Russia's new hypersonic weapon will likely be ready for war by 2020, says US intel

9:18 AM ET Wed, 16 May 2018

A Russian weapon the U.S. is currently unable to defend against will be ready for war by 2020, according to sources with direct knowledge of American intelligence reports. The sources, who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity, said Russia successfully tested the weapon, which could carry a nuclear warhead, twice in 2016.