Monday, August 8, 2022

Ukraine develops cruise missile

The Yuzhnoye State Design Office is jointly developing with the State Space Agency of Ukraine the new cruise missile.

The press-service of “Yuzhnoye” design bureau released video footage showing a new concept of high-altitude hypersonic unmanned aerial vehicles, includes the project of a cruise missile.

The development of new unmanned aerial vehicle is an ongoing process of search for new technological solutions. It was reported that, to date, “Yuzhnoye” develops the components of new unmanned aerial vehicles and has been carrying out important work into high-temperature materials applicable to unmanned aerial vehicles.


The new missile would constitute a maneuvering, high-altitude cruise missile. The missile will be equipped with the solid-fuel engine for booster stage accelerates it to supersonic speeds and supersonic combusting ramjet engine for hypersonic flight.

The range of the new missile is estimated to be 300 to 1750 kilometers.

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