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Chinese hypersonic Recce/Strike projects

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Hi. Any hints of Chinese research in the field of hypersonic Recce/Strike platforms?
Many paper studies. Patents. Scramjet-related facilities. Cooperation efforts with Russian companies.
And even an odd-looking, untrustable model displayed at the Beijing Aviation Museum, as seen here

http://chinesemilitaryreview.blogspot.fr/2012/11/sino-waverider-at-beijing-aviation.html

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PS) the attached picture comes from the above-source. There are two others. Its named is left unchanged). It beats every SEO for being perfectly referenced That's the first time I ever cross a so detail name.
 

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Just a thought, but could it be something along the lines of the old McDonnell Douglas GIUK Gap interceptor?

Desert Dawn said:
And i did get an answer, but nothing new per say, just what i already knew, that aircraft was designed to intercept a Russian warship battle group if it went through the GIUK gap, and run 360 circles around it and find them with radar inside that circle. I believe it would have been armed from what he told me, but no precision yet. My initial guess was that it was purely reconnaissance and would keep the battle group inside its turning radius, relaying its position to other forces until bombers or missiles would engage the Russian cruiser fleet. Based on what i have read from an older article from Prof. Czysz where he mentionned an hypersonic aircraft that could slice the Kirov with hypersonic kinetic projectiles, i think the design maybe carried tungsten rods or darts.
 

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untrustable is a soft definition of this crap
 

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That was also my reaction.
So the question is: what do Chinese researchers and PLA related research organizations) do "for real" beyond any such crap?
Any idea?

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The technical literature (conference publications, scientific and technical journals; patents) is replete with advanced studies related to airbreathing propulsion systems for advanced high-speed platforms. All fields are explored.
Bottom line is: any projects in sight beyond badly designed museum grad unflyable models and student wouldbeness?

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Many papers like these can be found:

GUO Zhen-yun, LEI Guang-xin, ZHAO Han-yuan (College of Aerospace and Material Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China);Control System Design of a Maneuverable Reentry Vehicle[J];Flight Dynamics;2005-01

Ren Zhang Yuan Guoxiong The Research Center of Precision Guidance of BUAA, Beijing 100083;Study on Reentry Guidance Technique for Orbit Weapon Fighting Cabin[J];Aerospace Control;2005-02

LIAO Shao-ying(Aerospace System Engineering Shanghai, Shanghai 201108, China);Research on HyperSoar Skip Flying Weapon[J];Aerospace Shanghai;2005-04

He Wusheng (Shaanxi Power Machine Design & Research Institute, Xi’an 710100, China);Review of scramjet engine development[J];Journal of Rocket Propulsion;2005-01

ZHONG Zi-peng WANG Yu-pei SONG Wen-yan DENG Yuan-hao (School of Propulsion and Engine,Northwestern Polytechnical University,Xi'an 710072,China);Investigation of Flow Field of Nozzle for Scramjet[J];Journal of Projectiles,Rockets,Missiles and Guidance;2005-SA

Pan Yu Inst. of Aerospace and Material Engineering, National Univ. of Defense Technology, ChangSha, CHINA (PRC); Liu Wei-Dong Inst. of Aerospace and Material Engineering, National Univ. of Defense Technology, ChangSha, CHINA (PRC); Wang Zhen-Guo Inst. of Aerospace and Material Engineering, National Univ. of Defense Technology, ChangSha, CHINA (PRC), AIAA-2007-5400, 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Cincinnati, OH, July 8-11, 2007

Huang Ting,Yu An-yuan,Le Jia-ling (Airbreathing Hypersonic Laboratory,China Aerodynamics Research and Development Center,Mianyang Sichuan,621000,China);Numerical Research of 2-D Hypersonic Inlet under Starting Mach Number[A];[C];2008
 

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Oh, BTW, any news about this?

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also very different from this screenshot widely circulated on the web after the Aotian-1 flight test, though it may not look quite exactly the same, and by far.

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Though not recce/strike per se, these figures come from a recent paper (summer 2013) dealing with a hypersonic waverider-type aircraft study. The vehicle described in here, is essentially characterized by two flanking inlets. I'm not quite sure it is very efficient at high AOA but it may be effective in some conditions at cruising speeds... Scientists involved in this study come from the Institute of Mechanics' State Key Laboratory of High Temperature Gas Dynamics (Chinese Academy of Sciences), and the 31st Research Institute of CASIC. Both research labs are based in Beijing or the outskirts.

Reminder: CASIC (China's Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation) was created in 2002, after CASC reorganization (the reform movement was started earlier on, in 1999…). CASIC is, of course, a military organization, subordinate to the PLA's General Armament's Department. As to the 31st Research Institute, it also goes by the name of "Beijing Institute of Propulsion Machinery" and simply happens to be the central hub where missile propulsion is investigated (not to speak of CARDE at Mianyiang).

So... The above-mentioned study bears a real interest to any possible Shenlong-style-vehicle-project follow-up. Of the airbreathing-kind, of course.

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... I wonder what could be found on "Chinese hypersonics" on Russian websites.
Russian views on this subject. Hello? Anyone? Where Is Everybody? (Fermi)

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antigravite said:
Though not recce/strike per se, these figures come from a recent paper (summer 2013) dealing with a hypersonic waverider-type aircraft study. The vehicle described in here, is essentially characterized by two flanking inlets. I'm not quite sure it is very efficient at high AOA but it may be effective in some conditions at cruising speeds... Scientists involved in this study come from the Institute of Mechanics' State Key Laboratory of High Temperature Gas Dynamics (Chinese Academy of Sciences), and the 31st Research Institute of CASIC. Both research labs are based in Beijing or the outskirts.

Reminder: CASIC (China's Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation) was created in 2002, after CASC reorganization (the reform movement was started earlier on, in 1999…). CASIC is, of course, a military organization, subordinate to the PLA's General Armament's Department. As to the 31st Research Institute, it also goes by the name of "Beijing Institute of Propulsion Machinery" and simply happens to be the central hub where missile propulsion is investigated (not to speak of CARDE at Mianyiang).

So... The above-mentioned study bears a real interest to any possible Shenlong-style-vehicle-project follow-up. Of the airbreathing-kind, of course.

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The Chinese News agency rollover ended up taking over this already dated news in the last few days, which I interpret as a quite interesting move. The same illustrated popular-level article is now widely available on many websites, setting some sort of a standards on this subject for western journalists to carve out news stories in the first quarter of 2014. Let us see what happens.

Examples:
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/A_new_conceptual_configuration_for_air_breathing_hypersonic_airplanes_999.html
http://www.pddnet.com/news/2013/12/air-breathing-hypersonic-airplane-conceptualized

Source (primary):
Cui K, Hu S C, Li G L, et al. Conceptual design and aerodynamic evaluation of hypersonic airplane with double flanking air inlets. Sci China Tech Sci, 2013, 56(8): 1980-1988.

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Hi;

Just in case one gets confused by a CCTV picture of a would be R/S platform (see attachment), this actually refers to a student work from the Nanchang Aeronautical University (南昌航空大学). And the student name is: Liu Guanmian (刘冠冕). BTW, Guanmian means "crown".
source: http://discovery.cctv.com/special/C20286/20071215/102334.shtml

Happy new new everyone

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What is this? Looks like SR-72.
 

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antigravite said:
Though not recce/strike per se, these figures come from a recent paper (summer 2013) dealing with a hypersonic waverider-type aircraft study.
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,252.msg46940.html#msg46940
 

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http://www.nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/asias-mach-5-nightmare-chinas-hypersonic-weapons-build-16006
 

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