Moscow has finished testing its newest hypersonic glider which will enter service in 2019. As the date nears, RT has picked several state-of-the-art weapons that are due to boost Russia’s deterrence soon. Modern weapons projects can take decades of development, and for obvious reasons are shrouded in layers of secrecy and obfuscation. Here are five Russian weapons, which are pretty much certain to enter service within a year or so. Avangard hypersonic glider The Avangard hypersonic glider was successfully tested on Wednesday and missiles tipped with it will be delivered to strategic troops as soon as next year. The weapon is expected to become the standard warhead for the upcoming Sarmat extended-range ICBM.
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