Ministry of Defense to determine the timing of new product test launches top-secret
Although Our homeland has rejected the idea of a manned hypersonic flight, UAV project remains open. An informed source in the Defense Ministry told «Izvestia» that the first tests took place in 2012 at the site all the same Achtubinskiy municipal Flight Research Center.
— Vsepolnotsennymi starts to call them is impossible. These were referred to as the throwing starts. Rocket separated from the suspension of the aircraft, engine starts, flies several miles at subsonic speeds and lands. Thus is fulfilled behavior of the rocket in flight, the interaction with the system start-up and other on-board the aircraft carrier complexes — said the publication.
He stressed that the project is the creation of rockets hidden because its title, puzzles, tactical and technical characteristics (TTC) and other major data known only to a narrow circle of people in the country’s top leadership.
Also unclear is whether superfast missile tactical, operational and tactical or strategic, whether it will be used against ships and land-based facilities, equipped with a nuclear warhead or ordinary. But if the rocket will be all the same nuclear, then Russia by international agreements have to show it to the United States.
Independent military expert Dmitry Kornev, Web Editor MilitaryRussia, recalled that the active work of the Russian Federation in the field of hypersonic more sensitive than similar projects in the West. First steps in this direction the Russian missile troops did in the late 1970s, when the NGO «Engineering» under the management of academician Vladimir Chelomeya started to create the multimedia (the term means the possibility of introducing a carrier rockets of different environments — from the ground, from the air, from under-water, etc.) complex «meteorite».
— According to open sources, programs hypersonic we in full swing. NGO «Engineering» is working on the device with the index «4202» and «Raduga» back in the 1980s started a project Gael X-90. Entirely possible introduction of theoretical groundwork X-90 in the newly developed «Rainbow», — the expert admitted in an interview with newspaper «Izvestia».
Editor in chief of branch agency «Airport» Oleg Panteleev believes hypersonic certainly, for the burning of. In his view, the main value of hypersonic missiles is their impact properties. But probably also cargo and even passengers. In addition, the missile can be used as steps other media, he said.
For disk imaging «Izvestia», July-August 2013 on the ground in the Astrakhan region Akhtubinsk scheduled first real test firing missiles having speed of more than Mach 5 (Mach 1 is 1,100 km / h). With all this characteristics launches will be expanded to increase the missile flight time, its engine will work in several modes.