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Will the Tu-22M3 bomber get another hypersonic missile?

1st June 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Yerevan

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The status of a new type of Russian hypersonic missile may have been revealed following recent flight tests of a heavily-upgraded version of the Tu-22M3 long-range bomber.

The Tupolev Aircraft Company confirmed on 27 May that it was testing the second prototype of the Tu-22M3M at supersonic speed, as reported by Russia’s TASS news agency.

More notably, the tests appeared to have featured the GZUR (Hypersonic Guided Missile), which was first publicly revealed in 2017.

Developed by the Raduga Design Bureau (Dubna City), the missile is believed to be capable of speeds of Mach 6 and have a maximum range

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Leonid Nersisyan

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Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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