When Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia’s advanced weaponry to overcome the challenges of America’s leaving the ABM Treat and its “Prompt Global Strike” doctrine, most American observers concluded and commented as one wag did, in response to Russia’s government asking its citizens and inviting Americans to come up with names for the new weapons, who mockingly stated they should be named Melania Trump’s Breasts—in other words fake.
How times have changed; no one in Washington is laughing now. Recently, Donald Trump and others attempted to have America take credit for the development of hypersonic weapons. Trump said:
“We have one that goes much faster, much faster than that. Russia got that information from the Obama administration, Russia stole that information. You knew that, you knew that. Russia got the information, and then they built it.” Losing Military Suprem... Best Price: $22.43 Buy New $18.27 (as of 10:20 EST - Details)
He might have been referring to a crude duplicate that not only is not operational but in the event of its creation shall not come anywhere near the Avangard hypersonic glider’s performance, which was recently demonstrated to the Americans.
Russia’s response to Trump’s statement was with the facts that Russia was experimenting with hypersonic technology decades ago. Retired Soviet naval officer and historian Andrei Martyanov posted on his blog a video of “Professor Gerbert Yefremov, prominent missile and space-rocket designer, Honorary CEO, Honorary Chief Designer, Advisor for Science at the MIC NPO Mashinostroyenia” honored “with the Order of St Andrew the Apostle the First-Called with swords.”
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From this link, which Martyanov provided and which I had to use software to translate, the venerable Professor Yefremov responded to this question from the Russian journalist:
Question: Herbert Alexandrovich, Trump said that all the “hypersonic technology” Russians stole from the Americans. If you had the opportunity to talk to the US President via video conference, what would you say to him?
Herbert Yefremov: Trump said that Obama handed over these “secrets” to the Russians. Only Barack Obama has been the President of the United States since 2009. Our experiments in these cases began in the Soviet era, when Obama was a teenager. He went to school while we were already experimenting with hypersonic.
The (Real) Revolution ... Best Price: $34.09 Buy New $34.12 (as of 07:55 EST - Details) Regarding other future technologies, having been developed in the Soviet era, Professor Efremov discussed the willingness, in fact the technical expertise of President Putin to realize the value to defend Russia:
Question: When the cameras were turned off, you talked to Putin in private. What you told him is, I guess, a secret. But on what topic did you have a conversation with the president, can you tell?
Herbert Yefremov: We talked about the future.
Question: About the future of your NPO Mashinostroyenia, which creates these breakthrough systems and technologies?
Herbert Yefremov: Not only. About the future of the country, the world. And everything connected with our capabilities. This is the only person from the leaders of our country, and I spoke with some of the top officials, who realized that there was no need to chase numbers. How do they usually reason? Our opponents, for example, have a thousand missiles and we must produce so many. And so you don’t need to answer calls! Do it your way, smarter. And [Putin] understands this very well. For example, at one time we created the Meteorite rocket. Although initially the call from the United States—thousands of American “Tomahawks”—began to respond with the creation of similar subsonic missiles. We proposed a supersonic missile that met the conditions of our country. And one “Meteorite” was equal in efficiency to dozens of “Tomahawks.”
Question: “Meteorite” flew at an altitude of 22 – 25 km. Enemy radars did not see [it]. And they saw a false target that it was towing. And it was [really] “invisible”: the first “Stealth” in the world. It still had a generator [that created an] artificial ionization of the environment. And all this on a rocket, which [we] began to create in the USSR back in 1976! And during the years of Perestroika, the finished project was destroyed. [Emphasis added.] The arguments of the designers that a dozen ‘meteorites’ are successfully replacing a large number of subsonic cruise missiles were not heard above. Do they hear you today?
Herbert Yefremov: This is what makes Putin different. He is a great analyst. [Emphasis added.]
