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.
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