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Russia cannot find a reliable source for production of important components of carbon fiber for hypersonic missiles Avangrad. It is reported portal CNBC, citing sources familiar with the U.S. intelligence report.
According to them, the body hypersonic vehicle can not withstand the heat when re-entering the dense layers of the atmosphere, which stops working the internal system. “So far, we’ve seen more grandiose statements about the success than real evidence of this,” said Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon.
According to CNBC, obtained intelligence information contrary to the statements of the Russian authorities about the beginning of serial production of hypersonic weapons. However, this program is Russia’s priority and may be completed by 2020, according to sources of publication.
About “the Vanguard” said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on March 1, 2018 in the message to the Federal Assembly. According to the head of state, the complex is able to fly at speeds 20 times the speed of sound, while “he goes to the goal like a meteor like fireball, the temperature at the surface of the product 1600-2000 degrees Celsius”, and “winged block securely managed”.
Later, the defense Ministry announced a contract for the serial production of the first batch of hypersonic missiles. In July there was a video of the launch of the “Avant-garde”.
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