Hypersonic complex “Avangard” became a cause of panic in the Pentagon. This writes Welt.
According to the author, to industry experts, the launch of Russia’s hypersonic missiles not surprising, but it makes even more to worry about consequences. In March the chief of the Strategic command of the USA John Khayten said that the Pentagon no protection from such weapons. Now in the U.S. “are under pressure”, declaring urgent secret tender for the development and implementation of a set of intercepting such missiles.
Earlier, on December 29 the chief editor of the magazine “Arsenal Fatherland” Victor murakhovski suggested that the separation of the warhead from the carrier the “Avant-garde” comes much earlier than a conventional Intercontinental ballistic missiles (1200-1500 kilometers above the Earth’s surface). According to him, due to modern missile defense systems are not capable of intercepting Russian project.
Last test launch of a missile complex with a hypersonic glide winged warheads, Avangard was held on 26 December by order of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. During testing, the warhead of the missile picked up speed about 27 Mach (speed of sound). According to Vice Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, “at these speeds no AMM it cannot capture”.
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