Russia hypersonic weapon likely ready for war by 2020

“While it is unclear whether Avangard will be outfitted with explosives, the precision and speed of the weapon is believed to pack enough force to obliterate targets.

The weapon, which Moscow has been developing for three decades, can travel at least five times the speed of sound, or about one mile per second.

‘These kinds of boost glide vehicles attack the gaps in our missile defense system,’ Thomas Karako, director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told CNBC.”

Source: Russia hypersonic weapon likely ready for war by 2020: US intel

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