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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2018 9:21 p.m. PST

….Hypersonic Missiles

"A new class of nuclear-powered submarines armed with Zircon hypersonic missiles is expected to be built by 2027.

Russia is allegedly working on a new class of nuclear-powered fifth-generation submarines with the first boat expected to be delivered to the Russian Navy by 2027, a source in the Russian defense industry said on May 31.

The new class of submarines, designated Husky, will likely be armed with a 3M22 Zircon (NATO reporting name: SS-N-33) anti-ship hypersonic cruise missiles purportedly capable of traveling up to speeds of Mach 6 at an estimated maximum range of 270 nautical miles (500 kilometers)…."


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Choctaw05 Jun 2018 11:12 a.m. PST

Yeah, but it will just end up catching fire and/or sinking.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2018 12:04 p.m. PST



Charlie 1205 Jun 2018 9:06 p.m. PST

If they can afford it. Their economy can't keep up with even a fraction of Putin's wish list. Just more vaporware…. (to scare western governments into spending more with the defense contractors, I'll guess…).

Lion in the Stars06 Jun 2018 9:18 a.m. PST

Might convince the US to get off it's butt and deploy supersonic to hypersonic antiship missiles, plus a replacement for SUBROC. And supercavitating torpedoes.

Charlie 1206 Jun 2018 5:56 p.m. PST

Lion- Good point. The USN has been dragging its feet far too long on upgrading its ASM capacity.

Lion in the Stars07 Jun 2018 11:19 a.m. PST

Well, to be honest I'm expecting the USN to really go to town on the Tactical Tomahawks for the antiship missile.

Upgraded bunker-buster+blast frag warhead, antiradar seeker, millimeter wave radar seeker, a ramjet instead of the turbojet for Mach 3 speeds, and using any unburned fuel for a Fuel-Air explosion. And that's on top of the Digital Scene Matching and GPS guidance with a datalink back.

One missile to rule them all.

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