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Russia’s hypersonic ICBM blows away arms agreements

Moscow's gambit to deploy new missile undermines all strategic arms agreements as it is a first-strike threat and a challenge to the Mutually Assured Destruction doctrine and current missile defenses

December 29, 2018 10:52 AM (UTC+8)
A video grab released by the Russian Defence Ministry of the new Avangard missile, which is equipped with a hypersonic winged glider unit, during a test launch at the Kura Test Range in Russia's Kamchatka region. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry / Sputnik/ AFP
A video grab released by the Russian Defence Ministry of the new Avangard missile, which is equipped with a hypersonic winged glider unit, during a test launch at the Kura Test Range in Russia's Kamchatka region. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry / Sputnik/ AFP
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