“We have peeped”: in the USA they explained the superiority of Russia in hypersound

American weapons developers are looking for an excuse for lagging behind Russia in the development of hypersonic weapons.

A publication by the Washington Examiner focused on the Republican readership published material in which two well-known US experts expressed their views on this issue.

According to Mike White, assistant director of hypersonic development, one of the reasons for the US lag in the field of hypersound was Washington's refusal to use this Technology in the development of new weapons in favor of other technologies.

White’s argument was further developed by Director of Defense Research and Development for Modernization, Mark Lewis, who stated that the openness of the United States, which published its research in the public domain, was another reason for the backlog of American developers.

The official was convinced that Russia and China used American publications on hypersonic research to create their weapons:

We publish a lot of materials, and they read them.

Lewis noted that now the creation and adoption of hypersonic technologies has become a priority for Washington, however, hypersonic systems will appear in the United States no earlier than mid-2020.
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  2. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 March 2020 22: 44
    In fact ... the Americans were late to rename their Air Force as a VKS - we had time before ....
    And they were late to call 1-2 space velocity of the falling warheads - hypersound. We first thought of it.

    And the Americans all the time relied on subsonic low-flying missiles (VO). Since it’s cheaper, more inconspicuous, more economical, they fly further, more breaks in, for natives it will do. There Jews in general with planning bombs hammer Syria, and nothing comes off.
    1. Oleg Rambover Online Oleg Rambover
      Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 5 March 2020 01: 48
      And I thought that hypersound was a ramjet engine, and was this an old rocket attached to an airplane and proudly called hypersound?
  3. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 5 March 2020 01: 22
    Well, yes, well, yes, mean Russians! Turned out to be smarter. than the State Department says. They sneakily leaked information on the topic "Cold", this is St. Petersburg work on the scramjet engine, and the ingenious Yankees have not been able to translate it into metal. The insidious hand of the Kremlin is everywhere!
    1. Oleg Rambover Online Oleg Rambover
      Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 5 March 2020 01: 50
      Do we have this scramjet in metal?
      1. shinobi Offline shinobi
        shinobi (Yuri) 5 March 2020 01: 53
        Yes. And how long. In 85 they tested it. But a number of nuances became clear, into which the Yankees rested their foreheads, the topic was closed. The developments were transferred to the "Zircon" theme.
        1. Oleg Rambover Online Oleg Rambover
          Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 5 March 2020 18: 44
          God grant. But at the request of "Zircon" for some reason, a photo of the Boeing X-51 is issued. Do you have a photo of Zircon?
          1. shinobi Offline shinobi
            shinobi (Yuri) 5 March 2020 21: 18
            And his photo is nowhere to be found. The secret is big, however. I can only assume, judging by indirect evidence, the appearance of Zircon will be very similar to the P-800 Onyx. It was reported that Zircons are suitable for our universal shipboard launchers, which means that the hull structure (in theory) should be similar in size and design. Actually, there is such a thought that Zircon (although to be precise, this is the general name of the topic of development of a whole family of anti-ship missiles) - the essence is the same Onyx, only with a new engine. Apparently, they decided or somehow circumvented the nuances that the St. Petersburg scramjet had.
            1. Oleg Rambover Online Oleg Rambover
              Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 6 March 2020 11: 56
              Quote: shinobi
              Zircon will be very similar to P-800 Onyx

              Very unlikely. Onyx has 2M, and hypersound should start with 6M. These are fundamentally different engines.
              1. shinobi Offline shinobi
                shinobi (Yuri) 7 March 2020 23: 37
                Mass dimensions allow. Onyx SPARD starts at Mach 0,8. The scramjet begins to work on Mach 2,5. Only the accelerating solid propellant dvigun will change, will be more powerful.
                1. Oleg Rambover Online Oleg Rambover
                  Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 8 March 2020 00: 42
                  I read that from 5-6, but I will not argue. Maybe you are right.
                  1. shinobi Offline shinobi
                    shinobi (Yuri) 10 March 2020 15: 58
                    Here, most likely, there was a misunderstanding. Yes, the officially internationally recognized lower limit of hypersound starts with 5 max, but this has nothing to do with the launch of the marching engine. The current working (our) scramjet engine models are launched between 2 and 3 max and then accelerate to hypersound. To solid propellants, such as Iskander-Dagger and others like them, everything is one and the same. Accelerate from scratch.
  4. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 5 March 2020 06: 38
    “Why do we not have hypersonic missiles in the USA, but do Russians have them?”
    - Eeee, mmmmm ... they stole them from us!

    And you can’t argue, British logic 80lvl laughing
  5. dilukhin Offline dilukhin
    dilukhin 6 March 2020 12: 43
    And the technology that they were doing instead of hypersound is "invisible" stealth, which turned out to be zilch. And, by the way, one can again blame the insidious Russians for this, Peter Ufimtsev, for example:

  6. Serge Tixiy Offline Serge Tixiy
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) April 2 2020 13: 07
    Speak, don’t say - what difference does it make ....