This Is How Russia Could Wage a 'Hypersonic' War
The National Interest -

Charlie Gao

Security, Europe

From the sky...

Looking to the future, the Su-57 (PAK FA) has the aerodynamic characteristics that would enable it to carry the Kinzhal: a high Mach max speed and flight ceiling. However, from the design, it looks like it lacks an internal bay large enough to carry the missile. Carrying the Kinzhal would likely compromise the stealth characteristics of the Su-57.

When Russia first demonstrated the Kinzhal hypersonic missile, it was mounted on a variant of the...


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