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Russia Says It Successfully Tested Its Hypersonic Missile

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Russia Says It Successfully Tested Its Hypersonic Missile
The country's Ministry of Defense released what it says is video of the missile being deployed and hitting its target.
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Russia says it successfully completed a test launch of the hypersonic missile President Vladimir Putin touted as an "ideal weapon" in early March. 

The country's Ministry of Defense released what it says is a video showing the missile being dropped from a plane followed by a fiery tail. The ministry said the "launch was conducted normally" and the missile hit its target.

The BBC reports the Kinzhal missile system, which is named for a type of dagger, can travel 10 times the speed of sound and has a range of 1,200 miles. 

As part of his announcement earlier this month, Putin showed an animation depicting warheads falling on what looks like Florida.