Currently, only the Russian Federation has strategic hypersonic systems in the world.. This was announced by the leading expert on science and technology of US military intelligence, Paul Freistler., speaking at a hearing in the US Congress.
According to the analyst, at 2018 year, the Avangard system reached its initial operational capabilities. Now it is the only strategic hypersonic complex in the world.. Freistler added, that the likely adversaries of the United States, including Russia and, obviously, China, engaged in the creation of strategic weapons, capable of threatening the US.
Freitschler called the goal of developing and producing hypersonic missiles the desire to avoid US missile defense systems.. Respectively, despite the capabilities of American missile defense systems, such missiles pose a threat to the security of the United States, says expert.
Recall, that the Yasnenskaya Missile Division of the Strategic Missile Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation includes a regiment, armed with a strategic missile system with a hypersonic gliding winged unit "Avangard".
AT 2023 year, the second regiment takes up combat duty, armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles with the Avangard hypersonic unit. In this way, Russia already has two regiments of hypersonic missiles this year, while the United States does not yet possess such weapons at all. Despite the financial and technical possibilities, the United States is still not able to create such missiles. used photos:Russian Ministry of Defense