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"White swan" will receive a long-range hypersonic missile?


In the arsenal of the supersonic bomber Tu-160, a hypersonic missile may appear.

Military analysts suggested that Russian supersonic strategic bombers Tu-160 "White Swan" in the near future can acquire their own long-range hypersonic missiles. Given the fact that the hypersonic missile X-47M2 has a maximum range of about 2 thousand kilometers, strategic bombers can receive missiles capable of destroying targets at distances up to 5 thousand kilometers.

"Hypersonic weapons are one of the most effective in the world. This is facilitated by the enormously high speed of the rocket's flight - it reaches 47-2 thousand km / h from the X-12M12,5 rocket, which does not allow tracking its movement to air defense and missile defense systems. Given that the hypersonic missile X-47M2 can hit targets at a distance of 2 thousand kilometers, a new type of hypersonic missile will most likely be able to hit targets at distances up to 5 thousand kilometers ", - the expert Avia.pro marks.

It should be clarified that there have been no official statements about this, but the development is very promising.

"Given the fact that the very hypersonic weapons were created by Russian scientists to deter military pressure from the US, the appearance of a long-range hypersonic missile is very promising, this allows strikes against enemy positions on the West Coast from airspace over the Atlantic Ocean ", - said the analyst.

In March 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin officially announced that Russia was the first country in the world to use hypersonic weapons, in particular, it is a question of the aviation missile system "Dagger", which includes a carrier aircraft and hypersonic the X-47M2 missile.

To date, China is also preparing to create hypersonic weapons, which is testing a two-stage hypersonic missile, while the United States is just beginning to work in this direction.

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