Russia tested a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, hitting a ground target off the coast of the Barents Sea at a range of more than 350km (217 miles), Russia’s defence ministry said in July 2021. Photo: Russia Ministry of Defence
Russia tested a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, hitting a ground target off the coast of the Barents Sea at a range of more than 350km (217 miles), Russia’s defence ministry said in July 2021. Photo: Russia Ministry of Defence
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Russia arrests head of hypersonic missile lab for treason

  • Andrei Shiplyuk coordinated research to support the development of the weapon systems, which Putin has touted as a strategic advantage for Russia
  • Last month, another senior scientist at the same Novosibirsk institute was detained for allegedly divulging state secrets on hypersonic technology

Russia tested a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, hitting a ground target off the coast of the Barents Sea at a range of more than 350km (217 miles), Russia’s defence ministry said in July 2021. Photo: Russia Ministry of Defence
Russia tested a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, hitting a ground target off the coast of the Barents Sea at a range of more than 350km (217 miles), Russia’s defence ministry said in July 2021. Photo: Russia Ministry of Defence
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