Russia develops the project of a hypersonic bomber that can strike at opponents from near space. Ambitious and developing media told the teacher of the branch of the Military Academy of the strategic missile forces Colonel Alexey Solodovnikov.
The officer in charge of the development of the engine for the future aircraft, revealed some details of the project. According to him, the bomber will be able to take off from conventional airfields and patrol the airspace.
If necessary, the plane can go into space, to strike out the strikes, including nuclear weapons, and return to the point home.
As Solodovnikov said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the strategic bomber will have broad capabilities and can reach any point on Earth for one to two hours.
The Agency interlocutor also noted that the engine of the plane will start to collect in two years, and by 2020 we should see the first working prototype. According to him, it will be dual — that is, able to operate both in the atmosphere and switch to space flight mode.
Earlier, the representative of the Concern radio-Electronic technologies Alexander Mikheyev said that Russian sixth generation jet fighter will be able to fly in unmanned mode, and go to the near space.
Note that in 1967 the USSR, USA and UK signed Treaty to ban the deployment in space of nuclear and any other weapons of mass destruction. To date, the document was ratified by over 100 States.Related posts: