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Russia Will Deploy New Hypersonic Missile Systems In 2019, Putin Says

29 December, 2018, 11:57 | Author: Ted Wilson
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"The launch was performed by an operational unit of the Strategic Missile Forces from Dombarovsky missile deployment area against a hypothetical target at the Kura range, Kamchatka Territory", the Kremlin noted in a statement.

Putin watched the launch of the Avangard missile system from the Defense Ministry's control room with a group of top Russian military officials.

The test of Avangard comes amidst a new low in ties between the USA and Russia, caused by numerous reasons - President Donald Trump's intent to establish a permanent military base in Poland, the conflict in Ukraine, and new US sanctions against Russia in response to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. He said Avangard "heads for its target like a meteorite".

The agreement had been signed between Russian Federation and the U.S. in 1972. "He says the Trump administration's plan to scrap a treaty on medium-range missiles could lead to a new arms race".

"The Avangard gliding warhead is a re-entry vehicle created to perform erratic hypersonic manoeuvres to baffle defence systems", he said.

Sergei Ivanov, a former Russian defence minister, said in televised comments that the Avangard constantly changes its course and altitude as it flies through the atmosphere.

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A smiling Ivanov likened the weapon's flight through the atmosphere to a pebble skipping off the surface of water.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, oversees the Avangard test launch.

"At this speed not a single intercepter missile can shoot it down", Borisov said. It can carry conventional or nuclear weapons and maneuver past defenses, according to Russian officials. Putin attributed the development of Avangard to advances in the USA missile defense system that could erode Russia's nuclear deterrent.

He noted that Russian Federation began to develop the Avangard after the U.S. withdrew from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002 and started to develop defences against ballistic missiles.

"This will reliably ensure the security of our state and of our people for decades to come".



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