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

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In this video grab provided by RU-RTR Russian television via AP television on Thursday, March 1, 2018, a computer simulation shows the Avangard hypersonic vehicle en route to target. (RU-RTR Russian Television via AP)

 

  • Russia has successfully tested a hypersonic weapon the United States is currently unable to defend against, according to sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence reports.
  • The Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle is expected to enter Russia’s arsenal by 2020.
  • The weapon could be outfitted with a nuclear warhead but would be able to create destruction even without explosives.

A Russian weapon the U.S. is currently unable to defend against will be ready for war by 2020, according to sources with direct knowledge of American intelligence reports.

The sources, who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity, said Russia successfully tested the weapon, which could carry a nuclear warhead, twice in 2016. The third known test of the device, called a hypersonic glide vehicle, was carried out in October 2017 and resulted in a failure when the platform crashed seconds before striking its target.

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Russian Top Secret Hypersonic Glider Can Penetrate Any Missile Defense

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Concept drawing of a hypseronic aircraft | Lockheed Martin

 

Russia’s new Yu-74 ultra-maneuverable hypersonic glide vehicles may become yet another response to the deployment of NATO’s missile installations in Eastern Europe, according to military analysts.

Last year Russia conducted a series of tests of the Yu-71 hypersonic attack aircraft. The Yu-71 is part of secret missile program codenamed “Project 4202.” The glider was said to reach speeds of up to 7,000 miles per hour. Due to its outstanding maneuverability and high speed the system can overcome any defense shield, military experts noted.

But that is half the story. According to analytical website Ostcraft.ru, this year Russia successfully tested its experimental Yu-74 hypersonic glide vehicle. The Yu-74 was carried by the intercontinental-range RS-18A (NATO codename: SS-19 Stiletto) ballistic missile system. The glider was launched from the Dombarovsky missile base in the Orenburg region and hit a target located at Kura Missile Test Range in northern Kamchatka region, the Russian Far East. Continue reading

NUCLEAR WARNING: Putin tests vehicle that can BLAST past missile defences & fire NUKES

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It comes as the number of Russian submarines patrolling the Scottish boarder soar

 

RUSSIA has sent a chilling warning to the world by testing a new “hypersonic glide vehicle” that can blast past missile defences a fire nuclear warheads at its enemies.

State media Russia Today claims the new technology will make it impossible its enemies’ defences to calculate the warhead’s trajectory before it is too late.

According to the media site, the test of the hypersonic cruise vehicle was a success after launching a UR-100N strategic ballistic missile near the Kazakhstan border.

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Russia tests hypersonic glide vehicle

Russia’s hypersonic glide vehicle is nothing new under the sun as it has been reported on since at least 2006, but now as it’s quickly approaching the deployment phase the danger level is becoming serious — especially since China is working on its own version, the Wu-14.

 

  • Since 2010, under ‘Project 4202’, Russia has stepped up its programme to develop a hypersonic glide vehicle that could eventually be capable of penetrating existing missile defences.
  • If successful, the project could result in the deployment of a small number of glide-equipped and potentially nuclear-capable missiles by the end the decade, although significant technical challenges remain unsolved.
  • Given the potential for such systems to circumvent existing arms control treaties, this programme has the potential to affect relations with the United States even while it is in the development phase.

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