Hypersonic Missiles: Crucial to US National Security

October 18th, 2022 - by Raytheon Technologies & Steven Starr

Hypersonic Missiles:
Crucial to US National Security

Brought to you by the US War Machine

(October 17, 2022) — Hypersonic missiles – those able to fly up to five times the speed of sound – are crucial to US national security in the eyes of American defense leaders.

As great power competitors China and Russia develop and deploy the technology, where does the United States stand in the race to develop, test, manufacture and scale hypersonic missiles?

How can partnerships between government, industry, academia and allies be utilized? When is the technology expected to be fielded by American forces, and what role will it play in future military strategy?

And in a strained labor market, how are workforce demands and shortages affecting the government, military, and private sector alike?

Virtual Event: Tuesday, October 18
1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT

  • Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Chair, Tactical Air & Land Forces Subcommittee
    • Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Ranking Member, Strategic Forces Subcommittee
    • Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
    • Dr. Kelly Stephani,Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Center for Hypersonics & Entry Systems Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    • Dr. Mark Lewis,Director, NDIA Emerging Technologies Institute

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Hypersonics in American Defense:
National Security at the Speed of Sound

Steven Starr

(October 17, 2022) — A headline that would reflect the reality of the current situation would read: “Hypersonics: the US fails to successfully test a prototype while Russia deploys advanced hypersonic missiles in its ground, sea, and air forces.

Russia is decades ahead of the US in this area; US Battle Carrier Groups are now sitting ducks for Russian (and Chinese) anti-ship missiles. US air defenses are also a generation behind Russian air defense systems; the US cannot defend against Russian hypersonic missiles.

The US cannot defend against the Avengard hypersonic glide vehicle that delivers nuclear warheads or the hypersonic Khzinal missiles that can take out deep bunkers.

The US cannot come close to matching Russian military industrial capacities that churn out massive amounts of missiles and heavy artillery munitions.

Russia is using more heavy munitions in a month than the US can produce in a year, hence the deindustrialized US has run out of ammunition and missiles to send to Ukraine on the eve of a massive Russian invasion.

Despite what you hear on MSM, It is the US and NATO that are desperate, not Russia.

Russia’s hypersonic Zircon missile.

Ukraine does not pose an existential threat to Russia, but the US/NATO does. Thus, Russia has no need to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine.

There are some observers who are concerned that all the talk from the US/NATO about a possible use of a Russian tactical nuclear weapon (combined with the false narrative that “Russia is desperate”) is a setup for a nuclear false-flag event that would allow the US/NATO to directly intervene in the Ukraine war (they have done everything but that).

This would be an act of suicidal insanity; I worry that the neocons are so incompetent that they have come to believe their own propaganda and actually think that the US/NATO can “win” a war with Russia.  I have to hope that the Pentagon will not go along with such madness.

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