The United States is one step behind when it wants to add hypersonic missiles to its 10000 ton drive

 The United States is one step behind when it wants to add hypersonic missiles to its 10000 ton drive

US Navy destroyer jumwalt

According to the report, the U.S. Navy has been responsible for the development of a hypersonic weapon. As a conventional global timely strike equipment, it can replace nuclear weapons to some extent for strategic strike.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Navy said it would invest more than $1 billion in 2021 to add hypersonic missiles to Virginia class attack submarines, which are expected to have operational capabilities in 2028. At present, the military committee of the house of Representatives hopes that the Navy will also add such weapons to surface ships.

A senior U.S. Navy official said that compared with the Alec Burke class destroyer, the jumwalt class destroyer has larger tonnage, stronger power generation and weapon loading capacity, and is very suitable as a platform for conventional and timely weapons strike.

Because of the precedent of Ohio class strategic missile nuclear submarine carrying intercontinental missiles, the U.S. submarine has solved most of the technical problems of carrying strategic strike weapons, but there is no such precedent for surface ships, and there are still many difficult technical problems to be solved.

On May 8 this year, Russia announced that the new zircon hypersonic missile will be officially deployed in 2020 or 2021.

According to reports, zircon hypersonic missiles will first be installed on Russian naval surface ships, including the admiral nasimov nuclear powered cruiser. Russian troops will also test the underwater launching of zircon missiles in the near future, and many types of Russian nuclear submarines will be equipped with the missiles in the future.

According to the information released by the Russian Ministry of defense, zircon hypersonic missile has a speed of 9 mach, 9 times the speed of sound, and a range of more than 1000 km, which can easily break through all missile defense systems in the world. (end)

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