Russia & # 39; successfully test & # 39; rocket to western weapons
Russia has a & # 39; successful & # 39; military test conducted with his state-of-the-art new interception missile, designed to neutralize incoming Western attacks.
The Kremlin refused to name the missile system that could be seen on the video of Sary-Shagan, an anti-ballistic training series in Kazakhstan.
But it is believed to be the deadly PRS-1M hypersonic interceptor rocket, crucial for protecting Moscow and other strategic locations in the region against potential incoming NATO or other enemy missiles.
Russia's new hypersonic interception rocket blasted by the training offerings from Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan
Footage shows the huge rocket launch from six different angles, including behind a Russian flag
Hypersonic rockets are called that because they fly faster than the speed of sound. They can be launched from land, by air or by sea
Footage tweeted by the Russian Ministry of Defense shows the unfolding and preparation of the vehicle of the weapon and the moment of launch from six different angles.
The rocket is pictured up from the ground leaving a trail of smoke and dust.
& # 39; A new test launch of a new Russian interception missile was successfully performed & # 39 ;, said the ministry.
The Kremlin refused to name the missile system on video, but it is supposed to be the PRS-1M interception rocket
The rocket will be the key to protecting Moscow and other strategic locations from incoming space weapons & # 39;
Footage posted on Twitter by the Russian Ministry of Defense shows the unfolding and preparation of the vehicle of the weapon
& # 39; After a series of tests, the new interceptor rocket confirmed its characteristics and successfully completed the task by accurately hitting an assigned target. & # 39;
The Russian state agency TASS indicated that the tests last year were related to previous tests at Sary Shagan.
These concerned the improved PRS-1M interceptor rocket described as & # 39; much faster and more deadly than its predecessor & # 39 ;.
The Russian defense ministry plans to use the rocket to neutralize incoming Western or NATO attacks
The Russian state agency TASS indicated that the most recent tests were linked to earlier tests at Sary Shagan regarding the upgraded PRS-1M interceptor rocket.
If the successfully tested rocket is indeed the PRS-1M, it carries a warhead of a few kilotons
This new rocket is a development of the older 53T6 that flew & # 39; several times faster than a bullet and accelerated to 3 km per second within a few seconds, making it & # 39; The world's fastest rocket is & # 39 ;, said gazeta.ru
& # 39; The speed of the modernized version has already been approached 4 km per second. & # 39;
This is 1.86 miles per second and 2.48 miles per second respectively.
The upgraded PRS-1M interceptor rocket has been described as & # 39; much faster and more deadly than its predecessor & # 39;
State-owned news channel Russia-24 said in a report that the rocket launch was successful because it & # 39; an assigned target with precision & # 39; struck
Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, described his hypersonic arsenal last year as & # 39; invincible & # 39; at a state-of-the-nation address
& # 39; The kill zone of the new product is practically one and a half times greater in terms of height and range, & # 39; reported gazeta.ru when analyzing the PRS-1M.
& # 39; Interception of hostile ICBM warheads is now insured at a height that is considerably higher than 50 km (31 miles).
& # 39; The rocket carries a nuclear warhead of a few kilotons. & # 39;
Built to carry nuclear and conventional warheads, hypersonic missile weapons are able to reach space, but cannot maneuver
The images were uploaded by the Russian Ministry of Defense on Monday. The ministry wrote: & # 39; On the Sara-Shagan test site (Republic of Kazakhstan) … the armed forces successfully carried out a new test launch of a new missile of the Russian missile defense system & # 39;
Gazeta.ru reported that the PRS-1M's kill zone is one and a half times larger in terms of height and range than its predecessor
The new rocket will be deployed to protect Russia's borders against & # 39; incoming space weapon & # 39 ;, said state news channel Russia-24.
The channel reported that the rocket & # 39; an assigned target with precision & # 39; struck and said, citing military experts, that no other country has a similar weapon & # 39 ;.
In March last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin described his hypersonic arsenal as & # 39; invincible & # 39; during a & # 39; state-of-the-nation & # 39; speech.
WHAT ARE HYPERSONIC MISSILES AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
Aircraft and rockets are said to be hypersonic as soon as they exceed the speeds of Mach 5 or higher, or five times the speed of sound.
This happens at 1,715 meters per second (3,836 mph / 6,174 kmh).
The latest class of hypersonic rockets would be smaller, guided, and designed to transport conventional explosives for a time-sensitive, rapid response in theater operations.
There are two types of approaches to solving the hypersonic challenge in rockets: & # 39; scramjet & # 39; and & # 39; boost glide & # 39 ;.
The air breathing scramjet relies on high speed because of its power.
As it accelerates, more air and fuel is pushed into the engine, allowing it to accelerate even faster – to hypersonic speeds.
The boost glide model drives a return vehicle to extremely high altitudes, where it jumps over the upper atmosphere of the earth.
Traditional ballistic missiles are already traveling at hypersonic speeds.
These weapons are built to transport nuclear and conventional warheads and are able to reach space during their flights, but they cannot maneuver.
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