgun accelerated the projectile to 11 max. And nothing melted there. request
            1. cast iron
              cast iron 22 May 2015 23: 05
              +1
              In a vacuum or something? ))))
              1. NEXUS
                NEXUS 22 May 2015 23: 16
                0
                Quote: cast iron
                In a vacuum or something? ))))


                in the laboratory, the 10-12 km per second was dispersed.
                1. scientist
                  scientist 23 May 2015 10: 18
                  0
                  Quote: NEXUS
                  in the laboratory, the 10-12 km per second was dispersed.

                  Firstly, the speed is measured at the exit from the trunk.
                  Secondly, the range in the laboratory for more than 1km, most likely up to 100m.
                  Thirdly, air resistance, friction and, accordingly, temperature increases exponentially.
                  What would be completely understandable, the most heat-resistant materials were developed for space shuttles such as Buran and Shuttle. At the same time, braking in the discharged layers of the atmosphere, and this is approximately up to a height of 40 km, led to extreme heat loads, and there is also a cooling system.
              2. ProkletyiPirat
                ProkletyiPirat 23 May 2015 01: 39
                +1
                so there, at a distance of a meter, or even less, that’s not enough time to warm up ...
          3. cast iron
            cast iron 22 May 2015 23: 04
            0
            So, for a minute, descent spacecraft with people on board enter the upper atmosphere at a speed of no less than 8-7 km / s. And somehow, due to ceramic materials, they manage not to turn into steam.
            Moreover, all kinds of meteorites with velocities much more than 8 km / sec manage even to reach the Earth’s surface without completely turning into steam.
            1. NEXUS
              NEXUS 22 May 2015 23: 22
              0
              Quote: cast iron
              So, for a minute, descent spacecraft with people on board enter the upper atmosphere at a speed of no less than 8-7km / s.

              watch the program. The scientist and the railgun tester yourself will explain and show everything popularly.
            2. ssergn
              ssergn 24 May 2015 00: 20
              0
              Do you know their initial mass? Phrase - burned out in the upper atmosphere, says nothing?
              Read about the Chelyabinsk meteorite - somewhere there was infa about the estimated mass of the celestial body, but what size bump did you find, remember?
          4. Ze Kot
            Ze Kot 22 May 2015 23: 44
            0
            Quote: scientist
            At a speed of 6M in dense layers of the atmosphere, the temperature of this "controlled" projectile will become several thousand degrees, which will turn it into a liquid, and only vapor particles will reach the target in a favorable wind.


            The metal will not turn into any liquid, let alone steam. Maximum deformation from heating or fragmentation into separate pieces.
      2. dvina71
        dvina71 22 May 2015 15: 55
        +1
        Quote: KAMLS
        And how much explosive mass does he have? ..

        Explosives do not need him. At a speed of 6M, an ordinary 40kg pig has more potential energy than explosives that can be pushed into this pig. This is called a kinetic interception .. well, what are the Indos trying to build.
        And the problems with these weapons are the sea. Starting from the guidance system and ending with the barrel resource ..
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          1. srha
            srha 22 May 2015 17: 16
            +2
            And you would read their site - you have to change the tire almost every couple of shots. Do you know why there are tires and how much are they?
            1. Papakiko
              Papakiko 22 May 2015 21: 16
              -2
              Quote: srha
              Would you read their site

              And why should I read their site?
              The media is a brainwashing tool, and the vokurat site is part of the media.
              Quote: srha
              almost every couple of shots the tires have to be changed.

              The cars in the "queen of auto racing" F-1 change 2 sets of tires per race and nothing, not really cry. This I mean that the bus is only a consumable, like a cartridge in a printer.
              Quote: srha
              Do you know why there are tires and how much are they?

