Home / DoD / Sputnik News: Russia Develops New Hypersonic Glide Vehicles

Sputnik News: Russia Develops New Hypersonic Glide Vehicles

MissileDefenseRussia 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.

Check Also

NASA, Partners Detail How Human Spaceflight in LEO Can Boost Economy, Exploration

An interagency effort led by NASA submitted a report to the National Space Council detailing the opportunities and challenges for human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit and how it could help boost economy and space exploration. The agency said Saturday, it issued the report in partnership with the departments of State and Commerce. In February, The National Space Council called on NASA to work with other federal agencies to create a national strategy for human spaceflight in LEO. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *