Russian Army’s Avanguard Hyper-Sonic Glider Warhead Enters Production 2018: According to sources in Russia.
The source said it’s time for Russia’s Western partners to recognize the ‘new reality’ created by Moscow’s strategic capabilities.
The Avanguard strategic system is capable of intercontinental flights through the dense atmosphere at speeds up to Mach 20 making it invulnerable to any existing or prospective missile defense systems. It is developed using a Scramjet engine that can be carried as a MIRV payload by UR-100UTTKh, Rubezh and Sarmat Super-Heavy ICBM and can deliver both nuclear and conventional payloads. The unpredictability of the flight trajectory of the new system is achieved due to its ability to maneuver and bypass the Anti-Ballistic Missile zone.
It is capable of sharp high speed evasive maneuvers in flight making it “absolutely invulnerable for any missile defence system”.
Russian military expert Alexei Leonkov claims that the creation of the system effectively rendered US missile defenses “useless.”