"I think that the program will unfold as early as in the next decade, and the transition to the hypersonic [missiles] is a matter of the 2030s-2040s," Obnosov said.
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"Flying at Mach 6 [4,567 mph] is one task, but [doing it] at Mach 8-10 is an entirely another one. We could even speak of Mach 10-12. The tasks grows more difficult exponentially," Obnosov said.
The Tactical Missiles Corporation's CEO added the task of producing hypersonic missiles was also a challenge in terms of the construction of missile engines and on-board equipment.
The development of hypersonic missiles in Russia and the United States currently stands at the same level, the CEO of Russia's Tactical Missiles Corporation believes.
Joint Stock Company Tactical Missiles Corporation was established in 2002 and includes 26 companies, producing missiles and guided bombs, as well as air-, sea- and land-based missile systems.