Russia is looking forward to more firepower in the future as it seeks to mass produce its hypersonic missiles by 2018. While some of the country’s military production will be put off, Moscow is not taking chances on getting behind military power. Is it preparing for world war?
Russia has been causing tensions here and there as the US and NATO called out its recent military maneuvers over the Baltic region. As such tensions have been perceived constantly as a security threat, nations like US, China and Russia also continually invest in their military technology and firepower.
According to new reports, Russia’s cutting-edge hypersonic missile Tsirkon (Zircon) – which are currently under state testing – should go into serial production by 2018.
“State tests of Zircon are scheduled for completion in 2017 in accordance with the contract, and the missile’s serial production is planned to be launched next year,” TASS quoted a source in the Russian military-industrial complex.
Additionally, TASS also learned in February that Russian cutting-edge hypersonic missile 3M22 of the 3K22 Zircon system was also in development trial.
On top of this, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov confirmed last Friday that its development of the PAK DA strategic bomber (prospective aviation complex for long-range aviation) will not stop.
“We certainly are not going to stop the work on the development of PAK DA,” TASS quoted Borisov in another report. The official also added that Russia’s Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber has been subjected to in-depth modernization.
“Tu-160M2 – is an aircraft with new capabilities and flight and life characteristics. Its tactical employment level is considerably higher than that of its ancestor. All the innovations appearing at present should be embodied in the next model, which will replace the Tu-160,” Borisov said.