Putin: “Russia’s New Hypersonic Missile Can Rip US Air Defenses Apart”

As if you haven’t heard enough about Russia, now there’s THIS! Talk about a high-tech military with a hypersonic missile! What a military revolution.

It seems Russian President Vladimir Putin used his state-of-the-nation speech on Thursday to deliver a stern warning to the United States that Russia possesses hypersonic weapons that can render NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense system completely “useless.”

Efforts to contain Russia have failed, face it,” Putin declared in a two-hour speech at his annual state of the nation address in Moscow, Russia, which included computer simulations of new arms including hypersonic systems, intercontinental missiles, and underwater drones.

Tom Parfitt@parfitt_tom

Underwater drones, hypersonic warheads, balls of fire, “menacing” ICBMs – peak of Putin speech was weapons rhetoric despite slow buildup on social probs, infrastructure.

5:09 AM – Mar 1, 2018

Putin said the creation of hypersonic systems has made NATO’s U.S.-led missile



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