Russia also successfully tested the hypersonic Zircon missile
– Plus second weapon ‘to be used on US cities in event of nuclear war’
- The first is a long-range extraterrestrial interceptor missile called 14Ts033 Nudol
- US officials fear it could be used to destroy Western satellites in low earth orbit
- The second test saw Russia launch a March 8 Zircon missile, a Putin favourite
- It is said to be President’s weapon of choice to attack America in a nuclear war
Will Stewart – Mail Online Nov 26, 2020
Russia has successfully tested a new missile capable of destroying Western satellites, followed by another weapon ‘to be used on US cities in the event of a nuclear war’.
The US warned that the first missile tested will be capable of destroying Western satellites in low earth orbit.
Meanwhile, Russia today claimed a successful test launch of its new-age 6,000 mph hypersonic Zircon missile.
The devastating weapon has been identified by Moscow’s state-controlled TV as Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s weapon of choice to wipe out American cities in the event of nuclear war.
He has called the Mach 8 Zircon – or Tsirkon – ‘truly unparalleled … in the world’.
Of the first test, new video has been released of the potential satellite destroyer by the Russian Defence Ministry showing the first missile which ‘is designed to protect against air and space attacks’, according to state media.
The launch was conducted at the Sary-Shagan testing range in Kazakhstan.
‘The new missile … has reliably confirmed its characteristics in a series of tests,’ claimed Andrey Dyomin, commander of the 1st air and missile defence army of Russian aerospace forces
However, no detail was given about the missile’s precise performance in the test, or the target, and the weapon remains shrouded in considerable secrecy.
Commander of the United States Space Command John Raymond said in April that such Russian extraterrestrial interceptor missiles pose a challenge to U.S. interests in near space.
Raymond claimed that this Russian system is capable of destroying satellites in low Earth orbit.
‘The threats to US space systems and [their] allies are real, serious and increasing,’ he warned.