Russian navy to be equipped with ‘hypersonic nuclear weapons’ soon: Putin
St. Petersburg: Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Russian navy will soon be equipped with the world’s most dangerous hypersonic nuclear weapons, the breakdown of which no one currently has.
Putin said the Russian military continues to be modernized and invincible. The Russian navy already has a hypersonic cruise missile called the Zircon, which will soon be equipped with nuclear weapons to make it even more dangerous and destructive.
It is currently intended to destroy ships, but once equipped with nuclear warheads, it will be able to wipe out entire cities.
In his speech, Vladimir Putin also said that Russian submarines are being upgraded to carry nuclear weapons and destroy coastal cities by modernizing the submarine “Poseidon”.
Note that “hypersonic” refers to 5 to 10 times the speed of sound. Most mid-range ballistic missiles fly at hypersonic or even higher speeds, but cruise missiles require state-of-the-art technology to make hypersonic, which only a few countries around the world currently have.