Hypersonics

Russia Test-Launches Tsirkon Hypersonic Missile From Ship For First Time

Russia test-launched its Tsirkon hypersonic missile from a ship for the first time when the Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov fired the weapon from the Barents Sea against a ground target in January, two sources in defense circles of Russia’s North-Western Federal District told TASS on Thursday. «In accordance with the program of the Tsirkon’s…
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Putin Announces Plans To Equip Russian Military With Advanced Hardware

The Russian army and navy will be equipped with cutting-edge weapons, including laser and hypersonic systems, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday. «We will be doing our utmost so that our army and navy can become more and more advanced, which means strengthening capabilities of the strategic forces, channeling cutting-edge hardware to all types…
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Russia’s Tactical Missiles Corporation Develops Hypersonic Weapons

Russia’s Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV) is increasing its activities in the area of hypersonic weapons, company director general Boris Obnosov said at a briefing on KTRV’s 2019 results on 3 February. He reported that the corporation’s enterprises are implementing dozens of hypersonic weapons projects, together with the Central Aerodynamic Institute and the Central Institute of…
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Russia To Extend Service Life For Carriers Of Avangard Hypersonic Boost-Glide Vehicle

Russia’s Research and Production Association of Machine-Building (part of the Tactical Missiles Corporation) is working on extending the service life for carriers of Avangard hypersonic boost-glide vehicles on order from the Defense Ministry, Company CEO Alexander Leonov said on Friday. The work is ongoing on UR-100N UTTKh intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that carry the Avangard…
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Russia To Deploy More Radars In Arctic Capable Of Spotting Hypersonic Targets

Russia’s General Staff has decided to increase the number of latest Rezonans-N radar stations capable of detecting hypersonic targets from five to ten in the Arctic, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Monday. «The General Staff has decided to deploy in Russia’s north five more Rezonans-N radars capable of detecting hypersonic targets,…
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First regiment of Avangard hypersonic missile systems goes on combat duty in Russia

The first regiment of Avangard hypersonic missile systems has gone on combat duty in Russia, the Defense Ministry reported on Friday. «Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu reported to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin that the first missile regiment armed with the latest Avangard strategic missile system with the hypersonic boost-glide vehicle assumed combat duty…
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Kinzhal Missile Was Test-Launched in the Arctic

Russia has test-fired Kinzhal hypersonic missiles in the Arctic, Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov told foreign military attaches on Tuesday. He added that the aerodrome network is being developed to expand the areas for operating the newest missile system.   «Tasks on Kinzhal hypersonic missile system's combat duty are being practiced. Those missiles…
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All new Russian warships fit to carry Tsirkon hypersonic missiles

All Russian warships of new Projects can carry Tsirkon hypersonic missiles, President of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov told. «All the new Projects of ships we are building are universal for a whole family of missiles from the standpoint of launchers, including those, which you mentioned,» Rakhmanov said, replying to a question about rearming…
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Russia plans new trials of Tsirkon hypersonic missile before yearend

New tests of the latest Tsirkon hypersonic missile will take place at a naval range of the Northern Fleet before the end of the year, a source in defense circles of Russia’s North-Western Federal District told TASS on Friday. «A Tsirkon missile is expected to be launched from the White Sea before the end of…
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