Russia unleashes 'satellite killer' rocket that can hit Western targets in space

Russia unleashes 'satellite killer' rocket that can hit Western targets in space

9/17/2021 7:16:00 PM

Russia unleashes 'satellite killer' rocket that can hit Western targets in space

RUSSIA has announced a “successful” test of an unnamed new interceptor missile which the US has warned is capable of destroying Western satellites in low earth orbit. The top secret weap…

Invalid Date,RUSSIA has announced a “successful” test of an unnamed new interceptor missile which the US has warned is capable of destroying Western satellites in low earth orbit.The top secret weapon is believed to be designed to protect the Kremlin and key strategic sites around Moscow against air and space attacks.

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5Video footage shows the 'satellite killer' missile being launched in RussiaCredit: East2WestThe top secret rocket is reportedly capable of hitting targets in low orbitCredit: East2WestBut the US has previously warned of such Russian technological breakthroughs: “The threats to US space systems and [their] allies are real, serious and increasing.”

It comes as Russians today started three days of voting in key parliamentary elections preceded by unprecedented media curbs and the banning of a slew of opposition candidates.It means parties loyal to Vladimir Putin - who is self-isolating after a Covid outbreak in his entourage - are expected to win a clear majority. headtopics.com

Putin’s liberal foes have urged a "smart voting" scheme to back parties such as the Communists to dent his expected triumph when results are declared on Sunday.The latest drill involving the hi-tech system was carried out by Russia’s strategic missile forces at the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan.

Major General Sergey Grabchuk, commander of a missile defence unit of Russia’s aerospace Force, said: “The combat crews successfully coped with their task to hit the designated target, achieving the expected accuracy.” Read more: The Sun »

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