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One of Russia’s leading specialists in hypersonic technology, Alexandr Shiplyuk, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of treason, becoming the third Russian scientist linked to the weapons sector since last June.
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“Police operations were carried out at the institute. You are connected to our director Alexandr Shiplyuk. They arrested him, they accuse him the same way as (the Anatoly Institute researcher) Maslov: treason,” Vasili Fomin, head of scientific research at ITPM, told TASS.
According to Fomin, Shiplyuk, who serves as director of the Siberian Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ITPM) and head of the Hypersonic Technologies laboratory, was transferred to the Lefortovo detention center in Moscow.
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