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


  • Ebrahim @EBthewarrior on Twitter, February 29, 2024 (video)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has given an update on the state of Russian arms development during his annual address to the Russian Parliament

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)


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

Peresvet anti-missile laser

Burevestnik nuclear powered cruise missile

Sarmat ICBM

  • Sarmat heavy new liquid fuel missile


Western reactions

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Russian reactions


US doomsday weapons

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Effect on arms race

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US response