Putin Boasts of Unstoppable Russian Super Nukes

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Re: Putin Boasts of Unstoppable Russian Super Nukes

Post by Simon_Jester » 2018-03-05 06:26pm

If they are, then in all likelihood he has like four of them and they're prototypes that might well not perform as advertised.

But the capacity to build and deploy such a weapon would be a potential deterrent against massed ABM defenses- If, say, the US decided to build them and then try to do nuclear saber-rattling against Russia as Trump now does against North Korea. And if they have succeeded in prototyping the system, they could surely get it into large-scale enough production to be significant well before anyone could come up with a counter.
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Re: Putin Boasts of Unstoppable Russian Super Nukes

Post by Col. Crackpot » 2018-03-07 12:18pm

Skimmer, isn't India bailing out on the Su 57 in favor of F-35's that are much further along in development and would have better support? Lockheed Martin being Ford to Sukhoi's Lada and all..

Sukhoi has fielded what... A dozen Su 57's vs hundreds of Lightning II's. Wouldn't be surprised if this was dick waiving to distract from that.
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Re: Putin Boasts of Unstoppable Russian Super Nukes

Post by K. A. Pital » 2018-03-07 12:24pm

Col. Crackpot wrote:
2018-03-07 12:18pm
Skimmer, isn't India bailing out on the Su 57 in favor of F-35's that are much further along in development and would have better support? Lockheed Martin being Ford to Sukhoi's Lada and all..

Sukhoi has fielded what... A dozen Su 57's vs hundreds of Lightning II's. Wouldn't be surprised if this was dick waiving to distract from that.
How are nuclear UAVs and interceptor-launched MRBMs "dick waving to distract from" Su-57 something something? If they were only "plans" to build something, as Russia often says that it has "plans", then it is just cheap distractions. But these are expensive things for a distraction. If only in the "Star Wars" sense, trying to create a visibility of hyperinvestment.

But on the other hand, all shown weapons are reasonably useful in real-life scenarios of global thermonuclear war, and can be intergrated into the existing forces as well. That's too simple for a napkin weapon project.
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