Putin Says Russia Will Be Able to Counter Hypersonic Weapons

Russia's President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video conference call with members of the Security Council at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia on June 11, 2020. (Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters)

Russia's President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video conference call with members of the Security Council at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia on June 11, 2020. (Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters)

MOSCOW—Russia will soon be in a position to counter hypersonic arms deployed by other countries, President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday, adding that Moscow was ahead of the United States in developing new types of weapons.

Hypersonic glide vehicles can steer an unpredictable course and manoeuvre sharply as they approach impact. They also follow a much flatter and lower trajectory than ballistic missiles.

Washington and Moscow have been expanding their defense capabilities as some Cold War-era arms control agreements collapsed during worsening of Russias ties with the West.

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