In Moscow, FSB officers detained the director of a research enterprise for hypersonic systems in a case of treason. It is reported by TASS citing a law enforcement source.
According to him, the special services are petitioning the court to arrest the suspect. We are talking about the chief designer of the “Research Enterprise of Hypersonic Systems” Alexander Kuranov.
As the source noted, Kuranov was detained as a result of operational search activities.
The Lefortovo Court of Moscow confirmed that it had received a petition from the FSB to impose a measure of restraint on a suspect in high treason in the form of detention for a period of two months. They added that Kuranov is in the status of a suspect and has not yet been officially charged. The details of the case were not disclosed.
Alexander Kuranov is 73 years old, has a Doctor of Science degree, professor, specialist in the field of plasma physics and chemistry. website enterprises.
December 2011 became knownthat the first military-oriented project received a positive opinion from the Skolkovo Foundation’s expert commission – it was “Experimental Approbation of the Plasma Method for Rapid Ignition of Supersonic Air-Hydrocarbon Streams”.
It was about starting an engine for a hypersonic aircraft, which allows speeds up to five thousand km / h and more. One of those who worked on the project was Alexander Kuranov.