              I am very much indifferent about the cost of megafuels invented by the nuggle-saxes and their lizards.
              And regarding the appointment, I can send you to Wikipedia, for any lapper can at least gain knowledge there (albeit very meager and superficial).
      3. Victor the Great
        Victor the Great 22 May 2015 19: 14
        +1
        Again you have "everything is confused, horses, people":
        -Reb and where?
        - What the hell is he with explosives with a suborbital trajectory?
        - The future of star wars
        -Soon they will finish this "pont golimy" and put it on warships, and we will have to think how to resist this wunderwafle, because no armor will help, and radars / optical electronic stations will not detect it due to its small size and high speed ...
        1. SAN31
          SAN31 22 May 2015 20: 30
          0
          Here EW just helps. The blind will have to shoot in guessing. Now the range of electronic warfare is already greater than the firing range of this device - time will tell.
          1. Victor the Great
            Victor the Great 22 May 2015 21: 04
            0
            EW is not a panacea.
            http://topwar.ru/27302-rossiya-vooruzhilas-novym-kompleksom-reb-krasuha.html
        2. cast iron
          cast iron 22 May 2015 23: 08
          0
          Yes Yes. So direct and imagined how all guided high-precision missile weapons on ships will replace uncontrolled tungsten blanks with speeds of 5-7km / s. Sci-fi nonsense.
    5. st25310
      st25310 22 May 2015 14: 40
      +5

      Russian gun.
      1. sergeybulkin
        sergeybulkin 22 May 2015 14: 58
        +7
        A feature of a rail accelerator is that it is capable of accelerating ultra-small masses to ultra-high speeds (the velocity of a projectile in a firearm is limited by the kinetics of the chemical reaction taking place in the weapon). In practice, the rails are made of oxygen-free copper coated with silver, aluminum shells or wire are used as shells, a polymer can be used in combination with a conductive medium, and a battery of high-voltage electric capacitors, which is charged from unipolar shock generators, compulsors, and others, can be used as a power source. they use high-voltage electric power sources, and they try to give the initial speed as high as possible using the pneumatic or gun guns before entering the rails. In those railguns where the shell is a conductive medium, after applying voltage to the rails, the shell heats up and burns, turning into a conductive plasma, which then also accelerates. Thus, the railgun can shoot plasma, but due to its instability, it quickly disintegrates. It should be borne in mind that the movement of the plasma, more precisely, the movement of the discharge (cathode, anode spots), under the action of the Lorentz force is possible only in an air or other gaseous medium not lower than a certain pressure, because otherwise, for example, in vacuum, a plasma jumper rails moves in the direction of the reverse Lorentz force - the so-called. backward movement of the arc. When non-conductive shells are used in railtron guns, the projectile is placed between the rails, behind the projectile in one way or another, an arc discharge is ignited between the rails, and the body begins to accelerate along the rails. The acceleration mechanism in this case differs from the foregoing: the Lorentz force presses the discharge to the back of the body, which, intensively evaporating, forms a jet stream, under the influence of which the main acceleration of the body occurs.
        In February 2008, a gun with a muzzle energy of 10 MJ and a muzzle velocity of 2520 m / s (9000 km / h) was demonstrated. December 10, 2010 at the Center for the development of surface weapons of the US Navy in Dahlgren, Virginia, a successful test of a railgun with a muzzle energy of 33 MJ was carried out. The mass of shells used in the tests varied between 2 and 3,2 kg. In February 2012, a prototype of the industrial railgun from BAE Systems, close to the production model, was delivered to Dahlgren and tested on 32 megajoules. The serial model of this system should have a firing range of up to 180 km, and in the future - up to 400 km; engineers are developing systems for the automatic supply of shells, cooling and power systems.

        In 2015, it is planned to make the first tests on the ship. By 2020, these guns should go into service with the Zamvolt type destroyers under construction in the United States, their modular design and electric transmission were calculated taking into account promising electromagnetic weapons. By 2025, it is planned to achieve muzzle energy of 64 MJ.

        In the mid-80s, Soviet scientists created a prototype railgun. The speed of a projectile made of plastic, comparable in size to a bottle cap, reached 9960 m / s and punched 3 layers of duralumin 4 cm thick.

