russia’s avangard missile a closer look at the hypersonic gamechanger
Russia has recently loaded a Special kind of Missile the “Avangard” with Nuclear Capabilities into a launch silo as Reported by a defense ministry TV Channel. This Missile announced by President Vladimir Putin in 2018 is designed to respond to advanced U.S. Weaponry and missile Defense Systems.
The unique feature of the Avangard Missile is its Hypersonic Glide Vehicle. As it gets close to its target it Separates from the Rocket and can make Sharp maneuvers at incredibly fast speeds—up to 27 times the Speed of Sound.
Videos aired on the Russian Defense ministry’s TV Channel showed the Missile being transported to a launch silo Raised into Position and then lowered into a shaft in the Orenburg region near Kazakhstan. This isn’t the first time Russia has deployed this technology they installed the first Avangard-equipped missile in 2019 at the Same Facility.
This Development is happening at a time when major Nuclear Powers like the United States and Russia are expressing Concerns about the Breakdown of agreements aimed at controlling the arms race and Reducing the risk of Nuclear Conflict. Despite these Concerns, Countries, including the U.S., Russia, and China are actively working on Developing new Weapons including hypersonic ones.
While the U.S. sees China as its main Competitor and Russia as a Significant threat Russian authorities argue that the United States post-Cold War Dominance is fading. They Claim that the U.S. has been causing turmoil Globally without considering the interests of other Nations. As tensions Continue Countries are focusing on advancing their Military Capabilities Shaping the evolving Global landscape.