Russian Federation tests new nuclear weapons after summit with Trump

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 21, 2018

According to the source in the Defense Ministry, the new nuclear-powered cruise missile, which is created to have "unlimited range and unlimited ability to maneuver", undergoes additional ground tests and is expected to get into flight tests following the tweaks.

The released video showed the several cruise missiles in red colored in a workshop, some of them already placed into launch containers.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced this week that it has tested a slew of newly developed nuclear weapons, fulfilling a pledge made by President Vladimir Putin in March that Russia is updating its arsenal, The Moscow Times reported.

Russia's next-generation nuclear-powered cruise missiles are capable of hitting targets throughout the United States.

Three most advanced warships were accepted for service in the Russian Navy along with 49 Kalibr cruise missiles in the first half of this year, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said on Friday. Military officials said they are practicing use of the Peresvet high-powered laser weapon system, and launching trials of the Poseidon underwater nuclear drone. One defense ministry official said the drone will be capable of carrying a two megaton nuclear warhead created to "destroy enemy naval bases".

The development comes after Trump and Putin concluded a high-stakes summit in Helsinki on Monday.

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