Friday, September 27, 2019

Considering The Fact...

That SU-35's avionics suite has a lot in common with that of SU-57, one can only speculate on the ability of SU-35 to control such weapon system as Okhotnik (Hunter) as does SU-57 as is shown in video released by Russian MOD. 

Rumor has it that a single SU-57 can control a group of such UAVs, not just one. So, if SU-35 can do this--this means a dramatic synergistic effect for Russia's VKS strike capabilities. Of course, it is worth noting that in 2018 Popular Mechanics (as is totally expected) put in doubt capabilities declared for Okhotnik, but by now we should get used to this MO of Western media. The MO is an attempt to control narrative.

In related news, Russia confirmed (in fact it was already tested), 800-km range Onyx (P-800) missile, so, one should expect even longer range dedicated anti-shipping missiles of this type coming soon. In the end, nobody knows exactly what is in R&D phase in defense industry of Russia. Same Popular Mechanics, through world-renown "specialist in military affairs" Kyle Mizokami (yes, yes, he is an "expert" with degree in history and editing texts) proclaims this:
I don't know why it took both Sutton and Mizokami that long to figure this out but Russians reported on coming of a variety of Zirkon (3M22) types more than 8 months ago. But Mizokami, in the great tradition of humanities-"educated" military "experts" continues to repeat an utterly ridiculous and illiterate self-medicating BS such as that:
All is not lost, however. Defenders can buy back time against the hypersonic threat by placing their radar at a higher altitude, detecting missiles like Zircon at greater distances. Another helpful measure would be to automate the ship’s defense system, allowing an artificial intelligence to respond to threats automatically and without a “man in the loop,” which is a risky proposition if fighting takes place where civilian ships and planes might be present.  
I already "slightly" elaborated on this topic when commenting on another, The National Interest fame, fine "expert" Michael Peck's  delusions, that unless one can understand what dynamic loads will be required from the interceptor to even have a fleeting chance to stop 3M22, any talk about intercept by existing means is nothing but a kindergarten talk. Do those "experts" even understand how the triangle of velocities will form and what kind of energy will be required to hit 3M22? I don't think so. This is not to mention the fact that we still do not know, and, most likely, will not know for a while all flight profiles of Zirkon. Is there a sea-skimming mode there? Something tells me that there is--good luck intercepting this. 

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