Vladimir Putin boasts of new 'invincible' missile with unlimited range
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 03, 2018,
Mar 03, 2018, 6:57
Mr Putin also said Russian Federation had tested a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), called Sarmat, with "practically unlimited" range and a number of warheads exceeding the capabilities of its predecessor.
Putin pointed to a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) known as the RS-28 Sarmat (designated as Satan-2 by NATO) that is so "formidable" it "has practically no distance limits" and "none of the perspective anti-ballistic missile systems pose an obstacle to it".
"Efforts to contain Russian Federation have failed, face it", he said.
"The chancellor and the president voiced concern about Russian President Putin's latest remarks on arms development and its negative impact on worldwide arms control efforts", said a statement by the German chancellery. In fact, even under Barack Obama, the United States made a decision to engage in a $100 billion - 100 - sorry - $1 trillion-plus nuclear buildup with new missile submarines, new intercontinental-range ballistic missiles, new strategic bombers.
In an address to a conference organized by the Association of the U.S.
"It's a response to US abandoning anti-missile defense treaty and building up its potential".
In a speech that ran to nearly two hours, Putin showed tests of a new missile system that he said could fly at 20 times the speed of sound and maneuver up and down, and is not owned by any other country. The plan for a USA defense system would "undermine the Russian nuclear deterrent", according to ABC News, so the country's response was to go bigger, faster, and more deadly.
Those are the kind of words no one should take lightly. "The response would be immediate", he said.
"Russia still has the greatest nuclear potential in the world, but nobody listened to us. The response will be instant and with all the relevant consequences". But the heated rhetoric and an increase in North Korean missile tests a year ago has raised fresh worries about a new arms race. "This will not end well". And in a video, these missiles were shown descending on Tampa Bay, the headquarters of the U.S. Central Command. "Why south? Our anti-missile radars and interceptors are in the north", he said. He added that it's a hypersonic missile carried by an aircraft that flies at a speed 10 times of the speed of sound and has a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) away.
"They have not succeeded in holding Russian Federation back", Putin said, referring to the West.
"We should never get into a place where we're in an even fight, we're in a fair fight", Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said recently.
In other words, he's nervous, and you would be too if you had to face down a superpower like the USA with a man like Donald Trump at the helm.