A cruise missile launch “Onyx” with DBK “Bastion”Photo: Ministry of defense / RIA Novosti
Russian supersonic cruise missiles will be improved by increasing their range and speed, told TASS General Director — General designer, Scientific production Association (NPO) of machine building Alexander Leonov.
“The General trend towards improving cruise missiles — increase speed to hypersonic, increasing the range and versatility of the missile both from the point of view of its objectives and used the launch pad. In this direction we are moving” — said the expert.
It is, in particular, about possible changes concerning the characteristics of anti-ship supersonic cruise missiles and medium-range missiles P-800 “Onyx”.
In January it was reported that the Russian small missile ships (MRK) projects 22800 “Karakurt” and 21631 “Buyan-M” will receive a lightweight version of a hypersonic cruise missile “Zircon”.
In December 2018 it was reported that in the Navy (Navy), Russia has developed an unfounded hope for anti-ship missiles (ASM).
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