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All the panic about Russia deploying Avangard is..FUD. The ICBM that carries it has a CEP with a ballistic warhead of 10M, and it can carry a megaton class warhead. The US has no missile defences for Avangard to evade - we'd have a hard time intercepting even a single North Korean missile. The flight time with a maneuvering hypersonic warhead is longer than a ballistic trajectory. Hypersonics make little sense today for nuclear weapons. For conventional weapons, maybe, since increased accuracy beyond a few metres *might* matter, or target might be moving, like a US CVN vs Chinese DF21. But again you run risk of opponent assuming a missile launch is a nuclear weapon launch.