Air-Launched Weapons

Russia’s Tactical Missiles Corporation develops hypersonic weapons

13 February 2020

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 Aviation Motors. Development of the Tsirkon hypersonic missile is on schedule, Obnosov said. In future, KTRV could host a national centre of hypersonic technologies, he added.

The corporation is to conclude three projects on air-to-air missiles and implement some programmes for air-to-surface weapons and 500 kg and 1,500 kg guided bombs.

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