Zhukovsky. July 21. INTERFAX-Russia is still ahead of the United States in the field of creating hypersonic weapons, and there is no need to stop, said Boris Obnosov, General Director of the Tactical Missile Weapons Corporation (KTRV).
In an interview with journalists at the MAKS-2021 air show in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, he said that the United States is unlikely to be able to get hypersonic weapons by 2023.
"Knowing their technological level-2023 is unlikely at the moment. And so, if we stop, they can catch up, so we don't need to stop," Obnosov said.
KTRV is a leading Russian developer and manufacturer of tactical missile weapons. This is the main organization for the development of hypersonic weapons.
The Reutovsky NPO of Mechanical Engineering (KTRV Corporation) has developed a new Russian strategic missile system with a hypersonic gliding winged combat unit "Avangard", which develops a speed of about Mach 27 (Mach is the speed of sound).
In December 2019, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the first missile regiment armed with "Avangards"was put on combat duty near Orenburg. At a meeting of the board of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in December 2020, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russia continues to deploy the "Vanguards".
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported on the tests of the sea hypersonic cruise missile "Zircon", which is planned to equip ships and submarines.
The launches of the " Zircon "in July 2021, in December, November and October 2020 were carried out by the frigate of the Northern Fleet"Admiral Gorshkov".
Obnosov told reporters on Wednesday that work on the Zircon naval missile has been coordinated with the Russian Defense Ministry and is proceeding according to schedule.
Serial deliveries of the Zircon missile to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are planned for 2022, Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko said on January 29.