Why Does the US Not Have Supersonic ASMs? (Anti-Ship Missiles)

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  • christian macri
    christian macri Hour ago

    The USA will always be the initial agressor... Americas target countries are always on the defensive and always will be

  • TheMilosgrozni 2
    TheMilosgrozni 2 18 hours ago

    nice vid,with lots of interesting infos.
    still....you downplayed somewhat the complexity and costs of developing a supersonic missile .subsonic and supersonic AS missiles are DEFINETLY NOT SIMILAR in importance,but i do agree that they have a different qualities to be taken into consideration.

    but,let me just say that US have never had a real supersonic cruise missile,SM 3 is a surface to air missile....which is far away from being an ati ship missile.

    if you try to build an anti ship missile with SM3 "tech" and make it have a tomahawk range.....it would result in a missile 3-5 times the size of tomahawk.
    most of SM missiles are based on solid propellent....in order to have a real anti ship missile a propper engine should be developed ( like ramjet ),and also materials that could withstand high temperatures at low supersonic flight.
    the engine should also be well tested to withstand changes in air pressure and temperature during flights at various altitudes and especially during maneuvers....and that is a hell of a work to do.

    to sum it up ,i do agree that both subsonic and supersonic missiles have their place in modern naval forces....but to call them even....THAT IS FAR FROM TRUE because supersonic missiles deffinetly pose far worse treath than subsonic ones.

  • David Lopez
    David Lopez Day ago

    Very Good Clip!
    🇱🇷

  • Phil McCracken
    Phil McCracken Day ago

    You always hear these millennial Russian journalist's respond to Western journalists why Russians 'dislike" America... because we bombed some planes, vehicles and the countryside of Serbia?. It's like listen fuckface you were still in your dads balls when we bombed Sloppy Joe Misslebitch's (Milosevic) government.

  • G H
    G H 2 days ago

    I subscribed for the simple reason this channel uses a real voice.

  • Klab
    Klab 2 days ago

    Soon will have stealth missiles not only radar but also infared and visual stealth ..

  • A.Şâlvâtőre
    A.Şâlvâtőre 2 days ago

    Sm-3 is hybersonic and can be used against ships

  • Pavel
    Pavel 3 days ago

    There are other technologies that will force US/Russia to change their ASMs strategy/utilisation in foreseeable future (as demonstrated by both armies), i.e.:
    1. Rail-gun artillery
    2. Laser weapon systems (the defensive ones)
    3. Electronic Counter Measure systems (like those that the KA-52 helicopter uses for example)
    Also it would be nice if you do a follow up on the changes these technologies will introduce to the naval theatre...

  • Dereik Henschel
    Dereik Henschel 3 days ago

    They could just make an outer anti ship.missile holder like the harpoon

  • Hikaru Midomiya
    Hikaru Midomiya 3 days ago

    You can easily sense the U.S Bias in this video... If a war erupts any time soon, I very MUCH doubt the U.S will come out of it victorious ! By war, I don't mean a scuffle or some stupid invasion it does on small unarmed countries, I mean WW3 or another cold war (already under way) ! The Kirovs can easily take care of U.S aircraft Carriers and even if a squadron of planes do reach the Kirov, the Kirovs are also well geared for AA ! Both countries are at a stalemate imo but with the recent tech Russia has come up with, I'm not so sure ! Something IS for sure though is that if Russia is aided/backed/allied with China and vice-versa, the U.S stands no chance whatsoever ! Be patriotic all you want, it's a fact ! This can be easily avoidable ! The U.S just needs to learn to S.T.F.U and mind it's own damn business and stop acting like the world Police.

  • Freezer Freezer
    Freezer Freezer 3 days ago

    Very informative video. Wondering how you got all this info you must really be a militaria geek

  • Сергей
    Сергей 3 days ago

    The United States is not the strongest navy in the world they come in second

  • Guillaume Ishpatao
    Guillaume Ishpatao 4 days ago

    Mes ###CorvetCavalSuperSonic

  • Inam Ahamed
    Inam Ahamed 4 days ago

    May I ask u a question ?? If defending ship can not see incoming harpoon due to earth curvature.. then how harpoon can see defending ship ?

    • Royell Wilkinson
      Royell Wilkinson Day ago

      The missle useless a radar seeking device and also gets help from satellites ,and Allot more stuff goes into it

  • Rotekk
    Rotekk 5 days ago

    all i understood was countries are getting better at killing.

  • Jeffrey Hill
    Jeffrey Hill 6 days ago

    Yes im totally a nerd like you lol

  • Jeffrey Hill
    Jeffrey Hill 6 days ago

    You are awesome. Thank you .

