VLADIMIR PUTIN revealed the country’s most powerful nuclear missile is close to completion on Thursday
The Russian President hailed the achievements made by the military in a promotion and award ceremony for senior officers. He claimed the current batch of weapons being developed by the country will determine “the future image of Russia’s armed forces” going forward. Boasting of the country’s incredible new weaponry, Putin claimed these missiles being developed could penetrate any defence system but would also be unmatched by any country in the world in a veiled threat to Donald Trump.
Putin said: “New surface ships and nuclear submarines will be armed with advanced types of weapons, including the Tsirkon hypersonic missile, which has no parallels in the world in terms of range and speed.”
Putin had initially spoken of the Poseidon drone and the 9M730 Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile during his 2018 State of the Nation address.
In his 2018 speech, Putin also added the weapons have “no range limitation” and is “untroubled by even the most advanced missile defence systems”.
Putin described Russia marquees Avangard missile as “answer” to US aspirations for a US global missile shield.
Just a month earlier, US President Donald Trump revealed in his 2019 Missile Defence review.
Within his review, Trump insisted that he planned to create a defensive system that “could detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States anywhere, anytime”.
Trump and Putin’s comments come as the two countries seek to get ahead in their race for the most advanced weaponry in the world. read more…