        From the wiki ...
    6. Aleksey_K
      Aleksey_K 22 May 2015 15: 41
      +2
      But what, don’t you know that railgun weapons are being designed in Russia? What to catch up with? Design stages to catch up? So few people know about it.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 22 May 2015 16: 21
        +1
        In our electromagnetic gun, an electric impulse is generated by a sleeve, which is a piezoelectric element of only large sizes.
    7. Corsair
      Corsair 22 May 2015 16: 25
      +7
      Quote: PPSh
      This is called advanced technology. Need to catch up ...

      this is called Pi ... zvezdezh - for driving at such a speed is from the realm of fantasy:
      7000 km per hour, 2 km per second, whom they were going to shoot with such a projectile - at airplanes the size of a football field or what death star? how they will manage it - at such a speed the smallest deviation will give a huge gap from the desired target, anyone who knows the geometry of the school course will calculate this by one or two.

      If anything will fly at such a speed, then it will be an uncontrollable blank with enormous kinetics, with a very durable and expensive launching tool, and certainly not for launching in a flea-sized target.
    8. scorpiosys
      scorpiosys 22 May 2015 21: 02
      +2
      The photo shows more than one "white man", some artists from the district TV.
    9. fox21h
      fox21h 23 May 2015 19: 19
      0
      Quote: PPSh
      This is called advanced technology. Need to catch up ...

      We also have these works, but so far there is no compact high-power power supply this is really a show off.
  2. Engineer
    Engineer 22 May 2015 13: 56
    +11
    The renaissance of artillery battleships is coming.
    1. cast iron
      cast iron 22 May 2015 23: 11
      0
      Only in dreams. As an auxiliary nasal cannon, yes. But as a substitute for URO? Rave.
  3. figwam
    figwam 22 May 2015 13: 56
    +4
    That's it, rockets to the landfill ...
    1. dvina71
      dvina71 22 May 2015 16: 11
      +6
      Figures. This is all the usual omirekan mitch ..- to bombard everyone from a safe distance .. In general, so that Zumwalt could shoot this device, supercapacitors will be installed on it. Otherwise, such energies cannot be achieved .. So it’s unclear what the automatic loading device is for .. all the same, the capacitors a) will take time to charge b) after several charge / discharge cycles, they will heat up quite a bit .. Again, the resource .. the projectile really peels off with each shot a layer of metal guides. Rather, it’s not the projectile itself, but the plasma .. that is formed when fired ..
      Well, the most important question .. Energy .. Zumwalt will have to move or shoot .. At the same time it will not work ..
  4. bort4145
    bort4145 22 May 2015 13: 56
    +4
    can track enemy fighter in the distance about 30 km
    Already funny ... And the size of the gun and its rate of fire?
    Ammunition can be controlled in flight using the nearest drone or a radar system of a warship. “All this allows him to become more deadly than ground-to-air missiles, and his speed will make protection against HVP virtually impossible.”

    We "break" the connection with the control drone and change "friend or foe" laughing ... It is difficult, but there is no impossible))
    1. ikken
      ikken 22 May 2015 14: 14
      +6
      Quote: bort4145

      We "break" the connection with the control drone and change "friend or foe" laughing ... It is difficult, but there is no impossible))


      AND? A blank mass of 4 kg without marching engines, rushing at a speed of 2 km / s, will sharply give a damn about the laws of physics, turn around and fuck your ship?
      It is more realistic to make her miss the target (half a degree to the right - 0,9 km miss)
      1. bort4145
        bort4145 22 May 2015 14: 31
        +3
        And it is not necessary to hammer on where it came from))
        Yes, and a joke with control)) this is annealing: 30 km distance to the target, the target is approaching at its own speed, the projectile flies to a meeting or "almost to a meeting" at the speed of hypersound - time for transmitting a control signal and working out the system Bgyyy ...

