Russia held trials of new hypersonic aircraft missiles. About this Agency TASS said a source in the military-industrial complex.
the spokesman said that the missile launch took place aboard a missile-carrying bomber Tu-22M3. He refused to disclose any details, saying only that this product refers to the range of cruise missiles X-32 and is “completely different”. Work on a new munition, he said, began several years ago.
the Source explained that the missile enters the weapons modernized Tu-22M3M.
Earlier it became known that in Russia, developed two kinds of aircraft hypersonic missiles. One of the missiles was called “the Dagger” and is used on the MiG-31K. Second is created for a fifth generation fighter, the su-57, its name and characteristics are unknown.
multimode distant bombers Tu-22M3 is designed to defeat ground and sea targets with large, medium and small heights, adopted in 1989. Just released 268 of the aircraft modification. Bombers Tu-22M3 bombers participated in the strikes on terrorists in Syria.
To the level of Tu-22M3M it is planned to upgrade about 30 Tu-22M3. The updated car will receive modern avionics and weapons. It was reported that in term Tu-22M3M will be equipped with hypersonic aircraft missile complex “Dagger”, range in which the composition of the missile-bomber is estimated at three thousand kilometers.
the First flight of the Tu-22M3M made in December 2018 in Kazan. Rolled out the first missile-bomber took place in August of the same year.