Russian President Vladimir Putin compared the work on the Avangard complex with the Soviet nuclear project. He said this on September 19 at a meeting with the general director and honorary general designer of JSC “MIC” NPO mashinostroyenia “Herbert Efremov in the videoconference mode.
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“In modern conditions for our country, the embodiment [этого проекта], without any doubt, is comparable to the implementation of the Soviet Union’s nuclear and missile projects, which was carried out by the outstanding Soviet scientists Kurchatov and Korolev, “Putin said.
He stressed that since December last year, the first regiment of strategic missiles, equipped with the Avangard system, has been put on alert. According to the Russian leader, this is a huge event in the life of the country and in ensuring its security.
Avangard is a strategic missile system with a hypersonic warhead. It is known that initially the “Avangard” warheads are installed on the UR-100N UTTH intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Then they will be carried by the new Sarmat intercontinental missiles.
Avangard is a system with unique characteristics and technologies that are a scientific breakthrough comparable to the development of atomic energy and space exploration. Putin stressed that the country began developing hypersonic weapons in 2004 after the US withdrawn from the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems.
Earlier in this videoconference, Putin said that Russia has the most advanced weapons that other countries do not have.