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Russia on Tuesday claimed it had successfully test launched a new hypersonic interceptor missile system with a precision unmatched by any other country.
[...] Russia-24, a state-owned news channel, reported that the new missile will be used to protect Russia's borders from incoming aerospace weaponry.
The new interceptor missile, launched by Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces, successfully completed its tasks by striking an assigned target “with precision,” the report said.
Military experts, cited by the channel, said no other countries have matched the ABM’s capabilities. TASS, another state-run news agency, reported that the last trials took place on Dec. 1, 2018.
[...] Citing hypersonic advancements by China and Russia, the [US] State Department announced last year that hypersonic capabilities are the “highest technical priority,” according to Defense News.
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity
Russian technology in rockets and missile systems has always been a strong point in there defense structure.
I am no expert but it seems like they are always one step ahead in this area.
I base this on the fact that the US uses Soviet era rocket engines for our rockets that lift objects into space.
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
The Russians said it was a torpedo fuel leak.
I distinctly remember reading that it was an experimental super-cavitating torpedo. Supposedly those things can hit speeds in the neighborhood of 200 mph. Underwater.
this weapon consisted of a large, 430 ft canon which was set up at an angle of 45°. Multiple charges placed along the gun’s barrel fired as soon as the projectile passed, giving it an extra boost as it progressed through the barrel.
originally posted by: Spacespider
I bet it looks fast because its a deep silo, with room to speed up before exit.
Putin made numerous claims about the Avangard HGV during the address. He described it as capable of maintaining a speed of Mach 20 during the cruise or glide phase of its trajectory, and able to manoeuvre laterally (cross-range) and vertically (altitude).
Putin said that Avangard’s flight would take place in the dense atmosphere and that this, combined with its high Mach number, would sheath the vehicle in plasma (ionised gas created by the high temperature generated by the vehicle’s flight). The surface temperature of the vehicle was described as being “2,000°C [2,273 Kelvin, 3,632°F]”.