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Moscow Court Orders Hypersonic Tech Expert Kuranov Into Custody in Treason Case

Sputnik News

Novator Design Bureau, Morinformsistema-Agat Concern
17:28 GMT 12.08.2021

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Moscow district court on Thursday ordered a 73-year-old hypersonic technology scientist to be held in custody on suspicion of state treason.

"The court granted the investigator's appeal to put Alexander Kuranov into custody as a preventive measure," a court spokesperson said.

No details were available in the case, which is labelled as "top secret."

Kuranov is the director general and chief designer at the Hypersonic Systems Research Institute, a holding company researching hypersonic technologies for the aviation and aerospace industry. He is an expert in plasma physics. The company did not reply to a Sputnik request for comment.

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