Russia has already created a hypersonic missile capable of flying at speeds over Mach 4.5 (about 5.2 thousand kilometers per hour). On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, at MAKS-2013 in Zhukovsky CEO of “Tactical Missiles” said. According to him, the new missile is able to perform until hypersonic flight only for a few seconds.
“We are now able to fly at hypersonic, we now fly at hypersonic missiles at a speed of Mach 4.5, but we need not short-term but sustained flight at hypersonic missile in the atmosphere. We need to achieve a long-term mission and not on a small hypersonic », ─ he said, it is need to develop a missile capable of flying at speeds of six, ten and 14 Mach numbers. “These steps are completely different from the point of view of scientific thought, but they need to be found», ─ added CEO of TRV.