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    US (& Allies) Hypersonic developments and missiles

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    Post  GarryB Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:48 am

    Max. speed of the Kh-22 is M 4,6 (4.900km/h)

    Nope.

    The Kh-22 and Kh-22M are mach 3 rocket powered missiles.

    During the 1990s the Russians offered it as a testbed for scramjet and other engine mount testing (ie put your test scramjet motor on the nose and launch it to mach 4.5, and then run your scramjet motor for testing) with a special version with most of the guts missing.

    Also in the late 1990s they improved both rocket motors on the weapon to improve the flight speed of the weapon to Mach 4.5 and increased its range by double to over 800km, but although looking identical it is called Kh-32 now.

    The Kh-22M also flew at about 22km altitude, while the Kh-32 operates at about 40km altitude...
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    Post  Hole Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:00 pm

    F... You´re right. Terminal speed is M 4,2. Cruise speed M 3,4.

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    Post  kvs Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:05 pm



    The US has cancelled its PrSM program which was supposed to produce a hypersonic missile like the Iskander-M. Various US flapping
    jaws quickly claimed they did not need such a system. Yeah, right.

    This is another data point supporting the empirical theory that US hypersonic tech is sub par and far from real world realization.
    All those demonstrators dating decades into the past appear not to have been sufficient to actually allow the US to develop
    operational missiles like the Iskander-M. The posturing about not needing the PrSM is a stupid joke. Either the US military
    is totally incompetent and can't even engage in project planning and specification of needs, or the contractors couldn't deliver.
    The latter is vastly more likely.

    As far as the vaunted US hypersonic missile system that is supposed to make all Russians obsolete, it looks like posturing hot air
    that will not even arrive before 2030. But Russia plans to replace Iskander-M with new systems in the coming 5 years. Looks
    like the US has a real hypersonic missile gap. But this is not 1960 and there will not be any come from behind wins.

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    Post  Isos Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:53 pm

    Well enginers in sillicon valley live in their cars since even engineers are poor. And since most of them are foreigners they just go home with some money.

    They are lacking smart people to produce such things. And since smart people are smart, they are very well aware of how those weapons are used to kill poor arabs and children all over the world so they are not happy in working in those shitty companies. They go in civilian companies.

    Their military industry will be left with stupid assholes coming from business and management schools trying to sell flyers for billions and it will collapse.
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    Post  Hole Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:13 pm

    Most of their so-called high tech companies are in reality marketing companies, selling stuff and data.

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    Post  walle83 Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:39 pm

    US Air Force detonates warhead for ARRW hypersonic missile. No missile launch though.

    “The first-of-its-kind test for the air-to-ground, rocket-powered, high-altitude, hypersonic missile collected data on the lethality of the unique weapon,” says the USAF. In particular, the service says it was interested in gathering data on the unique “shape of the warhead”.

    The USAF did not explain how the detonation test was performed, but the explosion appears not to be part of a hypersonic missile launch. The USAF attempted to fly an inert version of ARRW for the first time in April, but the test missile’s flight was aborted after a problem with its launch sequence. The service has planned another flight test this month.

    https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/us-air-force-detonates-warhead-for-arrw-hypersonic-missile-for-first-time/144499.article
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    Post  Hole Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:46 pm

    Next month news: ground support technician for the ARRW receives new shoes!

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    Post  LMFS Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:16 pm

    I wonder how many years will they manage to fill with irrelevant news, doing their best to look as if their hypersonic weapons were "practically there" clown clown clown

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    Post  Hole Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:59 pm

    Next year they will get the booster running (to Mach 6 or so, barely hypersonic) and then claim it is a full fetched hypersonic weapon, ready to kill evil russians/chinese/iranians. Their MSM will do the rest, as with the F-35 or the Zumwalt.

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    Post  Arrow Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:34 pm

    Another test of the AGM 183A ARRW missile failed Laughing
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    Post  Hole Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:47 pm

    But the new shoes and shoulder patches for the ground techs are great! Laughing

    How much did it cost?

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