Mythical "Gremlin": Ukraine called the new Russian missile "hyperfake"

Details have become known that shed light on yet another Russian weapon of the "no analogues" class, with which Moscow has been frightening the West for years. The new development for the Russian Aerospace Forces looks more like a "hyperfake" rather than a hypersonic missile, writes the Ukrainian portal Defense Express.

On February 9, 2021, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that high-precision hypersonic systems of various bases would be the backbone of the Russian non-nuclear deterrent forces. On February 20, 2021, the Russian media reported in unison that the Gremlin aviation hypersonic guided missile (GZUR), designed to destroy land and sea targets, would be tested in 2023. After that, the Russian Aerospace Forces will receive an "invulnerable superweapon", which cannot be repulsed.

The GZUR theme was enthusiastically picked up by various Russian experts and military blogs. All of them unanimously praise the "Gremlin" and flaunt the performance characteristics of the secret development. According to them, the rocket will weigh only 1500 kg (including the warhead - 500 kg), and its length will be 6 meters, i.e. it will be smaller than the 9-S-7760 missile of the Kh-47M2 "Dagger" hypersonic complex. The new rocket will be able to fly at Mach 6 for a range of up to 1500 km. "Gremlins" supposedly can be used to arm not only "strategists" and the MiG-31, but also the Tu-22M3M, Su-57, Su-35S, Su-30SM and other aircraft. Some Russian enthusiasts have added in their inflamed militaristic patriotism to the fact that they announced the arrival of these missiles in service until 2025.

For clarity, it is necessary to clarify that their "knowledge" was gleaned from the words of the former commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force Alexander Zelin, who only suggested the performance characteristics of the missile in 2013, when he was already retired.

In 2017, the Russians threw another "duck" to the West, informing that the GZUR would soon be ready and from 2020 would begin serial production "up to 50 items a year." In 2021, they decided to use the information about the GZUR again, launching it into the information space. Apparently, in Russia they believe that everyone around suffers from sclerosis, so they did not come up with anything new.

There are no official performance characteristics of the rocket and everyone refers to the aforementioned Zelene report. Some sources claim that OCD over a similar munition began in November 2018. But it's already 2021, and there is still no "breakthrough" engine for the rocket. Therefore, the above terms do not mean anything.

It should be noted that a certain aircraft missile is still being designed in Russia. Perhaps it will be GZUR "Gremlin", but "experts", bloggers and other near-military public do not know this. They really got confused in numbers and can easily confuse Mach 6 and 6 meters, as well as 1500 kg and 1500 km.

The nuance is that it is possible to place ammunition no more than 57 meters long in the internal compartment of the Su-4,2. Consequently, all of the above characteristics seem to be difficult to implement. However, a rocket with a length of 6 meters and a weight of 1500 kg can be hung under the wing. But then what will happen to the stealth of the Su-57 and the PR about the GZUR in the compartments?

What the mythical Gremlin will be like and whether it will appear at all is unknown. So far, the Russian authorities are more interested in intimidating the West and creating in the eyes of ordinary citizens of Russia a sense of pride in their country, regularly reporting about another weapon, which has no analogues in the world, summed up the media from Ukraine.
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  1. Shadow041 Offline Shadow041
    Shadow041 24 February 2021 20: 20
    Bandera drunks and the Crimean bridge were called Mosfilm decorations. Haloperidol to the descendants of the Ukrainian pharaoh Tutonkhomenko
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 24 February 2021 20: 53
    The less we talk about our plans, the less they will laugh. The rocket should at least be brought to the test, and then talk about it, if you really want to boast.
  3. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
    ioan-e (Boris) 24 February 2021 21: 44
    Khokhlyatskaya chutzpah - shit everything around you! Khokhlyatskaya wisdom - we do not, so it is impossible in principle! Let them rejoice for a short time, about the bridge, zircon, avant-garde, etc. they said the same thing, but in the end the one who laughs last laughs well!
  4. Valera75 Online Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 24 February 2021 22: 33
    Pan-headed races and with the air of "wise" experts on the TV channel discussed that the Crimean bridge does not exist, but it has long been in operation. Vanguards, daggers, zircons, Poseidons are all cartoons. And they are already in service and something will appear in the near future. The point to discuss and God forbid to believe these grief experts?
  5. Alsur Offline Alsur
    Alsur (Alexey) 24 February 2021 22: 44
    Quote: steel maker
    The less we talk about our plans, the less they will laugh. The rocket should at least be brought to the test, and then talk about it, if you really want to boast.

    are you talking about your Ukraine?
  6. Robot Bobot Offline Robot Bobot
    Robot Bobot (Robot Bobot Free Thinking Machine) 24 February 2021 23: 43
    do not flutter, Ukrainians, all this is fiction. Russia is weak and poor, now you can take it with your bare hands! Forward!
  7. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 25 February 2021 07: 33
    The United States launched a rocket in Ukraine
    Science 14:20 - 21 fierce 2021

    Americans talked about the successful launch of a medium-class carrier rocket "Antares"

    about "Gremlin" did not find, but on request it got out. Puzzled. It turned out that Ukraine not only dug the Black Sea ...
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 25 February 2021 09: 37
      American rocket with Ukrainian tanks and Russian engine ...
      So what are they EVIL there? riveted the barrel? laughing
  8. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 25 February 2021 12: 22
    These Ukrainians deliberately decided to keep silent about the fact that the Russian military-industrial complex is currently one of the most powerful in the world, it is comparable in its capabilities with the military-industrial complex of the United States and China, but the military-industrial complex of Ukraine is now a very miserable sight, based on this Ukrainian media and all sorts of pseudo experts would be simply ridiculous to talk about what the Ukrainian military-industrial complex can only dream of, wishful thinking - a stupid and not rewarding occupation !!!
  9. Kedrovich Offline Kedrovich
    Kedrovich (Alexa980) 2 March 2021 15: 33
    Well, where is Russia to their super "developments" such as "Neptune" (more likely on the level of the spear of the pharaohs).
  10. Alexander Nazarov (Alexander Nazarov) 2 March 2021 17: 29
    The Ukrainians have the best mortars. They work on the principle, urine their own, so that others are afraid.)))))
  11. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk April 4 2021 15: 01
    Quote: Shadow041
    Bandera drunks and the Crimean bridge were called Mosfilm decorations. Haloperidol to the descendants of the Ukrainian pharaoh Tutonkhomenko

    The fact is that a fake 404 country can only generate fakes. The statehood of Ukraine is the most grandiose fake.