  • Jeffrey Hill
    Jeffrey Hill 6 days ago

    Who says we dont . Seems like that would be a secret

  • RogerwilcoFoxtrot
    RogerwilcoFoxtrot 6 days ago +1

    The official name of the government with a capital in Taipei, Taiwan is Republic of China - that's what they call themselves officially, stop listening to Chinese communist anti-splitting propaganda and ignorant journalists. The name of the island is Taiwan, the name of the country is Republic of China, not to be confused with the People's Republic of China, that communist behemoth.

  • Corrine Tsang
    Corrine Tsang 6 days ago

    Only China has the supersonic ASM.The DF-16,the DF-21D and the DF-26 that travels at mach 20 speed..The US congress recently authorized 170 million dollars for the study of supersonic missiles.

    • Petar Stefanovic
      Petar Stefanovic 5 days ago

      Russia as well, did you hear for avangard or sarmat rs-24

  • sameer thakur
    sameer thakur 6 days ago

    The earth is not flat??? Are you sure???😊

  • Captain Macaditya
    Captain Macaditya 6 days ago

    india and japan are small countries ??

  • leetshots
    leetshots 6 days ago

    you could fly some f-35's in the way. assuming they take off at all and or don't just drop out of the sky on their own.

  • Spacegoat
    Spacegoat 7 days ago +2

    Did i just stumble uppon the US navy's holy grail logic bomb against flattards?

  • Nityanand Saswade
    Nityanand Saswade 7 days ago +1

    USA Weapons are just Overrated and Expensive. other countries Develop same or better tech in less then 1/10 of US Budget.
    you forgot or conveniently skipped mentioning Indian Bramhos It is the world's fastest anti-ship cruise missile in operation. The missile travels at speeds of Mach 5.0.
    it can do strong maneuvers right before approaching to Ship.
    A hypersonic version of the missile, BrahMos-II, is also presently under development with a speed of Mach 7-8 to boost aerial fast strike capability. It is expected to be ready for testing by 2020.

    • Hikinit
      Hikinit 5 days ago

      JesusChristHomeSlice True that. Supersonic turds.

    • JesusChristHomeSlice
      JesusChristHomeSlice 5 days ago +1

      India throws trash and poops in their streets.

    • Hikinit
      Hikinit 7 days ago

      India couldn’t shoot a fart down.

  • Chris Rinaldi
    Chris Rinaldi 7 days ago

    When you combine a SM6 and a few LRASM or Sea Tomahawks the end result will be total destruction.

  • Chris Rinaldi
    Chris Rinaldi 7 days ago +1

    SM6 is a Mach 4, 180 mile range missile that is capable of anti ship role.

  • vader garcia
    vader garcia 8 days ago

    Yeah another idiot giving up fllaws n secretss

  • prabhat dubey
    prabhat dubey 8 days ago +1

    CC fact-High speed Cruz Missiles fly High & easy to detect.
    Brahmos mk2- Hold my beer.

  • Mike B.
    Mike B. 8 days ago +1

    Bravo Zulu...well thought out video....it wasn't mention but the harpoon was capable of not only pop attack but straight sea skim along with the ability to attack from different directions. The SM-2ER/SM-1ER engagement that was referred to, was a Belknap class guided missile cruiser (USS Wainwright MK 10 launcher twin rail) A Iranian missile boat launched a harpoon ASM and missed. Word had it the harpoon flew down the starboard side and pass 6 feet above the fight deck. The US response was to order the missile boat crew to abandon ship then they put 2 SM-1ER ( has duel role both air and surface) into it because they were the cheaper missile and it was sunk. Another missile boat and frigate were taken out by A-6s with a third frigate being damaged and towed home (operation Prying Mantis)
    Again Well done, now on my list to watch.

  • Josh Perry
    Josh Perry 8 days ago

    Attributed to, not contributed. Otherwise, the video was great. Awesome narration.

  • PaleBorey
    PaleBorey 8 days ago +4

    Supersonic ASM detection issue is solved in new Russian rockets - high mach missile becomes radar invisible due to air ionization in front of it. Missile takes ballistic trajectory to the fleet location and falls top-down performing final self-guiding, maneuvering and dispatching false targets. In numbers those could do a lot of harm.

  • James Duffy
    James Duffy 8 days ago +1

    Because there is more than one way to skin a cat and resolve a problem .

  • SRSWE
    SRSWE 9 days ago

    Are you idiot, Russian supersonic antis hips misels, they have couple, and it's a sea sciming on the last way, we are interested in true fact no West propaganda, Hallo India brahmos is not built by India its Russian India project,

  • Mark Garin
    Mark Garin 9 days ago

    Earth isn't flat....pshaw.

