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Re: Hypersonic missile
Post by isaac_newton   » Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:29 pm

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The E wrote:One thing to consider regarding russian Wunderwaffen: They do not actually, meaningfully exist.

Russia, it has to be said, is fundamentally too screwed up to actually run advanced weapons development. Sure, they have shiny projects like the Su-57 and the T-14 that they like to parade around, but these are not actually available in any meaningful number.
Why? Because Russia is a kleptocracy. It is fundamentally built on extraction industries, and not much else. Within the russian state, the center of power is
SNIP
If you absolutely want to worry about super missiles coming to kill the carriers, well.... look more towards the chinese efforts in this area. They, after all, do see US carrier task groups as actual threats.


very interesting analysis, and quite hopeful...

It reminds me of something from one of solzhenitsyn's books [First Circle maybe] some project for Stalin that was all smoke and mirrors.

BTW what happened to our genuine Russian with the serious level of military history knowledge [cant think of his name]?

[Edit] Dilandu - thats the guy. Hope he is ok - his last post was early January
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Re: Hypersonic missile
Post by Daryl   » Sat Mar 26, 2022 6:25 am

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Somewhat like when they went into Iraq seeking WMD, like poison gas and such. They knew that the Iraqis had had them, as they had been supplied some by Rumsfeld in a previous role during the Iran war.
However years later they no longer existed, as you need a technological society to maintain them.
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Re: Hypersonic missile
Post by clancy688   » Mon Mar 28, 2022 6:04 pm

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cthia wrote:Is this new technology a game changer, or a weapon looking for a mission? Time sensitive strikes seem to be its one mission so says some analysts.


Their Kinzhal missile is essentially an air-launched Iskander ballistic missile. Pretty much every ballistic missile anywhere in service is, by that definition, a hypersonic weapon.
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Re: Hypersonic missile
Post by Daryl   » Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:49 pm

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What I enjoyed reading is that Ukraine now has a lot more TR80 tanks than they started with.
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