Foreign Minister Lavrov discussed the evident abandonment by America of the New START treaty in this extensive interview. Putin also stated in this video “Russia Will Not Get Drawn Into An All-Consuming Arms Race,” but Professor Yefremov’s comments on President Putin’s willingness to go back to Soviet innovations and update them makes me think that the below video (which I advise watching before YouTube terminates the channel) on top secret Soviet technology using plasma, not only for offensive but defensive purposes, is a glimpse at the near future. In theory, I believe with secure nuclear power generation not part of the “grid” and thus not vulnerable to Cyber-attack, and having software incomprehensible to American Twitter, Google and Facebook programmers, these systems are potentially within reach in a decade, if not earlier; for those who are aware and have seen Star Trek, think of its fictional concept of a “deflector shield.”
War with Russia?: From... Buy New $18.99 (as of 05:06 EDT - Details) Putin also reiterated the importance of the “nuclear triad” in this video as “Guarantor Of Global Security,” but Professor Yefremov’s comments on President Putin’s willingness to go back to Soviet innovations and update them makes me think that the below video (which I advise watching before YouTube terminates the channel) on top secret Soviet technology using plasma, not only for offensive but defensive purposes, is a glimpse at the near future. In theory, I believe with secure nuclear power generation not part of the “grid” and thus not vulnerable to Cyber-attack, and having software incomprehensible to American Twitter, Google and Facebook programmers, these systems are potentially within reach in a decade, if not earlier; for those who are aware and have seen Star Trek, think of its fictional concept of a “deflector shield.”
As Martyanov discussed here on America’s weakness with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), not to mention the fact that many American college graduates with tech backgrounds are ANTIFA rioters, the likelihood of America or the West reverse engineering Avangard, let alone this plasma technology, is slim to none, and the same for creating and operating S-400 system equivalents, even if Washington has gotten access to the export versions. Russia will be decades ahead of America in technology and already is in many areas. I also question how, as Martin Armstrong writes here regarding the plans for the “Great Reset,” a weakened, demoralized, sickly population would be able to fight a war with Russia.
However, here is the video on the plasma technology dating back to the Soviet era:
It would be wonderful if Washington and the West would stop confronting Russia; cooler heads might prevail and war be avoided. But as Scott Ritter writes in “The return of the Obama ‘adults’ in a Joe Biden administration is likely to spell ruin for America” and Daniel Kovalik in “Regretfully, US liberals now out-hawk conservatives in eagerness for aggression & war,” let alone Hillary Clinton’s possible appointment as UN Ambassador, a Washington that recognizes its limitations and focuses on peace is not in the foreseeable future. Disintegration: Indica... Buy New $28.95 (as of 05:08 EST - Details)
Paul Craig Roberts wrote that if Washington possessed the Avangard, it would have already used it in a first-strike against Russia; however, Russia’s doctrine is that it will only respond when they consider they are facing a nuclear attack. For the time being, Washington might consider additional “bombing” campaigns against weaker targets, but attacking Iran and/or China might draw in Russia, if not directly but in a supporting role; even with its current arsenal, Russia would be a formidable opponent that Washington cannot bomb with impunity, but since Washington actually hates most Americans, perhaps it could care less the number of American casualties that would result in such conflicts. Certainly Russian morale and desire to defend their nation is stronger than Americans as the “Great Reset” and “Dark Winter” continue.
However, in time Russia may, with its legacy Soviet engineering marvels implemented with 21st century engineering and technology, will have the capability to defend against anything Washington might throw at it, including its “triad.” And I wouldn’t rule out the top secret plasma technology as “science fiction” that is not possible for Russia to create; that is why I quoted Professor Efremov’s comments about what Putin has done, recognizing the value of legacy Soviet engineering, thus resulting in the creation of hypersonic weapons and more breakthroughs to come in the future; Yefremov’s contributed a great deal to the Russian space program. Unfortunately, the mentality in Washington that Russia like Carthage to the Romans “must be destroyed” will no doubt continue, and “war of nerves” tactics will continue, not direct confrontation, unless by accident, a risk Professor Stephen F. Cohen warned about repeatedly. There are peaceful uses for plasma, from energy to space travel; but unlike Star Trek, Russians and Americans won’t be working together peacefully in the foreseeable future.