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Re: Russian Strategic Weapon Modernization Plans
« Reply #210 on: May 16, 2018, 08:49:43 pm »
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/05/16/world/new-weapons-will-maintain-russias-might-decades-putin-says/#.Wvz6_n8h02w

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MOSCOW – Russia’s new weapons, including an array of new nuclear systems, will ensure the country’s security for decades to come, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday at a meeting with top military brass.

Speaking in Sochi, Putin said the new systems unveiled this year will significantly increase Russia’s military capabilities and “ensure a strategic balance for decades.”
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Re: Russian Strategic Weapon Modernization Plans
« Reply #211 on: May 17, 2018, 05:10:19 am »
Capable of Carrying 2 Megatonne Nuclear Warhead

Source: Russian Poseidon Underwater Drone Capable of Carrying 2 Megatonne Nuclear Warhead

"MOSCOW --- Russia’s Poseidon underwater drone currently under development will be able to carry a nuclear warhead with a capacity of up to 2 megatonnes to destroy enemy naval bases, a source in the Russian defense sector told TASS on Thursday.

 "It will be possible to mount various nuclear charges on the ‘torpedo’ of the Poseidon multipurpose seaborne system, with the thermonuclear single warhead similar to the Avangard charge to have the maximum capacity of up to 2 megatonnes in TNT equivalent," the source said.

 With its nuclear munition, the underwater drone "is primarily designed to destroy reinforced naval bases of a potential enemy," the source said.

 Thanks to its nuclear powerplant, the Poseidon will approach the target for an intercontinental range at a depth of over 1 km and at a speed of 60-70 knots (110-130 km/h), the source said. "


http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/193274/russia%E2%80%99s-poseidon-underwater-drone-to-carry-nuke-warhead.html
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Re: Russian Strategic Weapon Modernization Plans
« Reply #212 on: May 17, 2018, 09:02:25 am »
https://www.rt.com/news/427014-russian-hypersonic-missile-intel/

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Russia’s state-of-the-art hypersonic glide vehicle, which analysts say is capable of easily cutting through the existing US missile shield, will become operational by 2020, reports citing US intelligence have warned.

Speaking to CNBC on the condition of anonymity, sources aware of US intelligence reports, said the Russian military successfully tested the weapon twice in 2016. The third known test of the weapon was allegedly carried out in October 2017, and allegedly failed when the device crashed seconds before hitting its target.

The sources believe the device would be a significant breakthrough which could enable Russian military to surpass US counterparts. The intelligence sources claimed that the hypersonic gliders will get onboard countermeasures to enable them to defeat even the most advanced missile-defense systems.
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Re: Russian Strategic Weapon Modernization Plans
« Reply #213 on: May 17, 2018, 10:05:31 am »
Let's not forget the Kh-32 (of which the Backfire carries 3) is basically a hypersonic gliding weapon. With a 1,100lb warhead.  Mach 5, 1000km.
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Re: Russian Strategic Weapon Modernization Plans
« Reply #214 on: May 19, 2018, 02:12:47 pm »
https://special-ops.org/news/terrorism/us-intelligence-indirectly-confirms-existence-russian-hypersonic-weapons/

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Citing one of the intelligence reports, a source said the hypersonic glider’s testing involved mounting it to an RS-18A intercontinental ballistic missile (NATO reporting name SS-19).

US intelligence says the vehicle is highly maneuverable, and thus unpredictable and hard to track. It is also fitted with onboard countermeasures which no existing US missile-defense system can defeat.  Furthermore, although it can carry a warhead, it is believed that the force of glider’s impact, as well as its precision, may be enough to waste targets.

The intelligence reports, allegedly created this past spring, calculate that the Avangard will likely achieve initial operational capacity by 2020, according to CNBC’s sources.
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