Russia to Build First Air-Launched Hypersonic Missiles by 2020

Russia to Build First Air-Launched Hypersonic Missiles by 2020

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Russia: Russia is planning to build the first air-launched hypersonic missiles in the coming years. Boris Obnosov, Director General of Tactical Missiles Corporation, has recently revealed that the Russian hypersonic missiles will be air-launched at first, and will use the carrier aircraft’s early velocity to reach speeds as high as eight times the speed of sound. "The country’s army will modernise most of its arsenal by 2020," said Obnosov.

According to Maj Gen Eduard Cherkasov, the Head of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense (RChBD) troops, Russia is also developing special ammunition that would be capable of targeting highly secure defense constructions.

Source: Defense news daily