The Americans for the first time spotlighted a Russian-S-400 assassin missile

For the first time, the US military spotlighted the Russian S-400 air defense assassin, the American online edition of The Drive writes.

The publication notes that the U.S. Navy carrier-based fighter-bomber and attack aircraft F / A-18E Super Hornet first flew with the prototype of the AGM-88G-Extended Range, or AARGM-ER (Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-) Extended Range). The test flight took place at the Patuxent River training ground in the state of Maryland in early June 2020.

The exact characteristics of the AARGM-ER (AGM-88G) missile are not disclosed. However, it is known that it is developed on the basis of the AGM-88E rocket, which has a flight range of over 130 km, and its speed when approaching the target reaches 2 Mach numbers. Subsequently, the carriers of the new missiles will be fifth-generation fighters of the F-35 Lightning II family, which will carry them in the internal compartments.

As Matthew Commerford of the US Navy’s Main Arms Directorate, who oversees this program, explained, the new missile will have “the same lethality,” but its size will decrease. A missile will become an effective means to destroy enemy air defense radars. She will have a modular combat compartment and a compact warhead designed by Technology LEO (Lethality Enhanced Ordnance).

The flight tests of the AGM-88G are due in 2021. All work is planned to be completed by December 2023, and already in 2025 the F-35 Lightning II should receive a production rocket. The U.S. military contracted with Northrop Grumman in March 2019. $ 322,5 million will be spent on developing a new rocket.
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  1. Aleksey Glotov Offline Aleksey Glotov
    Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 4 June 2020 18: 51
    They scared a hedgehog with a bare backside ... in Vietnam, they learned how to fight against such missiles at one time.
    1. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
      Syoma_67 (Semyon) 22 June 2020 21: 40
      "Hurray patriotism" is much worse than betrayal, a person stops thinking "soberly" and loses touch with reality in a war (God forbid). These are stupid sacrifices, loss of equipment and lost battles - this is just your case.
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    2. master2 Offline master2
      master2 (Zhora) 22 June 2020 21: 53
      ... in Vietnam they learned how to fight in due time.

      - unfortunately, these are lost people, especially since the AGM-88G was put into service in 1983, and the Vietnam War of 1964 - 1970.
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  3. Winnie Offline Winnie
    Winnie (Winnie) 5 June 2020 14: 28
    Cool rocket! good
    Designed specifically for use in network-centric wars. Allows for additional reconnaissance of targets in a given area and direct other missiles at them. Wets ANY GOALS! Though a moving radar. And the built-in radar allows the missile to destroy anti-aircraft systems with radars turned off, according to the signatures received in Syria, even during their movement. A beast, not a rocket!
  4. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 5 June 2020 18: 20
    To begin to understand the military equipment of any army, it is not enough to know the technical characteristics of the equipment. This is very important though. You need to look at any army in "3-D projection." For no military product is capable of acting alone. Not ours. Not American. SSBNs need cover, as with this missile. She's certainly not a gift. It depends on which army and in what conditions it should be used .. And if it should, the response from other types of weapons will not torture? wink Eternal theme. Then they came up with an attack weapon. There is a weapon of retaliation. Here and there parries hit each other. And in the end, over all this universal military-technical srach like a sword of Damocles. There is a Strategic Missile Forces. yes laughing
  5. Winnie Offline Winnie
    Winnie (Winnie) 6 June 2020 05: 03
    When the Russians are not able to counter anything or answer the simplest threat because of their technological backwardness, they begin to clutch at their beloved club (Strategic Rocket Forces), as an argument of last resort, although they are well aware that this will be their last bunch. Who can they harm? Only to myself. Again, due to its technological backwardness. fool laughing
  6. master3 Offline master3
    master3 (Vitali) 12 June 2020 21: 10
    The flight tests of the AGM-88G are due in 2021.

    - But nothing that the AGM-88G was adopted in 1983 and was used against Iraq in 1991, only 2000 missiles, i.e. when the S-400 didn't smell.