When Russia announced their plans to manufacture a hypersonic weapon framework that can go at in excess of twenty times the speed of sound, and further be able to sidestep the rocket defence systems of the U.S., it had understandably sent tremors across the geopolitical world. A year ago, the Russian President Vladimir Putin flaunted to the world that the ‘Avangard weapons framework’ will be prepared by 2019. Be that as it may, a few obstructions lie ahead in its path that could affect the development, as revealed by CNBC. In particular, the Kremlin is in need to discover another source for the carbon fibre material needed to construct the Avanguard hypersonic glide vehicles.
Russia’s present supply of carbon fibre material can’t cope up with the outrageous temperatures which are experienced during hypersonic flight. As indicated by a US Intelligence report which was looked into by CNBC, Russia is chasing to find an alternate source of carbon fibre, however, so far the development team has not been able to strike gold. When enquired by CNBC, an anonymous officer said, “It’s expected that they will make no more than 60 of these hypersonic weapons because it’s just proving to be too expensive to develop.”