Why is the United States unhappy with the hypersonic weapons test program


The US military plans to conduct numerous tests of a variety of weapons, including hypersonic ones, off the west coast of the United States over the next seven years. However, officials from Seattle (Washington state) are unhappy with the test program and want to prevent it, writes the Ukrainian information and consulting company Defense Express.


Regional authorities are worried that the tests can cause serious damage to marine mammals, because they are going to test, including a projectile "flying at seven times the speed of sound." Animals "are unlikely to want to be near the site of testing such weapons."

At the same time, the military say that these ammunition will significantly expand their capabilities and strengthen the country's defenses, since they will be able to hit a wide variety of targets (land, sea and air). As for the shooting, during the shooting, observers are usually posted to help avoid the presence of killer whales and other animals in a certain area.

But officials believe that these measures are not enough to fully ensure security. They want the US Navy to review and revise the test program.

Of particular concern to officials is military activity in the Puget Saud Bay system, the third largest in the United States. They recall that in 1972 the United States passed a law that not only prohibits the killing of all species of marine mammals, but even influence and influence them in any way, including "feeding, chasing, hunting or capturing."

The military admits that the Puget Sound killer whale population can indeed be "non-lethally influenced" 2 to 51 times a year during exercises. At the same time, other marine life (whales, fin whales, sperm whales, sea otters and lions), over the seven years mentioned, may be under the same influence a total of about two million times.

In addition to hypersonic missiles, the military is going to test various underwater drones, sonars and bombs. Therefore, officials are insisting that the military limit the use of sonars and other sources of powerful search and tracking stations. But then experiments will lose all meaning.
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  1. Rum rum Offline
    Rum rum (Rum rum) 1 August 2020 18: 49
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    As I understand it, this is a topic from the category - "We would show, but they do not give us ... (and then any reason)." And this is due to the fact that there is nothing to show.
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      Magog (Gog Magog) 1 August 2020 21: 13
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      They do not have vast empty territories, like ours - it remains only over the ocean, away from sea routes. And in our taiga and tundra, wolves and bears are scared, they are used to supersonic jumps ... laughing
    2. Lawyer Offline
      Lawyer (Olaf) 2 August 2020 03: 45
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      It is well known that the United States is globally lagging behind in high technologies.
      For example, they still have not managed to create an analogue of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, the titanium submarine and the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.
      Pathetic, useless attempts to scare the Iskander of Russia!
      1. Rum rum Offline
        Rum rum (Rum rum) 2 August 2020 20: 08
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        It is commonly known - the cheapest and most hopeless argument. In the form of sarcasm, even more so.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 August 2020 19: 24
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    Ha. Referring to the Ukrainians, talking about the test of amers' hyperweapon?
    Tin.
    1. Lawyer Offline
      Lawyer (Olaf) 2 August 2020 03: 41
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      At least they don't refer to cartoons and videos from games.
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    Lawyer (Olaf) 2 August 2020 03: 39
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    Here are some strange ones.
    In the Russian Federation, without any problems, they launch a rocket with a nuclear direct-flow over a residential area, and they are about killer whales.
    Ugh, not the military.
  4. Observer2014 Offline
    Observer2014 2 August 2020 06: 35
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    Photo for the article test. good Oh

    Regional authorities are worried that the tests can cause serious damage to marine mammals, because they are going to test, including a projectile "flying at seven times the speed of sound." Animals "are unlikely to want to be near the site of testing such weapons."

    If animals began to speak humanly, people would self-destruct.