The US military could not find an explanation for the use of hypersonic weapons in Ukraine


The US Defense Department commented on the recent launch of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile from a Russian MiG-31 aircraft at an APU facility. An unnamed Pentagon official explained that the command and experts do not find an adequate explanation for the use of ammunition with similar characteristics for the selected target.


To be honest, this is somewhat of a puzzle, because it is not entirely clear why a hypersonic missile is needed, fired from not so far away as to hit a building. In our opinion, this is not very practical.

- said the official.

In turn, the American edition of The Hill, referring to the same source, writes that the US military cannot confirm or deny the use of hypersonic weapons during a special operation in Ukraine.

US President Biden also spoke on the topic, saying that such weapons "cannot be stopped."

This is a weapon with a warhead like any other missile. In this sense, there is not much difference between them, except that it is almost impossible to stop her.

the American leader said.

On March 18 and 19, 2022, as part of the operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, Kalibr and Kinzhal missiles were fired at the facilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of ​​​​the village of Delyatyn and the settlement. Konstantinovka. As noted in the RF Ministry of Defense, as a result, a fuel and lubricants and ammunition depot was destroyed, including for the Tochka-U complex. The practical meaning of using the "Dagger", according to the Russian military, was to confirm the effectiveness of the product in defeating protected targets located underground.
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  1. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 22 March 2022 12: 29
    +2
    They wanted something spicy - "Dagger" you want !? If you had at least similar ones, you would have planted them on crows for unbending show-offs !!! In general, our Dagger - where we want, we shoot there, if you want in the capitol, but not a simple one, but a special one !!! You won't even be able to do it!
  2. Oleg Gorshkov Offline Oleg Gorshkov
    Oleg Gorshkov (Oleg Gorshkov) 22 March 2022 13: 23
    +2
    I think the purpose of using the "dagger" is twofold:
    1. check in a real combat situation
    2. show a potential enemy that getting into the showdown of the Slavs and interfering with the treatment of a neighbor from Nazi gangrene will be fraught with sideways.
  3. Oleg Gorshkov Offline Oleg Gorshkov
    Oleg Gorshkov (Oleg Gorshkov) 22 March 2022 13: 30
    +2
    Yesterday Baranets said that the weight of the warhead is 500kg, and thanks to the kinetic energy, the equivalent is 6500kg
  4. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 22 March 2022 13: 33
    +2
    These fools did not understand that this blow was not against the Ukrofascists. This is for them. According to their explanations, the presence of such beaters is cartoons. There will be more. Wider and authentic. For those who don't get it the first time.
  5. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) 22 March 2022 13: 55
    +1
    To be honest, this is somewhat of a puzzle, because it is not entirely clear why a hypersonic missile is needed, fired from not so far away as to hit a building. In our opinion, this is not very practical.

    I don’t know about others, but personally I don’t understand what is not clear to the Pentagon employee here.
    It seems to be extremely clear. Especially if you listen to what our generals say. And they say that the use of a hypersonic aeroballistic missile of the Kinzhal complex was carried out from a range of more than 1000 kilometers. The flight time of the rocket was less than 10 minutes.
    The Kinzhal missile destroyed a protected underground arsenal located in a mountainous area, built back in Soviet times to store special ammunition and missiles. They wrote that the storage was reinforced with a three-meter thickness of rocks under which reinforced concrete used for the construction of hydroelectric power plants.
    This means that this missile is capable of destroying highly protected objects due to its hypersonic speed and kinetic energy.
    And it was not just a test, but also the practical use of the Kinzhal missile in a combat situation.
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 22 March 2022 14: 04
      0
      Is it possible to hit a bomb shelter near the Pentagon with such a missile? And a bunker in New Zealand?
      1. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
        Roma Phil (Roma) 22 March 2022 14: 07
        -1
        Do you know the strengthening of these objects? How deep are they?
        The Kinzhal missile, of course, has not unlimited possibilities.
  6. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) 22 March 2022 14: 04
    -3
    And a little more about the "Dagger" rocket
    Even the appearance of this rocket is classified. No one has seen it, well, except of course the manufacturers themselves.
    Even the commanders of the units that launch this missile did not see this missile, which comes in a container and is launched from it.
    And because of its high speed (Mach 13), it is impossible to photograph it in flight.
    1. AICO Offline AICO
      AICO (Vyacheslav) 22 March 2022 16: 00
      0
      I will reveal a terrible secret - the "Dagger" is an aeroballistic missile, it launches from under the MIG-31 along with the container, and it is delivered under the belly of a moment on a conventional transport trolley by the hands of airfield gunsmiths, covered with a canvas cover, and from the arsenal to the side of the suspension - an ordinary truck, perhaps even an APA-7, which supplies power to the MIG-31 before departure. That's it, uncle!
      1. AICO Offline AICO
        AICO (Vyacheslav) 22 March 2022 16: 37
        0
        More precisely, APA-5, I forgot!
        1. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
          Roma Phil (Roma) 22 March 2022 19: 47
          0
          Yes. I admit. Speaking of secrecy, I confused Zircon with Dagger.
          Here is what Captain 1st Rank Igor Krokhmal says about Zircon:

          Shooting will be carried out at a distance of 1 to 1,5 km. If we take 1 km and divide by Mach 9, we get a flight time of 580-620 seconds.
          At the same time, the remaining characteristics of the rocket are still kept in the strictest confidence. Even the appearance of the rocket is a mystery - the Zircons are loaded onto the ship in closed containers.

          And further:

          The Zircon's flight speed is so high that not a single radar station will have time to detect it. The moment of launch can be fixed, but this information will not give anything, since without direction and speed it will be impossible to calculate its trajectory. During the flight, Zircon will not be able to detect a single tracking device, it will not be able to intercept a single missile defense system. This is our achievement, which is not subject to any opponent.

          (copy-paste)
          Therefore, it is not surprising that I confused these two missiles from memory.
          1. Cetron Offline Cetron
            Cetron (Peteris) 23 March 2022 02: 19
            +1
            See what they will see, but it will be the last thing seen before death!
  7. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 22 March 2022 17: 25
    +1
    yes, all the specialists understand why and why they use the dagger, they turned on the fool, and the readers are happy to sort out the bones
  8. Bloshka Offline Bloshka
    Bloshka (Konstantin) 22 March 2022 18: 45
    +1
    They showed that the bunker was not a hindrance, but in Stalin's times, concrete was not stolen. Conclusion - it will fly into the pentad and not even fart, well, only if at the end.