So far USA is UNSUCCESSFUL in this technology. They have to work on STEALING and COPYCAT against Chinese & Russians. The speed of this is 2.5X the initial barrel speed of machine guns. So no gun can hope to shoot it down.
Russia hypersonic Zircon missile reaches 6200 mph
brian wang | April 16, 2017 |
Russia’s new hypersonic anti-ship Zircon missile has reached eight times the speed of sound (about 6100 mph) during the test, a source with Russia’s defense sector told TASS.
The source noted that Zircon missiles can be launched from universal launching platforms 3C14 which are also used for the Onyx and Caliber missiles.
It is expected that the new missiles will be installed at the heave nuclear-powered cruisers Peter the Great and Admiral Nakhimov.
The expected range with a new type of fuel is about 1000 km (600 miles) at Mach 5-6. The export version will be limited to 400 kilometers range. Launching platform is the 3S14 Agat, also used to launch the SS-N-26 Strobile and SS-N-27 «Sizzler» missiles.
The WU-14 was the Pentagon’s code name for a Chinese experimental hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), which is now called the DF-ZF.
The DF-ZF is a hypersonic missile delivery vehicle that has been flight-tested by the Chinese seven times, on 9 January, 7 August and 2 December 2014; 7 June and 27 November 2015; and again in April 2016.
The DF-ZF HGV can reach speeds between Mach 5 and Mach 10 (i.e., between 6,173 km/hour (3,836 mph) and 12,359 km/hour (7,680 mph).
The USA has had several hypersonic missile and vehicle tests. The main US systems were the X-51 and the HTV-2.
2017年04月19日 08:15 环球网
[环球网军事4月19日报道 ]“无懈可击的航母杀手——‘锆石’反舰导弹！”俄罗斯媒体18日纷纷报道称，俄最新型“锆石”高超音速反舰 导弹又一次成功完成试射，并且在测试过程中达到了8马赫的飞行速度。
俄《独立报》认为，美国军舰配备的宙斯盾反导系统无力对抗“锆石”导弹。俄军工综合体消息人士称，“锆 石”导弹将于今年完成国家试验，预计于2018年开始批量生产，并开始装备部队。俄海军“彼得大帝”号和“ 纳希莫夫海军上将”号核动力重型巡洋舰将优先列装“锆石”高超音速反舰导弹。
西方国家军事专家担心，俄罗斯此举恐彻底改变海上力量平衡。英国军事专家克里斯在《每日邮报》网站写道 ：“俄罗斯这种导弹一次打击就能摧毁一艘航母。其飞行速度无法拦截。”▲ （柳玉鹏）