Russia is developing the latest Kh-95 long-range hypersonic missile, Colonel-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky, head of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff Military Academy, said on Tuesday.
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The military believes that dominance of airspace and outer space is necessary for the successful conduct of combat activities.
This superiority is notably ensured by the efficient use of attack and fighter planes, he writes in an article on the factors of victory in the wars of the future published by the journal Pensée Militaire of the Ministry of Defense.
“It is for this purpose that such new and modernized models of weapons, military and special equipment, such as the Tu-160M strategic missile bomber-bomber; the Kinzhal [“dagger”] hypersonic airborne missile system; High-precision, long-range airborne weapons, in particular the Kh-95 hypersonic missile, are being developed and put into service for the Russian aerospace forces, ”Zarudnitsky said in the article.
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Russia is also developing various types of drones, over-the-horizon detection radars, anti-aircraft missile systems and complexes, and other recent military equipment is being created for aerospace forces, the said. army.
A defense industry source told Sputnik that the advanced hypersonic missile was to be used as part of the modernized Tu-22M3M long-range bomber, modernized Tu-160M strategic bomber and the alleged complex of prospective aviation for Long -Range Aviation strategic bomber.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in February that hypersonic weapons would be the main component of the country’s conventional deterrents.
Earlier, President Vladimir Putin said Russia is constantly and successfully refining its naval weaponry, including advanced hypersonic weapons, and is fully equipped to counter any attack.
“In the shortest possible time, Russia took its decent place among the major maritime powers, traveled the path of colossal development from the modest ship of the time of Peter the Great to the mighty ocean-going ships and submarines launching ballistic missiles.
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[Russia] has acquired from long and short range naval aviation, secure coastal defense systems, the latest precision guided hypersonic munitions systems that still have no analogues in the world, which we are constantly and successfully perfecting ” , Putin noted.
The Russian Navy is present in almost the entire world ocean and, with its state-of-the-art naval equipment, it can counter any attack, no matter where the enemy is located, Putin added.