The Next Generation Weapons are here, and NATO is Panicking

[CENTER]The Next Generation Weapons are here, and NATO is Panicking[/CENTER]

Like it has done many times before, Russia is once again surprising its adversaries with a world-first; a functional hypersonic missile. Though rarely acknowledged, Russia has always had the upper hand in space matters. It does not help the situation that Russia tends to downplay its achievements while the adversaries do the opposite. Despite its comparatively smaller budget, the country’s brains always seem to come on top of their counterparts in the West.
Let’s clarify a few terms first. Missiles are often described in terms of speed, with the speed of sound (1000 km/h or Mach 1) being the reference. Subsonic missiles fly at speeds below the speed of sound while supersonic missiles move at speeds between Mach 1 and Mach 3. Speeds of Mach 5 and beyond are classified as hypersonic.

For many years, countries have aspired to enter the hypersonic arena without much success, mainly due to the technical hurdles involved. Last year (2018), Russia announced the first successful test of a hypersonic missile, to the consternation and disbelief of the West. And here is the reason. Hypersonic missiles are not just another anticipated logical progression from supersonic missiles. No, they are not. Hypersonic missiles are a game changer, something akin to introducing a gun in a battle involving spears. At speeds of Mach 9, the entire Europe is within 10 minutes of a hypersonic missile launched from Russia. As if that is not alarming enough, a hypersonic missile cannot be detected by the usual Radar detection methods and neither can it be shot down by current anti-missile defenses ('). Add to that the high maneuverability and you have the perfect terror weapon. You wouldn’t even photography the damn thing with your Tecno phone.

This is no doubt a nightmare weapon, and this could explain NATO’s threat to ‘take out’ the system if Russia attempts to commission it ( The other dreadful implication is that aircraft carriers and other open sea crafts are essentially sitting ducks when confronted with hypersonic weapons. The only hope against this weapon is the use of concentrated energy weapons such as lasers or microwaves, coupled with a network of satellites to detect their launch. These are still expensive, futuristic propositions yet to see the light of day. As the situation stands, no current defense can counter hypersonic missiles. While testifying to Congress last year, Michael Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, admitted that Pentagon does not “have systems which can hold Russia at risk in a corresponding manner, and we don’t have defenses against [their] systems.”

As expected, the United States and their Western allies are intensifying research efforts into hypersonic weapons, results of which are expected in the mid-2020s. While launching the Avangard hypersonic missile system in December 2018, President Putin acknowledged that others will eventually catch up, but added Russia would still be many steps ahead. In Russian, this means that they are so far ahead that the competition has little hope of catching up. And few have the confidence to doubt this deduction if history is anything to go by. There was this ironic development in 1990 when the United States bought Russian rocket engines that had been discarded 20 years earlier. These engines were more efficient that American engines, and used technology American’s swore could never work. It was only after actual testing that the Americans admitted that indeed, Russians had a working 20-year old technology that should not work in theory.
(I have included the links for the benefit of the one fellow who will be all over this article trying to give a wild spin to everything)

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I dont respond to propaganda pieces. The gibberish above is littered with self-contradictory inaccuracies and scientific nonsensical statements akin to Sci-Fi movies. There is nothing new about jet engines for hypersonic cruise missiles or rocket engines for hypersonic ballistic missiles. The only problem has been how to overcome the intense heat especially for cruise missiles


hehe… ama @upepo ni Russian troll?

Are you purporting to know better than Pentagon and Nato?

What inaccuracies? Hypersonic missiles are very real and there is an intense arms race in this field. US, UK, India and China too, have made significant progress.

Kuna ng’ombe ingine ya Trump inaitwa ballgum.
Nangoja isome.

Those missiles are countered by simple favours and threats and blackmail to businessmen, the lords of the land. Sa ii kuna nchi kenya hiezi guza, ju mali ya first family iko uko. Kuna sanctions france hiezi enforce against Iran, ju kuna mabwenyenye wa france watapoteza biashara ya billions.

That being the case, what for? There is no defense againstthe current ICBMs, anything more that does not give any party any actual advantage, just bragging

the word is deterrence coz nobody wants a nuclear war…

Na sisi watu was mkuki and arrows tukae wapi

Wewe na arrogance yako it looks like you know nothing about weapons. There is a very good chance that ICMBs can be intercepted with current air anti ballistic missile systems that’s why there is a rush to develop hypersonic missiles.