Russia Becomes First Country with a Fully Operational Hypersonic Weapon That No Country Can Defend Against
Russia has achieved the impossible. In a bid to outdo the world powers in terms of the nuclear arms race, the country has now revealed it has made the world’s first hypersonic weapon that is now fully operational and ready to be integrated into its arsenal and ready for combat duty. The country revealed that the hypersonic weapon called the Avanguard is now operational according to a news report that first appeared in AP. The Avanguard is also fully operational which makes Russia the first military to possess an all new class of nuclear weapons against which other militaries in the world have no defence.
1First nuclear weapon of its kind against which no country has defence
The Avanguard is so superior that it can travel at 27 times the speed of sound and can easily outmaneuver any missile defence system launched against it or attempting to block it. The country declared it will be fitted on its ICBM’s (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) and that the weapon became operational after several years of testing.
2The country has been working for years on hypersonic weapons
The US and Russia for years have been working on hypersonic weapons and any news that reveals that a country has successfully built one without anyone figuring defense system against it is obviously very troubling for the nuclear powers across the world and is a bad sign for the future of warfare. Such weapons could be devastating and also a cause for concern if in the wrong hands or government.
3Ready for combat duty
Russia’s defence minister Sergei Shoigu informed President Vladimir Putin that the new hypersonic weapon of the intercontinental-range was ready last Friday. He informed the leader that the first missile unit with the Avanguard hypersonic glide vehicle was ready for combat duty as was confirmed by the Defence Ministry. He said, “I congratulate you on this landmark event for the military and the entire nation.”