Russia develops air-to-air zone defense missile to counter hypersonic weapons

In May 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would develop a missile capable of intercepting hypersonic weapons that the country's adversaries were developing, drawing on the know-how and advanced technology of Russian hypersonic weapon research. An article published by the Izvestia site and spotted by the armyrecognition site, gives a very particular light on this program, which is based on very different technical solutions and paradigms of those envisaged by the United States ou Europeans for the same task.

Indeed, where Westerners view hypersonic anti-missile systems as extensions of current surface-to-air anti-missile systems, Russia takes a radically different approach, basing the Multirole Long Range Interception System, or MFRK DP, as an air-to-air system. very long range area defense, intended to intercept all the vectors present in a given area before they have been able to launch their hypersonic munitions. In other words, rather than intercepting the missile, it is a question of intercepting the bomber it is transporting, and this as far as possible.

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Mig 31 carrying the Kinzhal hypersonic ballistic missile with a range of 2000 km

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