Russia has claimed that it has successfully tested Avangard hypersonic weapon.
The Kremlin said during the test on 26th Dec, the weapon successfully hit a target at a distance of 6000 km.
Viewers may note that Avangard was one of the several new weapons first mentioned by Russian President Putin on March 1, 2018, in his State of Nation address before Russian lawmakers and other senior government officials.
During that speech, Mr. Putin had said “ Putin said the hypersonic intercontinental rocket was capable of traveling 20 times the speed of sound and could ‘strike like a meteorite’. It’s like a fireball guided to its target.”
After watching the live feed of the launch of the Avangard Mr. Putin said, “It had been a great success and an excellent New Year’s gift to the nation.”
He added, “The Avangard is invulnerable to intercept by any existing and prospective missile defense means of the potential adversary”.
He further mentioned that the weapon will be in service with Russian military’s Strategic Missile Forces by 2019.
In this video Defense Updates, analyzes Russia’s Avangard hypersonic weapon
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