Russia tests new hypersonic missile; Iranian naval accident; Turkey threatens LNA
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on May 11 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Russia tests new hypersonic missile designed for Tu-22M3M strategic bomber – source
Russian air forces have recently tested a new hypersonic aircraft missile, a source in the military-industrial complex told TASS. The missile is being created for a modified version of the Tu-22M3M aircraft, the source added.
“Recently, a new hypersonic missile was tested on the Tu-22M3. The missile will be part of the armament range of the upgraded Tu-22M3M along with a number of other latest aviation weapons,” the source said.
According to the source, the work on the new missile began several years ago. Its tests should be completed simultaneously with the work on the upgraded Tu-22M3M bomber.
He clarified that this missile does not belong to the line of X-32 missiles, noting that it is “completely different.” The official did not name the characteristics of the new missile.
TASS does not have official confirmation of the information provided by the source. The press service of PJSC Tupolev declined to comment.
One dead, several injured in Iranian naval accident – Fars news
The Iranian navy reported one dead and several injured during a naval exercise, according to the Fars news agency.
The incident happened on the vessel Konarak vessel, Fars said.
Unconfirmed posts on social media claimed dozens had been killed in a friendly fire incident during the exercise.
Turkey threatens to target Haftar’s forces in Libya if attacks persist
Turkey said on Sunday it would deem the forces of Libyan General Khalifa Haftar “legitimate targets” if what it termed their attacks on its interests and diplomatic missions in Libya persisted.
Turkey backs Libya’s internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA). It has signed a military cooperation deal with the GNA, which has been trying to fend off an offensive by Haftar’s forces.
Ankara views Haftar’s forces, which are backed by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Russia, as “putschists”.
“If our missions and our interests in Libya are targeted, we will deem Haftar’s forces legitimate targets,” the foreign ministry said in a statement in which it also slammed the United Nations for not taking action over Haftar’s attacks.
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Sources: TASS, Reuters