Russia is developing a hypersonic ballistic missile that can cripple American supercarriers. According to media reports, Russia is developing a new ‘Aircraft Carrier Killer’. Ballistic missile Zmeevik with hypersonic warhead is being prepared for the Navy. The TASS news agency has given this information citing sources close to the Russian Defense Ministry and the military-industrial complex.
According to media reports, the Zmeevik hypsonic ballistic missile is similar to China’s DF-26. The Zmivik ballistic missile with hypersonic combat equipment has been in development for a long time. According to the report, this hypsonic missile may soon enter service with the coastal missile units of the Russian Navy.
What is the specialty of Zmeevik hypsonic missile?
The Zmeevik is a land-based hypersonic long-range missile. It is designed to destroy large targets. It is primarily an aircraft killer. The Zmeevik is similar to the DF-21D and DF-26 missiles developed in China, which have a range of up to 4,000 km. It has the ability to destroy enemy aircraft in an instant.
How is America a threat?
The Zmeevik Hypersonic Missile is also a challenge for American super carrier aircraft. America has not been able to develop a solid defense system against hypsonic missiles at the moment. If Russia develops it, then its power will increase significantly. However, the US and its allies are in a race to develop capability to counter hypersonic missiles. The US is undertaking projects with the Glide Phase Interceptor, or GPI, and the Europe Twister Project to gain capability to counter such threats.