Fri, 2 March 2018
Russian president Vladimir Putin presented his annual address yesterday.
He showed off a bunch of new or recent nuclear weapons systems, designed to defeat US missile defenses.
The weirdest idea of all is a nuclear power cruise missile with global range. You read that right. Nuclear powered.
Aaron, Jeffrey, and Scott convene to discuss Russia’s new generation of insane nuclear weapons, ponder how we got here, and wonder what the hell we can do about it.
Links of Note:
The whole speech.
The new laser.
The new intercontinental nuclear-powered cruise missile.
The Sarmat ICBM with global range.
The air-launched missile Kinzhal.
The Status-6/Kanyon nuclear autonomous underwater vehicle.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has opened up voting on some of the new systems' names... if you wanna vote, vote here.
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