Russia has developed new Yu-74 hypersonic glide vehicles in the past few years, Sputnik News reported Saturday.
Ostkraft.ru said Russia has tested an experimental Yu-74 glider aboard the intercontinental-range RS-18A ballistic missile system this year.
The Yu-74 gliders work to accommodate nuclear warheads, electronic warfare features or false target simulators and are developed for deployment onto Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat liquid-propelled intercontinental ballistic missiles to support the country’s army, Sputnik News said.
The report further noted Sarmat ballistic missiles are designed to carry approximately 24 nuclear-loaded Yu-74 gliders to engage targets within 6.2 thousand mile radius in one hour.
Russia tested Yu-71 weapons last year which are said to reach up to 7,000 miles per hour as part of a classified missile program named “Project 4202,” the report added.