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Russia Ready to Sell Abroad New Radar Locator Detecting Hypersonic Targets - Defense Exports Agency

Sputnik News

09:13 GMT 21.05.2020

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's state intermediary agency for defence exports, Rosoboronexport (part of Rostec Corporation), said on Thursday it was ready to sell abroad a new radar locator, capable of detecting hypersonic targets.

"Today, Rosoboronexport launches to the [international] market a new radar locator, capable of efficiently detecting a wide range of modern and prospective air targets, including hypersonic targets," Rosoboronexport Director General Alexander Mikheev said, as quoted by his press service.

Mikheev expressed the belief that the radar locator would be in demand in the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and North Africa.

Last week, President Donald Trump announced that the US is developing a state-of-the-art hypersonic missile that he stressed should be superior to those currently created by Russia and China.

Earlier, the US administration requested at least $3.2 billion in funding for hypersonic weapons development programmes in the next fiscal year, an increase of almost $500 million from 2020.

This came as the US withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) Treaty in August 2019 after formally suspending its INF obligations in February that year and triggering a six-month withdrawal process.

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