Chief Russian Designer Of Hypersonic Systems Alexander Kuranov detained on treason charges

Alexander Kuranov, an expert on plasma physics, is the chief designer at the hypersonic systems institute in St Petersburg, known by the Russian initials NIPGS.

TASS reports that the FSB arrested the General Director of the Hypersonic Systems Research Institute (NIPGS), Alexander Kuranov, on suspicion of committing high treason.

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  1. Kuranov headed a St Petersburg-based facility and oversaw work on the concept for a new hypersonic aircraft dubbed Ayaks

    Alexander Kuranov is suspected of passing secret information to a foreign citizen. China or the U.S are the only countries suspected at this time.

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