Russia develops "light" airborne version of Tzirkon anti-ship hypersonic missile

Since the entry into service of the hypersonic missile Kh47m2 Kinzhal within the Russian air force in late 2017, the country has taken a comfortable lead vis-à-vis other nations, and in particular the United States, in this domain. And the conclusive tests of the 3M22 Tzirkhon hypersonic anti-ship system conducted in recent months have only reinforced this fact, especially since unlike the Kinzhal, the Tzirkon uses a new Scramjet-type engine for its propulsion. It is precisely on the basis of a brand new scramjet designated “Object 70” (Izdelie 70), more compact than that used on board the Tzirkon, that the engineers…

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With the Mini-Kinzhal, Russia maintains its lead in hypersonic weapons

When Vladimir Putin, then in the middle of an election campaign for his own succession, announced the entry into service of the airborne hypersonic missile Kh-47M2 Kinzhal, in March 2018, Western staffs were to say the least stunned. Not only did they not anticipate Russia's advance in this field, but it was then a relatively neglected field so far in the United States as in Europe, and no one had an alternative. valid to propose in the short term to counter the new Russian missile, whether it is an anti-missile system or an equivalent system. The same thing happened a year later, when Moscow announced that the hypersonic atmospheric re-entry glider...

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