President Vladimir Putin said that countries were racing to catch up with Russia in developing hypersonic weapons. During an annual meeting with senior leaders of the Russian Defense Ministry, President Vladimir Putin said this was the first time in Russian history that the world took the lead in developing a new generation of weapons. It is a hypersonic weapon.
According to AP, President Putin recalled that the Soviet Union was behind the United States in the making of atomic bombs. There were also strategic bombers or intercontinental ballistic missiles during the Cold War.
“We are in a unique situation in modern history when they must try to catch up with us. No country has hypersonic weapons, let alone those with intercontinental range, ”Putin said. TASS yesterday quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying that the country’s Avangard supersonic rocket will be deployed in 2019.
The Russian leader said that Russia’s first Avangard hypersonic multiple rocket unit is expected to be operational by December. preparations. Kinzhal missiles have been tested by the Russian military since December 12, 2007. The missile is launched from MiG-31K fighter and has a range of 2,000 km. It flies 10 times faster than the speed of sound.
The missile is said to be able to penetrate all existing or developing defense systems. It also has the ability to carry conventional or nuclear warheads. At the end of 2018, RT quoted Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov revealing the supersonic rocket Avangard.
It was published in an experiment that reached speeds of over 32,000 km for hour. These missiles can carry either conventional warheads or nuclear warheads. Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that it had successfully tried Avangard missiles from the Orenburg region.
With a weight of up to 100 tons, this missile can carry up to 10 heavy warheads or 16 lighter warheads at the same time. In addition, Russian naval capabilities will be significantly strengthened after the Knyaz Vladimir ballistic missile submarine is officially put into operation.