OREANDA-NEWS. Production and delivery of Avangard hypersonic missile systems are in accordance with the schedule and will be completed without fail.  This was reported in the office of Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov.

 Earlier, the American television channel CNBC said that Russia could produce no more than 60 complexes.  This is due to the fact that Moscow is experiencing difficulties in obtaining hydrocarbon fiber, which is necessary for Avangard parts.  This information was obtained from sources who are familiar with American intelligence materials.

 President Vladimir Putin spoke for the first time about the Avangard serial production on March 1, 2018, delivering a message to the Federal Assembly.  The system can move in dense layers of the atmosphere at an intercontinental range at hypersonic speed, Putin said.

  According to him, a rocket in the air moves toward the target like a fireball.  At the same time, the temperature on its surface is 1600–2000 degrees Celsius, the president said.