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16 September, Monday


Putin ready to unleash nuclear missile that can strike anywhere in the world

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Russia will be ready to release its new nuke with "unlimited range" within the next six years, The Sun reports.

The new system is designed to have the capability fly around the world for days to find gaps in enemies defence systems.

Burevestnik, dubbed Skyfall in the West, can be launched from land or sea and has been given the code name SSC-X-9 by the Kremlin.

Putin's plans are set to go ahead despite a string of recently unsuccessful tests with the new missile, CNBC reports.

One test earlier this year was described as "moderately successful" but before that, the weapon was tested four times between November 2017 and February 2018, each ending in a crash.

Jeffrey Lewis, a nuclear weapons expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey said: “Russia is committed to a massive investment in new systems like this to defeat U.S. missile defences. We are stumbling toward an arms race.

"Whatever the two leaders (Trump and Putin) say, the U.S. and Russian militaries are spending billions on new nuclear weapons targeted at each other.”

Putin first acknowledged the globe-trotting nuclear weapon's existence in March 2018.

He said: “The launch and the set of ground tests allow (Russia) to get to creating a radically new type of weaponry - a strategic nuclear weaponry complex with a missile fitted with a nuclear powered engine."Putin further described the missile as having “unlimited range and unlimited ability to manoeuvre.”

If "Skyfall" becomes operational, Russia could launch the missiles, prime them to cross the Pacific, go around South America and then penetrate US airspace from the Gulf of Mexico.

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