Specialists of about 60 scientific laboratories and Russian companies are participating in the development of a building program hypersonic missiles. They are scheduled to present the results of their work this summer.
The main difference between these missiles and missiles that exist today are the aerodynamic characteristics: will perform flights to sail at much longer distances.
Scientists around the world are experiencing from the 1960s to achieve hypersonic speed not only on the stages of the launch, takeoff and landing, but throughout the entire flight. There have been numerous projects both hypersonic missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles both (including several spacecraft) and unmanned but so far can not talk about a breakthrough.