RUSSIA’s Skyfall missile can strike a nuclear at any moment as it is a year away to the world, a British spy has warned.
Britain’s Chief of Defense Intelligence Lieutenant General Jim Hockenhull said in a media briefing: “Moscow is testing a subsonic nuclear-powered cruise missile system that has global reach and will allow attacks from unexpected directions”.
The 9M730 Burevestnik missile, known as Skyfall by NATO, has been linked to the deaths of at least five scientists during an accident in Nyonowska, northern eastern Russia, which compared a radiation spike “fatal” in August last year Had risen to a thousand “higher.
It is believed that the destructive missile could be ready to be launched by 2025 and would have the ability to fly around the earth for years and land a nuclear missile at any moment.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is said to have called it a “weapon of unlimited range” and a weapon with “unlimited capability of maneuver”.
According to the Sunday Telegraph report, Lieutenant General Hockenahl was speaking at the Five Eyes Intelligence Hub of RAF Wighton, Cambridgeshire.
The Five Eyes Alliance is made up of defense experts from the UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
At the briefing, Lieutenant General Hockenhull warned that Russia had invested heavily in submarines and underwater capabilities, including an unmanned underwater vehicle that would “allow nuclear payloads to coastal targets, or even carrier groups at sea” Was able to deliver, “and could also target the Internet. Cable.
He also described how Russia’s army was small during the Cold War, but had since changed its war strategy.
He said: “They have worked hard in the West to see where to put our investment to give us the most challenges.”
He described both Iran and North Korea as regional threats but said China posed the biggest threat to stability worldwide.
Russia is believed to have launched a test flight of the Skyfall missile on 29 January this year, one of Vladimir Putin’s major weapons testing grounds.
The diplomatic website cited anonymous sources inside the US government with knowledge of the state-of-the-art weapons program.
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He has described the recent test fire as “moderately successful”.
If ‘Skyfall’ is turned on, Russia can launch missiles, cross them to the Pacific, go around South America, and then enter US airspace from the Gulf of Mexico.
Experts say that this will force the US to upgrade its air defense network, which will present an air strike not from the north, west or east but from the south.