Russia To Carry Out Flight Tests Of Its ‘Invincible’ Nuclear Powered Cruise Missile

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Russia To Carry Out Flight Tests Of Its ‘Invincible’ Nuclear Powered Cruise Missile

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Russia is ready to carry out flight tests its Burevestnik nuclear cruise missile, an official of the Ministry of Defense claimed, as reported by TASS. The official also continued “the missile’s component makeup is being improved based on clarified requirements, while ground tests continue and preparations are being made for experimental flight tests of the improved missile.” However, they iterated that the work on the unlimited-range missile is going according to plan.

Currently, the launching systems are also being designed and the technological processes to manufacture, assemble and test the missile are being enhanced. The Ministry official notes that this work would allow for the creation of an entirely new strategic nuclear complex, armed with a nuclear missile.

TASS also reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly that the unlimited-range missile had been tested in late 2017. Work on the weapon began when US withdrew from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in December 2001. It’s aim is to respond to Washington’s establishment of global missile defenses.

According to unconfirmed sources, quoted by CNBC, the previous tests in the last quarter of 2017 all resulted in failure. Allegedly the US assessed that the longest test flight lasted 22 miles or just a few minutes before operators lost control and the missile crashed. The shortest test supposedly lasted only 4 seconds and flew five miles. Anonymous sources also explained to CNBC that the missile uses a gasoline-powered engine at takeoff, after which it switches to the nuclear-powered one.

The Head of the 12th Central Research Institute at Russia’s Defense Ministry Sergey Pertsev, quoted by TASS, claims that the tests of the new cruise missile, equipped with a small nuclear power unit have confirmed the accuracy of the technical decisions of the Russian designers, engineers and researchers. The tests further allowed researchers to gather information necessary to specify a number of requirements.

The Russian Defense Ministry has stressed “that a low-flying and low observable cruise missile carrying a nuclear warhead, with an almost unlimited range, an unpredictable trajectory and capability to bypass interception lines is invincible to all the existing and advanced air and missile defense systems.”

The announcement of the Burevestnik tests comes together with the announcement of details surrounding Russia’s two other new missile technologies. The Kinzhal, which is capable of reaching Mach 10 speeds and shall be mounted on a Tu-22M3 strategic bomber and is highly maneuverable and can strike targets at up to 3,000 km. While the other weapon is the Avangard missile system, which on July 19th, after an announcement of the Ministry of Defense, is ready to enter mass production. The glider warhead can reach speeds of more than Mach 20, which makes it invulnerable to any existing or prospective anti-aircraft or missile defense systems.

The Russian Ministry of Defense reiterates that the creation of state-of-the-art weapons is aimed solely at enhancing Russia’s defensive capabilities and only plays a deterring role against the country and its allies.

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  • Jens Holm

    Another joke from the russians. “They make a test fligt” as something big.

    • Daniel Castro

      Test flight of a flying nuclear reactor, it is big, it is a sad thing they would ever need to build such weapon…

    • FlorianGeyer

      The US F35 is a far better joke and Denmark whose total population is two thirds that of London, is actually buying some of the useless US F35’s.

      Surely Denmark has better things to spend the tax payers cash on Jens.

      In NATO military terms , Denmark is a mouse in a herd of US vassal cattle.

      • SurfaceBook

        F35 is not a joke , please do not spread disinformation. In fact F35 is currently performing as designed , which is to inflate lockheed martin stock price and bring profit to LM coffers.. It is never designed to be an air superiority fighter , it is a multi year jobs program for LM , to suck off $$$ from US defense budget pie..

        if it flies a bit , then it is ok but who cares as long as money keep rolling in LM’s coffers..

        notice how no service in US ever field F35 in real war zone ? the media clamor about Israeli air force using F35 to attack syria , but as everyone know israeli lied a lot lol

  • neil barron

    The other joke is you when one hits you in the ass!

    • Concrete Mike

      Only partiot missiles do that brother

  • Concrete Mike

    “Anonymous sources also explained to CNBC that the missile uses a gasoline-powered engine at takeoff”

    Lol i think this anonymous source trolled the reporter or its mistranslated. Gasoline engine?? Is it a honda with a pull start pilots gotta yank on before he drops it?

    Nonsense, the rest was good.

    • Barba_Papa

      Reporters are generally clueless when it comes to all things military. Which is probably why they are so keen to swallow all the bullshit that the US military feeds them.

    • SurfaceBook

      it should be a mistranslation of liquid fueled booster instead

  • John Whitehot

    since when anonymous sources quoted by a US MsM tv have any credibility?

    • Justin

      The USA and Russia were both flying nuclear powered airplanes in the early 1960’s! The USA pulled the plug on theirs due to the massive extra weight needed to shield the pilots from the radiation coming from the engine! Russia had the same problem but instead opted to continue with success! Using TU-95 bombers they were flying 2 nuclear powered planes with propellar engines and 2 nuclear powered planes with jet engines! The pilots were only lightly shielded from the radiation and thus resulted in their deaths however the research and engine builds were a success for both the USA and Russia! The USA right now has working nuclear powered engines which we can all view on youtube or in pictures! It is very likely the US has the same weapons but just have not de-classified them which is in no way different to every other top secret weapon they have developed!

      Russia announced its new missile (de-classified) in order to gain a bigger role on the worlds geopolitical stage since they are now involved in the middle east! Im sure Russia needed to communicate that it has weapons that can rival any other nation and therefore to be aware and do not think about crossing any red lines again!

      Putin’s words, “they didnt listen to us before, well, listen to us now”! Message sent, message received!

      Rather than a polite response, im waiting for u to say “BS” because i know u hate it when someone challenges US superiority! That’s why i threw u a bone! Likely the USA has these weapons too but just not de-classified!

      • Gary Sellars

        The US has zip. If they did. they would say so as a rejoinder to the Russians. Silence means everything when it comes to comparative dick measuring…

  • Gary Sellars

    “According to unconfirmed sources, quoted by CNBC, the previous tests in the last quarter of 2017 all resulted in failure. Allegedly the US assessed that the longest test flight lasted 22 miles or just a few minutes before operators lost control and the missile crashed. The shortest test supposedly lasted only 4 seconds and flew five miles. Anonymous sources also explained to CNBC that the missile uses a gasoline-powered engine at takeoff, after which it switches to the nuclear-powered one.”

    Yeah, I think we can safely discount anything and everything the fuktard seppos have to say on the subject… what a pack of apes…

  • Igor Dano

    Project Pluto.