What you are about to see will render the United States HELPLESS against a Russian nuclear first-strike. The heavy intercontinental ballistic missile named "Sarmat" is in the final testing phase. The hypersonic system named "Kinzhal" and laser system named "Peresvet" have already entered combat duty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday at a meeting with senior officers.
Putin recalled the “large-scale systematic work that has been conducted in recent years to comprehensively develop the army and provide advanced military hardware for the armed forces.”
The "Sarmat" is also called the "Satan 2" missile and these are photos of it:
The Sarmat will be capable of carrying about 10 tons of payload for either up to 10 heavy or 15 light MIRV warheads, up to 24 Avangard hypersonic glide vehicles (HGV) or a combination of warheads and massive amounts of countermeasures designed to defeat anti-missile systems. The missile is considered as Russia's response to the U.S. Prompt Global Strike.
Sarmat has a short boost phase, which shortens the interval when it can be tracked by satellites with infrared sensors, like Space-Based Infrared System and makes it harder to intercept.
It is speculated that the Sarmat could fly a trajectory over the South Pole, completely immune to any current missile defense system. It is suspected to have a Fractional Orbital Bombardment (FOBS) capability.
The Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS) was a nuclear-weapons delivery system developed in the 1960s by the Soviet Union. One of the first Soviet efforts to use space to deliver weapons, FOBS envisioned launching nuclear warheads into low Earth orbit before bringing them down on their targets.
Like a kinetic bombardment system but with nuclear weapons, FOBS had several attractive qualities: it had no range limit, its flight path would not reveal the target location, and warheads could be directed to North America over the South Pole, evading detection by NORAD's north-facing early warning systems. These weapons would hit the USA from the Gulf Coast.
The Hypersonic "Kinzhal" weapon system is shown below:
The Kh-47M2 Kinzhal ("Dagger") is a Russian nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM). It has a claimed range of more than 2,000 km (1,200 mi), Mach 10 speed, and an ability to perform evasive maneuvers at every stage of its flight.
The Kinzhal entered service in December 2017 and it is one of the six new Russian strategic weapons unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 1 March 2018.
The Peresvet (Russian: Пересвет) is a Russian laser weapon. Most of the information about the complex remains secret, however, according to experts, it is supposed to perform the tasks of Air Defense and Missile defense.
At the same time, its effectiveness directly depends on environmental conditions; in good weather, it works perfectly, but fog, rain, snow and other adverse weather events can interfere with the passage of the laser beam.
The expert also added that such installations consume a lot of electricity, so using them as a portable tool is unlikely to succeed; but in the future they will be able to protect many military bases and other locations from penetrations of unmanned drones into their territory.
“The missile system named "Avangard" with a hypersonic glide vehicle will considerably enhance the ICBM potential,” Putin said. As noted earlier, the Sarmat (above) can carry up to 24 of these on ONE missile.
When approaching a target, the glider is capable of sharp high speed horizontal and vertical evasive maneuvers in flight, making it "absolutely invulnerable for any missile defense system," according to Russian officials.
According to Russian President Putin, Avangard strikes "like a meteorite, like a fireball". The blast yield of a nuclear warhead carried by the Avangard is reportedly more than 2 megatons TNT.
The Avangard has been demonstrated to operate at up to Mach 27 during the latest flight test.
What This Means
What this means is simple, with the Kinzhal, Peresvet and Avagard already in combat duty for Russia, once the Sarmat comes online, the United States of America will have NO POSSIBLE DEFENSE against a Russian nuclear first strike.
NONE of our Interceptors would be able to catch the inbound hypersonic missiles.
NONE of our NORAD early Warning Radar are aimed at our southern coast, so the only notice we will have is when they're within land-based radar range. By then it will be too late because these weapons travel so fast (Mach 27 = 20,716.3 MPH), we wouldn't even be able to launch our nukes out of their silos before they were destroyed by these inbound warheads!
Put simply, once SARMAT comes online, with its ability to carry Hypersonic glide vehicles AND the Avangard, the USA will no longer be the most powerful nation on earth.
Perhaps THAT is why the US and NATO seem to be picking a fight with Russia now; they know that waiting much longer into the future means we cannot win.