The Pentagon has launched a hypersonic missile C-HGB.
In the US the evening of Friday 19 March (local time) successfully tested a hypersonic missile C-HGB. Run the video the Pentagon deployed in the Network. Hypersonic weapons can be called a technology of the future, as the deployment of this technology is in the initial stages. However, Russia hypersonic missiles already there, and the United States has to catch up.
Tests of standard corps planning unit hypersonic missiles with additional overloads was held in Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands (Pacific ocean polygon). The projectile successfully hit the target. The Pentagon says the launch of C-HGB “a key step towards its goal of deploying hypersonic combat potential in the early to mid-2020 years”.
America has long been in a position to catch up in the field of hypersonic weapons while Russia and China were developing. In 2016, the us military was worried because of the gap with Russian technology. The head of the Subcommittee on strategic actions in the Committee of the Armed forces of the United States Mike Rogers then lamented that the United States was forced to catch up as the Russian Federation and China. However, in 2017, the United States conducted the first successful flight of the C-HGB.
Rocket plan to use naval forces, and ground forces, the weapons with non-nuclear warhead.
President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly reminded in recent years that Russia has created a weapon which has no equal in the world. Including it was hypersonic and complexes, such as hypersonic missile “Zircon” has a design speed in excess of Mach 9 and a range of over 1000 km. So the opponents of Russia wasting money pledged to the containment of Russia, Putin said.
In an interview with TASS, Putin notedthat the arms build-up necessary to ensure that neither one had any desire to fight with Russia.