American publicist Peter Suchiu commented on the creation of the Russian hypersonic block Avangard. In his opinion, this weapon will pose a serious challenge to the United States, the Argumenty i Fakty newspaper writes.
In the article for the National Interest, the expert noted that Vanguard possesses hypersonic speed as well as the ability to maneuver in the atmosphere and therefore it is practically impossible to intercept such a missile.
The analyst also pointed out China’s position that the Russian hypersonic intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads may “empty” the US defense.
At the same time, Suchiu stressed that the Vanguard is only one component of a large Russian arsenal, which, according to his estimates, has 528 land-based and underwater intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as nuclear weapons delivered by bombers.
According to the expert, at present, the US missile defense is focused only on intercepting a small number of intercontinental missiles that can be launched from the territory of North Korea.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that for the first time in modern history, Russia has perfect weapons that nobody in the world has yet.