The Avangard complex was first shown to American inspectors:
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Moscow. November 26th. INTERFAX.RU - The Russian military for the first time showed US inspectors a new Russian strategic weapon - the Avangard missile system, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
"The Russian side held a show to help ensure the viability and effectiveness of the START Treaty," the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The Russian military said that the Avangard missile system with hypersonic glider winged block was shown to an American inspection team, which was in Russia from November 24 to 26.
The new Russian missile system was demonstrated to US inspectors as part of the implementation of the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the United States on measures to further reduce and limit strategic offensive weapons, the Defense Ministry said.
At the end of June, the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel General Sergei Karakaev, announced that at the end of 2019, new strategic missile systems Avangard would take up combat duty near Orenburg.
In February, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a message to the Federal Assembly, announced the start of Avangard serial production . "This year, as planned, the first regiment of the Strategic Missile Forces will be equipped with it," Putin said then.
The Strategic Missile Forces Military Academy previously reported that when moving towards a target, the Vanguard winged unit performs controlled maneuvers both lateral and in height, ensuring its flight is unpredictable for any missile defense system.
The START-3 Treaty will end in 2021. Russia and the United States may agree to extend it for another five years.
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