He says the Avangard weapon guarantees Russian security for decades to come. Supersonic is slow compared with hypersonic.
Flying at many times the speed of sound, they are designed to evade missile shield systems to strike anywhere in the world.
Wednesday’s test-firing hasn’t been independently verified.
But with the United States, China – and possibly others – developing similar technology, how big a threat are the new, high-speed weapons?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Tarif Rauf – nuclear arms control specialist
Pavel Felgenhauer – Russian defence analyst
Richard Weitz – director, Center for Political-Military Analysis, Hudson Institute
Source: Al Jazeera News