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How will Russia's new hypersonic missile affect global arms race? | Inside Story

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Russia says its new hypersonic weapon is a technological breakthrough on the scale of Sputnik - the first satellite launched by the Soviet Union in 1957. The Avangard is launched on top of an intercontinental ballistic missile. But unlike a regular missile warhead it can sverve sharply, making it much harder to intercept.
That's worrying the U.S. - that's also having to contend with China's development of hypersonic arms.
Beijing displayed the Dong Feng 17 at a military parade in October.
The U.S. defence secretary has said developing the technology is a priority.
So will the Avangard, which Russia says can fly at 27 times the speed of sound, change the balance of power?
Presenter: Dareen Abughaida
Guests:

Pavel Felgenhauer - Defence and Military Analyst
Tariq Rauf - Nuclear Arms Control Specialist
Paul Schulte - Former Director of Proliferation and Arms Control at the British Ministry of Defence
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