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Russia “Successfully” Test-Fires Hypersonic Missile

Monday, March 12, 2018 4:42
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from ZeroHedge:

Just a few short days after Russian President Vladimir Putin used his state-of-the-nation speech to deliver a stern warning to the United States that Russia possesses hypersonic weapons that can render NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense system completely “useless,” AFP reportsthat Russia has confirmed it successfully test-fired “the ideal weapon.”

The high-precision Kinzhal (Dagger) missile was launched from a MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jet that took off from an airfield in the South Military District in Russia’s southwest, the defense ministry said.

“The launch went according to plan, the hypersonic missile hit its target,” the ministry added.

The ministry released video footage showing two pilots gearing up for a flight and then running towards a jet with a large missile slung beneath its underbelly.


Set to rousing, patriotic music, the video then shows a missile detaching from the airborne plane and gliding across the dark sky, leaving a fiery trail behind.

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  • Daffers

    Personally I think President Putin (one of my most favourite people) is attempting to scare the world into avoiding war at all costs! Ya got to admit he has been pretty patient with USA piling arms all around Russia’s borders. He has stated that he has no interest in starting a world war – but his armoury would seem to be a very bit deterrent if someone else does!

  • Anonymous

    That being the case, I think it would just be a waste of money to get a large Starbucks, if Russia fires hypersonic missiles at us. People should probably check the news, before going to Starbucks. Starbucks may get angry at this post, if it goes viral, as their profits will crater during hypersonic missile launches.

    Somebody could probably make a few dollars a year from Google, make a website with a mobile app that notifies people of hypersonic missile launches. Starbucks probably won’t allow their ads on that website, though. But you never know. They could rethink that, if people would, at least, buy a small Starbucks during hypersonic missile launches.

    Big asteroids are scary, too.

    • Hayduke

      I would like that app. “You now have 7.1 seconds to take cover before you are obliterated. Have a nice day”!!! :eek:

    • Hayduke

      That mobile app would be cool. “You now have 7.1 seconds before you are obliterated. Have a nice day”!!! :eek:

      • Hayduke

        Sorry for the double post. Blaming it onto Daylight Savings time. :cool:

        • Anonymous

          That can happen. I also have problems with standard time. Maybe just time generally. Very much like your, “Have a nice day!” touch. You should be on the app team, maybe also help with one for asteroids.

          By the way, I made an urgent post in the toilet drinking water article, warning of potential nano poop. People get smug and say things like, “Well, I don’t drink water.” Or, “I don’t drink water, during hypersonic missile launches.” Nano poop would also get in your Starbucks, you know. Hypersonic missiles and nano poop in your Starbucks is double trouble, two scary things, at the same time.

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