Russian Defence Ministry released footage showing the first ever public test launch of Avangard hypersonic glider at the Dombarovsky air base in Orenburg Region on Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who observed the launch from MoD headquarters in Moscow, announced that the weapon will be deployed into service in 2019.

According to MoD, Avangard can travel at the speed of over 20 Mach (24,700 kmh, 15,350 mph) and its composite material hull withstands temperatures of up to 2,000 Celsius.

The Avangard missile was announced by Putin on March 1, 2018, during his annual state of the nation address.

 

Video credit: Ruptly

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 79
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    79
    Shares
ALSO READ  Russia joins Turkish naval drills in the Black Sea
The International News Desk reports on issues and events world wide.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Tall cool one
Guest
Tall cool one

I don’t believe the Russian avantgarde middle has Mach 20 capabilities I think maximum is Mach 5 if that much. has anyone in the West verified it’s speed ?
I don’t think so. The Russians always over exaggerate their capabilities to try and frighten the West.