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(9News (Australia))   Russia may be preparing to test nuclear 'Skyfall' cruise missile that may have unlimited range to fly under and around US missile defense radars. Probably still awaiting clearance from James Bond producers first   (9news.com.au) divider line
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2021-08-19 8:30:26 AM  
It's a subsonic cruise missile. You don't even need to use one of the expensive 3-decker missiles.
 
2021-08-19 8:33:42 AM  
It runs on coal right?
 
2021-08-19 8:38:20 AM  
Hey, let's launch a nuclear weapon against teh United States! What could possibly go wrong?
 
2021-08-19 8:38:41 AM  
Not sure if

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2021-08-19 8:39:34 AM  
It's an update on the US concept that was called Sledgehammer, IIRC. Maybe Clawhammer.
 
2021-08-19 8:41:29 AM  
Just follow the trail of coal smoke, I get less and less worried about these Russian supper weapons every year. I remember a few years ago they had the CGI video of the killer robots they were building or something, you want to dump your money down that weapon R&D hole like the old Soviet Union and go broke like they did have at it.
 
2021-08-19 8:41:33 AM  
Isn't this an open-core nuclear ramjet reactor?  The one so farkballs crazy that eve WE thought it was a bad idea 60 years ago?
 
2021-08-19 8:43:34 AM  

tricycleracer: Isn't this an open-core nuclear ramjet reactor?  The one so farkballs crazy that eve WE thought it was a bad idea 60 years ago?


That's the one.
 
2021-08-19 8:43:44 AM  
Is this the one that is meant just to fly and drop radioactive contamination non-stop?

I really hate this timeline.
 
2021-08-19 8:43:48 AM  

tricycleracer: Isn't this an open-core nuclear ramjet reactor?  The one so farkballs crazy that eve WE thought it was a bad idea 60 years ago?


Didn't they already nuke one of their own cities trying this out?
 
2021-08-19 8:43:55 AM  
If it can fly indefinetly, then it could in theory just fly in circles outside USA airspace.

Though, not really I guess. It would need maintenance, and/or would eventually have an accident.

Good for Russia anyway. MAD keeps the world safe.
 
2021-08-19 8:45:20 AM  
Worst Korea to attempt to emulate, calling theirs the "Chicken Little".
 
2021-08-19 8:46:07 AM  
The Russians always have amazing military technology that's about to come out.

Meanwhile the military hardware that they actually have keeps falling apart.
 
2021-08-19 8:46:13 AM  
may be preparing to test

That's a lot of qualifications. They may be thinking about establishing a committee to study preparations to test.

/cartoon news network front
 
2021-08-19 8:46:50 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: If it can fly indefinetly, then it could in theory just fly in circles outside USA airspace.

Though, not really I guess. It would need maintenance, and/or would eventually have an accident.

Good for Russia anyway. MAD keeps the world safe.


If you think CO2 and NOx are bad tailpipe emissions, I've got some news for you about this thing.
 
2021-08-19 8:48:31 AM  
It's time.
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2021-08-19 8:49:09 AM  

dionysusaur: It's an update on the US concept that was called Sledgehammer, IIRC. Maybe Clawhammer.


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2021-08-19 8:49:45 AM  
While it might fly under radar, isn't a missile just spewing radioactive exhaust willy-nilly over possible allied territory, or nations not involved in conflicts with said user nation going to get noticed by satellites?
 
2021-08-19 8:49:58 AM  

groppet: I get less and less worried about these Russian supper weapons every year.


I dunno, borscht is pretty good but I never make it because I'm kinda worried about getting beet juice ev-er-y-where and this ain't gonna get any better as I get older.
 
2021-08-19 8:51:47 AM  

hubiestubert: While it might fly under radar, isn't a missile just spewing radioactive exhaust willy-nilly over possible allied territory, or nations not involved in conflicts with said user nation going to get noticed by satellites?


If they're at the point of trying to nuke the US, I think they have bigger problems to worry about than crop-dusting countries.
 
2021-08-19 8:52:16 AM  

tricycleracer: Isn't this an open-core nuclear ramjet reactor?  The one so farkballs crazy that eve WE thought it was a bad idea 60 years ago?


Didn't Ike sort of pass on the idea? And he LIKED "massive retaliation," as a concept.
 
2021-08-19 8:54:07 AM  

hubiestubert: tricycleracer: Isn't this an open-core nuclear ramjet reactor?  The one so farkballs crazy that eve WE thought it was a bad idea 60 years ago?

