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GLIDE BREAKER – THIS DARPA PROJECT WILL KILL RUSSIAN & CHINESE HYPERSONIC WEAPONS


The U.S has decided to develop means to intercept
boost-glide vehicles. The Pentagon has assigned the project to DARPA. This comes after America’s Government Accountability
Office (GAO) report have stated that the U.S currently lacks the defenses required to protect
against the latest crop of hypersonic weapons being developed by China and Russia,
The report states, “China and Russia are pursuing hypersonic
weapons because their speed, altitude, and maneuverability may defeat most missile defense
systems, and they may be used to improve long-range conventional and nuclear strike capabilities. There are no existing countermeasures.” Viewers can go through the report from the
link given in the ‘Description’ section below. In its response to the GAO, the Department
of Defence described the report as “an accurate although sobering macro picture of how the
US stands in the world against emerging threats.” In this video Defense Updates analyses how
the U.S intends to intercept Russian & Chinese hypersonic weapon? Let’s get started. An object is said to be hypersonic once they
exceed speeds of Mach 5 or 5 times the speed of sound. This is about 1,715 meters per second or 3,836mph
or 6,174 km/h. Hypersonic weapons as off today can be broadly
categorized into two types. First is the Hypersonic Cruise Missile. These use a Scramjet engine. The scramjet is an innovation on the Ramjet. Ramjet engine can power flight to supersonic
speeds but scramjet can enable the missile to reach hypersonic speeds. These engines have no moving parts, like the
compressors and turbines used in the turbofan engines found on conventional jet planes. They rely on the huge pressures created by
fast airflow into the engine to ignite fuel and generate thrust
Second is using Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV). In this method, the system is launched to
extremely high altitudes, where it skips across the Earth’s upper atmosphere and then glides
back attaining hypersonic speed and can be maneuvered. It must be noted that traditional ballistic
like American Minuteman III, Russian Sarmat or Indian Agni missile all travel at hypersonic
speeds, but they follow a predictable ballistic trajectory and can’t maneuver mid-course. China is developing a Hypersonic Glide Vehicle
named Starry Sky 2, it is currently in prototype phase. Russia has said that it has deployed Hypersonic
Cruise missile Kinzhal and is currently testing a Hypersonic Glide Vehicle named Avangard. To know about these weapons details, viewers
can check the video on the above card. The DARPA project named as Glide Breaker will
concentrate on intercepting Hypersonic Glide Vehicle like Starry Sky 2 & Avangard. Since there is no way to defend against Hypersonic
weapons, they pose a major challenge. These weapons could be used to target American
bases around the world as well as the US Navy aircraft carriers. Hypersonic weapons because of their speed
have huge Kinetic Energy apart from the destructive force of the explosive carried by them. This means these weapons could penetrate ICBM
silos with even conventional warhead. ICBM silos are generally not vulnerable to
anything apart from nukes. So hypersonic weapons are not only tactically
dangerous but pose a strategic challenge. In simple times intercepting a Hypersonic
Glide Vehicle is like hitting a bullet with another bullet when the incoming bullet is
capable of evasive maneuver. Current ICBMs attain hypersonic velocities
but they follow a parabolic path and though difficult, the path can be predicted. But hypersonic glide vehicle will be able
to make maneuvers, so tracking & predicting their path will be harder. As can be clearly gauged, this highly complex
task to accomplish. Of the current crop of Air Defense system
available to the U.S, THAAD could kill hypersonic glide vehicle in some situations. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD),
is a United States Army anti-ballistic missile system, which is designed to shoot down short,
medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase. THAAD uses a hit-to-kill approach that is
the missile carries no warhead but relies on the kinetic energy of impact to destroy
the incoming missile. The THAAD system is being designed, built,
and integrated by Lockheed Martin Space Systems acting as prime contractor. Key subcontractors include Raytheon, Boeing,
Aerojet, Honeywell, and BAE Systems to name a few. A THAAD battery consists of at least 6 launcher
vehicles, each equipped with eight missiles, with 2 mobile Tactical Operations Centers
(TOCs) and the AN TPY-2 Ground-Based Radar (GBR). The THAAD Radar is an X Band active electronically
scanned array Radar developed and built by Raytheon. It has an Operational range of around 200
km. The missile has a speed of 8.24 Mach or 2.8
km/s. The guidance system is Indium antimonide Imaging,
coupled with Infra-Red Seeker Head. The main problem with THAAD is that is point
defence system designed to protect a small area. Using THAAD to defense the entire U.S homeland
will be too expensive to be practical. According to DARPA, Glide Breaker will develop
an enabling technology critical for an advanced interceptor capable of defeating hypersonic
vehicles. Key aspects of the Glide Breaker program are
classified. Only proposals addressing the classified aspects
of Glide Breaker will be eligible for funding under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). DARPA seeks proposals that present a credible
path to a low cost, rapid demonstration of program objectives. Also, Glide Breaker is supposed to be tested
by 2020. It must be noted here that the Glide Breaker
is not intended to intercept all incoming HGVs. The idea is to create doubt in the mind of
a rival regarding the success of a HGV attack. Glide Breaker will be like an armor that only
defends against specific bullets, the adversary won’t know which HGV will get through to
successfully hit a target and which will be intercepted. DARPA puts it like this “a key figure of merit
is deterrence: the ability to create large uncertainty for the adversary’s projected
probability of mission success and effective raid size.”

51 thoughts on “GLIDE BREAKER – THIS DARPA PROJECT WILL KILL RUSSIAN & CHINESE HYPERSONIC WEAPONS

  1. Lol..so technically,US does not have a direct protective response to these hypersonic weapons…am now beginning to believe America will be destroyed in the near world war 3.

