Russia Upgrading Its Nuclear Missile Arsenal

A Sineva missile launch. Still from video provided by the Russian defense ministry.

CNBC: Russian nuclear missile with ‘unlimited’ range to be ready by 2025, US intelligence says

* Russia’s nuclear-powered missile with so-called unlimited range will be ready for war within the next six years, a slightly accelerated timeline than previously reported, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment.
* The revelation of the new, more ambitious timeline for the missile comes even though the Kremlin has yet to secure a successful test over multiple attempts, according to sources with knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report.
* It also comes on the heels of a mysterious explosion off Russia’s northern coast, which killed five scientists and sparked fears that Moscow had tested the missile in question, called Burevestnik.

VIENNA — Despite a slew of unsuccessful tests, Russia’s nuclear-powered missile with so-called unlimited range will be ready for war within the next six years, a slightly accelerated timeline than previously reported, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment.

The revelation of the new, more ambitious timeline for the missile comes even though the Kremlin has yet to secure a successful test over multiple attempts, according to sources with knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report.

It also comes on the heels of a mysterious explosion off Russia’s northern coast that killed five scientists and sparked fears Moscow had tested the missile in question, called Burevestnik. A U.S. intelligence assessment found that the Aug. 8 explosion occurred during a recovery mission to salvage a lost Burevestnik from the ocean floor.

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WNU Editor: Russia has had repeated mishaps and failures in developing a nuclear-powered missile. This U.S. intelligence assessment, with what is known publicly, makes no sense to me.

Author: Anchorman

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