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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Russia may acquire a hypersonic weapon in a few years

Hypersonic weapons can do in the armed forces of Russia in the beginning of the next decade. This opinion was expressed by the head of the Corporation “Tactical missiles” (tactical missiles Corporation) Boris Obnosov.

photo: Alexander Astafyev

In the near future the company will hold a meeting with leading scientists. The meeting will be devoted to the fundamental problems of development and creation of hypersonic technology, reports “Kommersant”.

In an interview with Obnosov said that the Russian hypersonic weapons can appear at the beginning of the next decade.

The source publication did not disclose the details of the first test, but stressed that “some” practices already are.

Reutov NPO of machine building (part of tactical missiles Corporation) develops advanced hypersonic missile “Zircon” for the Russian Navy, and hypersonic combat equipment for Intercontinental ballistic missiles (“object 4202”).

Hypersonic speed exceeds the speed of sound at least six times.


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