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Offline jsport

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Re: US Prompt Global Strike Capability
« Reply #750 on: July 15, 2017, 01:00:05 pm »
From the recently passes NDAA:

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Funding in NDAA

Chairman Turner included language in the NDAA to allow AFRL to assume oversight and management of the Hypersonic Airbreathing Weapons Concept. AFRL will be tasked with:

Developing a reusable hypersonics test bed to further probe the high speed flight corridor;
Facilitating the testing and development of hypersonic airbreathing weapon systems;
Exploring emerging concepts and technologies for reusable hypersonics weapons systems beyond current hypersonics programs, focused on experimental flight test capabilities; and
Developing defensive technologies and countermeasures against potential and identified hypersonic threats.

So far behind on this
"Developing defensive technologies and countermeasures against potential and identified hypersonic threats."


"The FMC 60 mm electrothermal gun and its Martin
Marietta (formerly GE) guided round small-caliber
smart munition (SCSM) were tested successfully during
1992/93. The SCSM contract was awarded in the
autumn of 1991. The 1.75 kilogram rolling-airframe
steel shell (illustrated in this report) uses a K-band
guidance uplink and an E/F-band telemetry downlink. It
carries a thermal battery and a miniature propulsion
control using a small solid-propellant thruster. Muzzle
velocity is 1.4 kilometers per second (4,260 ft/sec);

SCSM can maneuver at 40g at Mach 4. Like Phalanx,
this weapon kills by impact, not by explosion. Of the
seven saboted projectiles successfully fired at Dahlgren
Naval Base in the second half of 1992, five carried live
gas generators and thermal batteries. The K-band
command link was tested over water at Dahlgren in
February 1993. Tests against airborne targets were
scheduled for late 1994. The gun is an autoloader on a
Phalanx mounting. Firing rate is 4 rounds per second/10
round burst); elevation limits are +40/-5 degrees.
Following a 30-month design and development program,
the first 60 mm ET gun was delivered to the US Navy in
July 1993. Following the completion of final NSWC
acceptance trials, the gun, autoloader and other program
elements including propellant charges, guided
projectiles and the TASD target acquisition system
will be integrated during a series of live firings against
airborne targets."

https://www.forecastinternational.com/archive/disp_old_pdf.cfm?ARC_ID=1727











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Re: US Prompt Global Strike Capability
« Reply #751 on: July 16, 2017, 02:40:25 pm »
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Re: US Prompt Global Strike Capability
« Reply #752 on: July 17, 2017, 05:47:28 am »
"Developing a reusable hypersonics test bed to further probe the high speed flight corridor"may be  something to see with the Lockheed FRV demonstrator ?