Russia will deploy the deadly Prometheus hypersonic nuclear system, Vladimir Putin said today.
The announcement comes after the Russian leader issued another chilling warning to the West.
On Sunday, Putin warned former Soviet Union countries that a repeat of Ukraine’s invasion is imminent if anyone opposes Russia.
And today, during his speech to military graduates in Moscow, he revealed Russia’s plans to deploy the advanced weapons system.
He said: “We will continue to develop and strengthen our armed forces and improve their combat effectiveness, taking into account potential military threats and risks and based on the lessons learned from modern armed conflicts.”
The Russian tyrant said the powerful S-500 is already being delivered to the Russian armed forces.
He continued: “One of the focal points is equipping the troops with new weapon systems that will determine the combat effectiveness of the army and navy in the years and decades to come.”
The S-500 killer surface-to-air defense system presented last year can destroy approaching hypersonic missiles at close range.
It is designed to shoot down enemy planes and missiles up to an altitude of 125 miles.
That puts ballistic missiles and possibly even low-orbit satellites within range.
Major General Babakov, commander of the Russian anti-missile defense forces, said at the time: “The S-500 air defense system is capable of destroying not only aerodynamic and ballistic targets, but also hypersonic weapons of all modifications, including close-range ones. One can say with confidence that this system is unique. “
Putin also said that the Sarmat ICBM should soon be delivered to the army.
The deadly Satan 2 nuclear missile can fly over 11,000 miles, carry 15 warheads and has the potential to destroy an area the size of the United Kingdom in a single strike.
The use of the killer weapon comes as the Russian president has issued a series of threats to the West amid rising tensions over the invasion of Ukraine.
He said he would not hesitate to extend the Ukrainian war to countries opposed to Russia, referring to all the former territories of the USSR, which he described as “historic Russia”.
He also said any countries that turned against the Kremlin would no longer be “allies” with Moscow.
And earlier this morning one of his allies, retired General Evgeny Buzhinsky, threatened to bombard Britain with nuclear weapons and warned NATO to “play with fire”.
In a speech on Russian television, Buzhinsky lashed out at British General Sir Patrick Sanders.
Sanders urged troops to prepare for battle and victory over Russian forces in a third world war as he assumed command of Britain’s land forces this week.
“He doesn’t understand that Britain will physically cease to exist as a result of World War III,” Buzhinsky said.
“The island will disappear, so I have no idea where he or his descendants will live.”
His threat comes as Lithuania, which is a NATO country, restricts the movement of goods from Russian territory.
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