Putin’s frightening hypersonic missiles capable to cause disaster

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Vladimir Putin intensified his attack on Ukraine by approving the use of a terrifying hypersonic rocket for the first ever time.

According to Zvezda, the Russian military claims it used the Kinzhal hypersonic weapon to destroy an underground ammunition storage in Delyatyn (Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast), according to local media.

The danger with the missile system is its speed, which is more than 2 miles per second. It cannot be intercepted or stopped by any existing missile defense system.

The air-launched Kh-47M2 Kinzhal ballistic missile can reach Mach 10 speeds (7672mph) and travel distances of up to 1700miles. It could theoretically carry a nuclear warhead.



Launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile 'Yar' from Plesetsk at the Kura training ground, Russia, in February
Launch of the intercontinental balistic missile “Yar” from Plesetsk, Russia’s Kura training ground in February

To give you an example, the US Tomahawk cruise ballistic missile is subsonic. It travels approximately 550 mph and can travel a maximum distance about 1500 miles.

Although details about the operation are not available, Russia has previously boasted about its hypersonic weapons arsenal.

According to the Kremlin, the deadly weapon, which can carry a nuclear or conventional warhead, was declared safe by the Kremlin “unstoppable”.



Russia's President Vladimir Putin watches, alongside his Belarusian counterpart, training launches of ballistic missiles
Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President, watches his Belarusian counterpart train missiles.

Putin stated that he would be stepping down as a member of the energy forum in Moscow this year. “intercontinental”Weapons can travel five-fold faster than those developed in America.

He exuded pride. “This is not just a hypersonic, this is an intercontinental missile.

“This is a far more dangerous weapon than what you just mentioned. They’re already on alert in Russia.



Yars intercontinental ballistic missile launching back in February
Launch of the Yars intercontinental missile ballistic missile in February

“Weapons with a speed of Mach 3 or more are being developed in the United States. Our systems fly at a speed of over Mach 20.”

The term ‘hypersonic speed’Generally, it is defined as any speed above Mach 5, which is five times faster than sound.

Partyardmilitary was told by Dr James Bosbotinis from the UK, who is a specialist in defense and international affairs. He focuses on maritime and air force developments. “valuable.”



The Avangard hypersonic boost-glide weapon being tested in 2018
2018: Testing of the Avangard hypersonic boost glide weapon

“It can also overcome the defences of heavily-defended targets (such as an aircraft carrier),” he said.

He added in the 2019 interview: “The development and deployment of hypersonic weapon systems will provide states with significantly enhanced strike capabilities and potentially, the means to coerce.

“This is especially true if a major regional power like Russia tries to coerce its neighbours, using the threat of hypersonic strike against critical targets.



The Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Gorshkov frigate test-fires a 3M22 Zircon hypersonic cruise missile in the White Sea
Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Gorshkov frigate tests-fires a 3M22 Zircon hypersonic Cruise Missile in the White Sea

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“As such, the proliferation of hypersonic capabilities to regional states could also be destabilising, upsetting local balances of power. However, it could also strengthen deterrence.”

Reports suggest that as many as five Kinzhal-armed MiG-31s could have landed at Kaliningrad in February. This is Russia’s western enclave bordering Poland and Lithuania.

Forbes reported at the time, that the missile can carry 33 times as many warheads than the Fat Man bomb dropped in August 1945 on Hiroshima.

According to some reports, the Kinzhal can perform precision strikes with a terrain-matching sensor as well as engage moving ships at sea using radar seeker.

Military analyst Rob Lee noted in a tweet at the time that a Kinzhal launched over Kaliningrad’s airspace can reach most West European capitals and Ankara, Turkey within seven to 10 minutes.