Putin says Russia is ready to deploy new hypersonic nuclear missile – AOL News

MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would deploy its first regiment of hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles next year, saying the move meant his country now had a new type of strategic weapon.Putin was speaking after overseeing what the Kremlin said was a pre-deployment test of the new missile system, called Avangard.”This test, which has just finished, ended with complete success,” Putin told a government meeting.”From next year, 2019, Russia’s armed forces will get the new intercontinental strategic system Avangard … It’s a big moment in the life of the armed forces and in the life of the country. Russia has obtained a new type of strategic weapon.”

Source: Putin says Russia is ready to deploy new hypersonic nuclear missile – AOL News

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