Didn't Ike sort of pass on the idea? And he LIKED "massive retaliation," as a concept.


I remember my dad telling me about the nuclear land mines they had thought about for Europe years back to stop the Russian tank waves they all feared.

About as smart as the short range nuclear artillery shells we made.

We really were nuke crazy for quite a few decades.

Leave it to Crazy Putin to bring that all back.
 
2021-08-19 8:56:48 AM  

MBooda: may be preparing to test

That's a lot of qualifications.


Exactly. Two "mays" in one sentence may mean it's all bullshait.
 
2021-08-19 8:57:27 AM  

NewportBarGuy: hubiestubert: tricycleracer: Isn't this an open-core nuclear ramjet reactor?  The one so farkballs crazy that eve WE thought it was a bad idea 60 years ago?

Didn't Ike sort of pass on the idea? And he LIKED "massive retaliation," as a concept.

I remember my dad telling me about the nuclear land mines they had thought about for Europe years back to stop the Russian tank waves they all feared.

About as smart as the short range nuclear artillery shells we made.

We really were nuke crazy for quite a few decades.

Leave it to Crazy Putin to bring that all back.


Wasn't there a president many years ago who wanted to nuke hurricanes?  Must have been a very, very long time ago when we didn't know better.  It's in a dusty book on a very high shelf in my study.
 
2021-08-19 8:58:13 AM  
They'll crash a few in the wrong places and give up on it soon enough.
 
2021-08-19 9:01:49 AM  
The Russians will learn it is not wise to mess with copyrighted intellectual property.  Especially a Bond franchise.  Those Afghans that clung to the side of the C-17s?  They are getting their dead asses sued by Mission Impossible LLC.  That is a copyrighted Tom Cruise's thing.  Only Tom Cruise can do that.
 
2021-08-19 9:02:02 AM  
Mock Russia all you want as a failing dictatorship with an atrocious international reputation, but they're pretty much the only country that's actually annexed land in my lifetime and gotten away with it.

I think you're right, it's all going to cave in a decade or so, but they and China are expanding almost at will.  The good news is at least Afghanistan is now well-armed to resist them.
 
2021-08-19 9:03:22 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: It's a subsonic cruise missile. You don't even need to use one of the expensive 3-decker missiles.


The triple decker... serious business.
 
2021-08-19 9:03:37 AM  

NewportBarGuy: It runs on coal right?


If Joe Manchin is on the defense committee over there, then yes.
 
2021-08-19 9:05:38 AM  
Oh wow, another supposed Russian miracle weapon. Does this one have teleportation as a method of transport? Will it also give you a blowjob and serve you ice cream at the same time?
 
2021-08-19 9:08:30 AM  

NewportBarGuy: hubiestubert: tricycleracer: Isn't this an open-core nuclear ramjet reactor?  The one so farkballs crazy that eve WE thought it was a bad idea 60 years ago?

Didn't Ike sort of pass on the idea? And he LIKED "massive retaliation," as a concept.

I remember my dad telling me about the nuclear land mines they had thought about for Europe years back to stop the Russian tank waves they all feared.

About as smart as the short range nuclear artillery shells we made.

We really were nuke crazy for quite a few decades.

Leave it to Crazy Putin to bring that all back.


The Russians have always been somewhat...casual...about nuclear safety:
https://bellona.org/news/nuclear-issu​e​s/radioactive-waste-and-spent-nuclear-​fuel/2003-02-nuclear-lighthouses-to-be​-replaced
 
2021-08-19 9:08:44 AM  
Oh noes!

US officials are aware that Russia could be preparing another test of what it calls the "Burevestnik" missile as part of its advanced weapons program, according to a source briefed on the matter.

I'm pretty sure that's Russian for "Project Pluto." You know, a project so utterly destructive and nutty that it was shot down by the US during the cold war, but sure, the Russians are going to do it now.

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No one's going to mind a nuclear powered missile flying around the world for months on end. We'll be at Russia's mercy! Tremble!

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2021-08-19 9:13:38 AM  
Are we sure it isn't just an inflatable weapon?
 
2021-08-19 9:15:17 AM  
Wow. So cool.

Last time I checked we still had the worlds largest fleet of ballistic missile submarines.

So, you know, and whatnot.
 
