United Kingdom military intelligence warned of a Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile. According to British experts, it is able to stay in the atmosphere with virtually no time limits and strike from unexpected directions around the world. Writes about this Sunday Telegraph, referring to Lieutenant General Jim Hockenhall, who is in charge of military intelligence.
According to the newspaper, we are talking about "Petrel". The Russian-developed "hypersonic nuclear-powered cruise missile can be deployed globally and could allow a strike from an unexpected direction," the publication quoted Hockenhall as saying.
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The head of British military intelligence also pointed to Moscow's investment in the development of deep-sea ocean assets and a submarine fleet. In his opinion, the Russian military leadership has decided to take the path of more operational development of new types of weapons. For this, Western developments were studied, Hockenhall is sure.
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The US government is confident that these missiles "should not exist."
Earlier, the Russian projects of the Burevestnik and Poseidon missiles were called terrible in the United States.
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