Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 1, 2018 read the State of the Union address, which announced that many modern strategic weapons projects are in the process of development and testing. These are considered to be super weapons, with high deterrence and enough power to defeat all existing defense systems in the world.
Cruise missile “invincible”
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia has developed a nuclear-powered cruise missile that has an unlimited range of attack and evades all missile defense systems. The biggest advantage of this missile model is its extremely large, almost unlimited range, which meets many of Moscow’s geopolitical purposes.
Putin has released a video demonstrating how the missile works, combining images of real tests and simulated graphics. In it, the projectile launched from western Russia, flew across the Atlantic Ocean and around South America, before hitting a hypothetical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
The rocket is said to use a solid-fuel rocket engine to achieve a cruise speed of over 1,200 km/h, then ignite a ramjet and discard the pre-propulsion stage to reduce mass.
The ramjet engine will suck up the air while the rocket flies at high speed, heat it up with a small nuclear reactor inside and use this hot air to create thrust for the rocket. This design helps the missile reach a very long range because the energy source from the nuclear reactor is very large.
During flight, the missile constantly changes direction, to avoid early warning systems and air defense. This is considered an important feature, especially when the missile has an almost unlimited range. It can fly around any defense complex and hit targets from the most unexpected directions.
Autonomous submarines and micro torpedoes
The automatic submarine complex formerly in the Status-6 project is said to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads with great explosive power, capable of destroying many types of targets at sea and on the ground.
Thanks to the absence of a human crew, the vehicle’s size is reduced to the maximum, helping it to better hide from the enemy’s warning and anti-submarine measures. Moscow claims this weapon has a range of 10,000 km, equivalent to an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a cruise speed many times higher than today’s fastest submarines and surface ships.
Some sources say that this weapon complex is 1% of the size of Russia’s strategic submarines, but possesses far greater destructive power and has a 200 times faster reaction time than modern modern submarines. now.
Kinzhal . hypersonic missile
The Russian President confirmed that the Kinzhal hypersonic missile complex has been in mass production for the MiG-31 fighter units in the south of the country. The Russian military leadership said that this weapon had ended its testing process at the beginning of December last year, and MiG-31 units are actively training to use and bring them into combat readiness.
“The Kinzhal complex will significantly strengthen the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS), in response to aggression against Russia and deter potential adversaries in the world,” said VKS commander Sergei. Surovikin spoke after Putin’s State of the Union address.
Kinzhal is developed on the basis of a deeply upgraded variant of the MiG-31 interceptor. It uses the flight path of a ballistic missile in the middle phase, combined with strong maneuverability to avoid the enemy missile shield. The maximum range of up to 2,000 km of the Kinzhal missile helps the MiG-31 fighter not to fly into the air defense net around the target, ensuring the safety of the pilot and aircraft.
“The MiG-31 fighter can deploy Kinzhal to the launch area in just a few minutes. The rapid propellant stage will help the projectiles reach supersonic speeds in just a few seconds. Special features help Kinzhal penetrate all air defense and anti-ballistic missile systems today, as well as in the future,” Surovikin revealed.
Missile RS-28 Sarmat
The Sarmat ICBM project has been announced by Moscow for a long time, but President Putin revealed many new features of this missile complex in his State of the Union address, and first published a test launch video late last year.
The RS-28 Sarmat version was developed to replace the R-36M2 Veovoda, a massive 210-ton ICBM that dates back to the Soviet era. An unnamed Russian official said that the Sarmat has a range of over 11,000 km, can carry 10-15 nuclear warheads with a total power equivalent to 50 million tons of TNT, and many devices to deceive the defense system. opponent opponent.
The warheads have a maximum speed of 24,900 km / h, using an independent guidance system to attack many different targets. They can redirect themselves during the recirculation phase to avoid interception. Russia is likely to equip a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) to increase the effective range and power of the Sarmat.
Avangard Supersonic Surfing Vehicle
Avangard is an HGV research project deployed by Moscow since 2004, aiming to develop a high-speed weapon capable of breaking through any missile shield of the US and its allies. However, it is often described as a “strategic weapon” and not a “nuclear weapon”.
The Russian military at the end of December 2017 test-fired ICBM RS-12M Topol equipped with a new generation warhead at the end of December 2017 at the Kapustin Yar shooting range. Analysts believe that this is part of the Russian HGV research project. This weapon is separated from the ICBM when the projectile is at maximum altitude, then re-enters the atmosphere and glides to the target, instead of plummeting like a conventional ICBM warhead.
The strength of the HGV is the speed of up to 25,000 km / h, and the low cruising altitude, which helps it avoid ground and space warning systems. In addition, the HGV also has the ability to maneuver in flight, making it impossible for defense systems to accurately determine the trajectory to intercept.
Many analysts believe that these weapons may be under the control of missile treaties signed by Moscow and Washington earlier. President Putin also directed Russian officials to discuss with their American counterparts about the appearance of these super weapons, in order to avoid an arms race in the near future.
“About what was revealed today, we should inform our partners in accordance with the previously agreed rules. At the appropriate time, experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of Russia will discuss discuss this issue if the partner countries agree,” Putin affirmed.
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