Sunday, February 03, 2019
"Russia's Avangard Missile" (Euronews)
“Russia’s Avangard Missile” is getting attention as Trump questions NATO and Russia stares down the Baltics (maybe even Finland).
There are many short news reports on this, with Euronews having what looks more like a short film.
The hypersonic missile is said to travel 27 times the speed of sound, and able to defeat any conceivable NORAD defense.
It is supposedly five years ahead of a US system (with “only” 5 times the speed of sound).
Trump’s pulling out of an arms limitation treaty make this more dangerous, despite Trump’s coziness with Putin last summer.
It’s a long stretch, however, before North Korea could get such a weapon.