Russia’s Answer to Hypersonic Kill Vehicles: Laser Beams

DARPA Falcon hypersonic technology vehicle (HTV)

If the United States succeeds in developing conventional hypersonic weapons systems, Russia will be ready. The Voice of Russia reports that Col. Viktor Dvoinov, second in command of air defenses for the country’s ground forces, told a Moscow radio station on Saturday that the military will have a powerful laser defense system in place against hypersonic vehicles by 2015.