Russia launches first-ever hypersonic missile Avangard Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made this information last Friday. With this deployment, the Kremlin moved further into military capability.
Military analysts say Russia is the first country to incorporate hypersonic technology into intercontinental ballistic missile competition. Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously said that the missile is capable of hitting targets at 25 times faster than words.
At a meeting on Friday, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said, “The first regiment of the Avangard hypersonic missile launched at 9 am local time in Moscow on December 23 (Friday).” Congratulating the army for successfully deploying the latest missile, the Defense Minister called it a “historic event” for the country and the military.
Russian Defense Ministry officials said Shogui had informed President Putin the details of the first hypersonic missile deployment. Earlier, officials said the first Avenger Regiment was deployed in the Orenburg area of Highland Ural.
Vasily Kashin of Moscow’s Higher School of Economics said, “This is the first case of intercontinental hypersonic ballistic missile deployment.” This is a significant scientific advance. ‘
Moscow says US inspectors have seen the Avangard missiles last November. Under the new agreement, US officials were given the opportunity to inspect the missile under a new agreement signed by the United States and Russia to reduce nuclear weapons. The contract will expire in 2021.