Putin’s Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Stirs Fears of Arms Race

A new hypersonic nuclear missile that Russia says it has deployed is fueling concerns of a new arms race with the U.S. as the clock ticks down on the expiry of the last treaty limiting the strategic arsenals of the two former Cold War foes.

Russia’s first regiment of Avangard missiles was commissioned in the Urals region of Orenberg, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Dec. 27, days after President Vladimir Putin boasted that the new weapon could penetrate any defensive shield.

“Not a single country possesses hypersonic weapons, let alone continental-range hypersonic weapons,” Putin told military chiefs. “They’re trying to catch up with us.”

The Russian leader unveiled the Avangard and five other new-generation weapons in his annual state-of-the-nation address in March 2018, saying it could travel at up to 20 times the speed of sound like a “meteorite” or a “fireball.”

The new weapon has gone into service amid heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of a landmark 1987 treaty banning deployment of short- and medium-range missiles, accusing Russia of being in breach of its terms. The Kremlin, which withdrew from the pact in response, denied the allegation.

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  1. CA Parkson Brown Edjeketa
    CA Parkson Brown Edjeketa says:

    President Putin and President Trump wanted to be good friends to each other. Unfortunately the world hated such romantic relationship between the duo. The do not cherish peace. The world love destruction and death rather than construction and life.

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  2. Craig Griffin
    Craig Griffin says:

    Unfortunately the US advanced weapons languished under some former presidents. The US had the upper hand with SDI satellite technology, which was implemented under Pres. Reagan. If in fact Russia is telling the truth about this we shall see just how dominant in the world they decide to become. Thank you for being the first to announce this publicly. It is most helpful through your broadcasts to know the facts in seeing the convergence of so many factors in the world today, and how it aligns with Bible prophecy. Thankfully there is a spiritual insight and lessons in scripture as much as the physical events playing occurring as described.

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