2021-08-19 9:18:26 AM  

tricycleracer: Ketchuponsteak: If it can fly indefinetly, then it could in theory just fly in circles outside USA airspace.

Though, not really I guess. It would need maintenance, and/or would eventually have an accident.

Good for Russia anyway. MAD keeps the world safe.

If you think CO2 and NOx are bad tailpipe emissions, I've got some news for you about this thing.


Yeah, I gathered from the other posts, that it's not something you'd have loitering around.
 
2021-08-19 9:19:48 AM  

jiggitysmith: Are we sure it isn't just an inflatable weapon?


Russia is the kid at the pool who wont stop screaming for you to watch him do a flip.
 
2021-08-19 9:20:07 AM  

hissatsu: Oh noes!

US officials are aware that Russia could be preparing another test of what it calls the "Burevestnik" missile as part of its advanced weapons program, according to a source briefed on the matter.

I'm pretty sure that's Russian for "Project Pluto." You know, a project so utterly destructive and nutty that it was shot down by the US during the cold war, but sure, the Russians are going to do it now.

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No one's going to mind a nuclear powered missile flying around the world for months on end. We'll be at Russia's mercy! Tremble!

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The fun part about Project Pluto was that Coors was going to make porcelain parts for the engines.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proje​c​t_Pluto
 
2021-08-19 9:21:38 AM  

hubiestubert: While it might fly under radar, isn't a missile just spewing radioactive exhaust willy-nilly over possible allied territory, or nations not involved in conflicts with said user nation going to get noticed by satellites?


The shortest route is probably over the North pole.

By the time you detect radioactivity, and figure out what it's from, it's either to late, or you're already aware who and why you're being nuked.

MAD is still viable, with rational actors.
 
2021-08-19 9:22:14 AM  
A STRANGE GAME.
THE ONLY WINNING MOVE IS
MASSIVE OVERKILL FIRST STRIKE.
 
2021-08-19 9:26:58 AM  
Ketchuponsteak:

By the time you detect radioactivity, and figure out what it's from, it's either to late, or you're already aware who and why you're being nuked.


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2021-08-19 9:27:46 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: The shortest route is probably over the North pole.


No no no, what you wanna do is you get on I-95 then take the 10 over to 12 and go south on the 5 until you cross the 9.
 
2021-08-19 9:31:09 AM  
It's been done...

SLAM - America's Big Stick & Doomsday Weapon
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2021-08-19 9:33:15 AM  
Even if the thing worked, Russia can't dodge an ICBM.
 
2021-08-19 9:35:19 AM  

g.fro: Even if the thing worked, Russia can't dodge an ICBM.


Yeah, its crazy how Moscow, for years, just sits there.
 
2021-08-19 9:38:33 AM  
What if I told you the missile has already been tested once and it was a total disaster? A nuclear disaster to be exact?
 
2021-08-19 9:42:26 AM  

g.fro: Even if the thing worked, Russia can't dodge an ICBM.


Well it kind of can. With nuclear missiles air defenses.
 
2021-08-19 9:43:58 AM  

lolmao500: What if I told you the missile has already been tested once and it was a total disaster? A nuclear disaster to be exact?


Yeah, didn't it crash or fall into the ocean and release contamination? Oops.
 
2021-08-19 9:44:04 AM  
With pooty poot and his cronies robbing the country blind I doubt they have the money for such a project to be successful.
 
2021-08-19 9:46:40 AM  

KarmicDisaster: lolmao500: What if I told you the missile has already been tested once and it was a total disaster? A nuclear disaster to be exact?

Yeah, didn't it crash or fall into the ocean and release contamination? Oops.


I know Wiki ain't the best source, but...

Nyonoksa radiation accident - Wikipedia
 
2021-08-19 9:48:29 AM  

hissatsu: Oh noes!

US officials are aware that Russia could be preparing another test of what it calls the "Burevestnik" missile as part of its advanced weapons program, according to a source briefed on the matter.

I'm pretty sure that's Russian for "Project Pluto." You know, a project so utterly destructive and nutty that it was shot down by the US during the cold war, but sure, the Russians are going to do it now.

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The problem really isn't whether the Russians are going to develop this - the problem is that although it sounds crazy, this thing apparently really does work in principle, and we can also do field such a weapon fairly easily. There's nothing stopping the US, Russia and China from having a nuclear-powered, nuclear-armed cruise missile arms race, and that would be terrifying.
 
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