This is evidenced by the "Main results of the activities of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in 2012-2020."

“In the period from 2012 to 2020, five successful launches of an intercontinental ballistic missile with the Avangard hypersonic gliding cruise units were carried out,” RIA Novosti quotes the results.

As the agency clarifies, the Russian strategic forces have already received four Avangards.

In December 2019, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the deployment of the Avangard hypersonic missile system on alert.

During a meeting of the board of the Ministry of Defense, Putin said that Russia is ahead of other countries in terms of the development of advanced weapons: no one else has hypersonic weapons. The troops already have the Dagger and Peresvet complexes.