A Russian Avangard hypersonic strategic missile system launched in July. File photo: EPA

Russia’s Vladimir Putin boasts new Avangard hypersonic warhead heads for its target ‘like a meteorite’

  • Putin said the Avangard has an intercontinental range and can fly in the atmosphere at 20 times the speed of sound
  • The final test comes after US President Donald Trump announced plans to pull out of a key cold war-era nuclear weapons pact
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A Russian Avangard hypersonic strategic missile system launched in July. File photo: EPA
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