        And then the projectile control in the air is most likely planned e / m and the target is so correct that it is not protected by anything wassat And in the case of the use of nuclear weapons, you can only imagine what will happen in the geo-field of the Earth.
      2. scorpiosys
        scorpiosys 22 May 2015 21: 28
        0
        Take a look. Rear wings on the projectile - welded. And where is handling?
        Circus Shapito on the road in a provincial town.
  5. V.ic
    V.ic 22 May 2015 13: 56
    +3
    And if you "turn off" Glossnas?
    1. 41 REGION
      41 REGION 22 May 2015 14: 08
      +3
      Quote: V.ic
      And if you "turn off" Glossnas?

      Maybe you wanted to say GPS. request
  6. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 22 May 2015 13: 58
    0
    What do our people think about this knowhow
    1. Maks111
      Maks111 22 May 2015 14: 06
      -12
      What do our people think about this knowhow
      Yes, as usual, they will throw their hats and shout that it’s all a lie.
      1. Themi30
        Themi30 22 May 2015 14: 41
        +8
        Yes no no, it's all true that you are! Shooting down planes with a non-guided projectile at a distance of 30 km is a breakthrough! Glory to S.Sh.P, and he is replacing artillery with a bang, it’s a pity the shell is just there, it doesn’t have explosives and needs direct hits, and accordingly it will not work for infantry support, and they won’t let you into a missile launch but that’s nothing! ETOGES HIGH technology, it will solve everything!
        ps I then have no doubt that it will be so, just not in this century.
        1. Corsair
          Corsair 22 May 2015 16: 35
          +2
          Quote: TheMi30
          Yes no no, it's all true that you are! Shooting down planes with a non-guided projectile at a distance of 30 km is a breakthrough! Glory to S.Sh.P, and he is replacing artillery with a bang, it’s a pity the shell is just there, it doesn’t have explosives and needs direct hits, and accordingly it will not work for infantry support, and they won’t let you into a missile launch but that’s nothing! ETOGES HIGH technology, it will solve everything!

          This is nothing that you need to get straight into, this blank is wildly heated - you can't push explosives in there, and it can stupidly flush the plane through (and where it gets into xs) and then fly away, or it can stupidly turn the plane or change the height by ten meters.
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  7. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 22 May 2015 14: 00
    +2
    M-dya. A serious argument appeared at the adversary. If what is described in the article is true, it will really be difficult to deal with this method of defeat. I just didn’t understand from the article: a hypersonic projectile from a railgun is clearly designed specifically, but how will it be fired from a standard 5-inch deck gun if it does not have its own fuel?
    1. just exp
      just exp 22 May 2015 14: 07
      +5
      read what a railgun is, and why zumwalt power plant of 60 megawatts.
  8. ARES623
    ARES623 22 May 2015 14: 03
    +4
    A series of destroyers with nuclear power plants is planned in Russia. Why does he need such an excess of energy? Do you, too, have something in mind?
  9. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 22 May 2015 14: 03
    0
    Quote: Engineer
    The renaissance of artillery battleships is coming.


    What kind of armor should he have? And if the shell is not 5-inch, but 12? Yes, it will strike at ground (underground) objects if the trajectory allows, and it will allow, once it is controlled.
    Conclusion - to demolish the fucking group of adversary satellites and all flying drones. Let them blindfolded over the horizon.
  10. Frigate
    Frigate 22 May 2015 14: 05
    +2
    Due to the fact that the projectile does not need its own fuel, its price will be much lower than that of a cruise missile. "In addition, this system will improve the safety of destroyers and their crews," concludes the publication.

    And how will they manage a shell if it does not have its own fuel?
    1. PROSPECTOR
      PROSPECTOR 22 May 2015 14: 12
      -2
      Any steering wheels on the remote control with power ..
  11. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 22 May 2015 14: 07
    -6
    Quote: Frigate
    Due to the fact that the projectile does not need its own fuel, its price will be much lower than that of a cruise missile. "In addition, this system will improve the safety of destroyers and their crews," concludes the publication.

