Putin threatens new 20,000mph ‘meteorite’ nuclear missile that West can’t stop
Russia has threatened the West with a deadly "meteorite" hypersonic missile that he says can't be stopped.
The nuclear-capable Avangard has been installed in an underground launch silo in the Orenburg region of the country near Kazakhstan. Reaching speeds of up to 27 times the speed of sound, it features a hypersonic glide vehicle fired outside the earth's atmosphere and can hit multiple targets around the world in less than half an hour, according to Russian sources.
Russian despot Vladimir Putin says the West can't stop the weapon, which is the only one of its kind in existence.The Russian defence ministry said: "An intercontinental ballistic missile is loaded into a silo launcher using the hydraulic mechanism of a special transport-loading unit.
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"The most complex technological operations last for several hours."
Putin previously claimed the Avangard strikes "like a meteorite" and is "invincible". "The Avangard is invulnerable to interception by any existing and prospective missile defence means of the potential adversary,” he has said previously.
In 2018 he added: "It goes at a goal like a meteorite, like a burning ball, like a fireball."
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The news comes after former US President Donald Trump warned World War Three was on the horizon. At the Florida Freedom Summit in Kissimmee, Florida, US, the he spoke about plans should he win his re-election bid next year
The 77-year-old said: "I make you this promise as your president. I will restore peace through strength, and yes I am the only one that will prevent World War Three because we are very close to World War Three.”
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