The first US hypersonic missiles will not be deployed against Russia


Back in January 2021, the US Congress overcame the veto of former President Donald Trump and the National Defense Authority Act (NDAA) for fiscal 2021 approved a six-year Pentagon plan worth more than $ 27 billion, known as the Pacific Containment Initiative (PDI). Now some details of this document have become known, writes the American Internet edition The Drive.


The plan is broadly similar to the European Defense Initiative (EDI), which was created to contain Russia after the events in Ukraine in 2014. But then the United States was not yet close to developing hypersonic weapons.

The new plan is to contain China by building capacity in the region. PDI provides for the deployment of long-range ballistic missiles, missile defense systems, sensor networks, and other activities. Consequently, Washington's first hypersonic missiles will not be aimed at Russia, but deployed against Beijing in the western Pacific.

The document says that without a convincing conventional deterrent, China could try to oust the United States from the region. As the military balance of the Indo-Pacific region becomes more unfavorable, the risks for Washington increase and Beijing may decide to change the status quo.


In the coming years, the INDOPACOM command wants to spend:

- $ 3,3 billion for "highly reliable and precision weapons capable of supporting air and sea maneuvers from a distance of more than 500 km."
- $ 1,6 billion for the creation of the Aegis Ashore missile defense facility on the territory of the American island of Guam.
- $ 2,3 billion to launch "a constellation of space radars with a rapid revision rate."
- $ 197 million to create a "tactical multipurpose over-the-horizon radar" capable of detecting air, sea and ground threats in the Palau archipelago.
- $ 206 million for "specialized manned aircraft to ensure the collection of intelligence information."
- $ 4,67 billion for "design, distribution and training" in the US, as well as Micronesia, Palau and the Marshall Islands, which are linked to Washington by the Agreement of Free Associations (COFA).

No specific weapons or deployment sites are mentioned, but it is clear that the goal is to place ground systems and the necessary infrastructure relatively close to mainland China along the two island chains. The first chain includes Taiwan and the contested islands in the South China Sea. The second chain includes Guam (USA), Japan and Indonesia.


The US military is actively developing the capabilities of ground-based missile systems. However, there have already been reports that many US allies in the Pacific, such as Australia and South Korea, are reluctant to provide their territory for such weapons. But the challenges from China, perhaps, will make it possible to implement at least some parts of the described plan, sums up the media from the United States.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 6 March 2021 15: 27
    +4
    Washington dreamers laughing Reflecting where they would place hypersonic missiles, if they were lol
    Why against China? First, if they start drawing Russia in comics, people may have a reasonable question - does Russia have missiles, and when will there be American ones?
    Secondly, Biden's grandfather pointed out China as the main enemy in the national security strategist. It is more convenient to fight with it by military force on paper, the Chinese have not yet made hypersonic missiles. They choose the enemy according to their strength. so to speak, the fight for the 2nd step of the podium. winked
    1. THRONE Offline THRONE
      THRONE (Andrii Shevchyk) 6 March 2021 18: 32
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      If it hadn't been for years on patriotic forums, but they knew that the United States had already successfully tested a hypersonic glider twice in 2017 and 2020.
      By 2025, the United States will have 6 hypersonic high-precision gliders, and Russia will have ZERO.
      Two hypersonic missiles with a hybrid scramjet engine, in Russia - ZERO. Zircon is a simple terminal stage warhead, not a missile.
      This week the US is testing a laptop-sized glider launched from a small rocket, in Russia the Avangard glider is the size of a car and is not high-precision, but nuclear and can only be launched from a mine.
      One Vanguard occupies space inside the ICBM as 8 conventional nuclear warheads, it cannot carry false targets, the Vanguard has no future in rearmament.
      The head of the Pentagon, M. Esper, said that American hypersonic technologies are more advanced than Russian and Chinese ones.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 6 March 2021 18: 43
        +6
        If it hadn't been for years on patriotic forums, but they knew that the United States had already successfully tested a hypersonic glider twice in 2017 and 2020.

        If they hadn't been rummaging through the Svidomo garbage for decades, they would have known that they did not have hypersonic missiles. That they were throwing everything from the plane on a drum.

        By 2025, the United States will have 6 hypersonic high-precision gliders, and Russia will have ZERO.

        In 2005, come and talk. 14 years ago they were going to the moon.

        Two hypersonic missiles with a hybrid scramjet engine, in Russia - ZERO. Zircon is a simple terminal stage warhead, not a missile.

        Carry on, don't stop good You may not be in time, the orderlies have already left.

        The head of the Pentagon, M. Esper, said that American hypersonic technologies are more advanced than Russian and Chinese ones.

        Everything is already in the know yes Trump said that the Russians stole everything from them, and for some reason they cannot make new ones, they probably forgot how. laughing
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      2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
        sgrabik (Sergei) 6 March 2021 23: 05
        +6
        TRON (Andrii Shevchyk), when the mattress makers have something like this and go to the troops, then we'll talk, but for now it's just supposedly, if only, talk about nothing, only dreamers and wishlist !!!
      3. shadow Offline shadow
        shadow 7 March 2021 05: 41
        +2
        Could you tell me how many hypersound programs have the United States already closed?
  2. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 6 March 2021 15: 34
    0
    Columbus wrote the article? To me too ... America was discovered.
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 7 March 2021 16: 59
    +3
    That's when the Americans are actively raving, why no one jokes about "cartoons".