    And how will they manage a shell if it does not have its own fuel?


    Acceleration shot and control via drone or Aegis system
  12. meriem1
    meriem1 22 May 2015 14: 07
    0
    Quote: Corsair0304
    M-dya. A serious argument appeared at the adversary. If what is described in the article is true, it will really be difficult to deal with this method of defeat. I just didn’t understand from the article: a hypersonic projectile from a railgun is clearly designed specifically, but how will it be fired from a standard 5-inch deck gun if it does not have its own fuel?

    But very simple))) Ferry from the rear-wheel drive. So the new troops are training, failing to brush away sweat from a busy ass.
  13. MolGro
    MolGro 22 May 2015 14: 08
    +3
    The gun that was not put on the ship for which it was built) mega cut))
    Yes, there it’s just stupidly launch a needle, it will take hypersound without problems!
    1. saag
      saag 22 May 2015 15: 29
      +1
      Quote: MolGro
      Yes, there it’s just stupidly launch a needle, it will take hypersound without problems!

      And why is it, for example, in the Donbass, "Iglami" does not shoot down six-inch shells?
  14. prostofily
    prostofily 22 May 2015 14: 08
    +6
    With the correction of the flight path, I think they have not yet experienced, show-offs for cutting.
  15. Igarr
    Igarr 22 May 2015 14: 08
    +19
    And the men didn’t know .....
    does the wind affect the hypersnire
    The drone will be in time behind a shell or from where?
    And if the fighter for 30 km manages to dive, or to maneuver, or something else, will the power of the aerodynamic rudders of this hyperwunder supersup enough to gain altitude or decrease and again gain altitude?
    But will the Americans shoot with one shell or like a machine gun?
    But does the railgun need to cool for a long time after the shot, or is it always ready, as a pioneer?
    Wouldn't it be somewhere near the side of the "Autobaza" system or the like?
    And what kind of interference does the Gaussian gun bring to external systems?
    What if the projectile ... the hyperdischarge is magnetized and comes back? In the gun?
    That will be a scam, huh?
    ...
    Amer already had superwunder equipment, they called it intricately - Star Wars, nuclear-pumped X-ray lasers, Jedi and the Death Star ... oh, this is from another.
    Well, in general, yes.
    1. Igarr
      Igarr 22 May 2015 19: 30
      +1
      Brothers, please ...
      stop putting the pros, please.
      I fooled around, but you like it - now I am ashamed of this.
      ...
      The railgun is a truly worthwhile development. This is what in science fiction is called plasma guns, plasmogans.
      In addition, she is real - ENGINEERING. Not a heap of coils, solenoids - such as Gaussian, but a very elegant solution: in the system of two objects only one moves (due to the fact that the other object is very heavy).
      Actually, a bullet or a projectile or a clot of plasma is also pushing the structure itself, with exactly the same force. But the rails remain in place, and the bullet flies off to hell on the pies.
      ...
      How to bring to production samples - it will not be easy. To the enemy.
      God grant that we be the first.
      1. SkiF_RnD
        SkiF_RnD 23 May 2015 07: 53
        +1
        Brothers, please ...
        stop putting the pros, please.
        I fooled around, but you like it - now I am ashamed of this.


        You were not foolish at all. It is unlikely that all the plusses think that the railgun is completely useless. But that this miracle does not give profit in its current form, and that IT does not shoot down planes, and will not be able to do this for many more years, it is true. Personally, I am calm because we are also doing similar work, and the amusement is that the pin "dosi" simply powder the brains of the people, they say, the miracle-Yudo-waffle is already ready to punish the "enemies of the free world."
  16. Alex Nick
    Alex Nick 22 May 2015 14: 09
    +1
    And what are the dimensions of the gun? Probably with a small house?
  17. Wiruz
    Wiruz 22 May 2015 14: 10
    0
    Well, where is our railgun? Do you have time before the descent of the Leader?
  18. Denis Skiff M2.0
    Denis Skiff M2.0 22 May 2015 14: 13
    0
    Quote: NEXUS
    Quote: PPSh
    This is called advanced technology. Need to catch up ...