  2. but Russia and China realy are making more dangerous weapons. these weapons can wipe out the human and snimals on the earth and you can not hide your self. God bless russia and china.

  3. YEAH IF THEY NEVER HAVE SEEN THIS EXCEPT BY THEY ASS EYES ,AVANGARD WHICH GLIDE IN A CLOUD OF PLASMA WHICH WAS NOT THERE SIMPLY LIKE A PRODUCT OF SPEED AND HOT AS A SUN THAT ANY THERMO VISUAL OPTRONIC GADGET CAN SEE THEM, INSTEAD THEY ARE GREATLY CAREFUL PACKED IN SO CALLED BUBBLES WHICH START TO LEEK WHEN AVANGARD START TO GLIDE, SO THERE IS NOT ANY KIND OF RADAR OR ANY OTHER SATELLITE GADGET WHICH CAN SEE AVANGARD BECAUSE PLASMA SUCK ANY KIND OF TRANSMITTER WAVE WHICH NEEDS TO RECEIVE BOUNCE BACK ANY KIND OF WAVE, EXCEPT IF SUPERMAN (LoL) WILL SEE BY NAKED EYES OBJECT WHICH GOES 15 MACH….OH MY BAD TRUMP SAID THAT DESTINY OF US NATION ARE THERE BEYOND AND UP THERE, SO SAME DEFEND WILL BE ALSO INSTALLED ON MARS SLOWLY GOES IN PURE HITLER KIND OF ESOTERY AND PURE lUNACY POOR TRUMP

  4. Yeah I dont like "deterrent crap"… and Im sure that a lot of farmers and NewYorkers are saying what do you mean deterrent… cant they shoot everything down? don't they have many redundancy systems like we do on a farm or wall street does??

  5. Good for a laugh. We have been hearing this for 38 years. Nothing reliable yet. Every time the USA takes one step forward others tend to take two. Good for a laugh.
    They are only playing with ideas at present. Any solid concept emerges we will know. Congress will allocate money for a final production model.

  6. Why U.S will be defeate by Russian ? Where is World Freedom ? Why Russia and China want to Steal technology from U.S. Why U.S will be destroy by China and Russia ? Where is the World is Truth ?

  7. I work in the missile defense industry. Interceptor air defense missile systems (such as PAC-3 and THAAD and many more) can intercept incoming hyper-sonic missiles and projectiles. This has been tested, evaluated, and analyzed years ago. The defense against these threats is not an issue. However, we are lacking offensive hyper-sonic weapons…..(as far as the public knows)…..

  8. do i need to remind you how Israel's advanced multi-layered systems fail with a dozen simple rocket candies ? or how patriot systems failed to defend Saudis against Yemen's scud missiles that date back to 1950s ? your systems only work on paper and the only real war you won against a real enemy was WWII (with UK, and russia's help ofc).

  9. The USA had beat them in this race. Russia and china are being flamboyant when it comes to their new toy.

  10. Now NATO has 150 nuclear bombs along Russia's border according to leakd info. One way to beat their hypersonic missiles, that's if they can beat hypersonic anti ballistic missile system

  11. "Earlier this year, Raytheon received a $63 million DARPA contract to further develop the Tactical Boost Glide program, a joint effort between the agency and the U.S. Air Force."

    From Raytheon's website.

  12. Raytheon and Northrop Grumman now has The blueprint and material for hypersonic glide breaker and hypersonic missiles. They just need to build it test it.

  13. 像冷战一样骗人,拦截一个试试,美国扬基要哭了,拦截不了,骗中俄和美搞军备比赛,苏联,中俄以后科技会变的更好,美国朋友

  14. Подобно холодной войне, лгите, пытайтесь ее перехватить, американские янки хотят плакать, не могут перехватить, лгут Китаю и России и США, чтобы они участвовали в гонках вооружений, Советский Союз, Китай и Россия станут лучшими технологиями, американские друзья

  15. Sounds like more taxpayer money for the military industrial complex that's all that matters keeping these fucking companies happy with talk of gloom and doom world ending scenarios

  16. Stupid talk about mach 5 they have mach 20!
    The fun is Russia has over the horizon radar, you shoot your defend missiles in empty air, the glider make just another round around the world!

  17. Sad Breezy America flew Niel Armstrong at Hypersonic speeds in the 1960s. You need to wake up and smell the coffee youngster. America started in Hypersonic systems before you were born!! It was called the X projects, x15 and so on. America is at something like the x50s now. Do the math. !!

  18. Hypersonic glide against hypersonic glide that's how you defeat,Thaad will back up US Hypersonic systems.

  19. If you believe this propaganda I have some valuable Russian property and some well made Chinese products I'd like to sell you.

  20. Shows how horrible the human being can be. We are always wanting to kill each other. Who the hell is the enemy? Everyone in the world culture is walking around in our malls. Is this all a stupid excuse for wanting to kill someone? This is all completely insane. 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

  21. The best assets we have are human. I promise you, a Marine expeditionary unit or the 101st aerosol to take all of the sites out. This is what would be happening behind the scenes in before war began. Remember, the Russian regular army is 70% conscript Dash not professional soldiers. So they’re more prone to be cowards like they were during World War II. I’m referring to the 102 divisions of red Army infantry and artillery that fled in the face of operation Barbarosa like little pussies across the steppe

  22. Ohh God let not my Enemies overcome me

    God bless America 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤

  23. China and Russia HAVE ACHEIVED TECHNOLOGY IN HYPERSONIC MANUVABLE GLIDE NUKES, not working on them, AMERICA is still working on them,but because of funding its slow goings.

  24. Nothing new, Just the usual repetitve lecture about what hypersonic is. Starting to annoy me this repetitive crap on the same subject.

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