Russian hypersonic Gremlin will become a dangerous adversary for any NATO equipment

Gremlin is a mythical creature that loves to play pranks and break something. Presumably, the term first appeared among British pilots back in the 40s.

It was believed that these creatures love to settle in aircraft engines, as well as other equipment and break something. This is where the concept of the “gremlin phenomenon” came from, which means a sudden failure of equipment for no reason.

Apparently ironically, the latest Russian hypersonic missile has also been named the Gremlin. Ammunition began to be developed in 2018 and is planned to be delivered to the troops by 2023.

The dimensions of the new rocket do not exceed 4 meters in length. At the same time, the weight of the ammunition is only about 1,5 tons, which will allow it to be placed in the internal compartment of even a relatively small aircraft.

The range of the “miniature destroyer” will be up to 1,5 thousand km, and the speed will reach Mach 6. The missile will be equipped with Gran-K-02 radar homing heads with active and passive modes of operation.

It is assumed that the basic version of the Gremlin will receive a high-explosive warhead with high penetrating power. So far, nothing has been said about nuclear modification.

However, even without it, our "Gremlin" will be able to quickly and unexpectedly for the enemy "take apart for parts" any military equipment or fortification. At the same time, unlike his mythical counterpart, he already exists in the hardware.

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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 6 February 2022 12: 59
    the term first appeared in the 1920s among English pilots and aircraft technicians, in 1929 it was recorded in print ...

    In the 40s, he appeared in a Disney cartoon
  2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 6 February 2022 13: 33
    Now, as soon as possible, it is necessary to establish serial deliveries to the troops, now this is the most important thing.
  3. vvnab Offline vvnab
    vvnab (Vitali) 6 February 2022 18: 12
    Now "hypersound" is like "nanotechnology" in the recent past?
    As if the same zilch did not work out in the end.
  4. Put_NIK Offline Put_NIK
    Put_NIK (Andrey) 7 February 2022 15: 09
    A homing rocket with artificial intelligence is on its way - Baba Yaga.
  5. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 9 February 2022 19: 25
    And can you advise as an observant person ?! Thanks. (Not to the site) And to those who make such vidos. It is possible when products are pouring out of the Tu 160. .And I personally got tired of seeing this garbage. Who are you for? At 2.30 minutes of the video.
  6. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 2 March 2022 07: 19
    When it does, then we'll talk.