Russia Tests Hypersonic Glide Vehicle on Missile

Washington Free Beacon

2829044 04/20/2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin at his meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the Moscow Kremlin, April 20, 2016. Sergey Guneev/Sputnik via AP

Russia conducted a flight test of a revolutionary hypersonic glide vehicle last week that will deliver nuclear or conventional warheads through advanced missile defenses, U.S. defense officials said.

The test firing of the hypersonic glider took place Tuesday and involved the launch of an SS-19 intercontinental ballistic missile from eastern Russia, said officials familiar with details of the test.