On Friday, Russian state media reported that Russian hypersonic missile scientist Andrei Siplyuk was caught in doubt of treason.

Andrei Shiplyuk

Andrei Shiplyuk is Director of the Hypersonic Laboratory at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ITAM) in Novosibirsk.

Head of Russian Hypersonic missile

Andrei Shiplyuk- Novosibirsk

The Novosibirsk ITAM is the Siberian office of the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

He is the 3rd Russian scientist caught for treason in the last 45 days.

Andrei Shiplyuk- Scientist

Andrei Shiplyuk- Dmitry Kolker

Dmitry Kolkerand Anatoly Maslov are two other scientists arrested on suspicion of leaking secret details to China.

The scientific director of the institute, Vasily Fomin, informed the Russian media company TASS that Shiplyuk was delivered to Moscow's Lefortovo pre-trial custody.

Andrei Shiplyuk- TASS

Shiplyuk- Anatoly Maslov

Shiplyuk's custody follows the June 27 arrest of Anatoly Maslov, a senior researcher at the institute, on suspicion of transmitting secrets associated with hypersonic missile.

The US, China, and Russia military powers are working on the development of hypersonic glide vehicle weapons(HGVs).

Russia and China

Hypersonic Glide Vehicle Weapons

HGVs are extremely controllable weapons. They can fly at hypersonic speed and around missile defense and altitude to fly under radar detections.