North Korea announces successful test of hypersonic glider

On September 28, the North Korean armed forces launched another short-range ballistic missile. But according to the state website Rodong Sinmun, this test was much more than just another expression of Pyongyang's annoyance at American maneuvers in South Korea and the Pacific, since it was, according to statements North Koreans, to test a new missile equipped with a hypersonic glider, the Hwasong-8. The launch was reportedly tracked by South Korean radars, with an apogee at 30 km and a recorded range of 200 km. But according to Pyongyang, the test would have given complete satisfaction, even going so far as to publish…

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These 10 technologies that are revolutionizing or will revolutionize military action (part 2)

The return of tensions between major technological nations is accompanied by intensive research to develop new technologies or apply technologies developed during the 30 years of relative peace following the end of the Cold War. In the first part of this article, we dealt with quantum applications, electromagnetism, artificial intelligence, nano-technologies as well as directed energy weapons. There are still 5 major technologies to study to complete this panel of 10 technologies that will revolutionize military action in the years to come. 6- Hypervelocity The speed of aircraft and missiles had been a major issue in…

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Japan develops two hypersonic missile models to strengthen its strategic posture

The Japanese authorities have presented the two complementary programs for the development of hypersonic weapons to strengthen their defensive capabilities, in particular against China, Russia and North Korea, which just last week fired ballistic missiles towards the Japanese sea. The first program is based on a hypersonic cruise missile with anti-ship capabilities, while the second is a hypersonic glider comparable to the Russian Avangard or the Chinese DF17. Not having anti-missile systems capable of neutralizing the threat posed by the new Russian or Chinese hypersonic missiles, the Japanese authorities have chosen to…

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How have hypersonic weapons changed the data of modern military action?

This week again, hypersonic weapons represented a significant part of the World Defense technological news. In Russia, engineers announced that they had successfully fired the first 3M22 Tzirkon missile from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate, while the development of a mini version of the Kh47M2 Kinzhal airborne missile was started in view of being able to implement it at from the holds of the new Su-5 57th generation fighter. In the United States, the US Army presented a scale model of its Long Range Hypersonic Weapon, a land-launched hypersonic missile that is to perform its first test in 2023. In this…

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Northrop-Grumman develops missile to intercept hypersonic weapons

DARPA, the Pentagon's R&D agency, selected aircraft manufacturer Northrop Grumman a few days ago to carry out the study and technology demonstration phase of its Glide Breaker hypersonic threat defense concept. Launched in 2018, Glide Breaker is part of a larger hypersonic missile defense effort. This component in particular is primarily interested in the destruction of hypersonic gliders (Hypersonic Glide Vehicles in English), such as the Russian Avangard missile or the Chinese DF-17. The HGVs developed in recent years are revolutionizing strategic warfare by replacing the old inert loads of ballistic missiles. Hypersonic gliders...

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The United States will suspend its participation in the INF Treaty

According to the CBS channel, and as we had widely anticipated, the United States, through the voice of its Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, will announce that they will suspend their participation in the INF treaty, linking the United States and Russia so as not to develop or deploy intermediate-range strategic weapons with a range of 500 and 5000 km. For several weeks, and even several months, it had been clear that the United States had no intention of remaining bound by this treaty, while other potential adversaries such as China, Iran or North Korea , were not. And in fact, the whole argument made around the Russian Novator missile was only one…

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