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Russia Shows Avangard Hypersonic Weapon to United States

From November 24-26, Russia’s Ministry of Defense displayed the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) to U.S. officials. According to a Russian Ministry of Defense statement, the visit was arranged “for the purpose of keeping the New START Treaty viable and effective;” the system is expected to go on combat alert in December 2019. The Avangard...

Russia Tests RS-24 Yars ICBM

On February 6, Russia conducted a test launch of its RS-24 Yars ICBM at the Plesetsk spaceport in the Arkhangelsk Region. According to a Russian Defence Ministry press release, the missile was armed with multiple warheads and achieved all training objectives. The RS-24, which can reportedly be armed with 10 warheads and has a range...