As NATO continues to build up its military forces, right up towards Russia’s borders, in what is either posturing for more military spending, or a sincere effort by the NATO alliance to try and invade Russia, what is certain is that Russia is not standing idly by while NATO aggression continues to encroach.
The “country that makes nothing”, as POTUS Obama so eloquently said nearly one year ago, is cooking up some military goodies for NATO forces. Poland and Romania should especially take note, since they have so graciously offered to host NATO missile systems on their territory. They may have just become target number one for Russia’s outer-space hypersonic strategic bomber.
Sputnik News has more details (from Lt. Col. Aleksei Solodovnikov) on Russia’s hypersonic strategic bomber, which is capable of striking with nuclear warheads from outer space
A trial model of Russia’s nuclear-capable outer space strategic bomber will be developed by 2020, according to its developer.
Russian commander of the Strategic Missile Forces (SMF), Colonel General Sergei Karakayev, had earlier reported that the Russian Strategic Missile Forces Academy has already developed and tested an engine for the experimental aircraft.
The engine is expected to be showcased at the Army-2016 International Military Technology Forum, which is set to take place on September 6-11 in the Moscow Region.
“The idea is that the bomber will take off from a normal home airfield to patrol Russian airspace. Upon command it will ascend into outer space, strike a target with nuclear warheads and then return to its home base,” Solodovnikov told RIA Novosti.
He added that the jet will be very capable and will need only one-two hours to reach any place on Earth through outer space.
“We are cooperating with Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute on the design of an airframe and the aircraft’s characteristics. I think that its lift-off mass must be 20-25 metric tons for it to be a strike aircraft. It will [be able to accelerate to] hypersonic speed in rocket mode,” he added.
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