US hypersonic aircraft will not catch Russia flat-footed

Speedy as they are, moving at about 6 kilometers a second (3.7 miles a second), the US hypersonic aircraft are still not fast enough to avoid the eagle eyes of Russia’s missile attack warning system.

… from  Sputnik News, Moscow

The US is building a hypersonic capability also – more mutually assured destruction

[ Editor’s Note: This endless game of fortunes being put into weapons systems where, by the time they are deployed, after the delays and endless fixes to get them operational, the targets have had plenty of time and motivation to deploy an effective counter.

In Russia’s case they have demonstrated they can produce cutting edge weapons without bankrupting the country, something that the US military industrial complex would view as an unfair trade restriction.

These are the folks who milked the American public for endless sums for a missile defense system which the Russians simply countered by planning to send their retaliation counter-strike in the direction where there is no missile defense.

Technology breakthroughs in new fuels and their own hypersonic, independent, and flyable nuclear payloads can currently defeat anything that we have that has been reported. Anything that has not been tested cannot be viewed as a viable defense.

No one in Congress will ever speak a word about this problem, due to America’s dirty little secret… Defense contractors give all the states possible a piece of their largess pie, even if it runs the cost of weapons systems way up and delays their deliveries, as all will fight tooth-and-nail to keep the money flowing, wasted or not. 

They have no mercy on the citizens at all, as they consider us hypocrite thieves, while their version is the straight-up kind. I have been waiting for someone in Congress, even satirically, to suggest contracting all of our defense construction to Russia to reduce our cost 50% and to have better weapons. The Congressperson might never be elected again, but it could wake a few people up to what a waste all of this is, as peace is much cheaper and more funJim W. Dean ]

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The Russians are always going to be able to guarantee us mutually assured destruction if we attacked them

 – First published  …  May 17, 2017

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.

Russia’s Voronezh phased array early warning radars, working in the centimeter and decimeter range, are able to spot targets up to 4,000 kilometers (almost 2,500 miles) away and at altitudes of up to 8,000 kilometers (almost 5,000 miles).

“Our Voronezh radars are able to ‘see’ any present and future means of aerospace attack thousands of kilometers away,” Dmitry Stupin, deputy chief designer at Radio-Technical and Information Systems Concern, said in an interview with Izvestia.

He also mentioned the Voronezh radar stations’ impressive modernization potential to ensure 100-percent security of the country’s airspace.

A Voronezh radar station is a fairly miniature facility consisting of a sail-shaped antenna array and several containers with electronics. It takes just 18 months to build, is manned by a crew of 15 and costs around 1.5 billion rubles ($26.4 million) to build.

Voronezh-class radar stations are currently deployed along the entire length of the Russian border. The one in Irkutsk keeps an eye on the airspace stretching from China to the West Coast of the United States.

The one in Kaliningrad region covers the area from Britain to the US East Coast and the one in Krasnodar region is capable of registering missile launches in the Middle East, Southern Europe, the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa.

Voronezh radars now being built in Krasnoyarsk and Orenburg regions and near Murmansk will effectively protect Russia against possible missile strikes from the southeast and the Arctic.

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11 Responses to "US hypersonic aircraft will not catch Russia flat-footed"

  1. RichardD  May 19, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Like all of the government underground facilities that are kept hidden from public view, the government satellite systems of the post WWll era have an enormous data base, including of UFOs. Ground based radars while important, are only part of the mix.

  2. JohnZ  May 18, 2017 at 6:40 am

    The term defense spending is a misnomer. It is actually war spending. Thanks to the big contractors who have spread the milk from the government teat to nearly all 50 states ….and China, this industry is as much a welfare program as it is for war. All those working with government contractors are free loaders, unable to compete in the private sector so they get onto the big federal nipple where they can gorge themselves fat and useless. The lot of them. They steal the wealth of America making weapons of war that threaten to annihilate the planet. They have wasted trillions and stolen as much. In truth, they produce nothing of any value, except to exterminate all life on the planet. Military spending is the most wasteful and irresponsible racket going. It is a one way street that provides vast profits for the contractors that produce goods that can only be used in war making it truly wasteful and irresponsible.
    A car, once made is sold and often sold again along with parts to maintain the vehicle along with after market accessories. This is what helps keep the economy alive.
    All too often as in the case of the ill fated F-35, it becomes an over priced, over budget, piece of equipment in constant need of repair, upgrade and re- engineer that has cost the tax payers hundreds of billions of dollars, along with ships that can’t operate on the high seas and missiles that can’t hit their target.

  3. Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  May 18, 2017 at 4:46 am

    the one in Krasnodar region – near my city – Armavir :)))))))

    • Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  May 18, 2017 at 5:23 am

      These would of course, be prime 1rst targets in a preemptive attack, from an insider attack like hacking, etc. The catch-22 is it is hard to test such attempts, and even if you do, the target, something this critical, would be changing its defense all the time, like passwords, so no loophole in their defenses could be “saved” to use some day. Getting in ground delivered EMT weapon close enough to use on this would be the surest kill, something pre-stage that just have to be fired from a few mile distance to get with in burst range to fry the electronics. That method is also a two way street, making for a potential very dangerous gamesmanship situation if you get to opposing leaders on testosterone replacement therapy.

