Russia is almost ready to shoot down US hypersonic missiles

According to US President Donald Trump, by the end of the current decade, the United States will acquire a hypersonic “super rocket,” which will change the global balance of power. Vladimir Putin responded to this, that by that time Russia would already have the necessary means of counteraction.

Before talking about what our president had in mind, we will deal with the concept of hypersound. In aerodynamics, they call everything that can move at a speed significantly higher than the speed of sound in the atmosphere. Consequently, Russia already has a similar weapon (Dagger, Zircon and Vanguard combat unit), and the United States promises to create its own super fast missile only by the 30th year.

At the same time, our country took seriously the statements of the American leader and has already begun to create countermeasures. Technically, the S-500 Prometheus and the A-235 Nudol missile defense systems can intercept a hypersonic missile. These systems will be put into service very soon. However, the fight against the latest type of weapons, as described in a statement by the US president, is not limited to interceptor missiles.

To hit a target moving at hypersonic speeds, an effective SPRN is needed that can determine the launch site of an enemy rocket and calculate the preliminary parameters of its flight path.

Usually the aforementioned system consists of two echelons: ground and space. The role of the first in Russia is performed by the Daryal and Voronezh radars. But for the space part, the latest orbital system “Dome” is responsible, which replaced the Soviet “Eye” and its “unsuccessful” modification of “Eye-1”.

On May 20 of this year, the fourth Tundra satellite was launched, which is part of the new orbital constellation. From this moment, the “Dome” received a minimum technical level to start carrying out effective combat duty.

The advantage of the new system is that it is capable of detecting the launch moment of not only intercontinental, but also medium and short-range ballistic missiles, as well as hypersonic warheads at the initial stage of dispersal. At the same time, the “Dome” automatically calculates the trajectory and points of impact of enemy missiles, the degree of their threat, and also generates an algorithm for retaliating and putting the Russian airspace defense system on alert.

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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 June 2020 21: 04
    Wah! Well done!
    Amers still do not, but Russia is already "almost ready to shoot down" !!!
    1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 30 June 2020 10: 15
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev

      Amers still do not, but Russia is already "almost ready to shoot down" !!!

      This is called: work ahead of schedule! soldier
    2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 30 June 2020 23: 16
      Well, now not yet, but sooner or later they will appear, and we are already ready for this !!!
  2. margo Offline margo
    margo (margo) 1 July 2020 14: 53
    Russia is almost ready.

    - here you don't even know whether to cry or laugh. I wonder where the authors of such publications get their information - fantasize? From the series "one grandmother said"!