The first hypersonic

the First regiment armed with the hypersonic missile complex “Avangard”, took on combat duty. About this President Vladimir Putin told defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, reports channel “Russia 24”.

Earlier, the defense Minister said that “avant-garde” must stand up for the service until the end of 2019. In addition, in 2020 the Russian strategic Rocket forces will receive 22 complex “Avangard” and “YARS”.

Avangard is planning winged combat unit, able to accelerate to Mach 27. However, he is heated to 2 million degrees Celsius, but the newest composite materials do not let it burn.