    • JohnZ  May 18, 2017 at 6:20 am

      Andrew, does this make you feel safe? Wondering how the Russian people feel with such weaponry in their back yards as we Americans feel. I for one am very uneasy about having a National Guard camp 50 miles away. ( Michigan National Guard, Camp Grayling) There was a nuclear power plant in Charlevoix that has been deactivated and removed but I wonder sometimes if the area remains targeted.
      I suspect that very soon even EMT weapons will become useless as defensive shielding will be created and deployed.
      How much and what type of shielding other than a grounded grid system could be employed that would effectively counter any EMT.
      Typical signals from TV and radio transmitters in the 50,000 watt range can be easily shielded with the proper materials. Microwaves can pose a different set of problems as their wave lengths are very short which makes shielding a problem. If the frequencies that EMT discharges can be determined then it is possible to effectively shield sensitive electronic equipment from damage.
      I’m just as concerned about the MIC/ RKM forcing America into another unwanted war, one that will destroy all life on the planet.Even the jews in Israel won’t be spared.

    • Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  May 18, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      JohnZ – many in Russia, including me, do not feel any scare at all. Most do not know military targets in mutual nuke exchange. During USSR times we knew how to act in nuclear attack, where to run and how to try to save. Russians are such people that never feel fear about nuclear war. We do not think about it. As we say – if it has to occur, it will occur. So, such panic stories like in the US old movie “Russians go!” are strange for us 🙂 Really. We just do not want a war. At all. We just want the world to be safe. Russians never start wars, but… we always have to finish the wars. With a great price. Thus, the position and theatrical fear of the Baltics, Poland and other EU dwarf warmongers (incl Ukraine jew mafia at power) is strange for us. They tell everyday about mythic “russian aggression, invasion”….. Ridiculous. We don’t need their lives and countries even for a penny. Alas…. their “Russians go!” seems to become the essence of their living. We don’t care, we have not a shade of fear. We watch, laugh, feel sorrow, but observe the political positions. Especially about USA. Nuclear Superpower. But it is ill now. Its devoured from inside by political NWO parasites. We may close our eyes at Sweden, Italy or Peru. But not at the USA.

    • Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  May 18, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      We know about US war conception of mass hyper-sonic and tomahawks start vs Russian. No need to cover all territory with nukes. It is dangerous for all and has no sense. If USA wants to use our natural resources – after nuclear attack it will become useless for centuries. We hope there will be no war. But if it become inevitable – i’d prefer a tomahawk instead of nuke (the target – radar is not so important to nuke). But if we survive – there will be another same chapter after Napoleon and Hitler 🙂

  4. wjabbe  May 17, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    It is a well established principle in law that any person aiding and abetting the principal criminals committing a crime of say murder or bank robbery or whatever is just as guilty as the person pulling the trigger or blowing up a bomb. Yet the gun or bomb manufacturers claim they are not to be held liable for such crimes. Why is this so? So long as these weapons are used to proper purposes like hunting or target practice, they have no worries. Imagine the thousands of engineers, physicists and lesser employees, secretaries, etc. involved in the design and manufacture of these weapons of mass destruction. Why shouldn’t they be also held liable based on this legal principle? The names and addresses of every one of them must be published so indeed they can be held liable and prosecuted after these weapons are used to destroy populations. If this were done perhaps they would think twice about selling their services for such evil purposes. Maybe they would go on strike so these weapons could not be made. Frankly every person involved in the Manhattan Project should have also been held responsible for the death and destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    • wjabbe  May 17, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      As a corollary to the above comment where is the money coming from to pay all these high priced engineers and physicists to design and build and test these weapons of mass destruction? Is our government raising taxes on all citizens, especially the millionaires and billionaires and increasing pain in the population, to pay these enormous costs to conduct wars all over the planet? Why no they are not. They are running a scam by fooling the population that they can live the good life and get the car washed and poison their green lawns while the government just prints and borrows all the money it needs to pay these purveyors of mass destruction of the planet and at the same time moving the country to its own financial demise which might actually be hastened by this foolish waste of resources which could be used to make the world and humanity a better place. Shame shame shame on the expletive deleted intellectually bankrupt idiots running America today beginning with all the whores in Congress and president no matter which disgusting political party they happen to belong to. America is gone. It is only a matter of time until the end arrives and the results won’t be fun or pretty. Financial collapse is much more likely to happen first unless Trump successfully begins WWIII before he resigns or is put out by Congress.

    • JohnZ  May 18, 2017 at 6:24 am

      Drumpf and the Rethugnican congress just gave the wealthy the biggest tax break in history….along with free healthcare. As for the rest of us, peons and serfs, we can all go take a crap in a pot.
      America is a banana republic.

    • Cosmodrome  May 18, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      Yes, and when war crimes are committed, why should not a group pif responsible citizens charge some guilty parties with war crimes. The government is not going to do it! Would create a hell of a stink! It would be hard to get the manufacturers, but at least the alternative media should ditch soft pedalling, forget the word “defence”, and call them the “war industry”, “minister of war” etc. When did the US have to defend its lands? As Chelsea Manning said “Don’t compromise with them. They will not meet you half-way!”

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