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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 »
HyShot V HIFiRE 4

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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 ?

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Re: US Prompt Global Strike Capability
« Reply #753 on: July 22, 2017, 09:45:54 am »
http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1683130-us-australia-fire-hypersonic-weapon

AFRL chief scientists always uses the "around 2040" date for a Strike/ISR platform but news trickles out from Lockheed that they could be ready to fly something much, much sooner (SR-72 thread).

I've always wondered if there is some disinformation here?
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Re: US Prompt Global Strike Capability
« Reply #754 on: July 23, 2017, 04:22:26 am »
I think so , when we look the HIFIRE 4 it seems that Hypesonic look more Advanced than we think, something with this design but more bigger and launching by something like falcon 9 could have very game changing potential.

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Re: US Prompt Global Strike Capability
« Reply #755 on: Yesterday at 06:15:13 am »
Can anyone identify the "Tactical Strike/ISR" vehicle in the middle of the attached image (found from https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/04/us-air-force-hypersonic-weapons-roadmap.html )? Or find the original source for that slide?

It looks a bit like a HiFiRe variant, but on closer look doesn't match any known ones (wings in particular). Also it looks like it has a rocket nozzle in the rear. Isinglass revisited? On the left is clearly the Lockheed HSSW and on the right the Lockheed FRV.

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Re: US Prompt Global Strike Capability
« Reply #756 on: Yesterday at 06:47:14 am »
Can anyone identify the "Tactical Strike/ISR" vehicle in the middle of the attached image (found from https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/04/us-air-force-hypersonic-weapons-roadmap.html )? Or find the original source for that slide?

It looks a bit like a HiFiRe variant, but on closer look doesn't match any known ones (wings in particular). Also it looks like it has a rocket nozzle in the rear. Isinglass revisited? On the left is clearly the Lockheed HSSW and on the right the Lockheed FRV.

Weird that they'd say the technology wouldn't be ready until after 2030, a mere half-century after this:

http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/app4/hgv.html

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Re: US Prompt Global Strike Capability
« Reply #757 on: Yesterday at 09:27:42 am »
Air Force plans hypersonic strike weapon contract award for late 2017

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The Air Force wants to start work this year to put a hypersonic, conventional strike weapon on fighter and bomber aircraft, according to a July 21 Federal Business Opportunities notice. The service plans to award a contract to one of five companies in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.

Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Orbital ATK are the only companies that could meet the Air Force's needs in a reasonable amount of time, the FBO notice states. The service asks for a hypersonic, GPS- and inertially guided strike capability to fire against high-value fixed and moving targets in denied environments. Each weapon would use an undisclosed government-issued warhead.

The development and integration contract will span all work through the engineering and manufacturing development phase, according to FBO. A June 29 FBO post noted the weapon would be flown on existing aircraft and that companies need to design and analyze the new system for rapid fielding.

The Air Force did not respond to questions about the hypersonic strike effort by press time (July 24).

Notice of Contract Action (NOCA) - The Long Range Systems Division (AFLCMC/EBJ) intends to solicit proposals from limited sources and award contracts for the development and integration of an air-launched hypersonic conventional strike weapon (HCSW) with both fighter and bomber aircraft platforms.  Integration will include mission planning operations and support.  The HCSW will provide a prompt (Hypersonic/Hypervelocity), precision strike capability against high-value, time-critical fixed and relocatable surface targets in a single or multi-theater challenged (A2/AD) environment. It will utilize Global Position System (GPS)/Inertial Guidance System (INS) for navigation and terminal guidance with a Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) warhead.  It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded in the 1st quarter of FY18.  The contract will include all necessary effort through Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD).


This effort will be awarded using other than full and open competition to the successful offeror under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1 - Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements, among the limited sources. Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Missile Systems, and Orbital ATK (Arizona) are the only firms that appear to possess the necessary capability within the Air Force's time frame without causing an unacceptable delay in meeting the needs of the warfighter.
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Re: US Prompt Global Strike Capability
« Reply #758 on: Yesterday at 12:45:24 pm »
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