In the past few months, the US learned that Russia was planning to deploy their new hypersonic intermediate missile system, by 2020.
The new hypersonic missiles travel between 3,850 – 7,700 miles per hour (64.1 – 128.3 miles per minute or 1-2 miles per second).
Russia claims that the hypersonic missiles are capable of avoiding any current US missile defense system.
The development of the hypersonic missiles is proof that Russia was violating the INF treaty, which is why President Trump is withdrawing the US from the INF treaty.
In response to Trump’s announcement of withdrawing from the INF treaty, Russia has announced that they are planning to develop a newer, more deadly, nuclear missile system.
Fox News – Russia must develop new missile systems in response to US withdrawal from treaty, minister says – Moscow’s top minister said Russia must build a new land-based cruise missile and a new land-based hypersonic missile by 2021 in response to the U.S. withdrawal from a major arms-control treaty with the country.
The minister’s call to arms came just days after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, or INF, citing alleged violations by Russia.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was cited by RIA news agency on Tuesday as ordering the military to begin developing the new missile systems and make sure the technology works by 2021, Reuters reported…
If it wasn’t for Barack Obama’s dismantling of over 50% of America’s nuclear arsenal, the Russian announcement would not as alarming as it really is.
Prior to the Russian announcement, a number of US military experts and analysts have said that if the US and Russia got involved in a war of any kind, that Russia is currently far superior to that of the US and that we would probably lose.
Regardless of who has the most or best nuclear weapons, if a nuclear war broke between the two nations were to happen, it would mean the deaths of hundreds of millions of people.
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