  • GICking
    GICking 9 days ago

    The US does have Mach 2-3.5 anti ship missiles. The SM2/3/6/ESSM missiles were originally built as anti air missiles ( used against other missiles, aircraft), and have now been updated so you can choose anti air or anti ship functions.
    The only issue is they have smaller warheads than dedicated anti ship missiles.
    Still, if you have run out of harpoons ( why ships only carry 8 I have no idea), and have 60 ESSMs, and the enemy is 50km away, you have other weapons to use now.

  • Theokolese The Shadow Of Death

    Correction to the video, China has a larger Navy than the USN.

  • David Orth
    David Orth 9 days ago

    The Chinese sold me one. I mounted it on my lawn in Spokane, WA. No ship is coming by now. Only $ 250,000.

    • M. MONROE
      M. MONROE 7 days ago

      is that supposed to be funny?

  • Andrew Kendall
    Andrew Kendall 9 days ago

    How do we know what the military really has in its stockpile of secret weapons stash....

  • Daily Coffee
    Daily Coffee 9 days ago

    The U.S. needs to build subsonic anti-ship missles and then upgrade our technology to put us ahead of the best Russians and Chinese.

  • Operator Ben Me
    Operator Ben Me 10 days ago

    The us can

  • Aaron4678
    Aaron4678 10 days ago +21

    You lost me at "Because the earth isn't flat" 😂😂😊😊

  • Siavash P3000
    Siavash P3000 10 days ago +2

    Thank U for your efforts & times which U payed for making such a useful clip...

  • THEGIPPER34
    THEGIPPER34 10 days ago

    The biggest difference here is the fact that the US has such a large carrier and submarine fleet to counter enemy fleets and will be facing smaller enemy formations. Why send a few missions and hope they aren't countered when you can launch dozens of attack aircraft to do the job and ensure its carried out with quicker follow ups? Missiles are great but it's only one way to approach the issue.

  • Andres Grimace
    Andres Grimace 10 days ago

    11:45 Aircraft carriers would be in a lot of trouble.

  • Mark Scott Staggs
    Mark Scott Staggs 11 days ago

    The U.S. probably does have supersonic anti ship missles!

  • Nikolai Korsov
    Nikolai Korsov 11 days ago +11

    U.S. doctrine - adaptation and strategy.
    Russian doctrine - FIRE EVERYTHING we will kill it eventually

  • grim reaper
    grim reaper 11 days ago

    Best military channel.

  • John Stark
    John Stark 12 days ago

    Actually dumbass we DO have supersonic and hypersonic anti ship missiles. Whoever says we don't hasn't done their research at all 🤔🙄

    • John Stark
      John Stark 11 days ago

      +Thomas DeMay better read too.

    • Thomas DeMay
      Thomas DeMay 11 days ago

      did you watch the video. guy acknowledges that.

  • Alex Cortez
    Alex Cortez 12 days ago +1

    Talks about US military, procedes to use metric.

    • cody duprat
      cody duprat 10 days ago

      The US military uses the metric system though

  • pubokiazm
    pubokiazm 12 days ago

    go home evil yankee empire!

  • mark621000
    mark621000 12 days ago

    lol

  • Михаил Сергеевич

    US is too stupid to create them. They are too busy thinking about how great they are.

  • J.T.
    J.T. 12 days ago

    You kinda forgot the following:
    1) A ship can be covered by fighter jets, so your subsonic missile will be detected earlier and shot down by them.
    2) Kh-32 and Kinzhal for instance strike under the angle of 90 degrees or so. Also, the faster the missile the more agility it has in the end of the flight. So, your ship-based machine guns will be useless.
    3) If subsonic missiles has more advantages, why did the US tried so hard with waverider?

    • J.T.
      J.T. 11 days ago

      +Thomas DeMay Excuses... Why it tried so hard to develop hypersonic ones then?

    • Thomas DeMay
      Thomas DeMay 11 days ago

      +J.T. US doesn't need supersonic anti ship missiles as Carrier aircraft will be main weapon to target enemy warships. Russia and other nations need these aircraft for defense as they lack Carrier strength.

    • Thomas DeMay
      Thomas DeMay 11 days ago

      +Juuso Peltoniemi is right. US uses missiles for defense because main attack weapon of US Navy is Multi-Role Carrier Aircraft. Far more dangerous than "supersonic missile"

    • J.T.
      J.T. 12 days ago

      +Juuso Peltoniemi 1) I am talking about any possible ship, not just Russian. Also Russian cruise missiles has bigger range than NATO ones.
      2) I know, but the author made a point about machine guns and I stated that this won't help much.
      3) The majority of ASM Russia has are supersonic/hypersonic.

