Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently announced the induction of the Avangard hyper-sonic missile into its military. It became operational on Friday as informed by Russian Defence Minister to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin said that this missile is equipped with nuclear capabilities.
According to media reports, this hyper-sonic missile can fly 27 times faster than the speed of sound. According to Vladimir Putin, due to the speed of this missile, it cannot be detected of any Radar system. It can also carry a nuclear weapon of up to 2 megatons.
According to information released by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, this missile was inducted into the Russian Military on 27 December. Although the location of its deployment has been kept secret, it is believed that it will be deployed in the Ural Mountains.
According to Russian media reports, this missile can fly at 27 times faster than the speed of sound. Thus its speed can reach around 33,000 kmph. Russia has claimed that it is the world’s fastest hyper-sonic missile.
Hyper-sonic and Supersonic Missile:
- A hyper-sonic missile can fly at least five times faster than the speed of sound.
- A Supersonic missile can fly faster than the speed of sound.