The American media are haunted by Russia’s success in developing hypersonic weapons. They can not believe that Russian scientists and engineers were able to make such a leap in this field on their own that they left the United States far behind. This time, the edition of The Drive clung to the newest Russian anti-ship missile “Circon”. GRU employees stole from the U.S. technology for hypersonic weapons – hint journalists of the publication. The basis for this assertion is leaked information in the media that to ensure inconspicuousness the Russian missile can use a plasma stealth shield created with the use of alkaline metal cesium. The technology of using cesium as an additive to create a radio-absorbing cloud was used in the United States as early as the 1960s, the paper claims. The technology was created for the High Altitude A-12 Oxcart. GRU could have stolen these secrets even then, and could still get to the archives of American developers, according to journalists of The Drive.
However, they do not give any evidence. Most recently, such statements were made by the Us President’s National Security Adviser John Bolton. Bolton no longer works in the White House, but “the case lives on.” In general, such statements of the media look stupid. U.S. military experts are forced to acknowledge the huge U.S. lag in this area. Lt. Gen. Thomas Foer said recently that the U.S. is pointless ly finishing up Russia in this area, because the cost of such a race is excessive even for the U.S. “We’d better focus on building defense systems,” he said. The piquancy of the situation lies in the fact that the United States itself in the 1990s stole Soviet projects of hypersonic devices from Russia, according to some experts. All this time, the work on the “hypersonic” was carried out in the United States solely based on these developments. The path that Soviet specialists took in the 1980s proved to be a dead end. But the Americans persistently tried to refine these projects, and invested there huge money and intellectual resources. Thus, the backlog is increasing. So, as they say, “for what they fought, that’s what they attacked.”