Russia's doomsday weapons

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U.S. President Merkin Muffley denies the United States was ever working on a "doomsday machine" like the one the Russians were about to unveil. Soviet Ambassador Alexei de Sadeski corrects him: "Our source was The New York Times!"

Putin speaking
Status-6 as leaked to Russian TV news in 2015
Russia's new weapons

Putin's speech

The weapons

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Status-6 Oceanic Multipurpose System

Kinzhal hypersonic aeroballistic missile

Comment: Iskander (with solid fuel rocket engine) will be the simplest thing to do to fit the bill, with Iskander reaching Mach 6 in ground launch, and now launched from an almost 3 Mach MiG high up. Such launches may be used for testing particular systems (navigation, drop-off, etc), and this version used on video, for not revealing too much + demo purpose. The eventual product may be different (e.g. they may try a ramjet taking oxygen from air, not a rocket motor). But it is technologically more difficult. It is unclear what is the eventual technology or its actual state of readiness. They may also, for example, use Iskander motor as part of a two-stage missile, and we may not see second stage details on this photo. (Noted: this article says that Iskander system has ballistic and cruise missile versions, FWIW. And hose illustrations 1, 2 from here shows lots of Russian missiles not too different visually). --Resup (talk) 20:31, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
Video - The missile has fins for terminal steering, unlike the Iskander. In this it resembles the North Korean antiship ballistic missile. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 23:54, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
  • ВКС России выполнили учебно-боевой пуск гиперзвуковой ракеты комплекса "Кинжал" (Russian ASF carried out the training and combat launch of the hypersonic missile of the Dagger complex)-TASS, March 11, 2018; video.
    Notes: better visuals yet technical details unclear, may be two-staged; front cone may be detachable to make it air breathing like 'Brahmos' which is declared to have second stage ramjet. First stage (if such) nozzle not seen well but seems different from Iskander. First stage like Iskander may take it to over Mach 6, which in principle allows to start scramjet (air breathing with supersonic speed inside the engine too, without much slowing down; those may look very simple and light once they work and produce enough trust to overcome drag). They cover interesting features in front which may be to do with air intake (unclear), and also intaje may be hidden under detachable front cone. So, scramjet is not out of the question, in principle. But indeed it may be just a rocket, with nothing interesting in the front part, and not too different from Iskander. The jury is out on this, so far. --Resup (talk) 00:09, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
    This may be related: A method to maneuver aeroballistic missiles under counteractions -- Petri Krohn (talk) 00:28, 11 March 2018 (UTC)


Avangard (Avant-garde) is hypersonic gliding cruise bloc of an intercontinental missile.

Anti-missile laser

2 more systems

  • Cruise missile with a nuclear power plant propulsion
  • Sarmat heavy new liquid fuel missile

See talk page for details


Western reactions

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