Russia’s new skyfall missile that will be able to fly around the earth for years and launch a nuclear attack at any time, warns Britain’s head of defense intelligence.
The 9M730 Burevestnik missile, also known as Skyfall by NATO, has been linked to the death of at least five scientists in an accident in Nyonksa, northern eastern Russia, which in August last year was ‘more than a thousand fatal’. Radiation had produced radiation.
Britain’s Chief of Defense Intelligence, Lieutenant General Jim Hockenhull, said in a media briefing: ‘Moscow is testing a sub-nuclear nuclear-powered cruise missile system that has global reach and will allow attacks from unexpected directions’.
Russia’s skyfall missile will be able to fly around the earth for years and can carry out a nuclear attack at any time
Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly called the missile as a ‘fundamentally new type of weapon’
It is understood that the missile will be able to fly around the Earth for years, ready to launch a nuclear attack at any time.
Last year it was reported that the weapon could be ready for launch by 2025.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly called it ‘a new type of weapon’ with an unlimited range of put and unlimited capability of maneuvers.
Lieutenant-General Hockenhull says the West will have to keep pace with opponents who do not play by the rules with countries such as Russia and China and are constantly challenging the current order without promoting direct conflict.
He said that ‘traditional threats remain’ but ‘hostile states are willing to take unbelievable risks’.
Lieutenant General Jim Hockenhull said Russia was ‘pushing the boundaries of science and international treaties’ and that nuclear-powered missiles could be ‘near-indefinite times’.
He was quoted by The Sunday Telegraph as he spoke at the Five Eyes Intelligence Hub in RAF Vuitton, Cambs.
Five Eyes is an intelligence coalition made up of experts from the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
At a media briefing, the Chief of Defense Intelligence warned that Russia had invested in submarine and underwater capabilities, including an unmanned underwater vehicle, capable of delivering nuclear payloads to coastal targets, or even That sea also includes the carrier group, which can also run the Internet. Cable.
Lieutenant General Jim Hockenhull, head of the British Defense Department, said the missile had global reach and could ‘attack from unexpected directions’
He briefed about how Russia’s military was small during the Cold War, but had since changed its approach to war.
He said: ‘They have worked hard to see in the West where to put our investment to give us the most challenges.’
Britain has long accused Russian operators of using the Novichok chemical weapon on former double agent Sergey Skripal in Salisbury in 2018.
Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia were two of five people who were spending both weeks hospitalized.
The missile, also known as the 9M730 Burevestnik in Russia, has been linked to an explosion in Nyonksa, northern eastern Russia, last August.
44-year-old Don Sturges of Amesbury, Wiltshire, died in July of that year after being exposed to a perfume bottle that he thought was originally poison, while his partner Charlie Rowley spent about three weeks in hospital. .
Lieutenant General Hockenhull said: “As long as traditional threats persist, we have seen our opponents investing in artificial intelligence, machine learning and other ground breaking techniques, while also supercharging more traditional techniques of impact and leverage.” .
‘As we have seen in Salisbury, hostile states are willing to take incredible risks.
‘We must ensure that we have both intention and capability to ensure that such irresponsible acts will not be unreasonable.’
Lieutenant General Hockenhull described Iran and North Korea as a regional threat, but warned that China posed the greatest threat to stability worldwide.