Vladimir Putin Speech and Russia's most recent nuclear powered missile

royal744

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Yesterday, I watched a short documentary on newly built IBCM RS-28 Sarmat (Satan-2 in NATO classification). The missile is the newest. Last time it was tested in December 2018. It's large sophisticated able to carry nuclear and _non-nuclear_ warheads. It can fly over southern Pole to avoid defense systems reaching western hemisphere. It can hit any target on the planet within 30 minutes giving GPS (Russia uses its GLONAS) technology with precises. The missile weighs 200 tons. It

You can't see how it differs? On one hand nuclear technology on its own, on the other application of nuclear energy.
Right, but the 1960s US missile was also nuclear-powered and required no fuel other than the nuclear-powered heater. Now, given the 60 year time difference between the two, what is the Russian missile doing that’s any different?
 
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Right, but the 1960s US missile was also nuclear-powered and required no fuel other than the nuclear-powered heater. Now, given the 60 year time difference between the two, what is the Russian missile doing that’s any different?
Which missile are your referring that is nuclear powered moving at hypersonic speed? Six new strategic weapons were announced a year ago. Two were nuclear powered.

9M730 Burevestnik is a cruise missile that has virtually 'unlimited'. It has limits but it can travel around the world many times. : 9M730 Burevestnik - Wikipedia
Poseidon torpedo also has 'unlimited' range. It's designed to devestate navy bases, aircraft carriers, submarines. Any object in water. It's the largest torpedo ever designed. : Status-6 Oceanic Multipurpose System - Wikipedia

Neither weapon travels at hypesonic speed. I doubt it is possible to travel in water at hypersonic speed.

Russia has two hypersonic missiles
Kh-47M2 Kinzhal missile that can carry nuclear warheads fitted on planes. Its range is 2000-3000km only. Therefore, it is not nuclear powered. Kh-47M2 Kinzhal - Wikipedia
And Avangard (hypersonic glide vehicle) weighing 50 tons that is released in space by ICBM . Avangard (hypersonic glide vehicle) - Wikipedia

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When approaching a target, the glider is capable of sharp high speed horizontal and vertical evasive maneuvers in flight, making it "absolutely invulnerable for any missile defence system," according to Russian officials. According to Russian President Putin, Avangard strikes "like a meteorite, like a fireball". The blast yield of a nuclear warhead carried by the Avangard is reportedly more than 2 megatons TNT. The Avangard has been demonstrated to operate at up to Mach 27 during the latest flight test.
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Neither hypersonic weapon is nuclear powered.

Russia is developing 3M22 Zircon hypersonic cruise missile that will be used in Navy ie fitted on war-ships. Its range is 1,000km. So not nuclear powered. : 3M22 Zircon - Wikipedia

In summary, six strategic weapons were announced that are in Russian military. Two were hypersonic not nuclear powered. Two were nuclear powered that can travel around the world but not at hypersonic speed. The remaining two
a newly built RS-28 Sarmata very sophisticated heavy (220 tons) ballistic with some maneuverability able to carry a heavy load - both nuclear and non-nuclear warheads. It can reach western hemisphere flying over southern pole. And hit any target on the planet within 30 minutes with precision given GPS (Russia uses its GLONAS) .RS-28 Sarmat - Wikipedia
The last one was a laser weapon Peresvet. Russians don't reveal how they are going to use the weapon. It remains to be a secret. : Peresvet (laser weapon) - Wikipedia
 
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Nuclear powered Poisedon drone submarine is a good weapon. It's powerful enough to destroy a navy base. Several if one is not enough. It can sit on ocean floor anywhere waiting for a trigger.
 
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holoow

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Not long ago Turkey shot down Russian bomber Su-24M. It doesn't stop them cooperating over Syria. As a result Russia brought their S-400 closing skies in Syria imposing sanctions on Turkey. Still, Turkish gas pipe is built. Russia continues buidling nuclear plant with 4 reactors worth $22 bln in Turkey. Turkey is buying Russian S-400 despite being put under a lot of pressure from USA that is promising to impose economic sanctions on Turkey and not selling Turkey new F-35. Since then Putin and Erdogan met numerous times. Bear in mind Turkey is a NATO country.
US nuked Japan in Hroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Japan bears consequences to these days It doiesn't stop US and Japan to be close allies with US having a military base in Japan. I don't think you get a point when I write countries may have common interests.
Again, China is not Japan or Turkey. Chinese watch their interests in dealing with other countries but they will never seek an equal alliance with someone.
 
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Again, China is not Japan or Turkey. Chinese watch their interests in dealing with other countries but they will never seek an equal alliance with someone.
At the moment , Chinese are interested in northern (artic) route. Silk road through Russia. Gas pipeline 'Siberian power'. Russian president is welcomed warmly each time he visits Beijing. China doesn't want USA to meddle on Korean peninsula. Russians don't either. China will ally with Russia over north Korea. Korean peninsula is peaceful and quiet since 50s . If you let Americans, then the peninsula will be a mess to that of the middle east , northern Africa, Latin America or Ukraine. Maybe new Koreian war? Naturally, China and Russia will ally to keep away Americans from their borders who cause problems around the world.
 

sparky

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Jan 2017
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I must say that I'm very impressed by Trump ,
as the cherry on top of 29 years of absurd diplomacy ,
they have terrible relations with Russia ,
distrustful ones with China ,
glowering anger from Iran
antagonize Turkey
are still stuck in the afghan morass ,with no light in the tunnel
rake the old coal of interventionist imperialism in south America
is making the West European very nervous
is seen by all Muslims as a Israeli zombie

Has a security advisor ( the one with the mustache) who believe treaties are bad things and bombs are good
a vice president and a secretary of state who pray for the rapture soon.
that's the end of days , following Armageddon when the righteous will ascend to heaven

Well , at least , there is no problem so far with Antarctica ,
 
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that's the end of days , following Armageddon when the righteous will ascend to heaven

Well , at least , there is no problem so far with Antarctica ,
Things are not as bad. But Americans!... Here's an example. USSR/Russia and Norway had border dispute in the Barents sea for decades. Russia believes it made concession to Norway in the border dispute. As a result Norway obtained an area in the sea rich in natural gas. The border dispute is settled. Not quickly but peacefully.

The way things are done by Americans. Russia has largest ice-breaker fleet. If USA has around 2 ice-breakers, then Russia has over 30. Russia established an Arctic route through its Arctic territory linking northern Europe with north-eastern Asia (Japan, south Korea, China). It's quicker getting via that route. Americans say that the route should be international in Russian territorial waters, otherwise avoid using it. It's like stating Bosphorus & Dardanelles straits are international or avoid using them. Are they serious?
Not only that USA encourage north European countries to cooperate establishing a military base in the Arctic in case Russia takes over disputed territories in the region.
 
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Baldtastic

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a vice president and a secretary of state who pray for the rapture soon.
that's the end of days , following Armageddon when the righteous will ascend to heaven
But enough about the middle east/Muslim and Jewish nations, lets talk about the US ;)