Russian cruise missile with “unlimited” range set for launch by 2025
A Russian cruise missile with “unlimited” range is apparently going to be on global battlefields by 2025, according to U.S. intelligence reports.
The air defense-dodging missile, known as “Skyfall” in English, is a hypersonic cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear payloads.
Tested between November 2017 and February 2018, the missiles crashed during every test, with the longest flight lasting around two minutes.
According to CNBC, the “heart” of the missile relies on nuclear power and has so far failed to achieve any real success.
Despite the shortcomings, some experts warn that the U.S. should not become complacent.
“Russia is committed to a massive investment in new systems like this to defeat U.S. missile defenses. We are stumbling toward an arms race,” Jeffrey Lewis, a nuclear weapons expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
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