Russia began to develop rocket ekranoplan

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Photo: Maxim Bogodvid / RIA Novosti

The Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov spoke about the development of Russian military wig. His words leads RIA Novosti.

During “Gidroaviasalon-2018” Manturov said that currently the Ministry of defence under the state armament programme until 2027 is developing a wig. “A distinctive feature of the aircraft will be the presence of missile armament”, — said the official.

Manturov added that, according to experts, the wig will become an effective modern weapons, invisible to enemy radar. Its intended to be used for the protection of the Northern sea route and patrol the waters of the Black and Caspian seas.

A prototype ekranoplan “sea Eagle” missile weapons will create in Russia up to 2027, was reported in July, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov. He also spoke about the construction in the framework of the state program of arms of the hovercraft “bison” and “Murena”.

The wig is a high-speed vehicle-amphibian flying at low altitude from the earth’s surface due to the action of the so-called screen effect. This effect is the sharp increase wing lift and other aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft when flying in close proximity to a screening surface, such as water or land.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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