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Russia's Hypersonic Hype may not Match Reality

Some question 'game-changing' nature of new weaponry


January 8, 2020

By Emanuele Scimia — Special to The Washington Times - - Sunday, January 5, 2020

The unwelcome “Christmas gift” for the Trump administration came not from North Korea, but Russia. Officials in Moscow announced late last month that the country’s military had deployed in the Ural region the first regiment of Avangard “hypersonic” glide vehicles.

The Kremlin announced the deployment just days after the chief of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, revealed that the Kinzhal hypersonic missile had been fired “at training grounds located in various c...

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