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Russian Navy will soon get hypersonic n-weapons, says Vladimir Putin

27th July, 2020 International News


  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian Navy would be armed with hypersonic nuclear strike weapons and underwater nuclear drones.

Types of Weapons:

  • Poseidon underwater nuclear drone, designed to be carried by submarines
  • Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile, which can be deployed on surface ships.

Specialty of Weapons:

  • The combination of speed, maneuverability and altitude of hypersonic missiles.
  • Capable of travelling at more than five times the speed of sound.
  • Difficult to track and intercept

Reference: https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/russian-navy-will-soon-get-hypersonic-n-weapons-says-vladimir-putin/article32197932.ece