    we are not particularly lagging behind. Also, work is underway on this subject and RELSOTRON and Russia have. hi

    only in our EMPs they don’t disperse the shell with gunpowder like some have for knocking out money
  19. veksha50
    veksha50 22 May 2015 14: 14
    +1
    "Due to the fact that the projectile does not need its own fuel, its price will be much lower than that of a cruise missile" ...

    Something is not believed ... In conjunction with all the load-bearing-control-service systems, and even the training of personnel, the price should be prohibitive ...

    I don’t argue about its merits, I just don’t believe that it is so cheap and the super-duper has been finalized ...
  20. a-cola
    a-cola 22 May 2015 14: 19
    +7
    I just do not understand one thing. This projectile flies 6 times faster than the speed of sound. Total 1980 m / s. A sub-caliber projectile of a domestic tank gun flies out of the barrel at a speed of approximately 1700 m / s. All know-how is an extra 280 m / s? Or how? Another American advertising company. It seems that the average person will not count, but will follow the buzzword "hypersonic".
    1. Aleksey_K
      Aleksey_K 22 May 2015 16: 13
      +1
      The author of the article wrote that the speed at a distance of 160 km will be 6 times higher than the speed of sound. Our military believes that the departure speed of the railgun projectile should not be more than 10 km per second, but in principle the projectile is accelerated in the railgun to 12-14 km per second. And this is more than 2-th space speed. Those. the projectile can be launched around the planets.
  21. willi
    willi 22 May 2015 14: 21
    +3
    I apologize to the fool. As an unguided projectile in flight "Due to the fact that the projectile does not need its own fuel" can be adjusted "with the help of the nearest drone or the radar system of a warship", I admit some kind of aerodynamic rudders, but they still require a power source. as well as the Aegis signal receiver. Yes, and at V = 6M, with a declared range of damage of 30 km (yes at least 160), the entire adjustment is killed by the "system reaction time".
  22. Homegoblin
    Homegoblin 22 May 2015 14: 25
    0
    EEEE I kind of loved physics at school and it seems like, theoretically, the "Railgun" should accelerate the projectile using a magnetic field ... but here in the video for some reason, when the projectile exits the barrel, some kind of not sickly flame exhaust? With sparks when punching sheets in a row, everything is clear ... But here's the exhaust from what suddenly? what
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 22 May 2015 14: 40
      0
      The shell is on fire.
      1. dvina71
        dvina71 22 May 2015 16: 19
        +2
        This is plasma. It is formed when fired.
    2. Aleksey_K
      Aleksey_K 22 May 2015 16: 17
      +1
      Quote: HomeGoblin
      EEEE I kind of loved physics at school and it seems like, theoretically, the "Railgun" should accelerate the projectile using a magnetic field ... but here in the video for some reason, when the projectile exits the barrel, some kind of not sickly flame exhaust? With sparks when punching sheets in a row, everything is clear ... But here's the exhaust from what suddenly? what

      When you watch a video, do not be distracted, for example, by women. The video shows and tells that the plasma is formed.
  23. lis-ik
    lis-ik 22 May 2015 14: 28
    +2
    The main thing is not said. Where did you test? Judging by the video in the laboratory, setting on a real warship is a completely different story. Pierre and Marie Curie discovered the properties of radioactive materials a long time ago, and how many years have passed before their practical application. The main technology is introduction into production and combat use, but this is the problem.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 22 May 2015 14: 42
      0
      In 2015, it is planned to make the first tests on the ship [2]. By 2020, these guns should go into service with the Zamvolt type destroyers under construction in the USA, their modular design and electric transmission were calculated taking into account promising electromagnetic weapons. By 2025, it is planned to achieve muzzle energy of 64 MJ.
    2. Aleksey_K
      Aleksey_K 22 May 2015 16: 19
      +1
      Quote: lis-ik
      The main thing is not said. Where did you test? Judging by the video in the laboratory, setting on a real warship is a completely different story. Pierre and Marie Curie discovered the properties of radioactive materials a long time ago, and how many years have passed before their practical application. The main technology is introduction into production and combat use, but this is the problem.

