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Rocket complex "Avangard". Specifications. A photo. Video.

Rocket complex "Avangard". Specifications. A photo. Video.

Avangard is a Russian hypersonic strategic missile system that combines the capabilities of an intercontinental ballistic missile and a maneuvering warhead. As of February, the 2019 of the year is the fastest aircraft in history.

The history of the development of the missile complex "Avangard"

The development of the concept of the Russian Avangard hypersonic missile system began in the 80s of the last century. Under the leadership of Pavel Sudyukov, chief engineer of the NPO Mashinostroitelstvo, the possibility of creating a missile capable of striking and bypassing American anti-missile defense systems was being considered.

For a number of technical reasons, the project was never implemented, however, later, in 2004, work in this direction was resumed, and after another 7 years, the complex began to undergo its first flight tests, a number of which ended in failure, however, technical improvements, the Avangard hypersonic missile system successfully hit targets at the Kura training range.

Tests hypersonic missile "Avangard"

The first launch of the Avangard rocket took place in 2011 year. For several reasons, the launch was marked as unsuccessful.

The second test of the Avangard hypersonic complex was made in May 2012 of the year, and after a few more months, another test was performed.

The final test of the Russian Avangard hypersonic missile system, before the start of mass production, was carried out in March 2015 of the year - the launch was successful.

Video launch hypersonic rocket "Avangard"

1 March 2018 of the year Russian President Vladimir Putin officially announced that Russia has made a significant breakthrough in the development of hypersonic weapons, stressing that Russia has developed a unique avant-garde complex capable of traveling at speeds of the order of 25 thousand km / h . overcoming the borders of the enemy's missile defense system.

Video launch rocket complex "Avangard"

26 December 2018 of the year, from the territory of the Orenburg region, the first official launch of the Avangard rocket was carried out, which was personally supervised by Vladimir Putin. The rocket was able to accelerate to speed in 33 thousand km \ h., And successfully hit the target at the Kura range.

Flight video of the Avangard hypersonic rocket

Beginning with 2019, the Avangard hypersonic missile system was put on alert.

Specifications hypersonic missile "Avangard"

A key feature of the Avangard hypersonic rocket is its flight speed, reaching 33 thousand km / h, and according to analysts, it can reach speed in 37 thousand km / h. This gives the Russian missile system a unique advantage. Since today there are no missile defense means capable of intercepting air targets moving at hypersonic speed.

The combat unit of the Avangard hypersonic missile is capable of maneuvering, thereby ensuring complete invulnerability for the missile defense system. The combat unit consists of three separate shock blocks, each of which is capable of hitting targets independently of the other.

The combat unit of the Avangard hypersonic missile can be equipped with nuclear warheads with a power of the order of 250 kilotons of TNT.

  • Type of base: mining and mobile.
  • Launcher: UR-100Н;
  • Number of combat units: 3;
  • Maximum travel speed: 33-37 thous. Km \ h;
  • Combat radius: 10 thousand kilometers.
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