An image from Russian military video footage shows the Avangard hypersonic missile system preparing for launch. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry via EPA-EFE

Avangard: Russia’s nuclear-capable hypersonic missile enters combat duty

  • New intercontinental weapon can fly at 27 times speed of sound and make sharp manoeuvres en route to target, making it much harder to intercept
  • Putin boasted earlier this week that Russia is world leader in hypersonic weapons
Topic |   Russia
An image from Russian military video footage shows the Avangard hypersonic missile system preparing for launch. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry via EPA-EFE
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