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Russia successfully tests hypersonic RS-18 missile

Russia has successfully completed the tests of the prototype of a hypersonic aircraft that will be equipped with intercontinental ballistic missiles.

ICBM RS-18 (NATO reporting name "Stiletto") was launched from a range ground in the Orenburg region to test prospective combat equipment - a hypersonic aircraft.

Russia's Defense Ministry has not provided any comments on the test yet. Spokespeople for the aerospace industry have neither denied nor confirmed the information.

According to experts in the field of rocketry, a hypersonic weapon will be able to circumvent any anti-missile system, both existing and prospective ones.

Noteworthy, Russia's Strategic Missile Forces will receive 20 new Yars ICBMs in 2016. According to the press service of the Defense Ministry, in 2015, Strategic Missile Forces conducted extensive works to modernize ground-based and stationary missile complexes known for their enhanced ability to overcome existing and prospective missile defense systems.

[Source: Pravda, Moscow, 21Apr16]

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