In the Trump era, the U.S. military set up projects to develop a large number of hypersonic weapons, which have also become Trump’s self-bragged “capital”. However, in terms of weapon naming, Trump often “stuns” and this time claims that the U.S. military has “water sonic” weapons.
In a December 5 speech in Georgia, Trump claimed that the United States has “hypersonic” and “hydrosonic” weapons, seven times faster than existing weapons. He also asked the audience, do you know what the “water sonic speed” weapon is? Water!
This is not the first time Trump has “confused to speak” on hypersonic weapons. Before that, he had touted that the United States had “super duper missiles” and “17 times faster than existing missiles”.
Observer.com military commentators believe that Trump’s “water sonic” weapon may refer to the recent testing of some underwater supersonic vehicle by the U.S. military. Previously, the U.S. military had tested underwater supersonic vehicles in 1997.
On December 5, U.S. President Trump told cheering crowds in Georgia that the United States has a “water sonic” missile that does not seem to exist.
Trump said to the cheering crowd: “… Brand new missiles and rockets! Hypersonic missile! We have hypersonic and hydrosonic missiles. Do you know what ‘water supersonic’ learning is? Water!”
“We all have,” Trump continued. “We have missiles seven times faster than any missile in the world.” As he finished the speeches, the crowd shouted: “America, America, America!”
This is not the first time Trump has used the word “water sonic” to describe the latest U.S. missile. In October, Trump told his supporters in Arizona that the “water sonic” missile was “seven times faster than ordinary missiles”. He added: “We have the best ‘water sonic’ missiles in the world.”
According to Business Insider’s website, it is not clear what the “hydrosonic” missile is. According to the results of the search engine, “Hydrosonic” is the name of an electric toothbrush made by an American company. Hans Christensen, a nuclear weapons expert at the American Federation of Scientists, told Business Insider that the “water sonic” missile should “only exist in Trump’s brain”.
Observer.com military commentators believe that what Trump said about “water sonic” weapons may refer to the recently secretly developed high-speed underwater weapons by the U.S. military.
At present, the MK-48 heavy torpedo equipped by U.S. submarines generally have a speed of less than 60 knots (111 kilometers per hour), but the Soviet Union has developed high-speed torpedoes that can use super-bubble technology to reduce navigational resistance and can sail at extremely high speeds in water, with a speed of 200 knots (about 360 knots). kilometers per hour).
The United States has also tested a large number of underwater superbubble technology. The United States has previously tested underwater supersonic vehicles with water speeds exceeding 1,500 meters per second.
According to the Journal of Popular Science, in 1997, the U.S. Navy tested an underwater high-speed vehicle using the principle of “super-empty bubbles”, which once reached 1,549 meters (5,082 feet) per second, making it the first underwater supersonic vehicle in human history. Trump’s claim of “water sonic” missile this time may refer to the resumption of the underwater supersonic vehicle test by the U.S. military.
This is not the first time Trump has made a “confusing name” on naming missiles. Trump often uses “super invincible” missiles, “superfast” missiles, and “water sonic speed” missiles to describe the latest military scientific research achievements of the U.S. military.
In February this year, Trump once touted that the United States had “hyper-high-speed” missiles. He said: “We have ultra-high-speed missiles – a huge number of ultra-speed missiles. We call them ‘super-high speed’, four times, five times, six times or even seven times faster than ordinary missiles. We need this because Russia has some. You know, China is doing this.
Of course, this kind of “super high-speed” missile, by May, changed into a “super invincible missile”.
“We have — I call it ‘Super Invincible Missiles’,” Trump said at the U.S. Space Corps flag unveiled in the Oval Office of the White House in May this year, “I heard the other night that they are 17 times faster than they are now.”
In response, Dmitri Rogozin, director of the Russian Federation’s space agency, said ironically: “We are completely unable to intercept the ‘Super Invincible Missile’, we surrender!”
However, this statement may be Trump’s “talk”, because the U.S. military is indeed developing multi-type hypersonic weapons now, and Trump at least puts the number “17” right.
In July, a senior defense official told CNN that Trump’s “supermissile” refers to the “General-Hypersonic Glider” (C-HGB) that the Pentagon successfully tested in March.
The General-Hyper Sonic Glider is a general-purpose glider warhead listed in the next generation of hypersonic strike weapons of the United States Army and Navy. The glider is a bicone configuration with a speed of Mach 17 in the orbital reentry stage and can glide at more than five times the speed of sound in the atmosphere.