    • Juuso Peltoniemi
      Juuso Peltoniemi 12 days ago +1

      1. Doesn't help Russians much as their only "aviation cruiser" is out of service.

      2. USN (like most other navies) is relying on missiles as defense.

      3. Why does Russia develop and manufacture subsonic missiles if their current ones are so so superior to everything else? Maybe world is not as black and white as you think.

  • Silverbreaker
    Silverbreaker 12 days ago

    the earth is fucking flat idiot

  • Chuck Goldsby
    Chuck Goldsby 13 days ago +1

    Brahmos is flying at mach 2 and has a powerful warhead the best as in the world

  • Jürgen Fischer
    Jürgen Fischer 13 days ago

    what a shit

  • Helmut Mey
    Helmut Mey 13 days ago

    To excuse its spending, why pay 1million when you can get aircraft carriers for 1 billion...

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    Liberty Smith 13 days ago

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  • st0mper121
    st0mper121 13 days ago +1

    Look at the INF treaty we have been in for years up until recently. was in agreement that we would not work on super sonic weapons to answer your question

  • Michael Mcardle
    Michael Mcardle 13 days ago

    Because we know our chit works.

  • Steve Daniels
    Steve Daniels 14 days ago

    You just showed me a picture of a Spruance class destroyer that is as big as an aircraft carrier. I have my doubts.

  • kobratrooper496
    kobratrooper496 14 days ago

    Dude, post more videos!!!

  • Cayrick Pan
    Cayrick Pan 14 days ago

    Nice presentation

  • Ace Rimmer
    Ace Rimmer 14 days ago

    12:52 lol I used to have the same shitty logitech joystick, I'd expect the navy to be able to afford something better :-)

  • vaikkajoku
    vaikkajoku 14 days ago

    2:35 VAMPIRE VAMPIRE VAMPIRE!

  • cucubau
    cucubau 14 days ago

    This robot is really good !

  • Share Greats
    Share Greats 14 days ago

    Good video. I never saw this. It helped to understand. Thanks.

  • metatech
    metatech 15 days ago

    The future belongs to kinetic weapons here.

  • lrrelephant
    lrrelephant 15 days ago

    Check out the flag at 1:00

  • Stuart Andrews
    Stuart Andrews 15 days ago

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIM-67_Standard#RIM-67B_and_RIM-156_SM-2_Extended_Range
    "The Standard can also be used against ships, either at line-of-sight range using its semi-active homing mode, or over the horizon using inertial guidance and terminal infrared homing."

  • soleychrist
    soleychrist 16 days ago

    What about the SEARAM ?

  • ZeNeo
    ZeNeo 16 days ago

    Supersonic Missle aren’t neccessary anymore when Railguns are more efficient

    • Thomas DeMay
      Thomas DeMay 11 days ago

      neither are needed when you operate fleet of dozen Aircraft Carriers.

  • N. Jacobs
    N. Jacobs 16 days ago

    So with these trade-offs in mind, what about a missile that flies at only 4 or 5 miles per hour, but isn't radar-visible until it's within 28 feet of the ship? Also, if the size-to-speed ratio holds, this super-slow missile would be the size of a Hot Wheel toy car.
    I'm just foolin' around guys. Don't take this suggestion seriously.

  • THORNZ BLAZERS
    THORNZ BLAZERS 16 days ago +1

    The earth is flat. Get ur fact right.

  • Ofis Dorionas
    Ofis Dorionas 16 days ago

    What's the name of the track you play in the backround?

  • lamont lovett
    lamont lovett 18 days ago

    Bullshit.

  • nubserver
    nubserver 18 days ago

    man what happened to the good old days of swords and bows?

  • RayATX
    RayATX 18 days ago

    Do satellite detection systems render the “line of sight” argument moot?

  • serineprotease
    serineprotease 18 days ago +4

    1:52 immediately check for flat earth comments; was not disappointed.

  • John Walters
    John Walters 18 days ago

    I wonder why would the United States allow free access to it's top secret weapons. Well it wouldn't so all this stuff this video is talking about is unclassified. That means the US fleet has many things that the public knows nothing about. I worked in the Intelligence center on the USS ENTERPRISE. Back in 1982 to 1985. I knew about stuff I still can't talk about. But let it not be said the US is behind anyone. I am not saying the fleet had tactical nuclear missiles. But if they did, those missiles would be well above Mach 1. But I can't confirm or deny such weapons. So you can only imagine what the fleet has in 2019.

