India Develops Military Hypersonic Missile with Maximum Speed of Mach 5
NEW DELHI, (BM) – India has begun work on the creation of military hypersonic missiles that travel at a maximum speed of Mach 5, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The responsibility for this area of research lies with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
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This was announced on Monday by the Hindustan Times.
To develop full-fledged activities in this direction, a special wind tunnel is required, which will be used for testing and accurate testing of technologies. According to senior anonymous interlocutors from the government, it will be commissioned in the near future.
“Hypersonic combat system is one of many basic technologies that we are seriously studying” explained one of the sources, calling her weapons “next generation.”
As the publication indicates, the race for hypersonic weapon technology is gaining momentum. Its main participants are China, Russia and the United States, trying to strengthen their nuclear deterrence forces and strengthen the combat potential of troops in the theater of operations. At the same time, the Hindustan Times believes that Beijing, like Moscow, has already proved its presence of this type of weapons, and suggests the possibility of possessing it by Washington.
“It is time for India to start paying attention to these technologies” said Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia, who previously oversaw military operations.
It should be noted that the speed in Mach 5 is the minimum for a weapon to be called hypersonic. Experts believe that Indian experts will try to use the BraMos rocket technology in order to enter the production of a hypersonic missile system. Moreover, none of the experts is yet ready to give even approximate dates for when India will enter the “hypersonic club.”
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