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Russia claims it has successfully tested hypersonic missile ‘which makes Western defences obsolete’

Post by Sassy on Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:24 am

State news agency reports that new system could be ready for use as early as next year

Russia has claimed it has carried out successful tests of a hypersonic missile, a year ahead of schedule.

According to government-controlled news agency Sputnik, the missile system - known as Zircon - could be installed on Pyotr Veliky, the country’s nuclear-powered missile strike ship.

The hypersonic missiles are a “quantum leap in technology,” defence analyst Tim Ripley’s told DW.

They can travel faster than any other missile on the planet, up to 4,600mph, which is almost 66 times the speed of sound and enough to practically guarantee they cannot be targeted or intercepted.

Mr Ripley explained that this effectively rendered Western defences, such as the anti-missile systems aboard new Royal Navy carriers the HMS Prince of Wales and the HMS Queen Elizabeth, “obsolete”.

​“It will greatly reduce the reaction time that they (Western military) have to deploy their own defences and counter-measures," he said.

While the world's media were aware that Russia was developing the missiles, these tests come much earlier than the original projected date of 2018.

Military analyst Vladimir Tuchkov told Sputnik: “It (the Zircon missile system) is expected to be added into Russia’s arsenal between 2018 and 2020.”

These reports emerge as relations between the West and Russia reach their worst since the Cold War, fuelled by the crisis in Ukraine, the devastating conflict in Syria and the alleged Russian meddling in Western politics – most notably, the US elections

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-hypersonic-zircon-missile-system-testing-successful-putin-sputnik-defence-obsolete-a7770641.html
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Post by Sassy on Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:29 pm

This Irn, is one of the reasons the post you just remarked on is so bloody stupid.
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Post by Irn Bru on Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:43 pm

If this is true then it's the end of the road. If our subs can located then it's game over.
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Post by Sassy on Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:44 pm

Exactly.
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Post by victorismyhero on Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:46 am

I suggest we surrender to russia forthwith.....
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Post by Scrat. on Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:22 pm

Good job trident fly's off in the wrong direction, hopefully the Russian missiles can intercept our nukes before they air burst over Disneyland.
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Post by Sassy on Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:08 pm

That's of course if they haven't been hacked because they are using obsolete computer programmes and it blows us up instead.
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