Russia ready to use Hyperloop technology — transport minister

You can without a doubt expect this dual-use technology to have military application (military deployments, faster ICBM launches) in some way or another, in the future.

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SOCHI, May 20. /TASS/. Russia is ready to implement such infrastructural projects as the construction of the Hyperloop network of high-speed trains for freight transportation, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said on Friday.

“Probably, Russia is ready as no other country for the implementation of this project,” the minister said at the Russia-ASEAN summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

“As for the Hyperloop project, similar works have been conducted for quite a long time. Do we expect any steps in this connection? In principle, yes, and our transport strategy through 2030 reflects the use of new developments accumulated in the sphere of transport, including new transport means,” the minister said.

As TASS reported earlier, Russia’s rail operator Russian Railways (RZD) is studying the option of using Hyperloop superfast trains for freight carriage. Specifically, RZD specialists have formed a working group with Hyperloop One to study this technology.

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