Putin: Russian army to deploy new hypersonic missile system

ㅤ"’Starting from next year, in 2019, a new intercontinental strategic system Avangard will enter service in the Russian army and the first regiment in the Strategic Missile Troops will be deployed,’ Mr. Putin said.
ㅤThe Avangard is a strategic intercontinental ballistic missile system equipped with a gliding hypersonic maneuvering warhead.
ㅤHypersonic warheads travel faster than traditional ballistic missiles. They reach speeds of Mach 5 or five times the speed of sound, about one mile per second."

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 12/26/18. See "avangard, russia, hypersonic."

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