  • Jackson1az
    Jackson1az 18 days ago

    Sorry bro but it’s flat.

  • 22steve5150
    22steve5150 18 days ago

    You know what guy, never heard of you before but it's not a damn computer voice and this video was so much more researched than most of the military videos I see on YT. Hell of a job. SUBSCRIBED.

  • SnowTiger45
    SnowTiger45 18 days ago

    It's nice to see you were able to get DCS to work properly for you when providing examples of missiles. Now if only DCS would work properly when we need it to !

  • 22steve5150
    22steve5150 18 days ago

    No, we're just going to build more subs. Our subs are so much better than Chinas subs it's ridiculous, and I don't give a damn what nation your surface ship belongs to, to a US submarine ANY surface ship is merely a target.

    • 22steve5150
      22steve5150 18 days ago

      +hevy6 if you have to ask, you've just proven my point. Fuck off.

    • hevy6
      hevy6 18 days ago

      +22steve5150 What didn't you understand?

    • 22steve5150
      22steve5150 18 days ago

      +hevy6 try being remotely specific, troll.

    • hevy6
      hevy6 18 days ago

      No they aren't.

  • Lacey YDG
    Lacey YDG 19 days ago +2

    *Flat earthers screams intesifies*

  • Krato
    Krato 19 days ago

    Please stop putting in the background music it is very distracting from the content of the video

  • ForAmerican
    ForAmerican 19 days ago

    Blah blah blah, bunch of excute not having the supersonic and hypersonic anti-ship missile.

    • SnowTiger45
      SnowTiger45 18 days ago

      Says the illiterate American.
      Your grammar sucks and your spelling is worse. The word you were looking for is "Excuses" ... something you have none of for being so illiterate.

  • Andrey Lebedenko
    Andrey Lebedenko 20 days ago

    Since when Harpoon and Mk41 have anything in common? Btw, it is nice to hear that Soviet fleet was defensive, which proves the point that USSR wan't a primary source of aggression in the world.

  • chack321
    chack321 20 days ago

    1:50 flat earthers btfo

  • 1stPCFerret
    1stPCFerret 20 days ago

    Are you aware that the globe you have during the opening is rotating backwards? In that world, the sun rises in the west and sets in the east.

  • SSPENGUIN
    SSPENGUIN 21 day ago

    Need a video on the Chinese laser base that was just released to the public, they've been testing destroying satellites with a ground based laser system.

  • Michael Waters
    Michael Waters 21 day ago

    Ant gonna matter what kinda missiles are launched at our battlegroups when we would just melt them as soon as they are detected on ladar. The reason the U.S. isn't pouring money into more missles is because they are developing directed energy weapons... we are literally building new destroyers with electron accelerators that melt 50ft of steel per second and can knock satellites out of the orbit. The only limitation is the horizon point of sight. Don't confuse this with L.A.W.S.

  • Javier Skole
    Javier Skole 21 day ago

    aren't we making the sm6?

  • LEE T GAMING
    LEE T GAMING 21 day ago

    1:52 IT IS FLAT!!!

  • rick lulu
    rick lulu 22 days ago

    Why can't the US do well without shooting anybody

  • Lairdriver
    Lairdriver 22 days ago

    The US doesn't need to build one. They've been working with the Japanese to develop and field one.

  • Ivan Gabrovski
    Ivan Gabrovski 22 days ago

    what about Mk 57 Vertical Launching System

    • 22steve5150
      22steve5150 18 days ago

      for the time being, it's just a curiosity of the Zumalt class (and the only major weapon system on that ship that works right now), and though it's designed to hold missiles potentially 18 inches longer and 3 inches greater in diameter (with about 40% more launch thrust), there are currently no Navy missiles I"m aware of that are too big for Mk 41 SL cells but would fit in Mk 57 cells, and it's unsure if any class of ship being planned will have the Mk 57

  • Ryan Swick
    Ryan Swick 22 days ago +2

    US has no targets that can credibly defend against current missiles. Why make missiles that are only needed to destroy yourself. At Least until they are needed. I'm sure they have a working prototype somewhere.

    • greekmarine
      greekmarine 19 days ago

      Thing is that you have to have a sizable stockpile for them to be effective at all.By the time they are needed you should mass produce them otherwise you did the whole thing wrong

  • charles Lemei
    charles Lemei 23 days ago

    ONCE THE WEAPON IS LOCKED. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THE TARGET MOVE LEFT OR RIGHT. YOUR CALCULATION IS SOME HOW WRONG. EVEN THE WAY YOU TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW THIS MISSILES WORK.