      This video is probably 5 years old. I have been watching it on REN-TV constantly for many years. But the military (ours) stubbornly remain silent.
  24. twincam
    twincam 22 May 2015 14: 30
    0
    I watched the video about 2 years ago, especially the first part of it, where they shoot with a wrench.
    Yes, and the concept of the railgun is not new, ours has been working on this concept for a long time.
    the main problem is that a huge amount of electric energy is needed, that is, in fact, a power plant.
    maybe it’s possible to implement it on some kind of battleship or destroyer, but on the tank, and the more mobile version is still unrealistic.
    here is a video about a domestic railgun that shoots with ordinary balls (the effect is steeper than that of amer shells).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycRDMYaWgAA
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 22 May 2015 14: 43
      0
      Calculate how much energy you need per shot, and then look on the Internet for ordinary civilian diesel generators for the required power and see their dimensions.
    2. aleks 62
      aleks 62 22 May 2015 15: 31
      0
      ...... the main problem is that a huge amount of e / energy is needed, that is, actually a power plant .....

      ..... I will add - almost instantly !!!!! ...... hi
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 22 May 2015 19: 40
        -1
        The charge accumulates in the capacitors, their charging speed = rate of fire. Therefore, it is possible to feed even from the handle that the Negro will pull the jiggle, it will simply shoot slowly. The normal generator will accumulate 32 MJ smartly
  25. gladysheff2010
    gladysheff2010 22 May 2015 14: 33
    +1
    Well, well, from the cannon to the moon ... Jules Verne is direct, and direct fire on our Lunokhod. Here you are bastards, they will break the museum exhibit!
  26. postoronim V
    postoronim V 22 May 2015 14: 35
    +2
    First, let the barge with the batteries be dragged along, the energy consumption of this weapon is crazy, but if you don’t talk about it, then there is something to show and in the Russian Federation a long-time experienced railgun operates. And the shell shown in general is garbage, in our installation they shoot a 10 gram cylinder of ebonite and it is enough in excess and in the picture what is this? laughing
  27. vkl-47
    vkl-47 22 May 2015 14: 35
    +6
    How can I adjust the drone flight of a metal disc ????? again loket Martin loot sucks
    1. Cat man null
      Cat man null 22 May 2015 16: 25
      0
      Quote: vkl-47
      How can I adjust the drone flight of a metal disc ????? again loket Martin loot sucks

      In-in ..
  28. Prager
    Prager 22 May 2015 14: 44
    0
    interesting, but we have similar work underway?
  29. Angara
    Angara 22 May 2015 14: 53
    +1
    And how much importance! Faces would have done easier, but it seemed as if they had settled at once wassat
  30. kuguar7777
    kuguar7777 22 May 2015 15: 32
    +1
    "The ammunition can be controlled in flight with the help of the nearest drone or the radar system of a warship." Everything that is controlled by radio can be jammed, distorted, etc. It is not a fact that it will hit the target.
  31. Dimka off
    Dimka off 22 May 2015 15: 48
    0
    Perhaps they want to drag them into the arms race again?) Reagan's Star Wars come back?)
  32. Cat man null
    Cat man null 22 May 2015 16: 24
    0
    For some reason, it reminded me of a good old slingshot .. In childhood, they shot well from it, on the go with a bicycle, gee laughing

    Modified, yes. But show-offs are very redundant.

