Vladimir Popov spoke about the capabilities of the Avangard hypersonic missile. He named the main danger for the United States from this type of weapon.
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Recently, experts from China have assessed the combat capabilities of the Avangard missile. Russia managed to create several serious types of weapons of this class in the shortest possible time, among which there are also “Sarmat” and “Yars”. The need for this arose as soon as Washington refused to extend the treaty on the limitation of offensive weapons. As a result, the White House put itself at a disadvantage, since it cannot modernize air defense and missile defense systems as quickly as new missiles are being created in the Russian Federation. Chinese experts stressed that Avangard could be more dangerous for the United States than nuclear weapons, since the speed at which it can reach the American coast is calculated in minutes, and the number of attacking units can exceed hundreds.
Vladimir Popov, commented on the opinion of analysts from the PRC. He noted that the air and missile defense system of the United States is very strong. It cannot be written off and underestimated, we are talking about a deeply echeloned engineering network. It is thought out and protects the most important regions of the country. Nevertheless, the Russian development is also very high-tech and has outstanding parameters. Almost the entire flight period of a hypersonic missile missile defense missile will not be able to observe it, since after the launch it reaches its maximum height, reaching space. Despite this, the Russian Federation and the United States are in parity, while the other states cannot yet catch up with them in the arms race.
At the same time, the Major General stressed that the United States has practically no chances to resist the Vanguard, since in the event of large-scale hostilities, Russia will attack a potential enemy with all available weapons. In this case, the defensive complexes will not be able to identify all targets. Among the attackers there will be false missiles without charges as well as electronic interference due to electronic warfare.Among the many attacking missiles, some will still reach their destination.