Russia successfully tests hypersonic weapon

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Russia successfully tests hypersonic weapon

Postby TheVat on December 26th, 2018, 11:20 am 

https://apnews.com/67501c7cf0ad42798f25c5e297517b20

The Avangard is invulnerable to intercept by any existing and prospective missile defense means of the potential adversary,” Putin said after the test, adding that the new weapon will enter service next year with the military’s Strategic Missile Forces.

When first presenting the Avangard in March, the Russian leader said the new system has an intercontinental range and can fly in the atmosphere at 20 times the speed of sound, bypassing the enemy’s missile defense.

He emphasized that no other country currently has hypersonic weapons.

Putin has said that Avangard is designed using new composite materials to withstand temperatures of up to 2,000 degrees Celsius (3,632 degrees Fahrenheit) that come from a flight through the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds.


It comes in low and fast and has a nuke. Merry Christmas!
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