Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Money | By Hannah Jacobs

Russian Federation claims successful test of 'invincible' missile

Russian Federation claims successful test of 'invincible' missile

The missile is one of a range of next generation nuclear weapons unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 1 that are created to get past America's defense systems.

The so-called "Kinzhal" missile was set off in the southwestern part of the country using a MiG-31 aircraft, Russia's defense ministry said, according to an Agence France-Presse report on Sunday. "The launch was normal; the hypersonic missile hit the preset target on the test site", the ministry added. As per reports, Putin's claim that someone who is having a Russian citizenship can not truly be a Russian was highly condemned by the Jewish and other groups residing in Russia.

Russian Federation says it has successfully test-launched a hypersonic missile, one of a range of nuclear-capable weapons touted as "invincible" by President Vladimir Putin earlier this month.

The MiG-31 departed from an airfield in the Southern Military District within the framework of a testing air alert.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Facebook that Russian Federation had been working to modernize the MiG-31 supersonic jet that will carry the missile.

Mr Putin played a video graphic that appeared to show missiles raining down on the U.S. state of Florida during his address earlier this month.

The missile is meant to destroy surface and waterborne targets.

He said its operational depth and high speed would make it immune to enemy intercept, adding: 'It's just fantastic!'

The President accompanied his statement to an audience of hundreds of senior officials and lawmakers with videos and computer images of new weapons, which were shown on giant screens at a conference hall near the Kremlin.

"Maybe they are not even Russians, but Ukrainians, Tatars or Jews, but with Russian citizenship, which should also be checked", he said.

'No one has listened to us, ' he said.

He said the new weapons will help ensure global stability and draw a line under attempts to weaken Russian Federation.

The Kinzhal is said to travel at 10 times the speed of sound and have a range of 2,000km (1,200 miles). "Such circumstances do not exist and never will", Putin said, according to Russia's Tass news agency.

Minutes later he received another call informing him that it was a false alarm, he says.

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