Skip to comments.Trump reveals new details about the mysterious 'super duper missile' in West Point graduation speech
Posted on 06/13/2020 10:20:45 AM PDT by re_tail20
President Donald Trump revealed new details about a mystery missile during an address at West Point Saturday, appearing to offer new insight into a high-speed weapon he previously called the "super duper missile."
In mid-May, Trump boasted about US military strength from the Oval Office, and in the process, he announced that the US is building a new missile faster than anything currently available.
"We're building incredible military equipment at a level that nobody has ever seen before. We have no choice with the adversaries we have out there," the president said.
"We have I call it, the 'super duper missile,'" Trump said, explaining that he "heard the other night, 17 times faster than what they have right now, when you take the fastest missile we have right now."
"You've heard Russia has five times and China's working on five or six times. We have one 17 times, and it's just gotten the go-ahead," he said.
The prevailing view of the president's remarks was that the president was referring to some type of hypersonic weapon. The Department of Defense said in a statement shortly after the president's announcement that the Pentagon "is working on developing a range of hypersonic missiles to counter our adversaries."
Hypersonic weapons are able to travel at high speeds and along unpredictable flight paths, making them difficult for traditional air-and-missile defense systems to intercept. The development of these weapons has become a point of competition between the US, Russia, and China.
Speaking to the graduating class of 2020 at the US Military Academy at West Point Saturday, Trump provided new information on the weapon he boasted about last month.
"We are building new ships, bombers, jet fighters, and helicopters by the hundreds. New tanks, military satellites, rockets and missiles, even a hypersonic missile that goes...
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Hyper .... sonic.
Is it a super duper aero-plane?
Blurting out technical details of black programs is a tactic used by dopes like LBJ when he blew the cover on the A-12 / SR-71.
PDJT needs to stifle when he gets the urge to get all excited about the latest little toy that DoD is working on.
Why this missile is automatic
Why it’s greased lightning!
Exactly. Boeing developed this technology beginning in the 1960’s, and today Lockheed Martin won the contract for development.
Are you suggesting he shouldnt have said that?
Our President is a smart cookie!....hearing the details of this, I would be worried if I were the enemy!.....I think he was suppose to say this!
And BLM will automatically declare it to be systematically racist.
PDJT needs to stifle when he gets the urge to get all excited about the latest little toy that DoD is working on..
Or maybe hes bluffing?
Since we don’t have it yet...
It’s hype... er... sonic bites.
But, it gives the enemies something to chew on.
Sweet. It’s so fast it destroys the target before it gets there.
This isn’t the top secret super duper missile they were testing the other day that fell off the B-52 during testing is it?
Is this the one we lost in CA the other day?
CNN will report, “Trump to test new super missile on Seattle WA CHAZ.”>
There is no detail here just that he mentioned it got “the go ahead” - which could mean anything from design to production. And the Russians and Chinese likely know more that is in the public domain anyway.
There were no tech details in his announcement - speed is not a tech detail, its a capability. What sort of fuel, guidance etc are examples of BROAD tech details - these are classified: TS or above. Using such and such a chip or software would be examples of SPECIFIC tech details and would be classified: TS code word SAP.
Or maybe hes bluffing?
During the Reagan years, one of the tactics that helped to bring down the Soviet Union was the intentional "leaking" of information about advanced weapons that we possessed, or were under development. We had no such weapons, but the Soviets didn't know that. They spent exorbitant amounts of money trying to develop countermeasures or duplicate these supposed weapon systems (which couldn't possibly work from a technological standpoint.)
This is Trump telling the CCP to cool it re: Taiwan.
They knew about the program already. Now they hear these newly minted officers being told that they’re going to have some powerful new tech in their toolkits as they advance in their careers. Trump’s playing the long game here.
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