Russia developing hypersonic vehicle “object 4202”

The X-51A Waverider is set to demonstrate hypersonic flight.  Powered by a Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne SJY61 scramjet engine, it is designed to ride on its own shockwavem and accelerate to about Mach 6.  (U.S. Air Force graphic)

In case of successful completion of Russia’s leading development work “4202” for the development and creation of hypersonic aircraft, created by the US global missile defense system would be meaningless.

This was announced on Wednesday, July 22, by a source familiar with the situation.

“If Russia will have an aircraft that has already gained fame as “object 4202″, capable of hypersonic speed to maneuver the pitch (vertical plane) and yaw (horizontal plane), our country will be able to solve the problem of guaranteed overcome any prospective missile defense system”, the source said.

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