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    Russia, US and other developments in Hypersonic Research


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    Re: Russia, US and other developments in Hypersonic Research

    Post  kvs on Fri May 19, 2017 2:33 am

    miketheterrible wrote:What about RS-26 Rubezh? What is happening with that? It was successfully tested multiple of times and for years. It also has a maneuverable warhead that is hypersonic.

    The glide warhead is the next level of maneuverability. The MARV on RS-26, etc, is maneuverable but there must be limitations.
    It looks like the secrecy about details has made it seem like advanced glide warheads were there from years ago. From project 4202 we
    know this is not true. After the deployment of glide warhead ICBMs with rocket trajectory variation there will be no stage at which the
    US ABM system will see a ballistic or quasi-ballistic target.

    There must be a need for project 4202 if the US tested MARVs back during the 1970s. I suspect that the old MARVs were basically
    jerk-action devices that were not actually engaged in controlled flight (gliding) but just changed course slightly every so often. The
    new glider warheads can probably fly horizontally for thousands of kilometers and engage in all sorts of tricky maneuvers.

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    Re: Russia, US and other developments in Hypersonic Research

    Post  Big_Gazza on Mon May 22, 2017 1:23 pm

    A pathetic and laughable article in the NI titled "Russia vs. China vs. America: The Hypersonic Weapons Arms Race Is Here".  Sounds promising, but the article mostly talks about US wet dreams and the X-51 Waverider tech demonstrator.  They include a brief section on Chinese developments, but write NOTHING about Russian developments - no Proj 4202 HGV tested on SS-19, not even the recent successful tests of the Zircon AShM and its reported Mach7 top speed....

    Read it if you dare, but prepare for the worst.  This is NI going full retard like only they can...   Razz

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    Re: Russia, US and other developments in Hypersonic Research

    Post  George1 on Tue May 23, 2017 4:23 pm

    The all-new Voronezh-class radar stations are able to spot and track America’s hypersonic aircraft designed to bypass Russia’s missile warning system. Until very recently the trajectories of these “fast runners” were impossible to register, much less to track.

    Right now the Pentagon is developing several hypersonic vehicles as part of the DARPA Falcon Project. The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW), which accelerated to about 6 kilometers a second during flight tests in 2015 and 2016, is in the final stages of development now.

    "A US hypersonic glider is carried by a rocket booster into outer space. It then separates from the launch vehicle, speeds up, levels out and glides about 100 miles above the sea level. It maneuvers its way to the target and then swoops down, unseen by radars on the ground, designed to spot higher-flying ICBMs,” Dmitry Kornev, editor-in-chief of Militaryrussia Online, told Izvestia.

    "There's no smoke without fire.", Georgy Zhukov

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