    Education allows me to say what I said request
  33. NordUral
    NordUral 22 May 2015 18: 49
    0
    Play it guys. We need to be wary of hypersound from orbit.
  34. Arikkhab
    Arikkhab 22 May 2015 19: 05
    0
    "the possibility of trajectory correction" and "the projectile does not need its own fuel"
    sorry deletant, but how is it possible to adjust the trajectory of the shell?
  35. kugelblitz
    kugelblitz 22 May 2015 19: 16
    +1
    But how will they fight the maneuvering goal there?
  36. andrei1
    andrei1 22 May 2015 19: 33
    +1
    What nonsense is the mat here promoting? Hypersonic, without explosives, super speed !? How are they going to bring down planes with such a blank? Firing at air targets even with conventional ground-to-air missiles is akin to trying to shoot an arrow from a bow with a bullet from a Mauser .. That is why the rocket does not try to get into the plane, but tries to cross its possible course, and undermines the warhead, which cumulatively scatters the rods contained in the warhead in the hope that even one of them will hit the vital organs of the fighter ... The speeds are too high, and the slightest maneuver leads to a miss, but here .. Let it be higher than speed, but the reasons for the MINIMUM deviations will not go anywhere either. The result - what is the difference to the pilot - a single blank will fly 10 cm or 500 m from the plane ?? !!! In short, complete nonsense!
  37. scorpiosys
    scorpiosys 22 May 2015 20: 08
    +1
    You just need to divide the small cost of the projectile by the decades-long cost of developing a railgun + the cost of it itself + the cost of energy of a shot + ....
    And in the end we get "an extremely profitable and cheap weapon system."
    And, so nothing, the result is impressive. And, especially the game of "artists" in the photo at the beginning of the article.
  38. sergo1914
    sergo1914 22 May 2015 20: 56
    0
    No need to catch up. There are guns and shells. In the 90s, everything was already there. There is no power source. And it will not be until the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity. Show off.
    1. sir_obs
      sir_obs 22 May 2015 22: 25
      +1
      The power source is, on the basis of ordinary explosives, the energy of the explosion is converted into electric, and not weak
  39. Sickle
    Sickle 22 May 2015 21: 16
    +1
    Well, you don’t need to lag behind, along the way the Americans get a lot of new information, confirmed by tests, the work in this area itself is a breakthrough in science. They laughed at the inventors of the aircraft, etc. So there’s no smell of ponds here. , yes there is no guidance, but there is a speed at which guidance after the shot is no longer necessary (shot and forgot), everything happens before; there is a huge kinetics, and penetration more than ... so do not about death stars, etc. otherwise it will arrive soon wink
    1. scorpiosys
      scorpiosys 22 May 2015 21: 29
      0
      In their faces, it smells exactly those ...
  40. Every
    Every 23 May 2015 00: 27
    0
    I really hope that ours also conducts such developments, but they are carefully classified, so they don’t say anything, otherwise the fleet will have to tight, with a charge from such a thing you can pierce the ship through and through.
    Although it is advisable to install railguns only on boats with nuclear power plants. On land, in my opinion, they will be of little use. Imagine - a tractor the size of a Topol-M ICBM, filled to the eyeballs with capacitors, which fires a small blank (as compared to a missile), and can only fire once, then you need to connect to an energy source and charge, i.e. there can be no talk of any mobility of such weapons. But for the fleet just right, as anti-ship guns.
    As for the aircraft - I doubt it. It is difficult to imagine how much G will act on such a projectile if you control its flight. He steered the steering wheel into a tube from overload.
    I think this is a weapon of the distant future. The main thing is that our scientists know what it is and what it is eaten with, there are test facilities (as the video showed above). It all depends on the desire of our State to invest in the development of such weapons, then no one will have to catch up.
  41. Tehb
    Tehb 23 May 2015 21: 00
    +1
    I have one question? How will over-the-horizon shooting be carried out?
    1. Cat man null
      Cat man null 23 May 2015 21: 14
      0
      Quote: TEHb
      How will over-the-horizon shooting be carried out?

      On a hunch, nothing else laughing