U.S. inspectors were shown the Vanguard missile system, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
This happened on November 24-26 as part of the implementation of the START-3 treaty, the agency said.
“The Russian side has conducted a show to help ensure the viability and effectiveness of the treaty,” the release says.
The Defense Ministry noted that the system is scheduled to be put on alert in December. Vanguard is capable of flying in dense layers of the atmosphere at an intercontinental range at a speed greater than Mach more than 20 times. When moving towards the target, the planning winged unit performs so-called deep maneuvering – both lateral, several thousand kilometers, and height. This makes it completely invulnerable to any means of air and missile defense.
The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START 3), signed in 2010, remains the only existing agreement between Russia and the United States to limit military power. The agreement expires in February 2021, and Washington has not yet announced whether it intends to extend it. Donald Trump has spoken of his desire to work out a new trilateral nuclear deal between Russia, China, and the United States. In Beijing, this idea was rejected.