Contents tagged with hypersonic weapons

  • Russia detains chief designer of hypersonic weapons for treason

    General Director and Chief Designer of JSC Research Enterprise of Hypersonic Systems (NIPGS) Alexander Kuranov was detained on August 12 by Russian FSB officers.

    TASS reports, citing a source in law enforcement agencies, 73-year-old Kuranov is accused of treason. He is suspected of transferring development materials to foreign special services. The Lefortovo court of Moscow received a petition from investigators for the arrest of the scientist for two months, which was satisfied.

    Doctor of …

  • Russian hypersonic missiles manufacturer under investigation for fraud

    One of Russia's leading military corporations may be implicated in large-scale fraud. Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has started investigation into the fact that for 16 years the Russian JSC Tactical Missile Weapons Corporation, actively working on the development of hypersonic weapons, cruise missiles, coastal missile systems, etc., was receiving money for the use of software, which simply did not exist.

    "The FSB is checking JSC Tactical Missile Weapons Corporation because of a …

  • Kremlin promises that Russian Army will soon be equipped with hypersonic weapons

    Russia's Federation Council announced the "forthcoming" entry of the newest hypersonic weapon into service of the Russian army, as indicated by the head of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev to RIA Novosti. 

    "We have a large foundation of modern non-nuclear weapons, in particular, precision weapons. Also let me remind you that soon the troops will receive the latest hypersonic weapons," Bondarev said.

    In mid-December, the newspaper Kommersant, citing a …

  • By 2025 Russian army will switch over to new hypersonic weapons

    The Russian Ministry of Defense reported on Sunday that by 2025 new types of hypersonic weapons will be supplied to the troops. A corresponding statement is posted on the Ministry’s website.

    “The state armament program, which will extend from 2018-2025, will include the development of promising types of armament and special military equipment” the document says, as cited by TASS. “The new armament program is intended to complete the development of fundamentally new models of hypersonic weapons, …