Contents tagged with hypersonic missiles

  • Scientist arrested in Russia over hypersonic weapons information leak

    Roskosmos (Russia’s state space agency) has confirmed the arrest of Viktor Kudryavtsev, a scientist from the Central Research Institute for Machine Building (TsNIIMash), Russian media reported on Sunday, July 22.

    “He is currently being investigated,” Roskosmos spokesman Vladimir Ustimenko told Russian news agency TASS. He did not provide any further details.

    News came out earlier that 74 year-old Viktor Kudryavtsev, a scientist from TsNIIMash, had been sent to the Lefortovo pre-trial …

  • Media: information on Russian hypersonic weapons leaked to foreign intelligence agencies

    The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) began executing search warrants as part of the investigation into the leak of the data related to the development of the hypersonic weapons, the newspaper Kommersant reports.

    According to the newspaper, the searches were executed at the Russian Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash) and the office of the director of the United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC), Dmitry Payson.

    Kommersant writes that the FSB is questioning …

  • Kremlin: Russian Army will be equipped with hypersonic missiles by 2022

    Between 2020 and 2022 the Russian Defense ministry expects to acquire aeronautical missiles which fly at hypersonic speeds (five or more times faster than the speed of sound), Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov announced at the MAKS 2017 air show, as reported by TASS.

    “In the aviation industry, in the UAC [United Aircraft Corporation] there are plans to create various versions of aeronautical means to use hypersonic technology. But there is still more to this. We hope to acquire weaponry,” …