MOSCOW, may 11. /TASS/. trials of new hypersonic aircraft missiles conducted recently in Russia aboard missile-carrying bomber Tu-22M3. The rocket is created for modernizirovanniy version of the Tu-22M3M, reported TASS a source in military-industrial complex.
“Recently conducted tests of new hypersonic products on the Tu-22M3. The rocket will be included into the weapons nomenclature modernizirovana Tu-22M3M along with several other new aircraft weapons,” — said the source TASS.
the Source said that work on the new weapon started a few years ago, a missile test should be completed along with the work on an upgraded Tu-22M3M.
He said that this product refers to the range of missile X-32, noting that it “completely different”. The source did not name the characteristics of the new rocket.
TASS has no official confirmation of the provided source of information. In press service PJSC “Tupolev”, declined to comment.
Earlier, the Russian military-industrial the complex has developed two kinds of aircraft hypersonic missiles. One of the missiles was called “the Dagger” and is used on the MiG-31K, it can accelerate to 10 times the speed of sound and created on the basis of rocket and ground-based complex “Exander”. Another hypersonic averagea created for the fifth generation fighter, the su-57 and shall be placed inside its fuselage. The name of the rocket and characteristics are unknown.
the prototype of the modernized missile-carrying bomber Tu-22M3M made its first flight on 28 December 2018. According to the PJSC “Tupolev”, the missile has advanced combat capabilities. Former chief of Russian air force Viktor Bondarev, head of the Committee of Federation Council on defense and security, previously reported that Tu-22M3M can carry, in addition to cruise missiles X-32, and hypersonic missiles.