The Americans called the Russian hypersonic "Dagger" ordinary props


Some military experts from the United States call the latest Russian hypersonic missiles "Dagger" conventional props, justifying their conclusions based on the data they established, writes the American magazine Forbes.


The Russian authorities announced that they intend to arm the second regiment of high-altitude interceptors MiG-31K with "Daggers". After which there will be a doubling of hypersonic shock weapons. But this is only on paper.

According to expert Tom Cooper, all information from Russians on this topic is window dressing, boasting and propaganda. It does not reflect reality, since it does not correspond to information coming from Russian informants who are at the epicenter of events.

This is a show project to demonstrate "advanced Russian weapons"

- Cooper is sure.

According to available data, the two Aerospace Forces regiments that are supposed to operate the Daggers are not being trained in the special tactics of using these ammunition. The Dagger is an Iskander ballistic missile adapted for airborne deployment. It is very large - 8,23 ​​m long. At the same time, it can fly up to 1930 km and is practically invulnerable to all existing air defense / missile defense systems.

But all these arguments are meaningless, since the RF Aerospace Forces have not yet written the principal guidelines for the use of "Daggers" in wartime. The command has not yet decided on the targets that should hit the "Daggers". The question of targeting with the help of a special intelligence collection also remains open. Moreover, the MiG-31K regiments themselves are not trained in firing "Daggers" at targets.

At the same time, the Russians are not doing well with intelligence. It is not entirely clear how the Il-20M turboprop will be able to survive in general, being inside the enemy's air defense system. An orbital group could replace them, but it is not omnipotent and has limitations.

Hanging a ballistic missile from an airplane is one thing. It is another matter to turn it into a real military potential. Moreover, it still needs to be extensively transformed.

How many "Daggers" were produced in Russia is unknown. But there cannot be many of them. Even if Moscow is developing a certain reconnaissance apparatus to support the new MiG-31K regiments, the high cost of hypersonic weapons will not allow the creation of a large number of such ammunition.

For example, the Iskander brigade with 12 launchers costs $ 300 million. Thus, you cannot produce a lot of such ammunition and you cannot hit a large number of targets.

Cooper suspects that hypersonic missiles have become a kind of "Potemkin village" of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This is a kind of media image that should influence those around them, creating in them a deceptive impression about the real military power of Russia. Therefore, realizing the complexity of creating a hypersonic strike group, the Kremlin confines itself to the demonstration of these weapons at parades.

I think there is currently no serious planning for any of their military applications.

- summed up Cooper.
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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 19 December 2020 18: 06
    +6
    the main thing is that these penguins sincerely believe in it, otherwise they have already begun to suspect something with the avant-gardes
  2. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 19 December 2020 19: 04
    -7
    Until there was a practical application, there was nothing to talk about ...
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 19 December 2020 20: 34
      +6
      Are you offering to shy away at the exceptional? And Vanguards should also be practically applied? but then there will be no one to convince of their reality
      1. Uneven Offline Uneven
        Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 20 December 2020 15: 34
        -3
        The question is that there is no one to "apply" and nothing. Otherwise, they would have been "shied away" somewhere for a long time. Or do you think there were no reasons?
        1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
          rotkiv04 (Victor) 20 December 2020 20: 29
          -2
          I believe that it is not enough to have these wunderwales, you also need to have titanium eggs and political will, but it turns out that the border is already being violated, and the Kremlin is only chewing snot and expresses its concerns
          1. Uneven Offline Uneven
            Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 20 December 2020 20: 45
            -3
            With the Kremlin, everything was clear even since "she drowned."
            But as to what the RF Armed Forces really have at their disposal, there are serious doubts ...
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 December 2020 19: 22
    -3
    Now we have to wait for a cartoon in response.
    On VO, the same questions have been raised for a long time in articles ...
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  5. zz811 Offline zz811
    zz811 (Vlad Pervovich) 20 December 2020 00: 31
    0
    well ... we also do not have information "coming from American informants who are in the epicenter of events ..." so it is not really being developed in the USA either ...?
  6. eco3 Offline eco3
    eco3 (erwin vercauteren) 20 December 2020 06: 46
    0
    Americans love Las Vegas just try this game dear USA but don't come crying and screaming like a cilantro or a dagger stabs your fat ass to useless American idiots
  7. Cat Offline Cat
    Cat (Sergei) 21 December 2020 21: 27
    +2
    Well, it is clear that the system is expensive and complex and heavy .... It is also clear that only "cats are born" are so simple .... It is also clear that mastering a completely new weapon takes time and maneuvers. Maybe it has been tested and the maneuvers have proved its promise ... but this does not mean that it is necessary to "ring the bells" about it and inform us and therefore to them. In general, you need to chat less often, and if you talk about something, it's about the facts of use in exercises. But since two regiments have been created ... then a start has been made.