Russia launched a new hypersonic missile from the board of Tu-22M3 bomber
MOSCOW, (BM) – Russia has tested a new hypersonic aircraft missile from a board of Tu-22M3 bomber-missile carrier, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing a TASS source from the military-industrial complex.
He refused to disclose any details, noting only that this product does not belong to the X-32 cruise missile range and is “completely different.” Work on a new ammunition, he said, began several years ago.
The source explained that the missile will go into service with the upgraded Tu-22M3M.
Earlier it became known that two types of aircraft hypersonic missiles are being developed in Russia. One of the missiles was called the “Dagger” and is used on the MiG-31K fighter. The second is created for the fifth-generation fighter Su-57, its name and characteristics are unknown.
The long-range multi-mode bomber-bomber Tu-22M3, designed to destroy ground and sea targets from high, medium and low altitudes, was adopted in 1989. A total of 268 aircraft of this modification were produced. Tu-22M3 bombers participated in air strikes against terrorists in Syria.
Up to the level of Tu-22M3M, it is planned to upgrade about 30 Tu-22M3 aircraft. Updated cars will receive modern avionics and armaments. It was reported that in the future, the Tu-22M3M will be equipped with hypersonic missiles of the Dagger aviation complex, the range of which is estimated at three thousand kilometers as part of the bomber carrier.
The first flight of the Tu-22M3M made in December 2018 in Kazan. The rollout of the first bomber-rocket carrier took place in August of the same year.
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